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How to enable and configure the System Center Operations Manager monitoring


System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) is a cross-platform management system for operating systems and hypervisors. It uses a single interface that shows state, health and performance information of computer systems. SCOM provides alerts generated according to some availability, performance, configuration or identifying security situations. It works with Microsoft Windows Server and Unix-based hosts.


SDK Installation:


Before you can start monitoring your SCOM deployment you need to copy the SDK (Software Development Kit) from the Management Group Server to your VSAX installation directory.

You can find the SDK assemblies at %ProgramFiles%\System Center 2012\Operations Manager\Server\SDK Binaries.


Required assemblies:

  • Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Core.dll

  • Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Runtime.dll

  • Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.OperationsManager.dll


Note: VSAX Service and Manager must be restarted for the SCOM SDK installation to be detected.


Connection Settings:

  • In order to connect you must fill in the configuration details in VSAX Manager.

  • Server Name: FQDN or IP address of the management group server

  • Use Windows Authentication: If checked VSAX will connect to SCOM using the LocalSystem account.

  • Domain: NETBIOS name of the domain

  • Username: User with access to the SCOM Console

  • Password: The password for the user




How to enable Notifications for the System Center Operations Manager monitoring


SCOM module can notify whenever an alert triggers or reaches warning state.




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