Wednesday, 22 June 2016

System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 - PRO-Tips Configuration between SCOM & SCVMM - Part 5

Hello Everyone,

In this blog, I will explain about configuring PRO-Tips between SCOM & SCVMM Servers. Before proceeding to steps, first understand what is PRO-Tips and why we configure between both mentioned servers.

Let's start with basic understanding about PRO-Tips...

To see SCOM Prerequisites & Installation Process, Click Here!

To see SCOM Post configurations, Click Here!

To see SCOM Console Overview, Click Here!

To see SCOM Agent Installation Process, Click Here!


PRO-Tips (Performance & Resource Optimization) is the feature of SCVMM which helps in generating some useful utilization reports like Capacity/Host/VM utilization with help of SCOM.
SCOM use SCVMM Management Packs to fetch the data for utilization and then generate the reports on different parameters based like weekly/monthly/daily or hours basis reports as per requirement.

To generate such reports, we need to integrate both SCVMM and SCOM Servers.


To configure PRO-Tips, there are some pre-requisites for both SCOM and SCVMM Servers which needs to complete on both servers respectively.

Let's see pre-requisites for both Servers:

SCOM Server:

  • Import SCVMM Management Pack. (These are available on SCVMM Server in installation path with folder name as "Management Pack").
  • Add SCVMM Account to local administrator group.
  • Install SCVMM Console ONLY.
  • Install same update rollup number for SCVMM Console Only which You have installed on SCVMM Server if any.
  • Install SCOM agent on SCVMM Server.

SCVMM Server:

  • Add SCOM Action account to local administrator group.
  • Install SCOM Console ONLY.
  • Install same update rollup number for SCOM Console Only which You have installed on SCOM Server if any.

Let's see the configuration step by step...



Add SCVMM Account to local administrator group.

Run SCVMM Setup on SCOM Server:

Click Install:

Select VMM Console and Click Next:

Accept License terms and click next:

Click Next:

Click Next:

Click Next:

Click Next:

Click Next

Click Install:

Click Close:

Install Update Rollup using command prompt for SCVMM Console only:

Check if Update Rollup is installed:

Connect of SCVMM Server using SCVMM Console on SCOM Server:


Open SCOM Console and check reporting tab that there is no SCVMM Reporting Folder:


Add SCOM Account to local administrator group:

Run SCOM Setup:

Click Install:

Select Operation Console only:

Click Next:

Click Next:

Accept License term and Click Next:

Click Next:

Click Next:

Click Install:

Click Close:

I haven't installed any update rollup for SCOM Server so I can directly connect to SCOM Server. If You have installed any Update rollup then first install that and then try to connect:



Open SCVMM Console, Select Settings Tab, Click on System Center Settings, Select Operation Manager Service and Click on Properties in Home Menu Bar:

Click Next:

Provide SCOM Server FQDN:

Provide SCOM Server account details:

Click Finish:

Monitor Job:

Job Completed:

Go to Operation Manager Service Properties again and see the status:

Open properties of any host which is added in SCVMM Server and Check PRO State for that Host: (It should be inherit as shown below)

Open Reporting Tab in SCOM Console and You can see the "Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 Reports" Folder with different reports as shown below:

PRO-Tips configurations is completed here. 

In my next post, I will show You some useful reports which are very helpful in understanding the status for infrastructure and applications running in your environment.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Mayank,

    I am getting error while configuring PRO in SCVMM. It is giving Credential error. while I have created security group which is added in all server 'Local Administrators' group & SCOM Admin & SCVMM Admin is also added in that group.

    I am getting below error:

    Error (25907)
    The credentials used to connect to Operations Manager's management group do not have the necessary permissions.

    Recommended Action
    Try the operation again with different credentials or add the credentials to the Operations Manager Administrator Role.