Supporting the SCOM Community for 17 Years

Since Silect began in 2003, we have always had a primary focus on simplifying the adoption of Microsoft management technologies. In 2004 we introduced Health Reporter for Microsoft Operations Manager (that’s right – MOM – we’ve been around THAT long). Health Reporter showed that state of key components of a MOM infrastructure. Fast forward to … Continued

Numeric Calculations in SNMP Monitors

Recently one of our customers asked how to do calculations in the expressions in an SNMP monitor. It’s not obvious, so we thought others might find this information useful. For this example, let’s look at the CPU usage in a router. We want to ensure that the combined usage for User and System time is … Continued

SCOM Clean-up

The New Year is often a time for people to refresh, renew and rejuvenate. As a SCOM engineer maybe it’s a good time to also refresh and rejuvenate your SCOM environment. In other words, maybe it’s a good time to clean-up SCOM! We get asked about “cleaning up” SCOM routinely – almost daily. “We ____ … Continued

MPBUtil – A Free Utility for Working with MPB files

Silect Software is proud to make available a free command-line tool for working with MPB files. MPBUtil is provided free, as-is and without any warrantee by Silect Software. The tool can be downloaded from: MPB files are used in Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) to bundle one or more Management Packs (MPs) with … Continued

MP Author & MP Author Pro Version 9.1

We are pleased to announce the General Availability of MP Author version 9.1 (both free and Professional versions). We’ve made lots of updates and improvements to the products. Here’s a summary of the changes: • Add support for HostProperty in the Group wizard. • Allow Event and Performance views to specify multiple rules. • Allow … Continued

MP Studio Version 9.1

We are pleased to announce the General Availability of MP Studio version 9.1. We’ve made lots of updates and improvements to the products. Here’s a summary of the changes: • All the changes for MP Author Pro (see • Allow users to manage the explicit Include and Exclude lists in the Group wizard. • … Continued

MP University

We continue to be somewhat amazed by the success of MP University. We regularly get over 500 attendees to our day-long, free online event covering SCOM, Management Packs, Azure and much more. We are in the planning stages for the next MP University event to be held in mid-November and we want to hear from … Continued

MP Studio Version 9

What’s New in MP Studio Version 9.0 MP Studio v9 delivers a complete toolkit for any SCOM engineer. New capabilities in v9 include ability to author Linux MPs, audit changes to your SCOM infrastructure,  automatically synchronize MPs, a brand new completely re-developed reporting portal and so much more! Here’s a summarized list of the new … Continued

MP Authoring Scenarios

MP University is coming May 29 and want your input! We get asked a lot to cover advanced SCOM Management Pack authoring topics but what would really help us is to understand specific authoring scenarios you would like to see covered. So please use the Comment section below to share an interesting and challenging MP … Continued

Happy 16th Birthday Silect!

Today officially marks the 16th birthday of Silect. Wow – what a ride it’s been. 16 years ago we started developing tools to help organizations manage their IT infrastructures and 16 years later we haven’t stopped! It began with a very simple tool to monitor Microsoft Operations Manager (yes a monitor of the monitor!) but … Continued