VMM Beta 2: MP for Beta 2 posted

We've just posted the MP for VMM Beta 2 ont he connect.microsoft.com site (requires Windows Live ID sign-in and Beta program participation: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=85858

The Server Virtualization Management Pack is for System Center Operations Manager 2007 (OpsMgr). In order for the reports to be accessible, complete the following steps in Operations Manager.


1.       Deploy System Center Operations Manager 2007:


a.       Install System Center Operations Manager 2007.  System requirements and installation instructions which can be downloaded from: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/opsmgr/2007/library/proddocs.mspx


b.      Configure the Data Warehouse and Reporting in Operations Manager. 


c.       Deploy an Operations Manager agent on each computer on which a VMM component is installed. These include the VMM server, virtual machine hosts, library servers, and the Web server that hosts the Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal.  

Server Virtualization Management Pack Installation and configuration


2.       Import the Virtualization Management Pack prerequisite Management Packs:


a.       Before you import the Management Packs for Virtual Machine Manager, you must import the following Management Packs into Operations Manager:


·         Microsoft.Windows.Server.Library.mp

·         Microsoft.SQLServer.2005.Discovery.mp

·         Microsoft.SQLServer.2005.Monitoring.mp

·         Microsoft.SQLServer.Library.mp

·         Microsoft.Windows.InternetInformationServices.2003.MP

·         Microsoft.Windows.InternetInformationServices.CommonLibrary.MP

·         Microsoft.Windows.Server.2003.mp


Note: These Management Packs provide data for the Virtualization Management Pack. They can be found in the Management Packs directory of the Operations Manager Installation source media



 3.       Enable the Operations Manager agent on the Virtual Machine Manager server to be used as a proxy:

a.       In the Operations Manager Console, display the Administration tab.

b.      Under Device Management, click the Agent Managed node.

c.       From the list of computers in the center pane, right-click the entry for the computer that is the Virtual Machine Manager server, and then click Properties.

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

e.      Click OK to commit the changes


Note: The security account that the Operations Manager agent on the VMM server  is running as  must be granted access to the database in SQL Server that Virtual Machine Manager uses.


2.       Download and import the Server Virtualization Management Pack:

a.       Download the zipped MP files from the connect site: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=85858

b.      Unzip the files on the computer running the Operations Manager console.

c.       On the Administration tab of the Operators Console, click the Management Packs node.

d.      On the Actions menu, click Import Management Packs.

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

f.        To import the selected Management Packs, click Import.


3.       Enable Virtual Machine Manager administrators to view and order reports:

a.       On the Administration tab in the Operations Manager console, expand Security, and then click User Roles.

b.      Double-click the Operation Manager Report Operator node.

c.       In the dialog box, add all of the Virtual Machine Manager administrators who will access reports either through Operations Manager or through the VMM Administrator Console.


Configure reporting in the Virtual Machine Manager


1.       Enable the reporting tab in the VMM console

a.       In the Virtual Machine Manager Administrator Console, display Administration view, and expand the Settings  node.

b.      In the results pane, double-click Reporting Settings to open the Reporting Settings dialog box.

c.       Select the Enable reporting checkbox, and then enter the URL for the MOM reporting server in the following format: http://opsmgrserver./ReportServer. (where <opsmgrserver> is the name of the reporting server configured in step 1.b above and “/reportserver” is a parameter indicating the server’s role in Operations Manager)

d.      To add Reporting view to the Administrator Console, close and reopen the VMM Administrator Console.

e.      To display the VMM reports, click the Reporting button beneath the navigation pane on the left side of the console.

Note: In order to display the reports list in the VMM Administrator Console, you must have the Report Operator role in Operations Manager. For information, see “Enable Virtual Machine Manager Administrators to view and order reports,” earlier in this document.

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