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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Adding Red Hat Agents to SCOM 2007

Ok, ok... this is supposed to be all about SCOM 2012. Well, came across a situation with 2007 and there was enough complexity that I wanted to make sure I got it all in one place.

  • Similar to the 2012 install, load the appropriate linux agent to the system and install the rpm package.

  • Ensure you have the management packs installed in SCOM 2007, usually the Linux and Unix libraries along with the Linux flavors you wan to monitor.

  • Now, attempt to discover the Linux computer, enable SSH discover and use the FQDN of the Linux system.

  • You will likely receive a certificate signing error. If that is the case, check out the Microsoft Wiki entry on the issue:


  • Run through the discovery and installation again.

  • Things are likely to fail, again

  • Now look at the article:


  • Alternatively, you can add the 32bit DWORD value:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SCHANNEL\ SendExtraRecord = 2

  • The agent should pop into monitoring console at this point. If not, run the discover for a third time.

  • Finally, check your ops manager event logs. You may be getting errors about the health service or workflow on the Linux system. Check out the following article for configuring cross platform runas accounts:


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