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Date: Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 19:26

 Update Rollup 3 for System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager has been released and is now available for download. Details regarding the issues fixed in this update rollup as well as download and installation instructions can be found in the KB article below.

2965445 - Update Rollup 3 for System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2965445)

J.C. Hornbeck | Solution Asset PM | Microsoft GBS Management and Security Division

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System Center – Configuration Manager Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/configurationmgr/
System Center – Data Protection Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/dpm/
System Center – Orchestrator Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/orchestrator/
System Center – Operations Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/momteam/
System Center – Service Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/servicemanager
System Center – Virtual Machine Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/scvmm

Windows Intune: http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsintune/
WSUS Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/sus/
The AD RMS blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/rmssupp/

App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/appv/
MED-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/medv/
Server App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/serverappv

The Forefront Endpoint Protection blog : http://blogs.technet.com/b/clientsecurity/
The Forefront Identity Manager blog : http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ms-identity-support/
The Forefront TMG blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/isablog/
The Forefront UAG blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/edgeaccessblog/

Author: "J.C. Hornbeck"
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Date: Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 19:09

 Update Rollup 7 for System Center 2012 Operations Manager Service Pack 1 has been released and is now available for download. Details regarding the issues fixed in this update rollup as well as download and installation instructions can be found in the KB article below.

2965420 - Update Rollup 7 for System Center 2012 Operations Manager Service Pack 1 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2965420)

J.C. Hornbeck | Solution Asset PM | Microsoft GBS Management and Security Division

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System Center – Data Protection Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/dpm/
System Center – Orchestrator Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/orchestrator/
System Center – Operations Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/momteam/
System Center – Service Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/servicemanager
System Center – Virtual Machine Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/scvmm

Windows Intune: http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsintune/
WSUS Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/sus/
The AD RMS blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/rmssupp/

App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/appv/
MED-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/medv/
Server App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/serverappv

The Forefront Endpoint Protection blog : http://blogs.technet.com/b/clientsecurity/
The Forefront Identity Manager blog : http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ms-identity-support/
The Forefront TMG blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/isablog/
The Forefront UAG blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/edgeaccessblog/

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Date: Friday, 25 Jul 2014 02:50

Since launching our preview at TechEd NA 2014, we’ve been hard at work in the Advisor team to deliver new capabilities you have asked for. In this post I would like to announce 2 new features that had rolled out this week.

Saved Searches

The Search page now features ‘saved searches’. They work pretty much like ‘favorites’ in a browser; we pre-seeded some useful ones for you – one category of saved searches comes with each intelligence pack you add – and you can save your own searches for easy routine access too!

You’ll notice the new panel on the right tracks your history – so you can ‘go back’ to a query you run earlier.

Advisor Limited Preview - new 'blank' Search page with Saved Searches by Category / Intelligence Pack

We also moved facets to the left side – this was another common request.

Advisor Limited Preview - Facets moved to the left, Saved Searches on the right

 

Daily Data Usage

Helping you troubleshooting data flow and connection status of your on-premises environments to Advisor has been another area for which we got a lot of feedbacks on.

To improve on this, we have updated the Usage view to include information about connection status/health, in addition to bandwidth.

The new tile is now called ‘Daily Data Usage’ tile on the Overview page, which still shows the amount of data you are uploading to the service:

Advisor Limited Preview - Daily Data Usage Tile GB

The tile is updated to be a live tile that will change color to signal an issue.

The Usage view helps answer key questions like: is my data flowing, from which environments, and what data is it? Are all my management groups reporting data, or only some? Do I still have legacy advisor gateways?

Usage_MGs

From here you can also remove ‘stale’ management groups (that are not sending data) and legacy advisor ‘gateways’ (that are not supported with the Limited Preview features).

If you need help troubleshooting onpremises connectivity, please refer to this blog post that deals with a lot of the errors in that area, and if none of that helps, check on the Feedback button and ask there.

That’s it this month. Stay tuned for more improvements next month.

Please keep submitting ideas to us or vote on the ones you like.

Thank you again for your active participation in the Advisor community.

Daniele, on behalf of the Advisor Team.

Author: "Daniele Muscetta" Tags: "Server, service, Advisor, Advisor Connec..."
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Date: Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 19:06

KB73343332After you upgrade from System Center 2012 Operations Manager Service Pack 1 (OpsMgr 2012 SP1) to System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager, request counts are no longer available in Application Performance Monitoring (APM) reports. This occurs because the APM performance counter names for ".Net Apps" were changed to just "Apps" in the Operations Manager database, however there were no corresponding name updates in the Operations Manager Data Warehouse.

For all the details and a resolution, please see the following:

KB2984838 - Request Count data is missing from APM reports after upgrade to Operations Manager 2012 R2 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2984838)

J.C. Hornbeck | Solution Asset PM | Microsoft GBS Management and Security Division

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System Center – Orchestrator Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/orchestrator/
System Center – Operations Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/momteam/
System Center – Service Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/servicemanager
System Center – Virtual Machine Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/scvmm

Windows Intune: http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsintune/
WSUS Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/sus/
The AD RMS blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/rmssupp/

App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/appv/
MED-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/medv/
Server App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/serverappv

The Forefront Endpoint Protection blog : http://blogs.technet.com/b/clientsecurity/
The Forefront Identity Manager blog : http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ms-identity-support/
The Forefront TMG blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/isablog/
The Forefront UAG blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/edgeaccessblog/

Author: "J.C. Hornbeck"
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Date: Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 18:12

Today VEEAM updated its Management Pack .

The MP can be downloaded here : http://www.veeam.com/system-center-management-pack-vmware-hyperv.html

Some highlights of the update:

  • Hyper-V support! Including unique real-time performance dashboard

  • Brand new dashboard widgets – heatmaps, traffic lights

  • Capacity planning for hybrid cloud reports

Visit the link above to learn more and check out VEEAM's special offer.

Author: "DanielSavage [MSFT]" Tags: "MP Authoring, Management Packs, OpsMgr 2..."
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Date: Friday, 18 Jul 2014 17:53

Check out this video highlighting the updated dashboards and widgets that were shipped in the last round of Operations Manager 2012 updates : http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Edge/Edge-Show-112

Author: "DanielSavage [MSFT]" Tags: "Powershell, OpsMgr2012, OpsMgr 2012, Das..."
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Date: Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 18:06

Each week System Center Advisor sends out an email with a summary of new and existing alerts in your Advisor account.

This report makes it easy to share a summary of Advisor activity with others in your organization.  

However, if you would like to disable these emails, follow the steps below. These steps apply for all Advisor users, whether they are in the Limited Preview or not.

1. Visit www.systemcenteradvisor.com and click Sign In (upper right)

2. Sign In using the Microsoft account or Organizational account associated to the Advisor account you are interested in.

3. Select the Advisor account you'd like to stop weekly emails for.

Note: After this step, you may receive a prompt to join the Advisor Limited Preview. Select any of the two options to continue.

3. Once in the Advisor Overview page, click the Account Settings icon (highlighted in red below).

4. Under Account settings page, go to User Information. You will see a checkbox next to the text "Receive email notification of new System Center Advisor Alerts"

5. Uncheck the checkbox and click Save to stop receiving emails for this account.

Note: This process must be repeated for each Advisor Account you'd like to stop receiving weekly emails for.

You can switch easily between Advisor Accounts at the top right of the Advisor page:

If you need to enable weekly emails at a later time, just go back to the Account settings page , check the box for notifications and save.

Hope this helps!

Laura Cruz

Author: "Laura Cruz" Tags: "System Center Advisor, weekly emails"
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Date: Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 10:50

The Linux operating system support in System Center Operations Manager has expanded – yet again. :)    A Microsoft partner, NiCE, is now offering a management pack for Linux running on IBM System z.   So in addition to monitoring Linux running on x86/x64 hardware or hypervisors, you can now use OpsMgr to monitor Linux running on your IBM mainframe!  And the results show up in your OpsMgr console, right alongside your Windows servers and your x86/x64 Linux servers.

The OpsMgr agent for Linux on x86/x64 is based on an open source CIM server (Open Management Infrastructure, or OMI) plus a set of providers implemented by Microsoft.  OMI is an open source project hosted by The Open Group, and the source code for the Microsoft providers is available on CodePlex.  So NiCE was able to take this source code, compile it for the IBM System z with minimal changes, and produce an OpsMgr agent that runs on Linux for System z.  Because this agent comes from the same source code, it provides the same monitoring functionality as the OpsMgr agent for Linux on x86/x64 architectures.

You can get more information about this new offering from NiCE on their web site


 

Author: "Kris Bash" Tags: "Operations Manager, OpsMgr2012, Operatio..."
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Date: Tuesday, 08 Jul 2014 18:35

Hotfix160_thumb2The KB article below contains detailed information about issues in Microsoft Operations Manager 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) that are addressed in Update Rollup 3 (UR3). For more information about known issues, update installation and removal as well as affected files, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

KB2852565 - Update Rollup 3 for Operations Manager 2012 SP1 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2852565)

J.C. Hornbeck | Solution Asset PM | Microsoft GBS Management and Security Division

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System Center – Data Protection Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/dpm/
System Center – Orchestrator Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/orchestrator/
System Center – Operations Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/momteam/
System Center – Service Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/servicemanager
System Center – Virtual Machine Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/scvmm

Windows Intune: http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsintune/
WSUS Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/sus/
The AD RMS blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/rmssupp/

App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/appv/
MED-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/medv/
Server App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/serverappv

The Forefront Endpoint Protection blog : http://blogs.technet.com/b/clientsecurity/
The Forefront Identity Manager blog : http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ms-identity-support/
The Forefront TMG blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/isablog/
The Forefront UAG blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/edgeaccessblog/

Author: "J.C. Hornbeck"
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Date: Thursday, 03 Jul 2014 19:36

We are looking for Operations Manager admins to fill out a short 10 question anonymous survey to better understand how you use the OpsMgr web console today. This will take only few minutes. We appreciate your help in building better products.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HZCFZ3X

Leyla Kazemi

Microsoft

Author: "Leyla Kazemi" Tags: "OpsMgr 2007, Operations Manager, OpsMgr2..."
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Date: Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 06:12

We are looking for System Administrators\Security Analysts to take a very short anonymous survey that will take only a minute to complete regarding managing Security Threats in your environment. This will be extremely helpful to us on the product team.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5GMSCHP

Thank you in advance,
- Tigran Shahbazian

Author: "Tigran Shahbazian" Tags: "Advisor, Operations Manager 2007 R2, Ops..."
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Date: Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 18:30

We are looking for Storage Administrators to fill out a short 8 question survey to better understand some of the storage management challenges you face today. If you are not a storage admin but know of someone who is please feel free to forward them this link. We appreciate your help in helping us build better products.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HJSCXTX

Satya Vel

Microsoft

TwitterHandle: @mscAdvisor

Author: "SatyaVel {MSFT}" Tags: "OpsMgr, Operations Manager, Operations M..."
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Date: Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 22:31

KB73343332When you use the Add Groups or Add Object button while you're creating a report in Microsoft System Center 2012 Operations Manager (OpsMgr 2012), no more than 500 objects are displayed in the Add Object Wizard even if more than 500 objects exist. This default limit of 500 objects is by design, and this setting is controlled through the system registry.

For all the details as well as instructions on how to change this setting, please see the following:

KB2976809 - Add Object Wizard displays only 500 objects even if more objects exist (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2976809)

J.C. Hornbeck | Solution Asset PM | Microsoft GBS Management and Security Division

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System Center – Data Protection Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/dpm/
System Center – Orchestrator Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/orchestrator/
System Center – Operations Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/momteam/
System Center – Service Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/servicemanager
System Center – Virtual Machine Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/scvmm

Windows Intune: http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsintune/
WSUS Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/sus/
The AD RMS blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/rmssupp/

App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/appv/
MED-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/medv/
Server App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/serverappv

The Forefront Endpoint Protection blog : http://blogs.technet.com/b/clientsecurity/
The Forefront Identity Manager blog : http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ms-identity-support/
The Forefront TMG blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/isablog/
The Forefront UAG blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/edgeaccessblog/

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Date: Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 17:03

KB73343332Here’s some information on a new KB article we published. The issue is that when you click Edit on the Company Knowledge tab in the System Center 2012 Operations Manager (OpsMgr 2012) console, you receive one of the following error messages:

- The Visual Studio Tools for Office runtime is not installed.

- Failed to launch Microsoft Word. Please make sure Microsoft Word is installed.

- Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

This issue can occur if you have an unsupported version of Microsoft Office Word installed. For all the details and a resolution please see the following:

KB2975715 - Error message when you click "Edit" on the "Company Knowledge" tab in the Operations Manager console (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2975715)

J.C. Hornbeck | Solution Asset PM | Microsoft GBS Management and Security Division

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System Center – Data Protection Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/dpm/
System Center – Orchestrator Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/orchestrator/
System Center – Operations Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/momteam/
System Center – Service Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/servicemanager
System Center – Virtual Machine Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/scvmm

Windows Intune: http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsintune/
WSUS Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/sus/
The AD RMS blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/rmssupp/

App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/appv/
MED-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/medv/
Server App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/serverappv

The Forefront Endpoint Protection blog : http://blogs.technet.com/b/clientsecurity/
The Forefront Identity Manager blog : http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ms-identity-support/
The Forefront TMG blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/isablog/
The Forefront UAG blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/edgeaccessblog/

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Date: Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 16:59

We are looking to talk to Storage, Network and Application Administrators to understand their challenges within their areas of expertise. If you fall into one of these roles and are will to do a 30min conference call with us please fill in the details in the link below. We would really appreciate your time and input.

https://illumeweb.smdisp.net/collector/Survey.ashx?Name=SpecialExpertiseSurvey

 

P.S. if you know someone in these roles who maybe willing to talk to us please feel free to forward them this link as well.

 

- Satya Vel

 

ROLE DESCRIPTIONS:

 

Storage Administration: managing SAN, cluster storage

Network Administration: managing the network infrastructure in your environment

Application Administration: Deploying and managing applications. i.e. Exchange, SQL, Sharepoint, any Web Application, etc.

 

 

 

 

Author: "SatyaVel {MSFT}" Tags: "Operations Manager 2007 R2, OpsMgr, Oper..."
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Date: Thursday, 05 Jun 2014 00:54

We are looking for System Administrators\Security Analysts to take a short anonymous survey that will take less than 5 minutes to complete regarding managing Security Threats in your environment. This will be extremely helpful to us on the product team.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/B8BVJYK

Thank you in advance,
- Tigran Shahbazian

Author: "Tigran Shahbazian" Tags: "Advisor, Operations Manager 2007 R2, Ops..."
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Date: Wednesday, 04 Jun 2014 16:12

For Advisor Limited Preview, we (@mscadvisor) have enabled a first class community experience that seamlessly blends into the Advisor Preview Portal’s look and feel. Once logged on to a Preview account, you’ll notice a prominently placed ‘Feedback’ link on the bottom right corner:

Advisor Preview - Overview

When you follow that link, we’ll sign you on to the feedback forum.

Advisor Preview Feedback

Once in the feedback portal, you can:

  • Search for existing feedback, ideas, issues others have encountered. There is also a KB section, which contains ‘quick publish’ articles that have not yet made it into the official documentation or provide additional pointers
  • Suggest product improvements, ideas, report bugs and otherwise communicate with us and with the community
  • See what other people are saying and vote on other people’s ideas/issues
  • Comment, interact with the community of early adopters, learn and share workarounds or tips and tricks and opinions on features
  • go to ‘Settings’ in the right end corner, under your user name, and leave your email – this allows you to be informed when your ideas get comments, or official updates from the product team are posted

Advisor Preview Feedback User Settings

 

We will respond to all feedback, and we will use it to influence the directions of the product.

Hope to see you all engaged!

Author: "Daniele Muscetta" Tags: "Feedback, Advisor, Advisor Connector Pre..."
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Date: Tuesday, 03 Jun 2014 17:55

We are looking for System\Server Administrators to take a 10 question anonymous survey on challenges around Configuration Change tracking. This would be extremely helpful to us on the product team.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/393YQQC

- Satya Vel

Author: "SatyaVel {MSFT}" Tags: "configuration, Advisor, Operations Manag..."
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Date: Thursday, 29 May 2014 21:19

We have had a few customers run into the “Error 3000: Unable to register to the Advisor Service” while trying to connect their OpsMgr 2012 Management group to System Center Advisor.

Error 3000: Unable to register to Advisor Service.

There are two reason why a customer may run into this:

  1. The server clock is off sync with the current time by more than 5mins. You can resolve this pretty easily by changing the clock time on your server to match the current time, you can accomplish this with opening command prompt as an Administrator type w32tm /tz to check the time zone, and w32tm /resync to sync.
  2. Their internal proxy server\firewalls are blocking communication to the Advisor service endpoints. We provide detailed instructions for this second case in this article. Read on.

PROXY REGISTRATION / CONFIGURATION STEPS

Step 1: Request exception for the service endpoints

The following domains and URLs need to be accessible through the firewall for the management server to access the Advisor Web Service.

Resource

Ports

service.systemcenteradvisor.com

scadvisor.accesscontrol.windows.net

scadvisorservice.accesscontrol.windows.net

scadvisorstore.blob.core.windows.net/*

data.systemcenteradvisor.com

ods.systemcenteradvisor.com

*.systemcenteradvisor.com

Ports 80 and 443

Ports 80 and 443

Ports 80 and 443

Ports 80 and 443

Ports 80 and 443

Ports 80 and 443

Ports 80 and 443

 The following domains and URLs need to be accessible through the firewall to view the Advisor Web portal and OpsMgr Console (to perform ‘registration’ to Advisor).

Resource

Ports

*.systemcenteradvisor.com

*.live.com

*.microsoft.com

*.microsoftonline.com

login.windows.net

Ports 80 and 443

Ports 80 and 443

Ports 80 and 443

Ports 80 and 443

Ports 80 and 443

Also ensure the Internet Explorer proxy is set correctly on your computer you are trying to login with. Especially valuable test is to try and connect to a SSL-enabled website, i.e. https://www.bing.com/ – if the HTTPS connection doesn’t work from a browser, it probably also won’t in the OpsConsole and in the server modules that talk to the web services in the cloud.

If none of the above steps resolves your issue please login to the Advisor Preview portal click the ‘Feedback’ button on the bottom right of the web page and file a ‘Feedback’ item and we will respond and help you troubleshoot further within 24hours.

 

POST-REGISTRATION PROXY CONFIGURATION STEPS

Once you have completed registering your OpsMgr Environment to the Advisor Service you need to follow Steps 2, 3 and 4 to allow your Management servers to send data to the Advisor Web Service.

Step 2: Configure the proxy server in the OpsMgr Console

  • Open the OpsMgr Console

  • Go to the “Administration” view

  • Select “Advisor Connection” under the "System Center Advisor" Node

Click “Configure Proxy Server”

  • Check the checkbox to use a proxy server to access the Advisor Web Service
  • Specify the proxy address


Step 3: Specify credentials if the Proxy Server requires Authentication

If your proxy server required authentication, you can specify one in the form of an OpsMgr RunAs account and associate it with the ‘System Center Advisor Run As Profile Proxy’

  • In the OpsMgr Console, go to the “Administration” view

  • Select “Profiles” under the "RunAs Configuration" Node

  • Double click and open “System Center Advisor Run As Profile Proxy


  • Click ‘Add’ to add a 'RunAs Account'. You can either create one or use an existing account. This account needs to have sufficient permissions to pass through the proxy
  • Set the Account to be targeted at the ‘Operations Manager Management Servers’ Group
  • Complete the wizard and save the changes

  

Note: not all code paths currently support authentication. It is still possible that you will need to set some of those exclusions mentioned in Step 1 to allow anonymous traffic to some of those destinations. We will keep this document uptodate as this requirement evolves.

Step 4: Configure the proxy server on each Management Server for WinHTTP

  • Open Command Prompt as an Administrator on the Management Server

  • Type netsh winhttp set proxy myproxy:80

  • Restart the ‘System Center Management’ Service (HealthService)
  • Do step 2 on each of your management servers in your management group

Step 5: Configure the proxy server on each Management Server for Managed code

There is another setting in Operations Manager, which is intended for general error reporting, but we have noticed that - when set - due to the same modules being used in multiple workflows, this proxy setting also ends up affecting Advisor connector's functionality.
The recommendation is therefore to also set it (to the same proxy you set in the other places) for each and every MS if you use a proxy.

  • In the OpsMgr Console, go to the “Administration” view

  • Select “Device Management” and then the "Management Servers" Node

  • Right-click and choose “Properties” for each MS (one at the time) and set the proxy in the “Proxy Settings” tab.

Proxy settings per MS

If none of the above steps resolve your issue please login to the Advisor Preview portal click the ‘Feedback’ button on the bottom right of the web page and file a ‘Feedback’ item and we will respond and help you troubleshoot further within 24hours.

VERIFYING IF THINGS ARE WORK POST COMPLETING THE CONFIGURATION WIZARD

Step 1: Validate if the following MPs get downloaded to your OpsMgr Environment

Note: Only if you added these intelligence packs from the Advisor Portal will you see all these MPs. Search for keyword ‘Advisor’ in their name.

Advisor Management Packs 

You can additionally check for these MPs using OpsMgr PowerShell and typing these commands

get-scommanagementpack | where {$_.DisplayName -match 'Advisor'} | select Name,DisplayName,Version,KeyToken

get-scommanagementpack | where {$_.DisplayName -match 'Advisor'} | select Name,DisplayName,Version,KeyToken | Out-GridView

Step 2: Validate if data is being sent up to the Advisor service

  • Open ‘Performance Monitor’
  • Select ‘Health Service Management Groups’

  • Add all the counters that start with ‘HTTP’

  • If things are configured right you should see a lot of perfmon activity for these counters, as events and other data items (based on the intelligence packs onboarded in the portal, and the configured log collection policy) are uploaded

 

Step 3: Check for Errors on the Management Server Event Logs

As a final step if all of the above fails see if you are seeing any errors in the Operations Manager event log and filter by Event Sources: Advisor, Health Service Modules, HealthService. You can copy these event and post them in the Advisor Preview portal ‘Feedback’ view so we in the product team can help you further.


The Advisor engineering team is committed to resolving all your onboarding issues so please contact us if you run into any issues. We are here to help.

OTHER KNOWN ISSUES AND WORKAROUNDS

'Search' button in the 'Add a Computer/Group' dialogue is missing

We have had a couple of customers report that the Search button in the Computer Search dialog is invisible. We are trying to investigate why this happens. A temporary workaround is click in the ‘Filter by(optional)’ edit box and press TAB to get to the invisible search button, and then activate it by <Spacebar> or <Enter>.

 

Initialization of a module of type "System.PublishDataToEndPoint" (CLSID "{D407D659-65E4-4476-BF40-924E56841465}") failed with error code The system cannot find the file specified.

If you are not receiving any data in Advisor and you see events in the Operations manager event log of your Management Servers that look like the one below, this simply means that you have not installed the latest update rollup as per the instructions “"on “Update your Environment” on https://preview.systemcenteradvisor.com/instructions?LandingPP5 . The solution is to install the latest update rollup that will contain the updated modules.

 

Log Name:      Operations Manager

Source:        HealthService

Event ID:      4511

Level:         Error

Computer:      SCOM01.contoso.com

Description: Initialization of a module of type "System.PublishDataToEndPoint" (CLSID "{D407D659-65E4-4476-BF40-924E56841465}") failed with error code The system cannot find the file specified. causing the rule "Microsoft.SystemCenter.CollectEventDataToCloud" running for instance "SCOM01.contoso.com" with id:"{B6881268-7E49-731C-C26C-DDA954F62679}" in management group "SCOMMG".

Note that you will see multiple of these events, for various workflows.

-Satya Vel and the Advisor team 

Advisor Preview Twitter Handle: @mscAdvisor




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Date: Monday, 19 May 2014 22:34

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