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Thursday, June 25, 2015

System Center Management Packs for Data Protection Manager 2012 R2 Reporting, Library, Discovery and Monitoring and Dedup

 

Do you feel bored on DPM Standard Reports? It is been few version of DPM that the product came with six standard reports:

  • Disk utilization
  • Recovery
  • Recovery Point Status
  • Status
  • Tape Management
  • Tape Utilization

Standard report were useful for auditing and monitoring basic details for each DPM Server.

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However thing start to improve on DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 and integrate with SCOM. You can now generate customize report which aggregate data from multiple DPM server.

[ Requirements]

  • DPM 2012 R2 with CU5 or higher
  • SCOM 2012 R2 with CU5 or higher

[Configuration]

  • Install DPM Central Console and Role Based Access on SCOM with DPM.
    • Imported default DPM MP
    • Install DPM Central Console
    • Install DPM SCOM Agent on entire DPM Servers
  • Download management pack from here.
  • Import the downloaded management using Operation Manager Console.
  • View report from Operation Manager Console | Reporting workspace | System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager Reporting | DPM Executive Summary Report

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New enhancement will include information such as

  • Job success rate
  • SLA
  • Deduplication Space Savings
  • Protected Data Source Overview
  • Backup Duration Summary
  • Total Backup Failure
  • Data Transferred
  • Bandwidth Utilization
  • Storage Utilization

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To get SLA, you must execute the following command on DPM Server using DPM Shell

Get-DPMProtectionGroup | where {$_.Name –ieq ‘MyProtectionGroup’} | Set-DPMProtectionGroupSLA –SLAInHours 24

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