07 October 2011 blogs Dennis Rietvink 2 min read
One of the many advantages of using Live Maps for System Center Operations Manager is that all objects on a map are stored in a SCOM group. This is done automatically by the Live Maps authoring console once you save your map and does not require any additional configuration.
SCOM groups can be used for many purposes like acting as a target for availability reporting, service level tracking and to enable maintenance mode for all members in a particular group. In maintenance mode, alerts, notifications, rules, monitors, automatic responses, state changes, and new alerts are suppressed at the agent.
There are a few ways to enable maintenance mode for a specific map:
1. From an overview map
If you have used the placed your map on a overview map to simplify to simplify the complexity of your IT environment you can use the context menu on the overview map to enable maintenance mode of any of the nested maps.
How-To: Put A Complete Map Into Maintenance Mode
2. From the Live Maps inventory view
Every map created with Live Maps is listed in the Live Maps inventory view which can be found in the root of the SCOM Operations console. Select the map and use the context menu to enable maintenance mode.
Co-Founder & VP of Product Management- Savision
Dennis co-founded Savision in late 2006 with Douwe Van de Voort, and is responsible for product management, professional services and sales support. He has over 12 years of systems management, architecture design, and deployment experience working for Fortune 500 companies at EDS (now Hewlett Packard) and other firms.He is the co-architect of multiple innovative (patented) systems and management products used globally at EDS to centrally manage Microsoft-based infrastructures of their large accounts.
As an infrastructure architect for multiple projects, Dennis specializes in maintaining communication with customers and translating business requirements into technical architectures. He worked for many global accounts like Dow Chemicals, DSM, Aegon and the Dutch Railways.
Dennis studied Computer Science at the Hogeschool of Etten-Leur, the Netherlands.