System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 Accelerated

After this 5-day hands-on lab you will be able to easily install, configure and effectively create multilevel (360) monitoring. This class is intended for Enterprise Systems Engineers, Administrators, System Integrators and Management Pack Developers who need to learn SCOM from the bottom up and inside out. This course is based on the “Mastering SCOM 2012 R2” class and the newly developed “Advanced SCOM 2012 R2”. Kare Rude Andersen, long time Operations Manager (OpsMgr) consultant and world famous instructor will guide you through, and give you sufficient knowledge to successfully upgrade or do a new installation of OpsMgr 2012 utilizing his unique knowledge, tools, methods and experience gained from real scenarios.

What you will learn:

  • Install and Configure System Center 2012 Operations Manager SP1 on Windows 2012 and SQL Server 2012, Report Services and Web service.
  • Describe and understand the logical architecture of an SCOM infrastructure
  • Articulate the functions of the components and services in an SCOM infrastructure
  • Troubleshoot issues with SCOM components and Agent Monitoring
  • Design end-to-end monitoring of Services – Multi layered application design
  • Working with SCOM in conjunction with other System Center products
  • Use the Silverlight Web console
  • Present your views in the Console, Web Silverlight console, Sharepoint as IFrames or as Web Parts.
  • Working with Visio to present Services, Agents and classes you design.
  • Create Management Packs with the console, the authoring console, Visio and Visual Studio.
  • Using PowerShell to get information about the SCOM environment
  • And much more!



Course Outline

    Introduction to the SCOM Sizer
    How is SCOM used / Purpose of SCOM
    Naming Conventions
    Versioning and Good documentation behavior

    Service Account Requirements
    Component Connectivity

    System Requirements
    Basic Installation

Install and configure HA (High Availability)
    HA for the Console, Web console, Report Services and PowerShell
    SQL Always ON technology

Install The Console
Install and configure the Web Console
e.g. for a large screen display
Install Report Services
    Configure Reporting for SMTP, settings and controlling Rendering

Upgrading from a distributed Operations Manager 2007 R2 Management Group
Using SSL/Https internally between users and the report/web services
Management Group and Server Settings
Notification, using Notification with PowerShell scripts
Creating Subscribers and subscriptions
RMS Emulation – why we need it and controlling it with PowerShell
Agent Rollout, manually, automatically and the Auto Agent Assignment
Agents, Gateways and Certificate authentication
Use Resource Pools to control Management Server responsibility
Monitoring Unix/Linux Servers with SCOM 2012
User Interfaces, the new Widgets and presentation with SharePoint and Visio
Creating MAP View with locations
Reporting and the Data warehouse database, controlling the purging and logging
Using SQL Profiler to check the traffic to/from the SQL server
Creating own reports with Visual Studio
APM (Application Performance Management), find bottlenecks in .net applications
ACS (Audit Collector Services), a consolidated event auditor
Network Monitoring, Discovery rules, views and using advanced port monitoring
Management Packs, Creating with Visual Studio, Authoring tool , Visio and the console
Putting it all together, creating a 360 service, multi-level topology monitoring and creating own Service/Distributed Application monitoring
Monitoring SCVMM with SCOM 2012
SCOM 2012 and Orchestrator - Interaction in both ways
SCOM 2012 and Service Manager, creating Incident, Task and Connectors
Non Microsoft Monitoring – Monitor anything - Check the coffee level
Management Packs
We are going through the different kind of objects contained in a Management Pack

SCOM Advanced – Management Servers
    Introduction to the Communication in SCOM
    Configuring and optimizing the Management servers and agents
    Optimizing the database and data warehouse
    Defining and managing Resource Pools
    Integrate automatically configuration of agents AD Integration

Implement Intelligence in your
Management Group
    With PowerShell
    Monitoring Application/Services

Management Packs
    Implement and document your Management Packs
    Implement Change management on you Management Packs
    Creating and Authoring own Management Packs
    Individual Management Packs objects
    Using Visual Studio to create Management Packs
    Using Authoring Console to create Management Packs
    Using Visio to Create Management Packs

User Interfaces
    Presenting Dashboards
    Creating Customize Dashboards
    Create your own widgets
    Use the Global Service Monitor

Connecting Operations Manager
    Using an XML connector to communicate with SCOM
    Using Web Services to communicate with SCOM
    Connecting System Center with SCOM and the other way around
    Trap it – with mails, snmp or files

Linux Monitoring
    Installing Linux clients
    Creating monitors and rules against Linux
    Implementing Applications Server Monitoring

    Implementing APM
    Server and Client Side Configuration

Network Monitoring
    Scale and implement
    Creating rules for your Devices and interfaces
    Creating own SNMP Traps

ACS (Audit Collector Services), a
consolidated event auditor
    Install and configure ACS

Agentless Exception Monitoring
    Collect and present your organizations exception


Administrators and technicians planning, implementing and supporting SCOM 2012 SP1

Before attending this course, students
must have:

  • Experience with Windows Server 2008 R2/2012
  • Good understanding of Active Directory
  • Good understanding of Network communication

It is recommended that students also have:

  • An understanding of the System Center Suite is desirable, but not needed.
  • Experience with earlier version of SCOM or other Monitoring Tools
  • Virtualization Technologies: Hyper-V and Windows Server 2012
  • Knowledge of PowerShell