How to Chain Gateways


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager, System Center 2012 - Operations Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Operations Manager

It is sometimes necessary to chain multiple gateways together in order to monitor across multiple untrusted boundaries. This topic describes how to chain multiple gateways together.


You should install one gateway at a time and verify that each newly installed gateway is configured correctly before adding another gateway in the chain.

To chain multiple gateway servers

  1. On the management server that was targeted during the gateway server installation, run the Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.GatewayApprovalTool.exe tool to initiate communication between the management server and the gateway.

  2. Open a command prompt, and navigate to the Operations Manager installation directory or, and then run the following: Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.gatewayApprovalTool.exe /ManagementServerName=<managementserverFQDN> /GatewayName=<GatewayFQDN> /Action=Create

  3. Install the gateway server on a new server. For more information, see Installing Gateway Server.

  4. Configure the certificates between gateways in the same way that you would configure certificates between a gateway and a management server. For more information, see Importing Certificates with the MOMCertImport.exe Tool. The Health Service can only load and use a single certificate. Therefore, the same certificate is used by the parent and child of the gateway in the chain.