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SCOM / SCVMM 2016: Updated HPE OneView for Microsoft System Center

HP has updated HPE Oneview for Microsoft System Center to v8.3 and this of course includes their monitoring with SCOM. Learn more and get it here.

HPE OneView for Microsoft System Center (HPE Storage Integrations) provides a comprehensive integration of HPE Storage, HPE Servers, HPE Blade System and HPE Virtual Connect with Microsoft System Center.  It provides administrators to manage and monitor their HPE infrastructure running in Microsoft environments with a “single pane-of-glass” view for system health and alerting, driver and firmware updates, OS deployment, detailed inventory, storage and VM management, and HPE fabric visualization.  Administrators can gain greater control of their technology environments reducing the risk of downtime and enabling a faster response.

New in this version:

  • Support for Gen10 SNAP1 Hardware and SPP.
  • Support for HPE OneView 3.0 and 3.1.
  • HPE OneView Management Pack will include:
    • Support for Host name details.
    • Support for operating system name for Gen10 servers.
    • Support for SDX, XL and ML servers.
    • Remote support warranty information.
    • IPV6 support for system center operations manager to be included.
  • Storage Management Pack will include:
    • Support StoreVirtual OS 12.7 and 13.5.
    • Supports 3PAR StoreServ 9450.
    • Supports 3PAR StoreServ 20800 R2/20840 R2/20850 R2.
    • Supports MSA 2050.
    • Monitoring of File Persona components for HPE 3PAR StoreServ.
  • SCVMM Fabric Management Add-in will include:
    • Support for Gen10 servers.
    • Support for HPE OneView 3.0 and 3.1 features such as: multi logical interconnects per enclosure, logical enclosures, and FCoE networks.
    • Display of SCVMM Virtual Network Adapters and HPE OneView Logical Interconnects information in the Host Details view.
    • Supports backward compatibility for HPE OneView 3.0.
    • Support for having a Virtual Network Adapter (VNA) as a Management NIC.
    • VM creation wizard is modified, to replace HPE OneView resources with HPE 3PAR StoreServ and HPE StoreVirtual storage, for provisioning.
    • Support for HPE 3PAR StoreServ 9450.
    • Support for HPE 3PAR StoreServ 20800 R2/20840 R2/20850 R2.
    • Support for HPE StoreVirtual OS 12.7 and 13.5.

SCOM / SCVMM: PRO group names contain Chinese characters in System Center Operations Manager

If you have integrated SCOM 2012 and SCVMM 2012 and are using the PRO management packs you may have noticed some groups containing Chinese characters.

In an English-language version of Microsoft System Center 2012, you connect Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) to Operations Manager. However, group names in the Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO) management packs contain Chinese characters.

Cause: This behavior occurs because the LanguageCode option for the management group is not set in the Operations Manager database. Therefore, when a management pack contains multiple languages, its display names appear in the last language that is included.

Microsoft has published a KB article with the solution to this issue.

SCVMM2012 Issue when trying to remove a VMWare vCenter

Recently I experienced an issue with SCVMM 2012 where I needed to remove a vCenter which exists at a remote site.

Trying to remove the server from the console caused VMM to try and perform an inventory update before removing the server which resulted in this error, due to the inventory job taking quite some time to complete:

Error : Unable to perform the job because one or more of the selected objects are locked by another job.

To find out which job is locking the object, in the Jobs view, group by Status, and find the running or canceling job for the object. When the job is complete, try again.

After trying several methods with no success, including powershell, I tried a last ditch attempt before resigning myself to Microsofts solution http://blogs.technet.com/b/scvmm/archive/2012/07/16/kb-attempting-to-remove-vmware-vcenter-from-system-center-2012-virtual-machine-manager-fails-with-error-0x8007274d.aspx which is rather extreme.

I ended up requesting the VMware admin remove the access for my SCVMM run as account, which caused the inventory to fail immediatly and not lock the objects. This enabled me to remove the vCenter without resorting to drastic measures.

I did later come across another solution which is unsupported http://digitaljive.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/scvmm-2012-force-remove-vcenter-server/

Hopefully Microsoft will provide a better solution for this issue in the future.