Configure the Operations Manager Data Source in Visio 2010


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager, System Center 2012 - Operations Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Operations Manager

Before Visio 2010 can interact with System Center 2012 – Operations Manager, you need to configure Operations Manager as a data source for your Visio document. You also need to configure the Operations Manager web console address to enable opening the Health Explorer or Alert view directly from Visio. You need to configure these items for each Visio document you create.


This latest version of the Visio 2010 Add-in also functions with Operations Manager 2007 R2. If installing this version with Operations Manager 2007 R2, ensure that credentials and access are configured to communicate with the root management server (RMS).

To configure the Operations Manager data source and web console address in Visio

  1. Open a new drawing in Visio.

  2. Click Operations Manager in the ribbon, and then click Configure.

  3. In the Name field, type the name of the management server.

  4. In the Address field, type the address for the web console. This is the console that is used to launch the Health Explorer and Alert view from Visio.

    If you do not know the address, and you have Operations Manager administrator privileges, click Look up web console address. If you do not know the address, and you are not an Operations Manager administrator, contact the administrator for the address, and then type it in the Address field.

  5. If you want to receive regular updates of state information from the management server, select Automatically refresh data, and then specify a refresh interval in seconds.

  6. Click OK.