SCOM Linux DMZ server monitoring

Fadil Ck 381 Reputation points

Hi All,

Can we monitor Linux servers in DMZ through SCOM 2019?

Thanks in advance.

Fadil CK

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  1. George Moise 2,346 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hi @Fadil Ck ,

    Yes, you should be able to discover / install the agent and monitor a Linux Server with SCOM 2019, regardless of the network where this Server is located.

    For that you need to have the following communication allowed in your firewalls:


    Source - here.

    Step by Step process of configuring UNIX/Linux Monitoring - here.

    I hope this answers your question.
    Thank you!

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  1. SChalakov 10,261 Reputation points MVP

    Hi @Fadil Ck ,

    George alredy gave you the most important information reagrding Linux Monitoring (both articles, especially the one from Kevin Holman). I just wanted to add some important specifics:

    • When you are doing Linux M;onitorig you need to always create a ressource pool with the servers (Gateway Server) in your case, which are able to comminucate with the agents.
    • When you are creating a ressource pool with Gateways (typical scenario when DMZ systems are monitored) you need to take into consideration that if you have 2x Gateways your Ressource Pool is not Highly Available. Why? Here is the answer:

    Understanding SCOM Resource Pools

    Last, but not least, if you are doing Linux Monitoring, then you need to understand what happen behind the scene. This might help you also:

    Linux/UNIX agent failover and Resource Pools – Debunking the Myth! – Part 2

    Hope I was able to help.


    (If the reply was helpful please don't forget to upvote and/or accept as answer, thank you)
    Stoyan Chalakov

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