11 October 2013 blogs Rob Doucette 2min read
Live Maps is ready for R2! The latest release of Live Maps 2012 (v1.2.2) is compatible with System Center 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 and is available for download here.
Additionally, this new Live Maps release also provides the following new features:
- Use of fill colour for health state indication
- Ability to link to native Operations Manager views
Use fill color for health state indication
With our diagram view type you can already create the best looking dashboards out there. (And if you find yourself artistically challenged, read our blog post “How-To: Create Fancy Looking Dashboards with OpsMgr” for some tips and tricks.) But some of our customers wanted to create dashboards inspired by Windows 8’s “Metro” user interface. To help them along, we are providing the ability to use a background color that dynamically changes to reflect the health state of the underlying SCOM objects. This way you can create a dashboard like shown below.
Open a native Operations Manager view from a Live Maps diagram view.
A lot of our customers use Live Maps as a navigation alternative for the Operations Manager tree. It’s a lot easier to traverse your services and applications using drilldown and linked views in Live Maps than to hunt down and open random views in Operations Manager. But, in some cases you may also want to open a native Operations Manager view. To make this process as easy as possible, we now support hot linking to any native Operations Manager view or dashboard from your Live Map. And of course, you can still hot link to any web page, email address, Live Maps view, or a specific Operations Manager object.
In the example below we added screenshots of OM dashboard views and used the Live Maps hotspot function to link them to the actual OM dashboard views.
If there is a feature you would love to see added to the product please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.