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Perspectium SCOM Aggregator

To install Perspectium SCOM Aggregator you will need the and the latest Perspectium Replicator Agent Installer. Contact if you have not received the

Unzip the file into the directory you choose. We recommend C:\Program Files\Perspectium\Perspectium SCOM File Generator


To configure the Perspectium SCOM Aggregator edit the PerspectiumSCOMAlertFileGenerator.exe.config file. The file content is as follows:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
        <supportedRuntime version="v4.0" sku=".NETFramework,Version=v4.5" />
    <add key="management_group" value=""/>
    <add key="interval" value="30" />
    <add key="alert_directory" value="c:\\Program Files\\Perspectium\\alerts\\" />
    <add key="start_date" value=""/>
    <add key="last_datetime" value=""/>

Enter values in the <appSettings> section as follows:

Key Value Purpose or IP Address(Required) This configuration defines the hostname or IP Address of your SCOM Server
interval30(Required) The amount time in seconds that the agent will sleep between intervals of querying SCOM for new alerts.
alert_directoryc:\\Program Files\\Perspectium\\alerts\\(Required) The directory where the standardized alert files will be written for consumption by the Perspectium Directory Replicator Agent.
start_dateex: 01/01/2015 12:00:00 AM(Optional) The DateTime value for used as the starting point for querying SCOM alert. If blank, the default is the DateTime the agent is started.
last_datetime(Reserved)This value is reserved for use by the agent. A DateTime value in milliseconds will be written here by the agent on each interval it runs.

Run as console application

For testing purposes, you may want to run the Perscpectium SCOM Agent as a console application. This can be done by simply double-clicking on PerspectiumSCOMAlertFileGenerator.exe

Installing as a Windows Service

To install the Perspectium SCOM Agent as a Windows service, you will need to use the UtilInstall.exe utility provided with the Microsoft .NET Framework. Open a command window using the Run as Administrator option.

In the Command Prompt window, navigate to the folder that contains the PerspectiumSCOMAlertFileGenerator.exe. Enter the following command:

InstallUtil.exe PerspectiumSCOMAlertFileGenerator.exe

If the service installs successfully, InstallUtil.exe will report success. If the system could not find InstallUtil.exe, make sure that it exists on your computer. This tool is installed with the .NET Framework to the folder %WINDIR%\Microsoft.NET\Framework[64]\framework_version. For example, the default path for the 32-bit version of the .NET Framework 4, 4.5, 4.5.1, and 4.5.2 is C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\InstallUtil.exe.

Once the service is installed you should see a “Perspectium SCOM Alert File Generator” service in your Windows services. You can start and stop the service from there.

Once the service is started or you launch it as a console application, files will be written to the directory specified in the alert_directory element of the PerspectiumSCOMAlertFileGenerator.exe.config configuration file. These files will be consumed by the Perspectium Directory Replicator Agent and sent to the Perspectium Cloud.

Installing the Perspectium Directory Replicator Agent

To install the Perspectium Directory Replicator Agent follow the instructions for the Windows Installation making sure to select the Directory Sharer type.

scom_aggregator.txt · Last modified: 2015/05/28 12:34 by joe