Posts tagged ‘OpsMgr 2007 R2’

Running both OpsMgr 2012 beta and 2007 R2 consoles on the same workstation

Connecting to a OpsMgr 2012 beta management server with a OpsMgr 2007 R2 console doesn’t work either does connecting with the 2012 beta console to a 2007 R2 RMS.

If you like me wants to be able to connect to both a 2012 beta management group and a 2007 R2 management group you can run 2 consoles on the same workstation. Just start with running the OpsMgr 2012 beta setup on your workstation, if an OpsMgr R2 console is already installed it will be upgraded, otherwise just install the console. If you don’t want to go through the setup GUI just run this from an elevated command prompt: setup.exe /silent /install /components:OMConsole /UseMicrosoftUpdate:[0|1]

When this is done, load your R2 media and install the console from that one.

This will give you two folders in %programfiles%:


And also on the Start menu and Programs and Features:



Now we are able to run the consoles simultaneously


But you will soon notice that the Connect to Server.. windows is showing now and then when opening a console. This is also mentioned in this post:

connect to

To get rid of this I edit the shortcut and add / for my 2012 console and /Server:OM.opsmode.local for the 2007 R2 console
"C:\Program Files\System Center Operations Manager 2007\Microsoft.MOM.UI.Console.exe" /Server:OM.opsmode.local
"C:\Program Files\System Center Operations Manager 2012\Console\Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Monitoring.Console.exe" /

Installing Operations Manager agent on Solaris 9 SPARC

Today when installing OpsMgr R2 agents on a couple of Solaris servers we ran in to a problem on the Solaris 9 servers.

The error we got in OpsMgr:
<![CDATA[Executing command: echo -e mail=\ninstance=overwrite\npartial=nocheck\nidepend=quit\nrdepend=quit\nconflict=nocheck\naction=nocheck\nbasedir=default\n > /tmp/scx-$USER/scx;uncompress -f /tmp/scx-om_unix/scx-1.0.4-248.solaris.9.sparc.pkg.Z


We found this on the Solaris box:
[ verifying class <config> ]
## Executing postinstall script. .scxsslconfig: fatal: open failed: No such file or directory
pkgadd: ERROR: postinstall script did not complete successfully
Installation of <MSFTscx> failed.
bash-2.05# ssh –version
Sun_SSH_1.1, SSH protocols 1.5/2.0, OpenSSL 0x0090700f
Bad escape character ‘rsion’.

And if you look in Appendix A in the Operations Manager 2007 R2 Operations Guide you se that OpenSSL is required. So after installing OpenSSL the agent install went fine!
Sun does not provide a version of OpenSSL for Solaris 9 SPARC. There is a version available from Sunfreeware.

The OpsMgr Health Service has a new name in R2

In OpsMgr 2007 R2 Microsoft seems to have changed name on the service running on the agent. From OpsMgr Health Service to System Center Management.
Don’t know if this is going to stick in the final product.

IIS Components when installing OpsMgr 2007 Web console on Windows 2008

When installing the Operations Manager 2007 web console on Windows Server 2008 you need to install the following IIS components:

This can also be installed with a powershell script:

Import-Module ServerManager
Add-WindowsFeature NET-Framework-Core,Web-Metabase,Web-WMI,Web-Static-Content,Web-Default-Doc,Web-Dir-Browsing,Web-Http-Errors,Web-Asp-Net,Web-Net-Ext,Web-ISAPI-Ext,Web-ISAPI-Filter,Web-Filtering,Web-Windows-Auth -restart