Before you can view and use reports in Virtual Machine Manager, you must configure Operations Manager integration with VMM, which includes deploying the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 Management Pack, and you must import an additional management pack that installs virtualization reports. VMM reports are generated by Operations Manager, but they can be opened in Reporting view of the Virtual Machine Manager Administrator Console.

The following checklist summarizes the tasks that are required to set up reporting in VMM. For step-by-step instructions and report descriptions, see the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 Management Pack Guide, available at Management Pack Guides for Server Products (

Task Description Reference


Deploy System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1 or System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2, set up your reporting server, and install Operations Manager Reporting.

Deploying Operations Manager 2007 (


Deploy the Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 Management Pack in Operations Manager. The VMM 2008 R2 Management Pack is deployed during VMM setup, as part of Operations Manager configuration.

Configuring Operations Manager Integration with VMM 2008 ( in the VMM TechNet Library


Add each Virtual Machine Manager administrator who needs access to reports to the Report Operators role in Operations Manager. Unless VMM administrators have this role, they cannot see and open reports in Virtual Machine Manager. Self-service users do not have access to VMM reports.

How to add users and groups to the Report Operator role in Operations Manager 2007 (


Specify the reporting server for VMM.

How to Specify the Reporting Server for VMM

See Also

For the most up-to-date Help information, go to the Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Help Online. To find additional Virtual Machine Manager 2008 documentation, go to the Virtual Machine Manager 2008 TechCenter Library.