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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Backup and Recovery : Integration Between SCOM 2012 R2 and SCDPM 2012 R2


In our previous post, we look on SCVMM and SCOM integration to enable PRO features, monitoring and reporting capabilities. Next we are going to look on integration with SCOM 2012 R2 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 R2 (SCDPM).


Before integrate, do remember to import these management pack


Once integrated you will gain features such as :-

Centralized Monitoring

From Operation Console, you can view Alerts (disk, tape or azure backup alerts) and State View of DPM components, protected servers, disk, tape and backup workload status from a single pane of glass.

One Operation Console can support up to 100 DPM servers or 50000 protected data sources. You can manage DPM 2012 and DPM 2012 using single console. The supported DPM version are

  • System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager (DPM)
  • System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Data Protection Manager (DPM)
  • System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager (DPM)
  • System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 QFE3


From the state view, you can have a single view of your backup deployment


Protection Group Tasks

Next is action that you can perform from Operation Console.

For example:- Operation Console received an alert “DPM replica is inconsistent on Exchange Protection Group. Select the alert and then on the right side, you can scroll on Alert Tasks to execute some actions.



a. Click on View Affected Items  to read more detail regarding the problem and perform recommended action as suggested by the system


b. If click on “Troubleshoot alert”, Operation Console open DPM Administrator console and will zooming in and isolate data associating with a failure. This is called Scope Troubleshootingfor ease of highlighting the issue that face by the system.

Consolidated Alerts and Alert Categorization

Do you like DPM Alert notification? If you’re one of the administrator who’s always received DPM alert notification, then most of time you set a rules on Outlook to move to “Delete Folder”. However with SCOM integration, we can ensure one ticket per root cause issue and alert is categorization.

Role Based Access delivered using Operation Console. If you’re using DPM Administrator Console, you cannot set access right and control who can open the console. However with System Center Operation Manager Console we can now set eight different role as listed below.


For example, I’ve assign a user with “Tape Operator right”, this user only can perform all tape related action. If this user trying to perform other job, the system will not allow and prompt an error message as displayed below.