Wednesday, May 2, 2012

SCOM 2012 - Installing the SCVMM 2012 Update Rollup 1 Management Pack

Recently, the System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) Update Rollup 1 Management Pack for System Center 2012 Operations Manager was released and as there are a number of steps that you need to follow to get it working and your SCVMM servers discovered, I thought I'd do up a blog post to cover everything that's needed.

Update 6th June 2012: I've recently ran into some issues when deploying this Update Rollup MP and thought I'd add in some pointers. If you have already integrated your SCVMM 2012 setup with your SCOM environment, then the Management Pack versions in there will be of a lower version than the new ones contained in the Update Rollup 1 Management Pack. It's because of this that you will need to make a change to a registry key and then re-import/update the existing old MP's back into SCOM.

For all this information in detail, firstly, make sure you download the 'OpsMgr_MP_VMM.doc' guide that is provided in the link below and once downloaded, ensure you read thoroughly the 'Mandatory Configuration' and 'Updates to this Monitoring Pack' sections.

Also, I found the steps in the technet link below much more precise than the information that is scattered in the MP guide so take a look at that too from here:

First up, I'll presume that you've already installed SCOM 2012 and deployed the SCOM agent to the SCVMM 2012 server. Next, you will need to download the SCVMM 2012 Update Rollup 1 Management Pack from the following link:

Although this post references SCOM 2012, this process and management pack will work fine with SCOM 2007 as well. The following pre-requisites need to be in place though before the management pack installation:

System requirements

Supported operating systems: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2

The Operations Manager configuration must meet the following requirements:

The VMM monitoring pack requires System Center Operations Manager 2007 with Service Pack 1 (SP1), System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2, or System Center 2012 - Operations Manager.

The virtual environment managed by a management server must be monitored by a single management group in Operations Manager. However, an Operations Manager management group can monitor multiple VMM instances.

The VMM monitoring pack does not support agentless management of hosts and virtual machines in Operations Manager.

The following requirements must be met to run this monitoring pack:
  • PowerShell 2.0 must be installed on all Operations Manager management servers.
  • Operations console must be installed on the VMM management server. Note:The version must match the version of Operations Manager.
  • The management server must have the following management packs installed:
  • Windows Server Internet Information Services 2003
  • Windows Server 2008 Internet Information Services 7
  • Windows Server Internet Information Services Library
  • SQL Server Core Library
Once all of the pre-requisites are in place, you can go ahead and run the installer for the management pack that you downloaded earlier.

From the first screen, accept the license agreement, then click Next

Choose the installation location and then click Next

Confirm the installation, then click Install

Once the installation has completed we now need to import the extracted management packs into SCOM. To do this go back to your SCOM 2012 console, click on the Administration button of the Wunderbar, expand Administration\Device Management, right mouse click on Management Packs and choose the Import Management Packs option from the resulting menu

From the Import Management Packs window, click on the Add button and then choose the Add From Disk option (click No when prompted to go online to check for dependencies)

Browse to the location that specified earlier when running the MP installer (the default location is C:\Program Files (x86)\System Center Management Packs\System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager Update Rollup 1 MP) and then select all of the management packs as below and click on the Open button to continue

You should now see all of the new SCVMM 2012 management packs listed in the window and ready for installation. Click on the Install button now to continue and choose Yes to acknowledge the security message that pops up.

When the import is complete, you should see the screen below showing that all management packs have been imported successfully. Click the Close button to close off the window.

Once you have all of the SCVMM 2012 management packs imported into SCOM, you then need to logon to your SCVMM 2012 server and open up the SCVMM console.

From within the console, click on the Settings button from the wunderbar, then click on System Center Settings from the Settings menu on the left hand side. In the central pane, you should see an entry for Operations Manager Server. Double click on this to continue.

From the Add Operations Manager wizard, click Next on the first screen to move on

At the Connection to Operations Manager window, type your SCOM Management Server name and choose an account with administrative permissions to your SCOM management group. You can create a new Run As Account at this point that will be stored within the SCVMM 2012 security model for future administrative purposes if you wish.

Choose whether or not you want to enable the PRO and Maintenance Mode integration features of the SCVMM 2012 management pack, then click Next to move on

Next up, specify an account that has administrative credentials on the SCVMM server, then click Next to continue

Finally, confirm your settings, and click on the Finish button to begin the integration.

When the integration process has completed, you should see a screen similar to the one below showing a successful operation

Now all that's left to do is to go back to your SCOM server, open the console at the Monitoring tab and expand the Virtual Machine Manager management pack view folder on the left hand side.

Click on the Agent State view, wait a few minutes for the discovery of your newly integrated SCVMM server to complete, and you should then see your SCVMM server's state view similar to the screen below.

If you chose the PRO option when configuring your integration, you can also then expand the PRO folder from the SCOM console Monitoring window and you should see your SCVMM server and any active PRO tips listed too.

That concludes the installation and configuration of the SCVMM 2012 Update Rollup 1 Management Pack into your SCOM environment.

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