What is EAM-X?
EAM-X is a license tier of Dashboard Server SCOM Edition that is powered by SquaredUp Cloud – our next gen dashboarding platform.
SquaredUp Cloud is a SaaS-based application that plugs into any data, wherever it lives, and surfaces it one place. It allows you to easily surface any data from your Data Center or Cloud platforms such as VMware, Citrix, Solarwinds, Nagios, Azure Monitor, AWS Cloud Watch, Dynatrace, Prometheus, Kubernetes.
The SquaredUp Cloud Extension Management Pack allows high-level health rollups from SquaredUp Cloud to be brought into SCOM, significantly extending SCOM visibility. Everything will flow through into SCOM and your SquaredUp dashboards, so you’ll continue to get drilldowns, Open Access dashboards, and reporting on top of the unified object model in SCOM.
Discovery, to locate objects and relationships in SquaredUp Cloud, takes place every 4 hours.
Health State data from SquaredUp Cloud is refreshed every 15 minutes.
How do I get EAM-X?
Follow the steps detailed in this article:
Dashboard Server SCOM Edition v5.1 or above
EAM-X license key (14 day trial or purchased full edition) per management group, please contact Sales for more information.
You will receive a 14 day trial, see Pricing for more information.
Browse to SquaredUp Cloud on https://app.squaredup.com and create a login.
The SquaredUp Cloud Extension Management pack needs an API Key which can be created using the steps below.
Click on Settings > API Keys > Create new API Key.
Enter a name and description so you can identify this key at a later point, for example, this could be the name of your SCOM Management Group.
Save the generated key in a safe place as you will not be able to access it again from this page.
Download the SquaredUp Cloud Extension Management pack
In SCOM import the SquaredUpCloud.Connector.mp via the Administration pane. See Microsoft: Import a management pack from disk
Create a Simple Authentication Run As Account. On the Credentials tab the Account Name can be set to something descriptive, and the password must be set to the Programmatic API Key you configured in SquaredUp Cloud. See Microsoft: How to create a Run As account and associate with a Run As profile
Associate your new Run As Account with the SquaredUp Cloud API Key Run As Profile.
Optional: If you would like to control which servers make the API calls, modify the membership of the SquaredUp Cloud Connector Pool.
The SquaredUp Cloud dashboard pack lets you see the health state and data from almost any data source that is in SquaredUp Cloud in dashboards in SCOM Edition. You can use the dashboards in the pack as a template from which you can expand your SCOM single pane-of-glass with monitored objects from SquaredUp Cloud plugins.
Download the SquaredUp Cloud dashboard pack.
Import the dashboard pack.
You can import additional dashboard packs at any time from the top right hand menu ☰ > Import Dashboard Packs or System > Community Packs
Dashboard Packs will be recommended to you on the Community Packs page if you have the related SCOM Management Pack installed. You can select a dashboard pack and click Install.
You can also search or browse the dashboard packs available, on dashboards.squaredup.com and then drag the downloaded dashboard pack zip file into the manual import box, as described below.
There may be additional steps following the import to get the dashboard working in your environment. For example, creating an API provider or PowerShell profile. Some dashboard packs require particular SCOM Management Packs to be installed, because they rely on particular metrics being gathered.
Download the dashboard pack zip file for the dashboard pack you wish to import.
There may be additional steps before or after the import to get the dashboard working in your environment.
In SCOM Edition go to the top right hand menu ☰ > Import Dashboard Packs and drag the zip file into the Manual Import box.
The dashboard pack is imported and if the pack contains top-level dashboards, these will automatically appear in the navigation bar, usually in a folder called 'Community Dashboards' for dashboard packs from the SquaredUp Community. If the dashboard pack also contains perspectives (see Working with perspectives), then you'll see these when you drilldown to the relevant object.
Carry out any additional steps required to make the dashboard work in your environment. These steps will be described on the download page for each dashboard. For example, you may need to create the correctly named Web API provider, create a PowerShell profile, or edit tile scopes.
Edit the imported dashboard as required.
Add some plugins to SquaredUp Cloud, create some tiles on dashboards, and configure monitoring.
Take a look at our SquaredUp Cloud Knowledge base for more information, see SquaredUp Cloud: Getting Started
Removing the SquaredUp Cloud Extension Management Pack
These steps are required when deleting a management pack which contains a Run As profile, due to the Microsoft.SystemCenter.SecureReferenceOverride management pack having dependency upon it.
Open a PowerShell session with the Operations Manager module/snapin loaded.
$MP = Get-SCOMManagementpack -Name Microsoft.SystemCenter.SecureReferenceOverride
View the referenced management packs by typing:
From the list of items in the Key column, note down the alias of the SquaredUp Cloud Extension management pack. If you are having trouble finding it, the Value column will list the full ID of the management packs.
Remove the SquaredUp Cloud Extension management pack alias from the Secure Reference MP by typing:
Check that the management pack is valid by typing:
This checks that there aren't any orphaned overrides, etc.
Save your changes by typing:
Wait a minute or so and then refresh your console. Check the Dependencies tab of the SquaredUp Cloud Extension management pack, and you will see that the SecureReferenceOverride management pack is no longer listed.
Remove the SquaredUp Cloud Extension management pack from SCOM, as you would normally, see Microsoft: How to Remove an Operations Manager Management Pack