Actually I was looking for some other things in SCOM 2012 R2 as I suddenly noticed some interesting naming convention of the SCOM services… Until SCOM 2012 Sp1 the Windows services on the management server were named like this… In SCOM 2012 R2 the Windows services on the management server are named like this…
Microsoft just released the new Operations Manager 2012 Sizing Helper Tool. There was a similar Tool (basically it is an Excel sheet) for SCOM 2007 R2. But now there is also some guidance on Best Practices Disk Configuration, SQL Temp DB, High Availability and Network Monitoring. This tool can be found here .
Have you ever installed the Exchange 2010 management pack? If you follow the management pack guide there will be a section where you can enable the synthetic transaction tests for the Exchange. Those synthetic transactions will perform several tests on your Exchange infrastructure and warn you if there is a problem with your mail flow. […]