Category Archives: Dashboards

A deep dive into Savision Live Maps Unity dashboards

As you may already know Savision with its products adds another level of functionality to the System Center suite by letting us take that extra step in managing our IT environment. If you´ve been around and have followed this blog for a while, you may already have seen my last blog where I showed a couple of custom dashboards created in the solution with the appropriate name, “Dashboards”. In that post I took advantage of the opportunity to pick up whichever data exists in the Operations Manager operational database by composing a SQL query. If you haven´t read the post, it can be found here.
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New and fresh dashboards straight out of the oven

When I first “met” Dashboards a couple of months back, I immediately thought “I like this” and that it was something that would complement SCOM in a really nice way when it comes to creating custom views/dashboards. One of the dashboards I liked the most during the beta was the one called “Computer Health & Dashboards” which you can see below. This view was then missing in the final release of Dashboards and apparently I´m not the only one that’s been missing the dashboard. In this version I´m using below, it´ll be back with It´s full force J.

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System Center 2016 Operations Manager – What´s new

So as i mentioned in my last post, I was one of the lucky 23.000 persons who got to attend Microsoft Ignite in Chicago where IT professionals, exhibitors and Microsoft came together in a large conference to share all the news and to meet new people. Since I´m a SCOM fanatic and have been for a long time, I want to share some of the news that came up during the week on what we can expect from System Center 2016 Operations Manager.
Below is just a summary of what´s to come, I will evaluate the news in upcoming posts to give you a hint on what to expect.
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Savision Dashboards

For many of us out there Savision has until now been similar to Live Maps Unity, a Business Service Management solution. This solution is a great product as it gives us a clear visualization of our business services together with SCOM. But wouldn’t it be great to also have some ready-made dashboards along with the possibility to create your own fancy dashboards? That day when that’s available has come as Savision just a few days back made their new product “Dashboards” publicly available.
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Savision Dashboards webinars

As you already may know from my previous blogging, Savision Dashboards was launched just a few days ago. I. have previously blogged about this which you can see here. As a part of the promotion of this solution, Savision will host two different webinars where you will learn more about the solution and how it may help you in getting more out of your Operations Manager environment.

The webinars will take place on the following times and you will hear from Steven Dwyer, VP of R&D at Savision.

  • US webinar- Tuesday, April 21st at 2:00 PM EDT | 8:00 PM EST
  • EU webinar- Thursday, April 23rd at 10:00 AM EDT | 4:00 PM EST

Read more about the webinars and register at this link if you want to find out more about this great solution. I´m sure you won´t be disappointed J. Also if you like what you see and are also attenting Microsoft Ignite in Chicago in the first week of May, stop by their booth and talk to them directly for more information and live demos.

Savision Dashboards

For some time now, I´ve been blogging both for and about Savision Live Maps on my own blog and Savisions blog which you can find here. If you´ve been following my blogging it may not come as a shock that I´m really into what can be done with Live Maps. It not only offers a great Service Management Solution, but also the ability to (easily) build fancy views over our server racks etc. The latest buzz from Savision is about their up-coming product Dashboards. Since the start of this buzz I´ve been in line to download it as soon as it´s available and last week I got an e-mail about a public beta. Ten minutes later, I had it downloaded. Continue reading