Friday, 8 March 2013

Basics on Developer Operations with Team Foundation Server 2012

As we saw in the last post, the DevOps movement is making so much noise in the IT world Smile and of course Team Foundation Server is not behind: here is the basics on the integration with System Center Operations Manager in order to integrate the two worlds.

First of all, we need to set the server and the Team Project Collection for the application we want to monitor:


Then we can set the Projects where the new Work Item Type – Operational Issues – are going to be stored. We can set the appropriate Area Path.


Apart from the connection between SCOM and TFS, a huge aid in bridging Operations to Engineering is brought by Alerts. Whenever the state of a Operational Issue changes, an alert is triggered for the Operations administrator:


Then we have a dashboard recapping all the information we entered. I highlighted the possibility of importing Operational Issue work items: this is really important when it comes to consolidation, an often under considered topic.


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