Q: I have connected a System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager deployment to a System Center 2012 Operations Manager deployment and want to force a discovery in Operations Manager of the DPM server information--how can I do this?

A: The easiest way to force a discovery in Data Protection Manager (DPM) is to restart the health service (System Center Management) on the DPM server:

net stop healthservice
net start healthservice

After that's completed, look at the Operations Manager event log for 125 event IDs which show the detail of the discovery start, process, and completion (see example below).

PS C:\> Get-EventLog -LogName 'Operations Manager' -Newest 6 -InstanceId 125 | ft TimeGenerated, Message

 

TimeGenerated             Message
-------------             -------
3/22/2013 2:30:25 PM      DPMServerDiscovery : DPM server discovery completed...
3/22/2013 2:30:21 PM      DPMServerDiscovery : DPM server discovery SCOM Mana...
3/22/2013 2:30:21 PM      DPMServerDiscovery : DPM server discovery start event
3/22/2013 11:49:05 AM     DPMServerDiscovery : DPM server discovery completed...
3/22/2013 11:49:01 AM     DPMServerDiscovery : DPM server discovery SCOM Mana...
3/22/2013 11:49:01 AM     DPMServerDiscovery : DPM server discovery start event