none
Management Pack Export & Import RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi, 

    we have a production Management Server where all Management packs ( Sealed, unsealed, overrides)are installed on SCOM 2012 R2 , Now we are moving to SCOM 2016 on a side by side environment. So we want to export all Management packs from old SCOm server to New one SCOM 2016. Can we just export MPs from Old SCOM & import the management packs to new SCOM ??

    or there are other factors to be taken care of ?

    Pls suggest /recommend  

    Tuesday, July 2, 2019 9:52 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    In theory you can simply export and import the management packs & overrides, however I would still recommend double checking if the management packs are supported or not.

    Most management packs should work on SCOM 2016, but there are some that don't, if you use any third party management packs, you should check with the vendor if it is supported for newer SCOM versions.

    Exporting sealed management packs

    Get-SCOMManagementPack | where {$_.Sealed -eq $True } | Export-SCOMManagementpack -Path "C:\Management Packs\Sealed"


    Exporting unsealed management packs

    Get-SCOMManagementPack | where {$_.Sealed -eq $False} | Export-SCOMManagementpack -Path "C:\Management Packs\Unsealed"

    You'll find all the Microsoft management packs over here: Microsoft Management Packs

    Most management packs have a management pack guide in the download link, that's where you can check the supported configurations.

    As you're doing a side-by-side migration, you have the possibility to test out if everything works out in, I would suggest you do little by little.

    Here's also something that may be helpful:
    SCOM: Export Rules, Monitors, Overrides, Settings, Effective Monitoring Configuration with PowerShell

    Here are some other useful links:
    Resources & Tips About Upgrading To SCOM 2016

    SCOM 2016 – Upgrade Notes from the Field

    My SCOM 2016 side-by-side upgrade experience


    Best regards,
    Leon


    Blog: https://thesystemcenterblog.com LinkedIn:

    Tuesday, July 2, 2019 10:14 PM
  • Hi Leon , I tried with a single unsealed MP , Its showing lot of dependency packs needed to import it to SCOM 2016
    Tuesday, July 2, 2019 10:43 PM
  • Management packs will have dependencies, you need to make sure the dependencies are imported first.

    Blog: https://thesystemcenterblog.com LinkedIn:

    Tuesday, July 2, 2019 10:44 PM
  • Hi Leon, If I need to check the override settings for a particular MP or a list of MPs , How to do that ??
    Tuesday, July 2, 2019 11:07 PM
  • You can use the script below to get the override settings and many more settings:
    SCOM: Export Rules, Monitors, Overrides, Settings, Effective Monitoring Configuration with PowerShell

    Here are also a few more alternatives:

    This script will export overrides for all your agents:
    SCOM 2012: Export Overrides to CSV with retention

    You can export the so called effective monitoring configuration for each monitored objects with this script:Get effective configuration for SCOM monitored object


    A simple tool that can read and report on management pack content:
    MP Viewer 2012…reloaded!


    Blog: https://thesystemcenterblog.com LinkedIn:

    Tuesday, July 2, 2019 11:26 PM
  • Please refer to Transfering management packs from scom 2012 towards 2016 best practices
    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/c0ad6b2c-e669-415f-9b7e-0494b9a0468b/transfering-management-packs-from-scom-2012-towards-2016-best-practices?forum=operationsmanagerdeployment

    In summary

    1) Export all MP

    Exporting sealed management packs
    Get-SCOMManagementPack | where {$_.Sealed -eq $True } | Export-SCOMManagementpack -Path "C:\Management Packs\Sealed"

    Exporting unsealed management packs
    Get-SCOMManagementPack | where {$_.Sealed -eq $False} | Export-SCOMManagementpack -Path "C:\Management Packs\Unsealed"

    2) You cannot migrate MPs directly from 2012 R2 to 2016. Some of the older management packs cannot be used with SCOM 2016 and need to be download in the exact version, which supports SCOM 2016.

    My advice, just write down what you are currently monitor and then find the MP, which supports SCOM 2016. The following repository, which is always up to date will help you out:
    Microsoft Management Packs
    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/16174.microsoft-management-packs.aspx

    3) For applying the overrides, stored in your unseald MP from 2012 to the new environment with SCOM 2016.

    It depends on how you are doing your overrides, how do you target them (groups) and where those groups are stored. If you have your targeted groups within the same, unsealed MP, then you can import in the new SCOM 2016 environment, under the condition that the override MP targets the same version of the sealed MP. Then you will have the same groups and same overrides in the new environment.

    4) For Importing unsealed Management Packs, please refer to
    http://www.systemcentercentral.com/scom-2012-rc-side-by-side-migration-phase-4-importing-unsealed-management-packs/

    although this blog target for migration SCOM 2012, this also apply for SCOM 2016 MP migration.

    roger



    Wednesday, July 3, 2019 4:46 AM
  • Hi,

    If we choose the side-by-side migration, there is a lot of extra work to do. Here's a good blog and we can follow the steps to proceed our migration progress.

    SCOM 2012 R2 TO 1801 SIDE-BY-SIDE MIGRATION : THE POWERSHELL WAY! – BY RUBEN ZIMMERMANN
    https://anaops.com/2019/01/12/scom-2012-r2-to-1801-side-by-side-migration-the-powershell-way-by-ruben-zimmermann/

    Hope the above information helps.

    Regards,

    Alex Zhu
    -----------------------------------------------
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help.
    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.
    Wednesday, July 3, 2019 6:26 AM
  • Hi,

    May we know the current status of the problem? Is there any other assistance we can provide?

    Regards,

    Alex Zhu
    -----------------------------------------------
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help.
    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.
    Friday, July 19, 2019 8:49 AM
  • thanks Alex, 

    We imported all management packs after importing the dependencies. Quite Manual task !!!

    Friday, September 13, 2019 2:53 PM