First published on TECHNET on Dec 12, 2013
A customer of mine is migrating from SCOM 2007 to a new SCOM 2012 installation and would like to migrate User Roles and Notifications instead of recreating all of them manually.
Note that both User Roles and Notifications both reference objects that are defined in Management Packs (Groups, Workflows, Views, Tasks, etc.), so you want to be sure to import ALL Management Packs that you will be using in the new Management Group BEFORE migrating Notifications and User Roles.
Notifications are stored in the “Notifications Internal Library” Management Pack, which can be exported from one Management Group and imported into another.
To migrate the notifications, all we need to do is:
If any Command Channels are used in your Notifications in SCOM 2007, the settings will have a path to the command file used, which should exist on the RMS:
In SCOM 2012, we use the Notifications Resource Pool for sending notifications. By default, all Management Servers will be included in this Resource Pool, which means that any of the Management Servers could send Notifications. So, you will need to do one of the following:
- Copy the files used by Command Channels to all of the Management Servers (to the same path indicated in the Command Channel settings).
- Copy the files used by Command Channels to a network location accessible by all Management Servers and update the path in the Command Channel settings.
- Change the Notifications Resource Pool to manual and modify membership to include only the Management Server(s) that you copy the files to.
Personally, I like number 2 the best since you won’t have to make any additional changes when you add or remove servers from the Notifications Resource Pool.
Some time ago, Russ Slaten blogged a PowerShell script that can be used to export User Roles from one SCOM 2007 Management Group and import them into another – this blog and script can be found here .
I took Russ’ script and modified it to work with SCOM 2012, so we can just use the original script to export User Roles from SCOM 2007, and use the new script to import them into SCOM 2012. Both scripts are attached to this blog.
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