Cisco UCS Management Pack User Guide, Release 2.6 for Microsoft System Center 2012 and 2012 SP1, Operations Manager
Configuring Administrator Accounts
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Configuring Administrator Accounts

Table Of Contents

Configuring Administrator Accounts

Creating an Administrator Account

Associating a Run As Account with a Profile


Configuring Administrator Accounts


This chapter includes the following sections:

Creating an Administrator Account

Associating a Run As Account with a Profile

Creating an Administrator Account

SCOM uses Run As accounts to establish a connection to a Cisco UCS domain. The Run As account must be an administrator account.


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

Step 2 Select Administration from the drop-down menu.

Step 3 In the Tasks column, click Create Run As Account.

Step 4 On the Introduction page of the Create Run as Account wizard, click Next.

Step 5 On the General Properties page of the Create Run As Account wizard, do the following:

a. From the Run as Account Type drop-down menu, choose Simple Authentication.

b. In the Display Name field, enter a name for the Run As account.

c. In the Description field, enter a description of the account.

d. Click Next.

Step 6 In the Credentials page of the Create Run As Account wizard, do the following:

a. In the Account Name field, enter an account that can be used to log into the Cisco UCS domain.

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

b. In the Password field, enter the password for that account.

c. In the Confirm Password field, re-enter the password.

d. Click Next.

These credentials are used for all communication with the Cisco UCS domain.

Step 7 The Distribution Security page of the Create Run As Account wizard, do the following:

a. In the Select a Distribution Security Option field, click the Less Secure or More Secure radio button.

We recommend that you use this option because Cisco UCS does not use the Windows operating system for Cisco UCS Manager. The More Secure option is intended for management packs that target computers or devices equipped with the Windows operating system.

b. Click Create.

Step 8 On the Completion page of the Create Run As Account wizard, click Close.

The Administrator Run As account is created.


Associating a Run As Account with a Profile


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

Step 2 Select Administration from the drop-down menu.

Step 3 In the Administration column, click Profiles.

Step 4 From the list of a profiles, right-click on the profile that you want to associate with the Run As account and choose Properties.

Step 5 On the Introduction page of the Run As Profile wizard, click Run As Accounts in the Navigation pane.

Step 6 On the Run As Accounts page of the Run As Profile wizard, click Add.

Step 7 In the Run As Account dialog box, do the following:

a. From the Run As Account drop-down list, choose the Run As account you want to associate with the profile.

b. In the This Run As Account will be Used to Manage the Following Objects field, click one of the following radio buttons:

All Targeted Objects—Choose this option if you are monitoring a Cisco UCS domain for the first time.

A Selected Class, Group, or Object—Choose this option if you have monitored a Cisco UCS domain before and already know which objects interest you.

c. Click OK.

Step 8 On the Run As Accounts page of the Run As Profile wizard, click Save.

Step 9 On the Completion page of the Run As Profile wizard, click Close.