Creating SCOM 2012 Dashboards using Visio 2010 or Visio 2013


First I download the Microsoft Visio 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Extensions for System Center 2012 from here


The install doc says I need these pre-requisites:

  • System Center 2012 – Operations Manager console.
    • As an alternative, you can also install the Authoring Console from Operations Manager 2007 R2.
  • Microsoft Visio 2010 Professional or Premium edition
  • Visual Studio Tools for Office 2010
  • The Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0

I am running Windows 8 with Visio 2013.


After the install, I launch Visio 2013 and get this message. I click Install.



Now I create Blank Drawing.


At the top I see a new Tab called Operations Manager



I click Configure.

I give it a Name and my SCOM 2012 Web Console address.  I also select Automatic data refresh



Now I just click Insert Shape and add the SCOM object I want in my diagram.

It would be nice if I could multi-select here.



Also I add the Dashboard status so I  know if the link to SCOM is working or not.



Here is my first diagram/dashboard.  It was easier that I thought.   I see tons of possibilities using this.