System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Management Pack Guide

Applies To: Operations Manager 2007, Operations Manager 2007 R2, Virtual Machine Manager

The System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 monitors availability of all components of VMM 2008 and the availability, health, and performance of all virtual machines and virtual machine hosts that VMM manages.

In VMM 2007, the Server Virtualization Management Pack monitored Virtual Server hosts and the virtual machines deployed on them. The VMM 2008 Management Pack extends those capabilities to enable the integration of Operations Manager with VMM and to monitor virtual machines running on Hyper-V. The VMM 2008 Management Pack also monitors the health of VMware virtual machines running on VMware ESX Servers in VMware Infrastructure 3 (VI3) environments that are managed by using VMM 2008.

The VMM 2008 Management Pack is tightly integrated with VMM 2008 to implement the following features:

  • Comprehensive health monitoring of virtual machines

  • Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO) in VMM

  • VMM reports

  • Diagram views available from the VMM Administrator Console

Document Version

This guide was developed for VMM 2008 Management Pack version 2.0.3451.0.

Revision History

Release Date Changes

September 2008

Original release of this guide

Jan. 28, 2009

  • Provides VMM reports for Virtual Machine Manager. For report descriptions, see Appendix: Reports.

  • The Microsoft.SystemCenter.VirtualMachineManager.Pro.2008.Public class in the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 PRO Library management pack has been redefined as an abstract class. All PRO-enabled management packs have a dependency on the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 PRO Library management pack. You will need to update any PRO-enabled management packs that were developed before this release of the VMM 2008 Management Pack. To update an existing PRO-enabled management pack, contact the organization that developed it.

    To view a list of management packs that are dependent on the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 PRO Library management pack, in the Administration pane of the Operations Console, expand the Management Packs node, right-click Microsoft.SystemCenter.VirtualMachineManager.PRO.2008.Library, and then click Properties. The Dependencies tab lists all currently installed management packs that are dependent on the PRO Library management pack.

Getting the Latest Management Pack and Documentation

You can find the VMM 2008 Management Pack in the System Center Operations Manager 2007 Catalog (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=82105).

The VMM 2008 Management Pack Guide is posted on the Management Pack Guides for Server Products site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=120279).