Monitoring OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) with OpsMgr 2012 R2

On  of the things I love to do in IT is connect systems that were not designed to communicate with each other. This is one of the reasons that I was pretty exited when introduced cross platform capabilities in OpsMgr. Because recently the cross platform agent has been redesigned to work with a super light weight agent (OMI) on UX like systems, I thought it would be a worthwhile exercise to explore it in a bit more detail. Now what would be a fun project for exploring this topic? Well… what about monitoring my girlfriends Apple Mac 🙂

This is the first part of creating a management pack for the latest version of Apple’s OS X (10.8) Mountain Lion. This post will show you how to compile the new OMI agent (Open Management Infrastructure), set up communication with the agent through Powershell and finally create a Management Pack to communicate with the OMI agent.

The following parts will be handled in this series:

Part 1 – Apple OSX MP – Configuring your Mac for OMI

Part 2 – Apple OSX MP -The compiling and installing of the OMI agent on your Mac

Part 3 – Apple OSX MP – Query OMI with Powershell

Part 4 – OSX MP – Creating an OSX Management Pack

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About Vincent de Vries

A proud (to be called) geek that is specialized in Microsoft products but is an equal opportunist for other platforms like Linux. Currently interested in Machine Learning and in particular Neural Networks.
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