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Setting Up Reporting in VMM

Applies To: Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1

Before you can view and use reports in Microsoft® System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 or System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, you must configure Operations Manager integration with VMM, which includes deploying the VMM Management Pack. If you are setting up reporting for VMM 2008, you must also import an additional management pack that installs virtualization reports. VMM reports are generated by Operations Manager, but they can be opened in Reporting view of the Virtual Machine Manager Administrator Console.


Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 requires System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1. VMM 2008 R2 requires either Operations Manager 2007 SP1 or System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2.

Setting Up Reporting for VMM 2008 R2

For end-to-end procedures that explain how to set up reporting in VMM 2008 R2, see Configuring Reporting for VMM (

Setting Up Reporting for VMM 2008

The following checklist summarizes the tasks that are required to set up reporting in VMM 2008. For step-by-step instructions and report descriptions, see the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Management Pack Guide, available at Management Pack Guides for Server Products (

Task Description Reference


Deploy System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1, set up your reporting server, and install Operations Manager Reporting.

Operations Manager 2007 Deployment Guide (


Deploy the Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Management Pack in Operations Manager. The VMM 2008 Management Pack is deployed as part of Operations Manager configuration during VMM Setup.

Configuring Interoperability with Operations Manager 2007( in the VMM TechNet Library


To install reports, deploy the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Reporting Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007.

Download the management pack: System Center Operations Manager 2007 Catalog ( )

View the management pack guide online: Management Pack Guides for Server Products (


Add each Virtual Machine Manager user who needs access to reports to the Report Operators role in Operations Manager. Unless VMM administrators have this role, they cannot see and open reports in Virtual Machine Manager.

How to Add Users or Groups to the Report Operator Role in Operations Manager 2007 (


Specify the reporting server for VMM.

How to Specify the Reporting Server for VMM

See Also


Monitoring and Reporting
Using Reports in VMM