Monitoring Pack Purpose

The VMM monitoring pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 or System Center 2012 - Operations Manager monitors availability of VMM and the availability, health, and performance of all virtual machines and virtual machine hosts that VMM manages.

You must install this management pack before you can configure the following VMM features:

  • Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO)

  • Maintenance Mode integration

  • Reporting in VMM

  • Support for SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)

The VMM monitoring pack enables the integration of Operations Manager with VMM and monitors the health of virtual machines running on Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware ESX, and Citrix XenServer. In VMware vSphere 4 or VMware Infrastructure 3 (VI3) environments that are managed by using VMM, this management pack also monitors the health of virtual machines running on VMware ESX.

You can view VMM reports in all languages into which VMM is localized: English (ENU), German (DEU), Spanish (ESN), French (FRA), Italian (ITA), Japanese (JPN), and Simplified Chinese (CHS).

The VMM monitoring pack supports monitoring of VMM Self-Service web sites that are hosted by Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0.

PRO remediation actions support live migration of highly available virtual machines (HAVMs) that are deployed on host clusters created by Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V technology and managed by using VMM. With live migration, you can move running virtual machines from one Hyper-V physical host to another without any disruption of service or perceived downtime.

In this section:

For details on the discoveries, rules, monitors, views, and reports contained in this monitoring pack, see Appendix: Monitoring Pack Contents.