SCOM Adapter Monitor Types Reporter tool

The SCOM Adapter Monitor Types Reporter is an executable program that provides an XML report of all devices, monitor types, and relevant attributes available on the SCOM server in the Infrastructure Management environment.

This tool creates XML reports of all the devices that are available on the SCOM server, and all monitor types and attributes that are relevant to the specific device and monitor type.

Before you begin

You must have .NET 3.0 or later installed for the application to run.

The SCOM adapter monitor types reporter information can be used for the following issues:

  • Determine which attributes are relevant to various devices.
  • Verify whether the SCOM Rule is collecting data on the SCOM server.

For each monitor type, an XML will be generated with the relevant data on the current directory.

For monitor types that are not used for collection (there is no device for those), no XML will be generated.

The following information is displayed:s

  • Device Name
    The name of the device that is monitoring using this monitor type 
  • Monitor Type Name
    The name of the monitor type 
  • Attribute Name
    The name of the attribute (SCOM Rule + SCOM Rule Instance) that is monitoring using this monitor type 
  • Attribute ID
    The ID of the SCOM Rule 
  • Attribute HasValue
    Checks whether data exists for this attribute on SCOM

The SCOM Adapter Monitor Types Reporter prints to the CMD screen which collection is in progress. This might take 30 minutes or more, depending on SCOM server capacity and communication speed.

To download SCOM Adapter Monitor Types Reporter tool

  1. Create a temporary directory on the directory on which the local agent is running.

  2. Access the folder ftp://ftp.bmc.com/pub/BPPM/SCOM/Tools/BPPM_8.6.x-9.x/BPPM_SCOM_MonitorTypes_Reporter, and copy the following four files to the temporary directory:

    • BPPM_SCOM_MonitorTypes_Reporter.exe
    • BPPM_SCOM_MonitorTypes_Reporter.vshost.exe
    • Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.OperationsManager.Common.dll
    • Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.OperationsManager.dll

To run the SCOM Adapter Monitor Types Reporter tool

  1. Download the SCOM Adapter Monitor Types Reporter tool.
  2. Open a command-line window and run the executable file BPPM_SCOM_MonitorTypes_Reporter.exe.

  3. At the prompt, enter the SCOM server name and domain.

  4. Enter the user name and password to connect to the SCOM Adapter Reporter.

  5. Enter the timeframe, in minutes, to check whether data exists and is available. Five minutes is the minimum amount of time.

  6. Click Enter.
    On-screen progress messages are displayed while the Reporter collects data for the preceding timeframe, and the report is displayed:



To run the SCOM Adapter Monitor Types Reporter tool for a specific SCOM monitor type only

It is possible to run the tool for a specific monitor type and skip discovery of all other monitor types.

  1. Download the SCOM Adapter Monitor Types Reporter tool.
  2. Open a command-line window and run the following command:

    BPPM_SCOM_MonitorTypes_Reporter.exe -d <monitor type>

    Example

    BPPM_SCOM_MonitorTypes_Reporter.exe -d HealthService

  3. At the prompt, enter the SCOM server name and domain.

  4. Enter the user name and password to connect to the SCOM adapter monitor types reporter.

  5. All monitor types name and display name are printed to the command-line prompt:




To run the SCOM Adapter Monitor Types Reporter tool for all SCOM monitor types

  1. Download the SCOM Adapter Monitor Types Reporter tool.
  2. At the prompt, enter the SCOM server name and domain.

  3. Enter the user name and password to connect to the SCOM adapter monitor types reporter.

  4. Open a command-line window and run the following command:

    BPPM_SCOM_MonitorTypes_Reporter.exe -list


    All monitor types are printed to the screen:


To run the SCOM Adapter Monitor Types Reporter tool for a specific timeframe to check whether data exists for each particular rule

It is possible to run the tool for a specific monitor type and skip discovery of all other monitor types.

  1. Download the SCOM Adapter Monitor Types Reporter tool.
  2. Open a command-line window and run the following command:

    BPPM_SCOM_MonitorTypes_Reporter.exe -tf <time frame in minutes>
  3. Enter the time frame in minutes to check whether data exists and is available.

    Example

    BPPM_SCOM_MonitorTypes_Reporter.exe -tf 5

    Note

    • Five minutes is the minimum amount of time.
    • In large SCOM environments, or if you do not want to check whether data exists for each particular rule, press Enter without entering any value.


    All relevant monitor types are displayed.

To run the SCOM Adapter Monitor Types Reporter tool only with SCOM Server input

  1. Download the SCOM Adapter Monitor Types Reporter tool.
  2. Open a command-line window and run the following command:

    BPPM_SCOM_MonitorTypes_Reporter.exe -server <server>:<domain>:<user>:<password>

    Note

    • No input is required for the SCOM server data.
    • You can include domain.

    Example

    BPPM_SCOM_MonitorTypes_Reporter.exe -server vm-srv:dmn.bmc:uSCOM:pasSCOM
    BPPM_SCOM_MonitorTypes_Reporter.exe -server vm-server:usrSCOM:passSCOM

    All relevant monitor types are displayed.



To run the SCOM Adapter Monitor Types Reporter tool without including the ID in the report

  1. Download the SCOM Adapter Monitor Types Reporter tool.
  2. Open a command-line window and run the following command:

    BPPM_SCOM_MonitorTypes_Reporter.exe -ignoreid


    All monitor types are displayed without IDs.

To check the SCOM Adapter Monitor Types Reporter tool version

  1. Download the SCOM Adapter Monitor Types Reporter tool.
  2. Open a command-line window and run the following command:

    BPPM_SCOM_MonitorTypes_Reporter.exe -v


    The version number is displayed.

Examples

The following examples show how to run merged command lines.

  • Discover only monitor types that include Health in their name for vm-server:

    BPPM_SCOM_MonitorTypes_Reporter.exe -server vm-server:usrSCOM:passSCOM -d Health
  • Print a list of all monitor types for vm-server:

    BPPM_SCOM_MonitorTypes_Reporter.exe -server vm-server:usrSCOM:passSCOM -list
  • Check whether data exists for each particular rule on a time frame of 5 minutes for vm-server:

    BPPM_SCOM_MonitorTypes_Reporter.exe -server vm-server:usrSCOM:passSCOM -tf 5
  • Check whether data exists for each particular rule on a time frame of 16 minutes for vm-server, and do not include ID:

    BPPM_SCOM_MonitorTypes_Reporter.exe -server vm-server:usrSCOM:passSCOM -d Health -ignoreid -tf 16
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