Just wanted to let you know that with release of Veeam MP for Vmware 6.5 it is now possible to exclude certain datastores and VMs from the discovery, so that they won't appear in SCOM at all.
In order to do that you can use overridable parameters for "Veeam Stage 2 - Virtual Machine discovery" and for "Veeam Stage 2 - Datastore discovery", you can find them in Object Discoveries in the Authoring section of SCOM console.
For datastores discovery there is "ExcludeDatastoresByDatastoreName" parameter.
For VMs discovery there the following parameters:
ExcludeVMsByDatastoreName - to exclude VMs which are located on a certain datastore
ExcludeVMsByFolderName - to exclude VMs located in a certain VM folder
ExcludeVMsByVMName - to exclude VMs with certain name
You can use wildcards in these overrides, something like "*_dev1_*" or "*_todelete". And our MP for VMware is already using this parameter to remove temporary Veeam Backup and Replication datastores from discovery, so that your infrastructure in SCOM is not polluted with unnecessary and temporary objects when for instance VM Verification process is running.
We hope you will like new functionality and it will help you optimize monitoring of your Virtualization environment.
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