.\Matthew Long

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Integrating Operations Manager 2012 beta with Opalis / Orchestrator

Posted by Matthew on October 10, 2011

I’m lucky enough in my lab environment to have access to both the Orchestrator beta and both SCOM 2007 and SCOM 2012 beta.  I was recently tasked with creating a demo for a customer focused around SCOM 2012 and Orchestrator.  Whilst an updated integration pack for SCOM 2012 has yet to be released for Orchestrator (or indeed, Opalis 6.3) you can use the existing IP just fine, providing you complete a few work arounds.

Requirements

First thing – you’re going to need access to the SCOM 2007 R2 media to be able to complete this.  As directed by the SCOM Integration pack, install the SCOM 2007 R2 console on your action/runbook servers and your Client/Designer machines.  If you attempt to use the SCOM 2012 console in it’s place you will (in my experience) receive connection errors when attempting to use the IP.

Create Alert object workaround

Secondly – In order to use the Create Alert object the Integration pack will normally deploy a management pack into SCOM automatically the first time it is used.  Unfortunately the SDK for SCOM has changed and the method previously employed no longer works (you will receive an error stating as such when the object attempts to run).  In order to resolve this, you will need to :

  1. Have Opalis/Orchestrator raise an alert in a SCOM 2007 environment
  2. Export the management pack from the SCOM 2007 environment that has been automatically imported.  Note that as the MP is sealed, you will need to use the Export-ManagementPack powershell command as the GUI will have the export option grayed out.  The management pack is called Opalis Integration Library.Get-ManagementPack | ? {$_.name -match ‘Opalis’} | Export-ManagementPack -path c:\Folder\
  3. Import the management pack into your SCOM 2012 environment

Following this, you will now be able to use all of the IP objects in both SCOM 2007 and SCOM 2012.

For those without access to SCOM 2007, i’ve attached a copy of the management pack that you can import into your environment.  Note : The management pack is unsealed as it’s been exported from within a SCOM environment.  If you are uncomfortable importing an unsealed MP into your environment, do not do so, and instead utilize the method above to obtain your own (still unsealed) version of the MP.

Link to Opalis.Integration.Library.zip

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