This question came in today and Vishnu Nath, Program Manager at Microsoft, gave a very concise answer. This made for an excellent blog post!
“In Operations Manager 2012 we support monitoring of network devices that support SNMP. Port monitoring is available for devices that have implemented the interface MIB (RFC 2863) and MIB-II (RFC 1213) standards. In addition, we support peripheral monitoring including Processor and Memory monitoring on a subset of devices, the exact devices with peripheral monitoring can be seen in our Network Devices with Extended Monitoring Capability document.”
Note: The list of extended monitoring devices is subject to change before OM12 RTM. The referenced document may be updated later, so check back if your device isn’t currently in the list.
These are the devices listed in the document as of 08-11-2011.
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Any idea if the Nexus products will be supported when RTM rolls out?
Tom, the document hasn't been updated since this posting. Check the URL closer to RTM date to find out whether your device will be supported. www.microsoft.com/.../details.aspx
We are now at RTM but the Nexus 5000 and 7000 are not in the supported list. Jalasoft is now selling a 3rd party mgt pack for it. Great.
Are network devices the only thing that can be monitored on SCOM 2012? I use SCOM 2007 R2 to monitor storage arrays via SNMP traps. Importing the same MP into SCOM2012 seems to import OK, but I never see any alerts from the system after that.
Hi Grumpy - SCOM 2012 can monitor devices supporting SNMP v1, v2, and v3. Your SCOM 2007 MP may need to be updated to work with SCOM 2012.
Microsoft.SystemCenter.NetworkDevice has been deprecated, and the display name has been changed to “Legacy SNMP Network Device”. Microsoft.SystemCenter.NetworkDevice types will not be discovered from the Operations Manager Administration pane anymore. Management Packs based on the Legacy SNMP Network Device will continue to work for instances and workflows discovered before the upgrade to Operations Manager 2012. The difference is no new instances of SNMP Device can be added to the
management group. In order to discover and monitor new network devices the management packs will need to migrate to the new class.