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  • Hello Team,

    I am new to Operation Manager...We have hosted AD 2008 R2 SP1, Exchange 2010 SP2, Lync 2010 and SQL 2008 R2 server. We want to monitor to do for all these server and hence we have procureed SCOM 2012. I have installed SCOM 2012 successfully and also added the agents on these server. Now my question:

    1. What should i do next..I searched for management pack in MS catalog for Exchange 2010 and Lync 2010 it was not there..Let me know whether shall we use the management pack for SCOM 2007 to  SCOM 2012..I seen in forum it can be done..but is there any MS link which state like that?

    2. How can management pack recognize the appropriate server to use for it (Lync Mp for Lync server, Exchange MP to Exchange)...Or will all the management pack will be applied to the server?.

    3. After installing MP and setting notification ...any else needs to be done in production enviroment

    4. Where we can able to get MP in Pinpoint Market ....

    5.On adding to this i am not able to get Exchange 2010 SP2 Management Pack at  all..i searched all over the google but still no luck...but i rememeber i seen it before...Is that any issue MS has removed it..Please share the download link..for Exchange 2010 SP2 Management Pack for scom 2012


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    Saturday, July 7, 2012 2:34 AM

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  • Do you have a lab?  Because you really don't want to install MP's in a production environment without proper tuning.  The exchange 2010 MP was pulled because of a script that was causing customers pain.  The Exchange team is supposed to be fixing this and releasing it again "soon".  The lync 2010 MP is on pinpoint:

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=12375

    This will work in SCOM 2012.

    SCOM 2007 MP's will work in SCOM 2012.  I honestly don't think there are any "native" 2012 mp's yet.

    You said you installed SCOM 2012, did you apply CU1?  That is out already and should be done before you deploy agents and install MP's imho.

    After installing mps, setting notification, you probably want to deploy agents, then monitor your environment for config churn, noise, issues, DB bloat, etc.  Normal SCOM admin fun time activities!

    On pinpoint, you have to search by application, then select FREE, then you can scope to System Center, and under that Operations Manager, from that point on you should be able to find most mps, or just bing/google search for them.

    If someone has the old Exchange 2010 MP maybe they can dump it to a file share.  If you want it email me your email and I can send you the OLD one, not the most recently release update that was causing problems, I don't have it.


    Regards, Blake Email: mengotto<at>hotmail.com Blog: http://discussitnow.wordpress.com/

    Saturday, July 7, 2012 4:25 AM
  • These are the settings you want.  Not sure if this url will save them, but try it:

    http://pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/applications/search/operations-manager-w400392?fp=0&fpt=300102&sort=released&q=


    Regards, Blake Email: mengotto<at>hotmail.com Blog: http://discussitnow.wordpress.com/

    Saturday, July 7, 2012 4:32 AM
  • Thanks Blake for your reply...I have not applied SCOM 2012 CU1...:(..But installed agent in all the servers

    I saw all the server are in healthy and green in state except 3 server which are dombain controller show in Gray colore as healthy


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    Saturday, July 7, 2012 7:24 AM
  • The greyed out agents:  Health services is not running on the DC's, firewall/network issues preventing communication, agent not running as local system, agent proxy not enabled.

    Enable agent proxy for all of your agents.

    Check the ops manager event log on those grey agents for more clues.


    Regards, Blake Email: mengotto<at>hotmail.com Blog: http://discussitnow.wordpress.com/

    Saturday, July 7, 2012 4:42 PM
  • But i have not done this for other server "Enable agent proxy for all of your agents."...It shows green in healthy status...There is no firewall placed in between the servers..

    It seems "Enable agent proxy for all of your agents."  options was disabled on the default installation.

    Is that it is recommended or best praticse to "Enable agent proxy for all of your agents." for all the severs...Please let me know since i am new to OM ..so that i can justify if somebody raise query on this..:(


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    Sunday, July 8, 2012 2:13 AM
  • Well many of the mp's require proxy enabled, so many that you might as well enable it on EVERYTHING.  This is not MSFT's recommendation, it's mine.

    Regards, Blake Email: mengotto<at>hotmail.com Blog: http://discussitnow.wordpress.com/

    Sunday, July 8, 2012 4:18 AM
  • "except 3 server which are dombain controller show in Gray colore as healthy"

    Have you run HSLockdown on the domain controllers to allow the Action Account appropriate rights?

    http://thoughtsonopsmgr.blogspot.co.uk/2009/09/hslockdown-explained.html

    Cheers

    Graham


    Regards Graham New System Center 2012 Blog! - http://www.systemcentersolutions.co.uk
    View OpsMgr tips and tricks at http://systemcentersolutions.wordpress.com/

    • Proposed as answer by Cloud_TS Monday, July 9, 2012 8:59 AM
    • Marked as answer by Yog Li Thursday, July 26, 2012 2:27 AM
    Sunday, July 8, 2012 9:30 AM
  • You have done it Graham ..it has worked...Hope you can help me one more thing pls..After i have imported Lync management pack in SCOM 2012..i don't see any alert for lync server getting generated in SCOM 2012. Is that something i need to do after that..i have already pushed the agent and it show healthy for lync server...

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    Monday, July 9, 2012 7:25 AM
  • Hi

    Make sure you have enabled agent proxy for all Front-end servers in Front-end pool where Central Management Server is deployed.

    You do need to configure the synthetic transactions - it is covered in detail in the guide:

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=12375

    Or there is a good blog article here:

    http://www.vnext.be/2011/03/06/scom-opsmgr-lync-2010-management-pack-deploying-synthetic-transactions-sts/

    Cheers

    Graham


    Regards Graham New System Center 2012 Blog! - http://www.systemcentersolutions.co.uk
    View OpsMgr tips and tricks at http://systemcentersolutions.wordpress.com/

    • Marked as answer by Yog Li Thursday, July 26, 2012 2:27 AM
    Monday, July 9, 2012 11:33 AM
  • Hello Blake,

    The bad new is yesterday during activation of SCOM the server was crashed with BSOD. Hence tried to bring it up but no luck. Hence we started to build new server with different computer name. Now i am really tensed on few things.

    1. The agent is already in all the server will the new server be capable of taking it out or we need to uninstall the agent manually from all the server then we need to push them from OM console.

    Ans: Yes it is taking no need to uninstall the agent..

    2. Is there need to do schema cleanup using ADSI edit for flushing out my old SCOM server information enteries

    Ans: Done schema cleanup in ADSI edit

    3. What type of permission need to provided on registry for SCOM activation. We use service account of AD which has doman admin and enterprise admin access with the local admin access of the scom server.

    Ans: Make UAC as low and check the user as admin access on local server

    4. Is that anything else we need to do in my scenario..please guide i am new to it..

    The above ans what i performed and it works fine now..Thought to share it will help someone


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    Tuesday, July 10, 2012 12:49 AM