SCOM is a vital component of System Center 2016 that allows system and application administrators to manage services, operations, devices, and applications through a single management console.
This course will provide you with a comprehensive coverage of SCOM 2016 and will enlighten you on the core fundamentals that will help you leverage your IT assets in order to derive high benefits. We will start with an overview of SCOM, how it can enhance your organization’s performance, and how Operations Manager can be used to monitor your entire environment.
Next we will demonstrate the configuration and deployment aspect of SCOM and its various services based on your business requirements. We then focus on explaining the core concepts of SCOM such as Management Servers and Packs, Services, and Agents along with teaching you the latest features of SCOM 2016. By the end of the course, you will be able to monitor your applications and infrastructure, thereby reducing the time needed to resolve problems.
About The Author
Jerome Jones is a technical instructor and consultant with over 20 years of IT and instructional experience specializing in System Center (Configuration Manager, Operations Manager, Service Manager, and Orchestrator), Windows Server, Windows Client, and Microsoft Exchange. He has been an instructor and consultant since 2005 earning his MCT, MCSE-Messaging, MCSA-Messaging, MCITP, and MCTS.
Jerome currently holds 34 Microsoft certifications, along with CompTIA and F5 Network certifications. Jerome has over 10 years’ experience with Operations Manager and 16 years' experience with Configuration Manager. Before becoming a consultant, he worked as a Network Engineer and Systems Admin for 11 years at two different companies in Mississippi.
The first task for any deployment is defining your project and planning it properly. A properly planned and designed infrastructure will provide the foundation for a successful and optimally performing monitoring solution.
Operations Manager 2016 consists of several different roles and components that will form the foundation of your deployment. This section will discuss each of these roles and components to ensure that you have a thorough knowledge of Operations Manager before beginning your installation.
Now that you have a better understanding of the different roles and components required for deploying Operations Manager 2016, this video will cover the prerequisites that must be in place to support your infrastructure and design.
The Management Group is a logical administrative unit that is created during the installation of the first management server. At a minimum, it consists of a management server, the operational database, and the operational DW database. In this video, you will learn how to deploy a management server and set up a basic deployment of a management group.
In a single-server deployment of Operations Manager, you are designing a single point of failure. A single server design is typically used for testing purposes. To address scalability and redundancy concerns in a production environment, you should deploy Operations Manager using a distributed server design. In this video, you will learn how to deploy additional management servers to address fault tolerance issues.
Running reports allows you to visualize your collected data. The Operations Manager Reporting Server role uses SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) to render and schedule reports. This video covers the Reporting Server role and the SQL database instance that will host the Operations Manager operational and DW databases.
When you configure the management group setting, the default options apply to all the management servers within that group. We will see how to use the Administration Pane to configure global settings.
Individual server options define settings on a per server basis. Let's see how to override global settings.
There are pros and cons when deciding on which method to use when installing the agent. This video focuses on the different ways to install the agent on managed computers
There are multiple ways to configure the Agent's property settings. Let's see how to use the Control Panel and the Operations Console to configure Agent settings.
The ability to monitor non-Windows servers is critical. Let's see how to discover and deploy agents to Unix/Linux computers.
The network monitoring feature of Operations Manager allows you to identify issues at the network layer. Let's look at how to use the Operations Manager console to discover network devices.
In the past, monitoring meant checking event logs or checking a service to see if it's running or not. That type of monitoring is reactive monitoring. Management Packs let you do more granular proactive monitoring.
Management Packs include a number of elements such as discoveries, tasks, rules, and monitors. You need to understand how Management Packs work in Operations Manager to customize your monitoring environment.
To use Management Packs, you must import them into Operations Manager. This video will cover how to download and import Management Packs from the catalog website and other sources.
Sealed Management Packs cannot be directly altered. This video will cover how to use Groups and Overrides to change settings in sealed Management Packs and store those settings in unsealed Management Packs.
With .NET Application Performance Monitoring, you can monitor IIS 7, 8, and 10 hosted applications from both the server and client perspective. This video covers an overview of APM and how to use the .NET Performance Monitoring Template.
Operations Manager has the ability to show the health state of your business-critical applications graphically by using a Distributed Application Diagram. This video covers the components of the distributed application and how they can be added to the Distributed Application Designer.
The Distributed Application Diagram in Operations Manager is a key feature that you can use to view the health and availability of an application or service including their relationship with other components in the application or service. This video covers how to create a Distributed Application.
Management Pack Templates provide a quick and simple method of creating customized monitoring. This video covers what Management Pack Templates are available in the Authoring Workspace.
System Center 2016 Operations Manager comes with several consoles designed to provide access to monitoring. This video looks at the different console available in Operations Manager 2016.
Most monitoring and administration can be done from the Operations Console. This video takes a closer look at the Operations Manager Console.
You will not always be looking at the Operation Console when alerts occur. Notifications are used to send alerts to specific users via specific channels such as email or text. In this video, you will learn how to configure notification in Operations Manager.
Optimizing your environment is key to collecting usable performance data. Prepackaged management packs collect more data than most organizations need in their monitoring environment. There are several tools and settings that can be adjusted to optimize performance collection data.
Monitors are used to determine the health of the objects being monitored. Operations Manager allows you to create three different types of monitors. In this video, we are going to take a look at how to create custom monitors and modify settings in existing monitors by using overrides.
Rules define the events and performance data to collect from monitored systems and what to do with that information after it is collected. In this video, we will take a closer look at how to create new Rules and how to modify existing Rules.
To have successful backup and restore strategy, you must first be familiar with the different components that make up your Operations Manager environment. This video reintroduces you to the common Operations Manager component and their role in mitigating a potential disaster or failure.
It's a popular saying, "if you don't plan for a disaster, then you are planning a disaster". That saying holds true for Operations Manager 2016. In this video, we will focus on the impact of losing any of the common Management Group components to failure.
This video focuses on how to prepare for a disaster by creating a backup of your Operations Manager Databases and restoring Operations Manager from the backup when needed.
To understand the benefits of Service Manager integration, you should first understand its key features and capabilities. You should also understand how Service Manager connectors are configured and how Operations Manager can monitor Service Manager with the appropriate Management Packs imported.
Data Protection Manager provides backup and restore functions for server and client operating systems. This video covers how DPM integrates with Operations Manager, including how integration is configured and tasks that can be performed from within the Operations Console.
Orchestrator is a datacenter process automation solution. This video covers an overview of Orchestrator, including the integration of Orchestrator with Operations Manager and using Operations Manager to monitor Orchestrator.
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