If you’re a systems administrator or an IT operations professional who wants to monitor your infrastructure and applications using SCOM 2016, or if you are just someone who is looking to gain expertise at System Center Operation Manager, this Learning Path is for you.
As organizations become more and more dependent upon a powerful IT infrastructure, there is increased pressure on administrators to be able to monitor and troubleshoot quickly and effectively. Systems Center Operations Manager (SCOM) makes this possible by giving administrators a simple way to manage the performance of their infrastructure and allowing them to focus on the steps to optimize and improve it.
SCOM: Manage Infrastructures with Systems Center 2016 Operations Manager is Packt’s Video Learning Path that is a series of individual video products put together in a logical and stepwise manner such that each video builds on the skills learned in the video before it.
This Learning Path will start by enlightening you on the core fundamentals that will help you leverage your IT assets in order to derive high benefits. 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.
This Learning Path then covers advanced monitors and data collection,where you’ll learn to gather data and put it on dashboards. You’ll then learn to integrate the Operational Management Suite to delegate access to websites. You’ll finish by learning how to Integrate PowerShell with SCOM.
The goal of this Learning Path is to make a master out of you in SCOM 2016.
This Learning Path is authored by some of the best in the field.
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. Stephen Hohman has 24 years of experience with Microsoft products. He is a Senior-level Microsoft Solutions Consultant with over 24 years of experience working with clients on technology requirements. His primary areas of knowledge include a large suite of Microsoft technologies deployed in every Active Directory based environment, in addition to Exchange server and System Center 2012 R2 (Operations Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, Service Manager, AppController, App-v, Orchestrator, and Configuration Manager).
Stephen Hohman has 24 years of experience with Microsoft products. He is a Senior-level Microsoft Solutions Consultant with over 24 years of experience working with clients on technology requirements. His primary areas of knowledge include a large suite of Microsoft technologies deployed in every Active Directory based environment, in addition to Exchange server and System Center 2012 R2 (Operations Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, Service Manager, AppController, App-v, Orchestrator, and Configuration Manager).
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
It is important to understand what management packs are, but more importantly, what they contain.
Starting with a good naming convention for Management Packs and understanding how Management Packs appear, control views, and allow the targeting of specific audiences, will allow the administrator to create proper management packs the first time.
Operations Manager 2016 introduces a new tool for viewing alerts generated over time. We will use this new tool to target our loudest Management Packs.
Maintenance windows allow the administrator to suppress and reset monitoring during periods of known downtime and maintenance in systems. Prior to Operations Manager 2016, maintenance windows were a manual process involving scripts and task scheduler. Now they are applied right in Operations Manager.
With custom monitoring, we discussed in Sections 4 and 5, come custom dashboards to present your information. This video looks at the various ways to present information in Operations Manager.
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