SCOM is an amazingly powerful platform, but it’s the management packs that do all the heavy lifting. The Community MP Catalog extends the SCOM console to simplify the discovery and life-cycle management of community MPs.
There are tons of awesome free Management Packs available from the community, covering a huge range of scenarios, but how do you find every management pack that might be of interest to you and make sure they’re always up to date? Answer: The Community MP Catalog!
Check out the release webinar (30 minute watch) below for an in-depth introduction and then then download the MP itself here.
One of the main frustrations with SCOM is the fact the console only supports VBScript - hardly cutting-edge technology, right? Well, the PowerShell Monitoring MP adds support for PowerShell everywhere that you’d expect to see it in the SCOM console’s authoring pane.
Do we really need to explain why this is cool?!
Like the sound of it? Well, you can read more about the MP here (2 minute read) and download it here, but if you’re planning on getting truly stuck in, we’d highly recommend watching the release webinar below too (1 hour watch).
With cyber-attacks on the rise, security is top of the agenda for most IT teams, but too many organizations are investing large sums of money in security tools and not necessarily seeing much return. The Security Monitoring MP for SCOM from Microsoft PFE Nathan Gau bundles together lots of different rules and monitors for general security monitoring, covering a host of scenarios.
A huge amount of knowledge, experience, thought and effort has gone into creating this MP, and it’s all been made freely-available to you. Thanks Nathan! This MP keeps in mind that attackers often lie undetected within an IT environment and so focusing on detecting the breadcrumb trail of evidence that an organization has security vulnerabilities, focusing on collecting and monitoring these points of evidence.
Watch the Security Monitoring MP webinar below (25 minute watch), or take a quick read about the broad array of issues and evidence that the MP looks for here (2 minute read).
With OMS users at the mercy of Microsoft in terms of solution and update deployments, it's easy to quickly burn through your budget and feel helpless that you have little control over crucial changes in your production environment. Nathan Foreman’s OMS Administration MPs gives control over OMS data and changes back to the users.
Someone else has done the hard work for you and wrapped it up in the form of two free MPs. The first controls which agents get which solution - extremely useful if you don't want a solution enabled across your entire estate - whilst the second MP acts as a gatekeeper for OMS updates, allowing you to control when an update is deployed into production.
Check out the video introduction to the OMS Administration MPs below (5 minute watch) for a quick summary of how they work and their benefits, then download them here.
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