Linux fragments

Silect’s Support team often gets requests for samples demonstrating how to get started authoring management packs to monitor Linux systems.  Ever since the concept of fragments was introduced to the authoring community a number years ago, we’ve felt rather strongly that the best way to do so is through reusable fragments.  MP Author Pro and … Continued

MP Studio Version 9.2

We are pleased to announce the General Availability of MP Studio version 9.2. 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 https://www.silect.com/mp-author-mp-author-pro-version-9-2/) Fix bug when creating (but not updating) new overrides in Manage Multiple Overrides dialog. Overridden Element ID was … Continued

MP Author & MP Author Pro Version 9.2

We are pleased to announce the General Availability of MP Author version 9.2 (both free and Professional versions). We’ve made lots of updates and improvements to the products. Here’s a summary of the changes: • Convert Event Level back to a friendly value when editing event rules and monitors. • Allow Excel files to be … Continued

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: https://www.silect.com/downloads/MPBUtil/MPBUtil.zip 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 https://www.silect.com/mp-author-mp-author-pro-version-9-1/) • 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