Download location: http://xsnmp.codeplex.com/
Issues: The NetworkDevice class which xSNMP was built on for OpsMgr 2007 was depreciated in OpsMgr 2012.
For a new installation of OpsMgr 2012 this means that xSNMP will NOT work:
- “In System Center 2012 Operations Manager the Microsoft.SystemCenter.NetworkDevice class is deprecated and should no longer be used. SNMP based workflows will need to be updated to use the new class System.NetworkManagement.Node.” from http://www.authoringfriday.com/2012/06/08/system-center-2012-operations-manager-author-new-devices-for-network-monitoring-part-1/
For an upgrade from OpsMgr 2007 to OpsMgr 2012 this means that xSNMP will work for existing discovered instances:
- “Operations Manager 2007 R2 Management Packs will continue to work on previously discovered instances, all the monitoring changes are backwards compatible. Only the discovery of new instances of Microsoft.SystemCenter.NetworkDevice will not happen on Operations Manager 2012.” from http://blogs.technet.com/b/momteam/archive/2011/10/24/migrating-operations-manager-2007-network-monitoring.aspx
- “If you’re going to perform an upgrade the discovered instances will be preserved, but you won’t be able to discover any new instance“ from http://nocentdocent.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/the-road-to-operations-manager-2012-mp-compatibility/
- The best option currently available to provide this type of network monitoring for devices not currently covered by OpsMgr 2012 is to develop your own based upon the discussions available from the authoring friday crew at http://www.authoringfriday.com/2012/06/08/system-center-2012-operations-manager-author-new-devices-for-network-monitoring-part-1/ and from Brian Wren at http://t.co/cKQMEVAb.