By connecting management groups, alerts and other monitoring data from a connected management group can be viewed or edited from the local management group in Operations Manager 2007. Tasks can be initiated from a local management group to run on managed objects of a connected management group. For information about configuring alerts and other monitoring data to be forwarded from a connected to the local management group, see About Product Connectors in Operations Manager 2007.

To connect Operations Manager 2007 management groups

  1. Log on to the computer with an account that is a member of the Operations Manager Administrators role for the Operations Manager 2007 management group.

  2. In the Operations console connected to the destination management group, click the Administration button. For more information on source and destination management groups, see About the Connected Management Groups Node in Operations Manager 2007.

  3. In the Administration pane, right-click Connected Management Groups, and then click Add Management Group.

  4. In the Add Management Group dialog box, do the following:

    1. Type the Management Group name of the desired management group to be connected.

    2. Type the Root Management Server of the desired management group to be connected.

      The root management server name must be in FQDN format. For information about identifying the root management server of a management group, see How to Identify the Root Management Server for an Operations Manager 2007 Management Group.
    3. Specify the account that will be used for the initial connection to the source management group, by leaving Use SDK service account selected or selecting Other user account and typing in the User name, Password, and Doman. The account must be a member of the Operations Manager 2007 Administrators role for the connected management group.

  5. Click Add.

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