Management Pack for Microsoft SCOM

The Blue Medora VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for Microsoft SCOM is an embedded adapter for vRealize Operations (vROps), providing detailed insights into the health, performance, and capacity of resources managed by Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM). With its pre-configured dashboards, reports, and alerts, you can quickly identify and troubleshoot problems in your Hyper-V and SQL Server environments—all within the vRealize Operations user interface.

Notable Features

The Management Pack harnesses powerful vRealize Operations features such as:

  • 13 comprehensive monitoring dashboards, including:
    • SCOM Hyper-V Cluster Utilization
    • SCOM Hyper-V Host Utilization
    • SCOM Hyper-V VM Utilization
    • SCOM SQL Server Alerts
    • SCOM Computer Performance
  • Alerts mapped from MS SCOM alerts and events and displayed within vROps
  • Derived Hyper-V Cluster metrics such as processor time, used memory, highest pages, network traffic, and average disk transfer duration

  • vRealize Calculated Memory, CPU, Network, and Storage capacities for MS Windows Computer and MS Windows Hyper-V VMs

Release Notes

VersionRelease DateDescription 12, 2019
  • Updated to support vRealize Operations 7.x and 8.x (does not support vRealize Operations 6.x)
  • Adds very detailed logging and numerous more performance improvements
  • Improves performance in large environments by running asynchronously 12, 2018
  • Updated for vROps 6.7 compatibility (For information about general vROps 6.7 impact on our management packs, see our 6.7 Support Knowledge Article.)

  • Changed default metrics shown on dashboards for VMware objects

  • Deprecated the following Views (SCOM):
    • MS SCOM Computer Reclaimable Capacity

    • MS SCOM Computer Recommended CPU and Memory Size

    • MS SCOM Computer Stress

    • MS SCOM Hyper-V Virtual Machine Reclaimable Capacity

    • MS SCOM Hyper-V Virtual Machine Recommended CPU and Memory Size

    • MS SCOM Hyper-V Virtual Machine Stress

  • Deprecated the following Reports (SCOM):
    • Stressed MS SCOM Computers Report

    • Stressed MS SCOM Hyper-V Virtual Machines Report

  • Updated views and reports to remove the following metrics: faults, anomalies, stress, capacity remaining, and time remaining

  • Removed the following metrics from KPI scoreboard widgets: Memory Swap Out Rate Average, Storage Total Read Latency Average, Storage Total Write Latency Average
  • Added support for full uninstall of the management pack
  • Added data provider OSS attribution file (See: Management Pack Files and Folders (SCOM)) 23, 2017
  • Added support for SCOM 2016
  • Deprecated support for SCOM 2007
  • Improved overall performance and stability
  • Simplified configuration
  • Enabled alert roll-ups for sub-objects
  • Fixed status to properly display from Data Warehouse
  • Modified object UIDs to remove port prefix, thus reducing duplicate objects
  • Implemented new versioning scheme, which removes the "6.x" signifier tied to the minimum supported vROps version. Example:

6.0.10600027September 29, 2016
  • Added support for True Visibility Suite licensing
  • Fixed an issue where non-existing SCOM objects would temporarily be labeled as existing after executions of auto-discovery
  • Enhanced the adapter configuration’s Test Connection for more thorough evaluation of the adapter configuration and increased verbosity of test result message on failure
  • Switches ‘Encrypt’ flag to ‘false’ by default
  • Updated to filter objects by using the Active Directory Site and/or Organizational Unit of the Microsoft.Windows.Computer the object is attached to
  • Updated the adapter configuration’s Test Connection error message to be more readable and consistent between JDBC drivers
  • Virtual Machine Stress View now sorts in descending order by ‘Stress Amount’
  • Fixed issue where Cluster resources were being incorrectly marked as not existing
  • Fixed issue where Virtual Machines and Computers were not being properly related
  • Fixed issue where enabling encryption caused resource status to not switch to ‘unknown’ when the adapter instance went down
  • Added new SCOM Overview dashboard
6.0.10600016March 7, 2016

Initial General Availability release by Blue Medora, which includes bug fixes and performance improvements to MS SCOM resource health alerts.

Known Issues / Limitations

The following known issues/limitations exist for the currently-released version of the Management Pack:

  • When the management pack is set to create external relationships from SCOM-monitored Computers to VMware VMs, the relationships are created by matching IP addresses on the Computer to the VM. In some cases, this can cause incorrect matching (e.g., If more than one computer has the same IP address).

See also:

System Requirements (SCOM)