The Inventory Tree (Traversal Spec) feature in vROps allows you to easily navigate your SCOM environment. The hierarchical structure implicitly shows relationships among resources and enables quick drill-downs to root-cause issues.

To access your SCOM Inventory Trees, navigate to Home > Environment > Inventory Trees.

The following inventory trees are available in the Management Pack:

Category Description
MS SCOM Categories

Provides a view of MS SCOM resources according to the following categories:

  • Appliances
  • Applications
  • Operating Systems
  • Servers
  • Services
  • Virtualization
Note: These categories are fixed, but resources can be added to them using the file.
MS SCOM Hyper-V Cluster Shows which virtual machine object is connected to which Hyper-V Server. This path shows Hyper-V Cluster objects and their child objects up to the Hyper-V Virtual Machines and Computers.
MS SCOM Resources

Provides a generic view of MS SCOM objects. Shows all SCOM tags and objects starting from the MS SCOM Resources generic tag. The MS SCOM Resources Inventory includes the following custom groups:

  • Active Directory Domain Services

  • DFS Services
  • DHCP Servers

  • DNS Servers

  • Exchange Servers

  • Hyper-V Hosts
  • Hyper-V Virtual Machines
  • SCOM- Related VMware VMs
  • SharePoint Servers
  • SQL Servers
  • TFS Servers
  • Web Servers (IIS)
Note: If the adapter discovers a new object for one of the types listed above, it is automatically added to the corresponding custom resource group. These custom resource groups cannot be configured.
MS SCOM SQL Server Clusters Shows which database instances are clustered. This path shows the SQL Cluster objects with the clustered Computer objects and SQL Database Engines.
MS SCOM Virtualization

Shows which SCOM Computer is connected to which vCenter Virtual Machine. This path shows SCOM Computer objects which are hosted on vCenter Virtual Machines. If SCOM Computers host Hyper-V Server, the path will also show that.

Example Inventory Tree - MS SCOM Resources