Monitor DPM with Operations Manager

 

Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager

You can use monitor and report on the health and status of DPM servers using System Center Operations Manager Management Packs for DPM. DPM provides the following management packs:

  • Reporting management pack (Microsoft.SystemCenter.DataProtectionManager.2012.Reporting.mp)—Collects and displays reporting data from all DPM servers, and exposes a set of Operations Manager warehouse views for DPM. You can query these views to generate custom reports.

  • Discovery and monitoring management pack (Microsoft.SystemCenter.DataProtectionManager.2012.Discovery.mp)

  • Library management pack—(Microsoft.SystemCenter.DataProtectionManager.2012.Library)

Using these packs you can:

  • Centrally monitor the health and status of DPM servers, protected servers and computers, and backups.

  • View the state of all roles on DPM servers and protected data sources.

  • Monitor, identify, action and troubleshoot alerts.

  • Use Operations Manager alerts to monitor DPM server memory, CPU, and disk resources, and database.

  • Monitor resource usage and performance trends on DPM servers.

  • To use the DPM Management Packs you need a System Center Operations Manager server running 2012 R2. The Operations Manager Data Warehouse must be up and running.

  • To install the Management Packs the DPM server must be running at least DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5.

  • If you’re running a previous version of the Discover and Library Management Packs obtained from the DPM installation media you should remove them from the DPM server and install the new versions from the download page.

  • You can only run one language version of the Management Pack at one time. If you want to use the pack in a different language uninstall the pack in the existing language and then install it with the new language.

  • If any previous versions of a DPM Management Pack are installed on the Operations Manager server, remove them before installing the new pack.

  1. Install the Operations Manager agent on DPM servers—Install the agent on each DPM server you want to monitor.

  2. Obtain the Management Packs

  3. Import the Discovery and Library Management Packs

  4. Install the DPM Central Console

  5. Import the Reporting Management Pack

Install the Operations Manager agent on DPM servers

Each DPM server that you want to monitor with the Management Pack needs the Operations Manager agent installed.

Obtain the Management Packs

  1. On the Operations Manager server, download the packs from the Download Center.

    Note that at the time of release (February 2015) the version for all the packs is 4.2.1277.0

  2. By default, the download places the Discovery and Library Management Packs in the C:\Program Files\System Center Management Packs folder. The Reporting Management Pack is placed in a separate folder inside that folder.

Import the Discovery and Library Management Packs

  1. Log on to the Operations Manager server with an account that is a member of the Operations Manager Administrators role.

  2. Remember to remove any previous versions of the Library or Discover Management Packs running on the server.

  3. In the Operations console, click Administration. Right-click Management Packs > Import Management Packs.

  4. Select Microsoft.SystemCenter.DataProtectionManagerDiscovery.MP > Open and then Microsoft.SystemCenter.DataProtectionManagerLibrary.MP > Open

  5. Follow the instructions in the Import Management Packs wizard. You can get more information about running this wizard in How to Import an Operations Manager Management Pack.

Install the DPM Central Console

You’ll need to install the DPM Central Console on the Operations Manager server. This console is used to manage multiple DPM servers in Operations Manager.

  1. In the Setup screen of Operations Manager, select the following:

    • Select Install Central Console Server and Client side Components if you want to monitor DPM servers with the Management Pack and you want to use the Central Console to manage settings and configuration on the DPM servers.

    • Select Install Central Console Server side Components if you only want to monitor DPM servers with the Management Pack, but don’t want to use Central Console to manage settings and configuration on the DPM servers.

    DPM adds firewall exceptions for port 6075 for the console. You should also open ports for SQL Server.exe and SQL browser.exe

Import the Reporting Management Pack

  1. Log on to the Operations Manager server with an account that is a member of the Operations Manager Administrators role.

  2. In the Operations console, click Administration. Right-click Management Packs > Import Management Packs.

  3. Select Microsoft.SystemCenter.DataProtectionManagerReporting.MP > Open

  4. Follow the instructions in the Import Management Packs wizard. You can get more information about running this wizard in How to Import an Operations Manager Management Pack.

After you import the Management Packs they discover and monitor data without requiring any additional configuration. You can optionally tweak settings like monitors and rules for your environment. For example if you find that performance-measuring rules that are enable degrade server performance with slow WAN links, you can disable them. For instructions, see How to enable or disable a rule or monitor.

Generate DPM reports from Operations Manager

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