The white paper focuses on the options available for correctly using SCOM for monitoring and alerting on a Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack Hub deployment. The options that are described in this white paper include:
- For hardware monitoring and alerting, create a tiered monitoring ecosystem. Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise and Dell EMC OpenManage Network Manager serve as collection and consolidation points for each scale unit (SU). They are then configured to forward alerts based on Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and SYSLOG to an external SCOM instance.
- For monitoring the software layer of the solution, use the Microsoft System Center Management Pack for Microsoft Azure Stack Hub (Management Pack).
For details about the environment that we created for testing these scenarios in the Dell Technologies labs, see Appendix A: Dell Technologies Lab Configuration.
The recommendations and guidelines in this white paper are based on industry best practices, Azure Stack Hub architecture requirements, and Dell Technologies lab testing. If you do not follow the recommendations and guidelines, the functionality and management of the solution might not work as designed or expected. Problem resolution might be limited, delayed, or not viable.