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SCOM 2012–Create Linux Unprivileged User Account.

So I guess one of my last posts for 2012, I am working on setting up monitoring of some Linux servers using SCOM 2012 SP1. One of the requirements is to setup a account monitoring. I am going to explain how I setup the Ubuntu server for this monitoring account

Operations Manager contains three predefined profiles to use in monitoring UNIX and Linux computers and performing agent maintenance:


The Linux Action Account is used for basic health and performance monitoring, the Linux Privileged account is used for monitoring protected resources and actions that require higher privileges and the Linux agent account is used for agent maintenance operations.


I am using Ubuntu version 12.04.1 LTS, I have deployed a standard server that is ready for me to logon with my default account I created on install.

Logon to the Server using your favourite method, I am using Virtual Machine manager 2012 console.


Create a user:

sudo adduser <username">

Follow the instructions to create a standard user account.



Once the user account has been created on the Ubuntu server you can the goto the SCOM Console and start the “Create Run As Account” wizard found under the Administration tab under Run As Configuration\Unix/Linux Accounts.

Follow the wizard ensuring you select Do not use elevation with this account, you have distributed these RunAs accounts to all the management servers that will be monitoring your servers and then save it.





Once the Run As profile has been setup you then need to update the Unix/Linux Action Account profile, found on the Administration tab under Run As Configuration\Profiles with the newly created account.





And that’s it for this bit, once you have an agent deployed this is all you will need for basic monitoring.

The next blog post will cover setting up the privileged monitoring account and a third blog post will cover the setting up of the agent maintenance account so we can actually discover these machines Smile


Links of use during my journey of discovery:



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