VMM Beta 2: Reporting

Snipped from the SCVMM Beta 2 FAQ (requires Windows Live ID sign-in):

What are the Reporting requirements?

To view and use reporting in Virtual Machine Manager Beta 2 you must deploy the Virtualization Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 and set up reporting in SCVMM.

· The Virtual Machine Manager Administrator Console must be installed on the Virtual Machine Manager server.

· System Center Operations Manager 2007 must be deployed, and reporting must be set up in Operations Manager.

· The Virtualization Management Pack must be deployed on the Operations Manager server.

· To view and order reports in Virtual Machine Manager, you must use a credential with Report Operator permissions in Operations Manager.

What reports are available in Beta 2?

Reports are generated by Operations Manager but can be ordered in Virtual Machine Manager. The reporting view in the Administrator Console is not displayed until you enable reporting in Virtual Machine Manager. To see and order reports in Virtual Machine Manager, you must be an Operations Manager operator.

Reports available in Beta 2 include:

· Virtualization Candidates report helps identify physical computers that are good candidates for conversion to virtual machines. The Virtualization Candidates report displays average values for a set of commonly requested performance counters for CPU, memory, and disk usage, along with hardware configuration, including processor speed, number of processors, and total RAM. You can limit the report to computers that meet specified CPU and RAM requirements, and you can sort the results by selected columns in the report.

· Virtual Machine Allocation report provides information you can use to calculate chargebacks to cost centers for virtual machines.

· Virtual Machine Utilization report provides information about your virtual machines. For the identified time, this report shows average usage and total or maximums for virtual machine processors, memory, and disk space.

· Host Utilization report shows the number of virtual machines running per host. For the identified time and host group, this report shows average usage and total or maximums for host processors, memory, and disk space.

· Host Utilization Growth report shows the percentage growth of host resources and number of virtual machines running for the identified time period.

How do I set up reporting?

If you have not already done so, install a Virtual Machine Manager Administrator Console on the Virtual Machine Manager server. This enables the Operations Manager administrator to perform tasks on hosts and virtual machines in the Virtualization Management Pack.


Ops Mgr MP Installation and configuration:

  1.  From the Operations Manager Console, go to the Administration tab

  2.  Click the Agent Managed node under Device Management

  3. Right-click the entry for the machine that is the VMM server, and then click Properties

  4. On the Security  tab, check the checkbox that allows the agent to be used as a proxy.

Note: The account that the OpsMgr agent on the VMM server  is "running as"  must be granted access to the database in SQL that VMM was installed into.

5.       Import the Management Packs

a.       From the Administration tab of the Operators Console, click the Management Packs node

b.      From the Actions menu, click the Import Management Packs button.

c.       Select all four of the Management Pack files that were downloaded, and click Open

d.      Click Import

6.       Enable VMM users to access reports

a.       From the Administration tab, click User Roles node under Security

b.      Double-click the Operation Manager Report Operator node

c.       From the dialog that comes up, add all of the users who will access reports either through OpsMgr or through the VMM Administrator Console.

VMM Reporting configuration:

1.       From the VMM Adminstrator Console, display Administration view, and expand the Settings  node

2.       Double-click on the Reporting Settings line item in the results pane, which will bring up the dialog box

3.       Check the Enable Reporting checkbox, and then enter the URL for the MOM reporting server

Note: The URL should like this: http://opsmgrserver/reportserver

4.       Close and reopen the Administrator Console, and Reporting view will be added to the buttons at the bottom of the navigation pane (on the left).

The results pane lists the Virtual Machine Manager reports. If you are unable to display the reports list in Reporting view, that indicates you are not a Report Operator in Operations Manager. Contact your Operations Manager administrator to arrange this.

Note Report data is not available for several hours after the Virtualization Management Pack is deployed. By default, the Operations Manager agent collects data from Virtual Machine Manager every four hours and Operations Manager aggregates the data every hour.

Note Beta 2 reporting is limited to around 60 hosts. If you have more than 60 hosts, the management pack will fail to discover any hosts.

To learn more about Operations Manager 2007 see the TechCenter web site for System Center Operations Manager 2007 at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=85923.

Comments (1)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Well, System Centre Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) aka Carmine hit Beta 2 this week, so here are a couple

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