Configure an Agent to Report to Multiple Management Groups
Applies To: Operations Manager 2007 R2, Operations Manager 2007 SP1
Use the following procedure to make an Operations Manager 2007 agent a member of multiple management groups, also referred to as multihoming. For example, an agent can be configured to report Active Directory data to the Networking Management Group and Exchange data to the Messaging Management Group. An agent can be a member of up to four management groups.
You do not need to use the same deployment method for all of the management groups.
You can also use Active Directory Domain Services to assign agents to management groups. For more information, see How to Use Active Directory to Assign Computers to an Operations Manager 2007 Management Group.
It might take one day or longer for the discovered instances of the agent to be made part of the new management group. They will be added after the next discovery interval.
To make an Operations Manager 2007 agent a member of multiple management groups
Do one of the following:
Run the Discovery Wizard from the Operations Manager 2007 Operations console that is connected to the new management group, select the desired computers, and deploy the agent to them. For more information, see How to Deploy the Operations Manager 2007 Agent to Windows-Based Computers from the Operations Console.
Run the MOMAgent.msi on the desired computers, and modify the installation by adding a new management group. For more information, see How to Deploy the Operations Manager 2007 Agent Using the Agent Setup Wizard.