Install and Configure System Center Management Pack for SharePoint Server 2013

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In this post I’m going to take you true the steps I took to install and configure the system center management pack for SharePoint server 2013. Before installing the system center management pack for SharePoint server 2013 let’s take a look ad the environment that I want to monitor

  • 2 SharePoint Web Front-End servers
  • 1 SharePoint Application server
  • 2 Microsoft SQL 2012 server

You can download the system center management pack for SharePoint server 2013 from here

Before you start installing the system center management pack for SharePoint 2013 make you sure you have installed and configured the following management pack’s:

  • System Center Management Pack for Windows Server Operating System which can be downloaded from here
  • Microsoft System Center Management Pack for SQL Server which can be downloaded from here
  • System Center 2012 Management Pack for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Internet Information Service 8 which can be downloaded from here

I took the following steps

  1. Install the system center management pack for SharePoint 2013
  2. Import the system center management pack for SharePoint 2013
  3. Copy the configuration file
  4. Create a Run-As account
  5. Give the Run-As account full access to the SQL Servers 
  6. Give the Run-As account farm admin rights to your SharePoint environment
  7. Configure the SharePoint config file
  8. Configure the SharePoint management pack

1. Install the system center management pack for SharePoint 2013

  1. Click "Microsoft.Sharepoint.Server.ManagementPacks.msi"
  2. In the “Microsoft.SharePoint.Server.ManagementPacks – installer” wizard, on the “License Agreement” page, select “I accept” and click “Next
    Install SharePoint Server Management Pack
  3. In the “Microsoft.SharePoint.Server.ManagementPacks – installer” wizard, on the “Select Installation Folder” page, select “Everyone” and click “Next
    Install SharePoint Server Management Pack
  4. In the “Microsoft.SharePoint.Server.ManagementPacks – installer” wizard, on the “Confirm Installation” page, click “Install
    Install SharePoint Server Management Pack
  5. In the “Microsoft.SharePoint.Server.ManagementPacks – installer” wizard, on the “Installation Complete” page, click “Close
    InstallSharePointMP4

2. Import the system center management pack for SharePoint 2013

  1. Start the "Operations Manager Console"
  2. In the “Operations Manager Console” click “Administration
  3. Right click “Management Packs”, and the click “Import Management Packs
    Import Management Packs
  4. The “Import Management pack wizard” opens. Click “Add”, and the click “Add from Disk
    Import Management Packs
  5. The Select Management Packs to import dialog box appears. If necessary, change to the directory that holds your management pack file. Select the following files:
    • Microsoft.SharePoint.Foundation.Library.mp
    • Microsoft.SharePoint.Foundation.2013.Discovery.mp
    • Microsoft.SharePoint.Foundation.2013.Monitoring.mp
    • Microsoft.SharePoint.Server.Library.mp
    • Microsoft.SharePoint.Server.2013.Discovery.mp
    • Microsoft.SharePoint.Server.2013.Monitoring.mp
      Import Management Packs
  6. In the “Import Management Pack” wizard, Click “Install
  7. In the “Import Management Pack” wizard, Click “Close

3. Copy the configuration file

  1. Make a RDP connection to your “Management Server
  2. From the directory “C:\Program Files (x86)\System Center Management Packs\Microsoft.Sharepoint.Server.ManagementPacks” copy the file “microsoft.sharepoint.foundation.library.mp” with the type config to the directory “C:\Program Files\System Center Management Packs

4. Create a Run-As accounts

  1. Start the “Operations Manager Console
  2. In the "Administration" Workspace, in the Navigation pane, expand "Run As Configuration", right click "Accounts" and click "Create Run As Account"

    Create Run As Account

  3. In the “Create Run As Account Wizard”, on the “Introduction” page, click “Next
  4. In the “Create Run As Account Wizard”, on the “General Properties” page enter the following “Display Name” “SharePoint Discovery/Monitoring Account” and click “NextCreate Run As Account
  5. In the “Create Run As Account Wizard”, on the “Credentials” page enter the “Username”, “Password”, “Confirm password”, “Domain” and click “Next
    Create Run As Account
  6. In the “Create Run As Account Wizard”, on the “Distribution Security” page, select “More Secure” and click “Create
    Create Run As Account
  7. In the “Create Run As Account Wizard”, on the “Completion” page, click “Close
  8. Right click on the “SharePoint Discovery/Monitoring Account” and click “Properties
    Create Run As Account
  9. On the “Run As Account Properties – SharePoint Discovery/Monitoring Account” page open the tab “Distribution
    Create Run As Account
  10. On the “Run As Account Properties – SharePoint Discovery/ Monitoring Account” page on the “Distribution” tab, click  “Add”  to add all the SharePoint farm computers.
    Create Run As Account
  11. On the “Run As Account Properties – SharePoint Discovery/Monitoring Account” page, on the “Distribution” tab click “Apply” and the “OK

5. Give the Run-AS accounts full access to the SQL Servers 

  1. Make a RDP connection to your “SQL Server” hosting your SharePoint databases
  2. Start the “Server Manager
  3. In the “Server Manager” in the tools menu click “Computer Management
    SQL Computer Management Local User
  4. On the “Computer Management” page, expand “Local Users and Groups” and click “Groups
  5. On the “Computer Management” page, open the “Administrators” group
    SQL Computer Management Local User
  6. On the “Administrators Properties” page click “Add” and add the user you used to create your Run As account.
  7. On the “Administrators Properties” page click “Apply” and click “OK
  8. On the SQL server start the “Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio
    SQL Full Access Database
  9. In the “Connect tot server” page enter the “Server name” your “Authentication” and click “Connect
  10. In the “Object Explorer” expand “Security”, and right click “Logins” and click “New Login
    SQL Full Access Database
  11. On the “New Login” page, on the “General” page add the above created account
    SQL Full Access Database
  12. On the “New Login” page, on the “Server Roles” page, select “Sysadmin” and click “Ok
    SQLFullAccess6
  13. Repeat the above steps on all your SQL Servers.

6. Give the Run-As account farm admin rights to your SharePoint environment

I am not a SharePoint  administrator so I contacted my SharePoint Administrator to give the monitoring account farm admin right to the SharePoint farm.

7. Configure the SharePoint config file

  1. Open the “microsoft.sharepoint.foundation.library.mp.config” SharePoint configuration file from the following location: “C:\Program Files\System Center Management Packs
  2. In edit the following rule:
    <Association Account="SharePoint Discovery/Monitoring Account" Type="Agent">
        <Machine Name="" />
    </Association>
  3. add a “Machine Name” line for each server in your farm. I have 5 servers that are in my farm so my Config file looks something like this:
    <association type="Agent" account="SharePoint Discovery/Monitoring Account">
        <machine name="web01.ms-opsmgr.eu" />
        <machine name="web02.ms-opsmgr.eu" />
        <machine name="sql01.ms-opsmgr.eu" />
        <machine name="sql02.ms-opsmgr.eu" />
        <machine name="app01.ms-opsmgr.eu" />
    </association>
  4. Save and close the configuration file

8. Configure the SharePoint management pack

  1. Start the “Operations Manager Console
  2. In the “Monitoring” workspace expand “”Microsoft SharePoint” and select “Administration” and from the administration pane select “Microsoft SharePoint Farm Group

    SharePoint Configuration

  3. From the “Tasks” pane, click “Configure SharePoint Management Pack

    Sharepoint Configuration

  4. On the “Run Task – Configure SharePoint Management Pack” click “Run

    SharePoint Configuration

  5. The result should look something like this:

    Sharepoint Configuration

    When everything is finished the result should look something like this.

    Finished

    When you want more information of installing and configuring the SharePoint Management pack please take a look at:

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