How to link multiple Operations Manager 2007 Gateway Servers together

In Operations Manager, the Gateway server role is primary used for monitoring servers outside the Root Management Servers trusted Domain boundary.  Another popular use of the Gateway role is for performance improvements by placing gateways in sites with poor network connectivity.  Sometimes it is necessary to “chain” multiple gateways together to get monitor across multiple…


OpsMgr 2007: Gateway Approval Tool fails with the error "Invalid relationship target specified in the discovery data item"

Just a quick tip in case you run into this.  When you run the Operations Manager Gateway Approval Tool you may get the following error: “Unhandled Exception: Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Common.DiscoveryDataInvalidRelationshipTargetException: Invalid relationship target specified in the discovery data item” The Syntax to approve the gateway is: Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.GatewayApprovalTool /ManagementServername= FQDN_name /gatewayName=gateway_server_FQDN_name If the RMS is clustered you should…


OpsMgr 2007: How to configure a gateway to communicate with a different management server without moving agents

Here’s a neat piece of documentation I came across today that was written by one of our top Support Escalation Engineers, Ganesh Babu gnana Sundaram.  If you ever need to reconfigure a Gateway server to communicate with a different Management server then this one’s for you: ======== You may find yourself in a situation where…

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Using SiteName when deploying gateways to help manage alerts

The Systems Center Operations Manager 2007 team blog has a great post on using SiteName when deploying gateways to help manage alerts in case you haven’t seen it.  This one comes from Rob Kuehfus and he includes a high level overview as well as a link to the detailed steps: When deploying the Operations Manager…

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