Service Manager Management Group Documentation

Wow, that was a long time without blogging. The reason why is that I have tons of System Center projects to work on and my time is somehow vanishing. But now be prepared for a series of new posts on Service Manager 2012! This time with a nice script to document your Service Manager Management Group. Stefan Roth, SCOM Expert at itnetx Switzerland has released a cool MP to document SCOM Management Groups. I adapted the base script for Service Manager. This now lets you document some important parts of the MG configuration.

Check out Stefan’s original post here –> http://blog.scomfaq.ch/2012/02/07/scom-2012-mpmanagement-group-information-report-version-0-1/

Let’s first take a look at the output. The HTML file contains important Service Manager configuration details of the Management Group, for instance Management Pack details, Groups and Queues, Service and Request Offerings etc.

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This is pretty cool as it gives you a good overview of the Management Group, especially when you need to take care of an environment that was built by someone else and documentations are missing – why ever Smile.

How is it done? You need two files, the script that collects information from Service Manager and saves it to a HTML file, and a css file for formatting. Save the files to a directory, then edit the script and change the paths of the css file and the output file.

You can get the files from my Skydrive –> https://skydrive.live.com/#cid=5752DB4B025958B6&id=5752DB4B025958B6%21442

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Now make sure you have the smlets Powershell Module (smlets.codeplex.com) installed, then just start the script. It will create a HTML file with the collected data and automatically opens it. I pulled some important information together (check script details), but feel free to change the script for your very own needs. Note: this could also be done by using the default Service Manager PowerShell Module, but as I prefer smlets, I have chosen this module.

Cheers!
Marcel

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3 Responses to Service Manager Management Group Documentation

  1. bjkoekkoek says:

    Very useful! thanks!

  2. Hi,…could you please provide a link to the files again. Used them earlier but lost them. Very useful documents. The skydrive link does not containing the files again.

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