Monitoring VMWare ESX using OpsMgr

Monitoring VMWare ESX with SCOM isn’t a hard thing, however getting correct and relivent information in a clean and easy way can be. This guide I have compiled with VMWare should provide the mechanics of setting up monitoring between VMWare ESX and SCOM.

– UPDATE : If you have trouble with the link its due my limit being reached. I will add a secondary site ASAP. Wasn’t prepared for the responce –
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Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Now Available!

 The System Center Operations Manager 2007 team is excited to announce that System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1 has Released-to-Manufacturing (RTM), and is now available for download! This release of SP1 marks an important milestone for the System Center Operations Manager 2007, making the product easier to support, easier to use, and easier to deploy.

The goals that this Service Pack addresses include:


  • Address critical customer initiated issues, including a roll-up of all hot-fixes
  • Improve the ability to deploy and use Operations Manager 2007
  • Enhance the supportability of Operations Manager 2007A comprehensive list on what’s included with Service Pack 1 can be found by visiting the What’s New in Ops Mgr 2007 SP1 and What’s Fixed in Ops Mgr 2007 SP1.Obtaining System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1

    System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1 is currently being pushed out to the web, and the following links are being replicated over the weekend (replication is expected to be completed by Mon Feb 25th, if not earlier).


    Need support or assistance?

    If you want to discuss the service pack please join the SP1 news group at microsoft.public.opsmgr.sp1 at My fellow MVP, Anders Bengtsson, recommends JetBrains Omea Readers as news group reader, you can download it here. More information about Microsoft news groups here. Or you can visit for INOVATIV, de System Center specialisten, who can help you onsite if you’re in The Netherlands.

  • Free Scheduled Tasks Management Pack

    INOVATIV, a Dutch based System Center solutions provider, has just launched their Scheduled Tasks management pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007. Completely free and without any restrictions you can download this native management pack, which is compatible with XP, Vista, W2003 and even W2008. The scheduled tasks management pack introduces two new classes in your System Center Operations Manager 2007 environment:

    • Scheduler
    • Scheduled Tasks

    It provides the classes as a child to the Windows Computer class and marks it as “public”, for use in a Distributed Application. Scheduled Tasks are monitored every 60 seconds for three potential problems:

    • Last run time is “Never” or “N/A”
    • Last result is other than 0

    Go download it here.