SCOM 2012 has greatly enhanced monitoring capabilities for network devices such as routers and switches. Adding network devices using SNMP works like a charm and is quite simple. However, some consideration is required how much information you can get out of these devices.
Microsoft has provided a list of network devices it supports which is available at the following location:
The Excel sheet provides filtering mechanisms to display the devices from one or more manufacturers. The devices listed provide extended monitoring capabilities in SCOM 2012. They will be labeled as ‘CERTIFIED’ in SCOM which is great.
HP ProCurve switches are nowhere to be found in this list, monitoring on these devices is very limited, actually only PING statistics and availability status can be retrieved from these switches. These switches will be labeled as ‘GENERIC’.
From a SCOM 2012 point of view, this is quite a disappointment. Extra Management Packs and labour are required to get some decent monitoring information from HP ProCurve switches…