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How to Add an Additional VMM Server to an Existing Operations Manager Management Group

Updated: August 14, 2009

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

Use the following procedure to add another VMM server to an Operations Manager management group that is already monitoring a System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 or VMM 2008 R2 server. You must already have integrated the other VMM server with Operations Manager by performing the procedures in either How to Integrate Operations Manager with VMM 2008 R2 or How to Integrate Operations Manager with VMM 2008.

A single Operations Manager management group can manage multiple VMM servers. However, a VMM server must be managed by only one management group. To be managed by the same management group, all VMM servers must be running the same version of VMM (either VMM 2008 or VMM 2008 R2).

ImportantImportant
If the VMM management group contains more than one management server, perform the integration procedure on the root management server only.

Do not perform the integration procedure immediately after you install the VMM server. The Setup Wizard will attempt to add the VMM service account to the local Administrators group on the root management server. That operation will fail unless you have allowed time for the service connection point (SCP) to replicate to your AD DS domain controllers. AD DS replication time varies depending on factors such as the network configuration, locations of your domain controllers, and the size and complexity of your AD DS environment.

To prepare the VMM server for Operations Manager integration

  1. Install the Virtual Machine Manager server if you have not already done so. For instructions, see Installing the VMM Server (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=162988).

  2. On the VMM server, install an Operations console for the version of Operations Manager that is running on your management servers.

To add another VMM server to an integrated Operations Manager management group

  1. Log on to the Operations Manager root management server under a domain account that has Administrator rights on the local computer and is a member of the Operations Manager Administrator user role. You cannot perform this procedure as a local user.

    noteNote
    If you have not been added to this role, see How to Add Members to the Administrator Role in Operations Manager 2007.

  2. Add the VMM server’s run-as account to the Administrator role in Operations Manager. For instructions, see How to Add Members to the Administrator Role in Operations Manager 2007.

  3. Restart the Operations Manager SDK service on the root management server. In Operations Manager 2007 SP1, the service name is OpsMgr SDK Service. In Operations Manager 2007 R2, the service name is System Center Data Access.

  4. Log on to the VMM server under an account that is a member of the Administrator user role in VMM and an Administrator on the local computer.

  5. Add the default action accounts for all of the Operations Manager management servers and for the Operations Manager agent on the VMM server to the Administrator role in VMM:

    1. In Administration view of the VMM Administrator Console, in the navigation pane, click User Roles.

    2. In the results pane, right-click Administrator, and then click Properties.

    3. On the Members tab of the User Role Properties for Administrator dialog box, add the default action account for the following:

      • Root management server

      • All other management servers in the VMM management group

      • Operations Manager agent on the VMM server

      ImportantImportant
      If Local System is used as the default action account for a management server, add the computer account for that machine.

    TipTip
    To view a list of the action accounts that are in use on your management servers: In the Administration pane of the Operations console, expand Run As Configuration, and then click Accounts. The details pane will list the action accounts that are in use in that management group.

  6. Specify the Operations Manager server in VMM:

    1. In Administration view, click System Center.

    2. In the results pane, right-click Operations Manager Server, and then click Properties. In the Server name field, enter the computer name, NetBIOS, or fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the root management server for Operations Manager. In a disjointed namespace, you must enter the FQDN.

  7. To enable the running of PRO scripts, ensure that the local Windows PowerShell – Virtual Machine Manager command shell allows execution of unsigned scripts or remotely signed scripts:

    1. Open the Windows PowerShell – Virtual Machine Manager command shell.

    2. At the prompt, select [A]lways to always trust remote signed scripts from this snap-in. If you don’t see a prompt, the policy already allows PRO to run scripts.

    noteNote
    For more information about setting the script execution policy, in the Windows PowerShell Cmdlet Help Topics on TechNet, see Set-ExecutionPolicy (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=151620).

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