So, I installed OpsMgr. What’s next?

I have had a recent experience of working with a recently built Operations Manager environment and taking it through the next logical steps after installation. What has been interesting is that it has ended up being a series of discussions, questions and responses which resulted in a blog link detailing the answer. As I reviewed this list I came to realize that this could provide a solid basis for any client and what to think about after installing Operations Manager. So with no further delays, what are the questions and blog links (and other technical articles) to the answers.


Where to start:

OpsMgr 101:

Building a lab environment for OpsMgr:

Community MP’s to add:

ReSearch This management pack:

Alert Forwarding management pack:

Additional useful reports in OpsMgr:

Computer Groups:

OpsMgr Computer Groups & regular expressions:

Creating computer groups in OpsMgr for VMware:

Creating and using custom groups in OpsMgr:


Tuning the % Interrupt monitor:

Priority and Severity in OpsMgr:

What parameters are available in rules and monitors: 

Logical disk fragmentation and Operations Manager: 

Changing service and process monitors in OpsMgr: 

Web Console:

Web console installation requirements on 2008:

Web console installation on non-RMS: 

Web console failure ‘/’:  and

Maintenance Mode:

Scheduling Maintenance Mode in a GUI: 

Using the Operations Manager environment:

Installing a local SMTP on the RMS for redundancy on channels: 

Editing company knowledge in OpsMgr:!A231E4EB0417CB76!925.entry

User Roles in Operations Manager:


Monitoring the Operations Manager event log:

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