Cisco UCS Management Pack User Guide, Release 2.6 for Microsoft System Center 2012, 2012 SP1 and 2012 R2 Operations Manager
Adding Cisco UCS Domains to SCOM
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Adding Cisco UCS Domains to SCOM

Guidelines for Adding Cisco UCS Domains to SCOM

Adding a Cisco UCS Domain to SCOM

Adding Cisco UCS Domains to SCOM

This chapter includes the following sections:

Guidelines for Adding Cisco UCS Domains to SCOM

You can only add Cisco UCS domains on SCOM management servers. We recommend that you follow these guidelines when you configure SCOM to monitor Cisco UCS domains through the Add Monitoring wizard:

Deployment Scenario: Single Server Deployment of Operations Manager

  • The SCOM resource pool has one management server: MS1
  • Install the Cisco UCS Management Pack and Management Service on MS1.
  • Add all Cisco UCS domains to the SCOM on MS1.

Deployment Scenario: Distributed Deployment of Operations Manager

  • The SCOM resource pool has four management servers: MS1, MS2, MS3, and MS4.
  • Scenario 1:

Install the Cisco UCS Management Pack and Management service on MS1.

Add all Cisco UCS domains to the SCOM on MS1.

  • Scenario 2:

Install the Cisco UCS Management Pack on MS1.

Install the Cisco UCS Management service on MS2.

Add Cisco UCS domains to the SCOM on MS1 and MS2.

Adding a Cisco UCS Domain to SCOM


Step 1 In the SCOM application, click the Go tab in the menu bar.

Step 2 From the drop-down menu, choose Authoring .

Step 3 In the Authoring column, choose Cisco Unified Computing Systems .

Step 4 In the Tasks panel, click the Add Monitoring wizard.

Step 5 On the Select Monitoring Type page of the Add Monitoring wizard, choose Cisco Unified Computing Systems from the Select the Monitoring Type list and click Next .

Step 6 On the General Information page of the Add Monitoring wizard, do the following:

a. In the IP Address/Hostname field, enter the IP address or hostname of the Cisco UCS domain.

This is the virtual IP address that you use to access the Cisco UCS Manager in that domain.

b. In the Port Number field, enter the port number that is used to connect to the Cisco UCS domain.

This is the port number specified in the HTTP or HTTPS configuration for the Cisco UCS domain.

c. In the Connection Mode check box, do one of the following:

Check the check box for secure (HTTPS) connections.

Uncheck the check box for non-secure (HTTP) connections using default port 80.

d. Click Test Connection to verify that SCOM can connect to the Cisco UCS domain.

If you receive an error after you click Test Connection , contact your Network Administrator.

For secure connections, if there is an issue with the server certificate and a security alert dialog box is displayed, review the warnings and follow the instructions in the dialog box.

e. In the Authentication dialog box, enter the Username and Password and click OK.

If the Cisco UCS domain is configured for domain authentication, you must enter the user name in the following format: < username @ domainname >.

f. If the connection is successful and a message box is displayed, click OK .

The Service Machine field is populated with the name of the first management server on which the Cisco UCS Management Service is running.

If the Cisco UCS Management Service is installed on multiple management servers, each management service can handle its own Cisco UCS domain. You can select the name of a management server from the Service Machine drop-down list.

g. Click Next .

Step 7 On the Instance Name page of the Add Monitoring wizard, do the following:

a. In the Name field, accept the default Cisco UCS domain name that was added to the field.

We recommend that you do not change the default Cisco UCS domain name.

b. In the Description field, enter a description of the Cisco UCS domain.

c. In the Management Pack section, continue with the default settings. Or check the create new check box to save the current Cisco UCS domain in a different Management Pack and then do one of the following:

From the drop-down list, choose the existing management pack.

We recommend that you use the existing management pack with its predefined timers and configuration.

Click New to create and define a new management pack for this Cisco UCS domain.

d. Click Next.

Step 8 On the Virtualization page of the Add Monitoring wizard, click Next .

The current release of the Cisco UCS Management Pack does not support virtualization. The Enable Virtualization check box is therefore disabled.

Step 9 On the Configuration Summary page of the Add Monitoring wizard, review the summary and click Create .

The template for monitoring the Cisco UCS domain is created.

To enable monitoring of Cisco UCS, you must associate Run As Profile, which is created by this management pack, with the Run As account.