System Center Advisor: SCOM 2012 Connector

In this post I am going to cover how to setup you SCOM environment to be the System Center Advisor gateway.


  • Upgrade SCOM 2012 to SP1 UR 2, the agents must be upgraded also
  • Remove System Center Advisor Agent from machines if deployed

Download the System Center Advisor Connector for Operations Manager Preview from here.

Extracting the Management Packs to be imported to SCOM



the MPs will be extracted to C:\Program Files (x86)\System Center\SCAdvisor Connector for OM Preview\


Once you have exported the Management Packs Open the SCOM Console –> Administration –> Management Packs –> Import Management Packs



I have previously imported the MPs in the above screenshot

Once you have imported the MPs navagete to the the Advisor Connection under Administration


Click Configure/reconfiure


Enter your Live ID that has admin rights to System Center Advisor select the Advisor Account Name. Once you have finished the wizard.


Click the Advisor managed


Click Add a Computer, Select the Computers you want to monitor with System Center Advisor. On the next refresh of the configuration the SCA management packs will load and start reporting to the System Center Advisor web site.

Keep in mind that you will not want to monitor System Center Service Manager management servers  with SCA since the SCOM agent is not the correct version.

Here is the warning you will get if there is a failure loading the System Center Advisor configuration


Notice the error code is given and the list of what each error code means, in the above case the SCOM agent had not been upgraded to SP1 UR2. Once the update was applied everything started working.

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