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XenServer 6.0.2 discovery in SCOM 2012 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I've recently attempted to get SCOM 2012 working with the built in XenServer SCOM agent and associated MP.  I'm aware that Microsoft and Citrix work very closely on this cross platform support as part of the V-Alliance so I'm hoping someone at this end may have come across this issue.

    The problem comes when attempting discovery of the XenServer host.  I receive messages stating that 'Platform not supported' and 'Import the Management Pack for this platform in order to discover this computer.

    I have downloaded and installed the relevant server certificate.  I've created the Run As account and associated it with both the Unix/Linux Action Account and UNIX/Linux Privileged Account.  I've imported the Linux Library MP and the Backwards compatibility MPs. I've imported the XenServer library MP and the XenServer MP.

    Has anyone else come across this or have any ideas that may help?

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013 2:21 PM

Answers

  • Thanks for the suggestions folks.

    It transpires that it's a problem with the Citrix XenServer MP.  Despite there being a hotfix specifically for this issue released recently by Citrix for XenServer 6, it still doesn't resolve the issue.

    For anyone reading this I'd suggest opening a support ticket with Citrix directly.

    As it happens monitoring XenServer is no longer a requirement as for this particular requirement it's been ditched in favour of Hyper-V 2012.

    Wednesday, June 12, 2013 11:47 AM

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  • Hi,

    Here is a guide:

    Monitoring XenServer with SCOM 2012

    http://www.flamingkeys.com/2012/06/monitoring-xenserver-with-scom-2012/


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    Wednesday, January 16, 2013 7:12 PM
  • I have exactly the same Problem here.

    Does anybody have an Idea??

    Tuesday, June 11, 2013 2:33 PM
  • Don't know anything about Citrix's XenServer being managed by SCOM 2012 but I did find this URL that may be helpful...

    http://msandbu.wordpress.com/2012/10/24/monitoring-citrix-with-operations-manager-2012/

    What exactly are you trying to do here, install a Linux agent on the XenServer and manage it like any other Linux system?

    Regards,

    -Steve

    Tuesday, June 11, 2013 7:27 PM
  • Thanks for the suggestions folks.

    It transpires that it's a problem with the Citrix XenServer MP.  Despite there being a hotfix specifically for this issue released recently by Citrix for XenServer 6, it still doesn't resolve the issue.

    For anyone reading this I'd suggest opening a support ticket with Citrix directly.

    As it happens monitoring XenServer is no longer a requirement as for this particular requirement it's been ditched in favour of Hyper-V 2012.

    Wednesday, June 12, 2013 11:47 AM
  • This one working example for SCVMM2012, maybe applicable with SCOM too

    -remove server if already in a pool
    here is the procedure
    1. remove hqsvr01 from xencenter pool
    2. remove hqsvr01.domain.com from mmc cert in scvmm server
    -in cmd, open mmc
    add Certificate Computer account add-in
    go to Trusted People/Certificates
    remove hqsvr01.domain.com if any
    3. remove "Microsoft System Center Integration Pack 6.0.2.1” if any
    # rpm -e ms-scx openpegasus xenserver-vnc-control xs-cim-cmpi
    4. regenerate cert using scvmm-prep.sh
    # chmod +x /root/scvmm-prep.sh
    5. install "Microsoft System Center Integration Pack 6.0.2.1”
    # mount -o loop /tmp/XenServer-6.0.2.1-integration-suite.iso /mnt/iso/
    # cd /mnt/iso
    # ./install.sh
    6. add cert of hqsvr01.domain.com into scvmm
    using IE, open https://hqsvr01.domain.com
    click Continue to this website
    click Security reports
    click View certificates
    click Install Certificate
    Certificate Store
      click Place all certificates in the following store
       click Browse
       tick Show physical stores
       click Trusted People/Local Computer
    7. add hqsvr01 into scvmm
    8. add hqsvr01 into serverpool in xencenter
    9. exit hqsvr01 from maintenance mode
    10. ssh to hqsvr01
    # cd /
    # umount /mnt/iso
    11. delete hqsvr01  from scvmm
    12. add hqsvr01 into scvmm
    this time, it will add pool that hqsvr01 belong to

    Thursday, July 11, 2013 1:56 AM