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OnCommand Plug-in 3.0 for Microsoft(OCPM), formerly known as ApplianceWatch PRO, is an enterprise-class storage monitoring application that provides integration with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager(SCOM) and System Center Virtual Machine Manager(SCVMM) and enables administrators to monitor and manage and NetApp Storage.


The following is a quick start guide for OCPM 3.0. Before getting started with OCPM however, please ensure that Microsoft SCOM and SCVMM are installed and configured. Make sure all installation requirements have been fulfilled and confirm proper functionality prior to proceeding with OCPM installation. Refer to the Microsoft documentation for SCOM, SCVMM, or Reporting for more details(


  1. Download OnCommand Plug-in 3.0 for Microsoft from Required).
  2. Install OnCommand Plug-in 3.0 for Microsoft:
    1. Run OnCommand Plug-in 3.0 for Microsoft executable on SCOM server.
  3. Discover Network Devices:
    1. Open SCOM, Administration, click “Discovery wizard” and discover Network devices.
    2. Make sure SNMP isset up appropriately on SCOM server and NetApp storage prior to running NetworkDevice Discovery. Please refer to OnCommand Plug-in 3.0 for Microsoft Installation and AdministrationGuide for configuring SNMP.
  4. Add NetApp storage controller:
    1. After Network Device Discovery is complete, go to Monitoring, Discovered Inventory (make sure Discovered Inventory scope is set to Management Server), select “Data ONTAP:Add Controller.”
  5. Add NetApp storage credentials:
    1. Select “DataONTAP: Manage Controller Credentials” and provide the controller credentials in the credentials manager.

  The getting started demo at illustrates the above steps to install OCPM and also to add and discover a NetApp storage controller.

  6. Enable Discovery:

    1. Go to Authoring,Rules, Filter & Look For: “Data ONTAP: Discovery Rule” under Management Server (not Data ONTAP Management server). Enable PRO and MetroCluster discovery if installed and configured.
    2. Right click rule, select Overrides, Override the Rule, For all objects of class: ManagementServer, select Override for “Enabled” and set Override Value to “True."Save all OnCommand Plug-in 3.0 for Microsoft overrides to a new Management Pack.

             The demonstration on enabling discovery is available here: "".

  7. PRO Environments:

    1. Install OnCommand Plug-in 3.0 for Microsoft Agent on all Hyper-V Parent Nodes managed by SCVMM if monitoring is required by OnCommand Plug-in 3.0 for Microsoft.

  8. Enable PRO tips:

    1. From SCVMM Console, Administration, General, PRO Settings, Enable PRO tips.

             PRO tips are covered in the OCPM virtualization demo available here: ""


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