Previously I’ve blogged here, here and here about SCVMM and SCOM maintenance mode integration. In the past if you put Hyper-V hosts in maintenance mode in SCVMM the corresponding SCVMM object for the host is also put in maintenance mode. The problem with this scenario is that you can get some alerts if you patch the hosts automatically or bring them completely down for other maintenance tasks. Now with System Center 2012 R2 this is no longer the case. If you put the hyper-v hosts in SCVMM in maintenance mode:
The computer object of the host is put in maintenance mode in SCOM:
Now you can perform maintenance task on host without getting noisy alerts and we are closer to better automation.
I would like to thanks the VMM product group for listening on my feedback and for those who voted for this feature change.