A few months ago, Netapp upgraded, renamed and grouped their Microsoft System Center management pack and Microsoft PowerShell command-lets into one new product, the OnCommand Plug-in for Microsoft.
This new version of this tool includes also new functionalities like:
· Opalis Integration Packs
· Discovery Agent for Hyper-V host
· Complete documentation for all these functionalities.
Here we will focus only on the Microsoft Operations Manager management pack. This application has to be installed on a management server, if possible, avoid installing it on the root management server.
Copy the file, OnCommand-PlugIn-Microsoft_3.0_x64_NetApp.exe, on the root management server and let’s start the installation by double clicking on it. Unfortunately, we don’t have the choice here, it must run from the RMS.
If a previous version of the management pack is installed, like the Data Ontap Appliance Watch PRO 2.1, it will be automatically uninstalled it.
Start the SCOM Console, the installation process automatically installed the new the NetApp Management packs. /! If you were previously using the Netapp management pack, extract your custom management pack because the upgrade will simply remove it, which could be really frustrating. After the upgrade, you are able to reinstall it. It seems that NetApp changed some class, be sure to check that your overrides are well targeting the right classes./!
Go to Monitoring > Data ONTAP > Storage Systems > Management Server, choose the root management server that will monitor your Netapp infrastructure and run the Data ONTAP : Run Discovery Task.
This is the principal discovery rule for all Data ONTAP storage systems. Once you use the SNMP network device Discovery wizard in System Center Operations Manager to discover your Data ONTAP storage controllers, this rule contacts each storage controller and discovers all of its physical and logical storage elements.