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Adding HP Blade Centers to Operations Manager

Categories: HP, Operations Manager, SCOM
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Install the HP Blade Management pack on a host with a Operations Manager Agent Installed

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Add Onboard Administrator , to start with later we can add virtual connect domain

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Add DNS/Ip and username / password to the HP Blade Onboard Administrator

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And we have a few to start with

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And now the waiting game start

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Discovery is every 4 hours or if you kick the agent , just after a litle while

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And after a bit we have the first enclosures in the monitoring and ready to add more.

Time to Patch HP StoreFront Integration to SCOM

Categories: 3PAR, Operations Manager, SCOM
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If you are running HP 3PAR and Microsoft Operations Manager you are most likely running HP StoreFront 4 integration so you can enjoy the integration between HP and Microsoft

There is a 411.zip file that apperated on the HP download site early december (that i missed until now)

That contains a security update for StoreFront MP 4 and 4.1

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Patch #411 for HP Storage Management Pack 4.0/4.1

Description:

This patch addresses security vulnerabilities in HP Storage Management Pack (MP) for HP 3PAR StoreServ.

It needs to be applied only if you are using version 4.0 or 4.1 of HP Storage MP to monitor HP 3PAR StoreServ.

Management Pack service will be restarted during the patch installation. It takes about 15-20 seconds.

Note: If you have applied the patch prior to upgrading from SCOM MP 4.0 to SCOM MP 4.1; you have to re-apply the patch post upgrade.

Applicable Versions:

HP Storage Management Pack v.4.0 or v.4.1

How to apply:

Run ‘mp411.exe‘on the system wherever SCOM server is running.

Installing

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Patch will restart the integration.

So please PATCH ASAP

HP StoreFront Manager 4.0 aka HP Storage Management Pack

Categories: 3PAR, Broken, Hyper-V, Operations Manager, SCOM, System Center, Virtual Machine Manager, VMM
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As the ever brilliant Stanislav pointed out there is a new management pack in town , well new name and version number but still its new Smiley

 

http://cloudadministrator.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/hp-storefront-manager-for-microsoft-4-0-hp-storage-management-integration-with-ms-system-center/

 

We currently have the 3.1 version of the HP Storage Management Pack installed

 

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And its happy and shiny showing us the state of our 3PAR installation

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And along comes the next version of the management pack , before reading the documentation we install it in the test enviroment only to find out that a upgrade is not supported

 

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Upgrading HP Storage Management Pack for System Center
Before installing v4.0, uninstall any previous versions of HP Storage Management Pack for System
Center.
NOTE: Upgrade to HP Storage Management Pack for System Center v4.0 is not supported.

 

And after reading the documentaion we can see thats its not supported

I get that its a free management pack but the kit we are monitoring is far from free so a litte effort for a upgrade patch would have been nice

 

 

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So time to kill our Override Management Pack

 

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Library and Other Storage related MP’s

 

 

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And uninstall the binaries

 

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And time to launch the installer

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Installing locally on dedicated management servers

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For the install we wont have the bindings to VMM so only the 3PAR MP without integration will be installed

 

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After install start the HP Storage Management Pack User Configuration Tool

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Add the 3PARs you want to monitor

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We have created dedicated browser users on each 3PAR , dont really understand why they want a superuser for discovery ,

not sure if its related to the VMM integration , but for now we use a browser user until we see something that breaks

 

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Time to override the discovery

 

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Enable the override for the discovery

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and 600 seconds and a bit later we have a shiny overview of our 3PAR installation , future post will cover enhancements

Basic Install NetApp OnCommand C-Mode NetApp FAS 2552

Categories: NetApp, Operations Manager, SCOM
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So we just to a new shiny FAS 2552 for use with NetApp Shift , we wanted to setup basic monitoring to start with to ensure that everything is in working order and status that way , NetApp will alert on critical errors though autosupport but putting everything together in a single place of glass eg Operations Manager makes a good case.

Sign in to your now account and download OnCommand 4.0.1 or newest version

 

This install will cover the basics and as soon as we get the box closer to production a new post will be added with further details

 

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The OnCommand PlugIn require a named user during install to host the webservice , the account MUST be local admin on the Operations Manager management server you install on , be aware that default Operations Manager installation will make this user full admin in Operations Manager , so ensure that the BUILINT\Administrators don’t have full admin rights to Operations Manager

 

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Start the installer on a Operations Manager management server

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Add Console Integration/Management Packs , for the purpose of this post we wont cover VMM integration or shell

 

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Add the named user created before install start

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The installer imports management packs , in our environment took less than 10 minutes

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Sucess :)

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In OnCommand System Manager create a user with api access and read only , this is to ensure that we keep high privilege access account to a few as possible

 

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Onder Cluster Data OnTap Management Servers Select Manage Storage Systems

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Add the IP/DNS name for the Cluster Node , during initial setup i got a “Value cannot be null”

This was due to no Storage Virtual Machines created as this was a brand new install

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As this is just a test install for now i just created a SVM just with CIFS just to get beyond the error during install

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And back to adding the Storage System to the Operations Manager

 

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Sucess :)

 

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To avoid waiting for the schedules discovery i ran a discovery task to speed up things

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And a few minutes later we start getting info about our shift FAS box

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And hardware status

If you install the Management Pack after configuration of the Filer you wont see the Null Error

Next step is looking at rules/monitors/reporting

 

Have Fun

Installing OpsLogix VMware Management Pack

Categories: Operations Manager, OpsLogix, SCOM, VMware
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This will be a small step by step to install the VMware management pack from OpsLogix to integration with Operations Manager 2012 R2

The purpose for this post is just to follow the install guidelines and get the basic up and running

(disclaimer as a parter with OpsLogix we get a NFR license for demo usage)

 

 

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Import the management pack provided from OpsLogix , the VMware specific MP and the base+licensing UI

 

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For security purpose its recommended to create a dedicated user for the management pack

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The user account should just be a regular user can be limited to logon to the Vsphere Server

 

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On the VCenter go to Permissions

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Add the newly created user as Read-Only

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In Operations Manager to to OpsLogix Licensing Dashboard and Add License

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Paste in the license for the Management Group

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Verify the license have been added

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Add the vCenter and “Check Connect”

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After connection have been verified click “Add/Update” to add the vCenter and objects to the monitoring

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And after a short while the Operations Manager console will be populated with objects from the VMware installation

 

 

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Optional you can control the resource pools used by OpsLogix with converting the pool to manual and selecting the Operations Manager Servers used