Monitoring SCCM 2012 SP1 With SCOM

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In this blog post i am going to take you to the steps I took to Install and configure the management pack for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Service Pack 1 for System Center Operations Manager 2012 Service Pack 1.

The System Center Monitoring Pack for System Center 2012 – Configuration Manager  is released on 4-March-2012 and contains the following features:

  • Monitoring the availability status of all server roles
  • Monitoring the health status of key services
  • Monitoring SQL replication health status
  • Collecting and monitoring performance counters from Configuration Manager servers
  • A topology diagram of the Configuration Manager site hierarchy
  • Reports showing the availability status and performance of Configuration Manager servers

I used the following plan to install and configure the System Center Configurations Manager Management Pack:

  1. Read the “Guide for System Center Monitor Pack for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
  2. Create a Management Pack for Customizations
  3. Enable Agent Proxy
  4. Import the Management Pack

2. Create a management pack for Customizations

  1. Start the “System Center Operations Manager Console
  2. In the “Operations Manager Console”, click “Administration
  3. In the “Administration” workspace, right-click “Management Packs” and click “Create Management Pack” 
    Create Management Pack
  4. In the “Create Management Pack” wizard, on the “General Properties” page, enter the name “Overrides System Center Configuration Manager 2012” and click “Next
    Create Management Pack
  5. In the “Create Management Pack” wizard, on the “Knowledge Article” page click “Create

3. Enable Agent Proxy

In this environment I will enable Agent proxy for al of the agents that are installed in this environment. I used the following Script.

Get-SCOMAgent | where {$_.ProxyingEnabled -match "False"} | Enable-SCOMAgentProxy

  1. Start the “Operations Manager Shell
     Enable Agent Proxy
  2. Enter the command line as written above and press enter

4. Import the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Management Pack

  1. Start the “System Center Operations Manager” console
  2. In the Operations Console, click “Administration
  3. Right click “Management Packs”, and then click “Import Management Packs
    Import Management Pack
  4. In the “Import Management Pack” wizard, click “Add” and then click “Add from catalog
    Import Management Pack
  5. In the “Select Management Packs fro catalog” dialog, use the “find” field to search for the “System Center 2012 – Configuration Manager
    ImportManagementPack3
  6. In the “Select Management Packs from Catalog” dialog, in the “Management packs in the catalog” section, select “Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Discovery”, “Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Library”, “Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Monitoring” and click “Add” and click “OK
    Import Management Pack
  7. On the “Select Management pack” page, click “Install
  8. When installation is finished click “Close

When finished importing, the discoveries will run. This can take some time. When the discovery off the default enabled components is finished the environment could look something like this:
Management Pack Running

In a later blog post I will go into tuning the monitors and rules.

3 thoughts on “Monitoring SCCM 2012 SP1 With SCOM

    • Hi Michael,
      The screenshot in the post that you are seeing is a Hierarchy Diagram. This is located under the system center 2012 Configuration Manager Folder on the monitoring pane
      Greetings Roel Knippen

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