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How to Monitor Out of Band Management in Configuration Manager

Updated: December 1, 2011

Applies To: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

You can monitor the out of band management activity in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager by using the following procedures:

  • Run reports related to out of band management.

  • Use the out of band management performance counter for SMS AMT Operations Manager.

  • Identify status messages related to out of band management.

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, click Monitoring.

  2. In the Monitoring workspace, expand Reporting, and then click Reports.

  3. In the results pane, type out of band in the Look for box so that you can more easily find the reports relating to out of band management.

  4. Right-click one of the following reports, and then click Run.

    • Clients with out of band management controllers

    • Status of client out of band management provisioning

    • Out of band management console activity

  5. If you see the Report Information window, specify any required or optional values, and then click Display.

For more information about the AMT status values in the reports, see About the AMT Status and Out of Band Management in Configuration Manager.

  1. In the Performance tool, ensure that the site server is selected as the targeted computer, and in the Performance object drop-down menu, click SMS AMT Operations Manager.

  2. Select either All counters or select Select counters from list, and then click one or more of the following options:

    • Number of packets per second

    • Total number of packets failed

    • Total number of packets sent

    • Total number of requests pending

  3. Click Add for each out of band management performance counter that you require.

  4. Click Close.

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, click Monitoring.

  2. In the Monitoring workspace, expand System Status, click Status Message Queries, and then in the results pane, click All Status Messages.

  3. On the Home tab, in the Status Message Queries group, click Show Messages.

  4. In the All Status Messages dialog box, you are prompted for the time period for which you want to check status messages. Enter the time period or date and time, and then click OK.

  5. All status messages are displayed in the Status Message Viewer. Click the Component column, and locate the status messages with the following component names:

    • SMS_AMT_OPERATION_MANAGER

    • SMS_AMT_PROXY_COMPONENT

    • OOB Console

  6. For more information about any of the status messages, right-click a status message, and then select Detail.

  7. View the information in the Status Message Details dialog box, and then click OK to close this dialog box, or click Previous or Next to view the details of other status messages.

  8. Click OK to close the Status Message Details dialog box, and close the Status Message Viewer.

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for Configuration Manager.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. For instructions and examples, see Search the Configuration Manager Documentation Library.
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