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When to import Active Directory Management Pack? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've just build a new SCOM 2012 R2 environment and want to import the AD Management Pack. I've read the documentation accompanied with this and it states

    Before you import the Active Directory Management Pack, take the following actions:

    •      Verify that each domain controller and client computer that you plan to monitor has an agent installed.

    Unfortunately we are also in the process of upgrading our DCs.  The majority of the new DCs have the SCOM 2012 R2 agent installed however they are reporting to our old SCOM environment.  I plan to multi-home all the agents and then eventually remove the entries to the old environment.  The problem I have is that a couple of the new DCs won't be available for a few more weeks.  Will it be a problem is I import the Management Pack before these servers have been built?

    Thursday, October 29, 2015 11:28 AM

Answers

  • No, this isn't an issue. Go ahead and import the MP, it just won't do anything. And as you add DCs to the 2012R2 instance, they'll get discovered like any other app. The bullet point in the MP guide is basically telling you that if you have a DC that needs monitoring, it needs the SCOM agent. It's boilerplate.

    "Fear disturbs your concentration"

    • Marked as answer by LinJack Monday, November 2, 2015 9:07 AM
    Thursday, October 29, 2015 5:54 PM
  • If you only want the Domain Controllers with agents monitored by the new Management Group then you can set an override on the discovery:

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/jonathanalmquist/archive/2009/09/04/domain-controllers-not-monitored-state.aspx

    Regards

    Graham


    http://blogs.technet.com/b/manageabilityguys/

    • Marked as answer by LinJack Monday, November 2, 2015 9:08 AM
    Thursday, October 29, 2015 6:33 PM

All replies

  • No, this isn't an issue. Go ahead and import the MP, it just won't do anything. And as you add DCs to the 2012R2 instance, they'll get discovered like any other app. The bullet point in the MP guide is basically telling you that if you have a DC that needs monitoring, it needs the SCOM agent. It's boilerplate.

    "Fear disturbs your concentration"

    • Marked as answer by LinJack Monday, November 2, 2015 9:07 AM
    Thursday, October 29, 2015 5:54 PM
  • If you only want the Domain Controllers with agents monitored by the new Management Group then you can set an override on the discovery:

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/jonathanalmquist/archive/2009/09/04/domain-controllers-not-monitored-state.aspx

    Regards

    Graham


    http://blogs.technet.com/b/manageabilityguys/

    • Marked as answer by LinJack Monday, November 2, 2015 9:08 AM
    Thursday, October 29, 2015 6:33 PM
  • Ok - thank-you both.
    Monday, November 2, 2015 9:07 AM