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Installing and Configuring System Center Operations Manager 2007 (MOC50028)

10:34 am in Uncategorized by alkin

Hi All,

 

I will be teaching the MOC50028 “Installing and configuring OpsMgr 2007” from 23 November until 27 November at RealDolmen in Belgium.

Would you like the receive your training from someone that received the prestigious MVP Award? Wished you could receive training from someone that co-authored a book on the topic he is teaching? Want training from a consultant with plenty of real-life experience?

More information can be found here http://www.realdolmen.com/Commercial/Default.aspx?id=4052

Description

This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to managing a Systems Center Operations Manager 2007 management group. This course is intended to develop the necessary skills to install and manage Operations Manager 2007 management servers and supporting roles.

Target Audience

This course is intended for Windows Server 2003 or later administrators who have experience working within a Windows Active Directory domain environment and have a good understanding of Windows Server based network services. Familiarity with a support ticketing system is helpful.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • A+ certification or equivalent knowledge.
  • Network+ certification or equivalent knowledge.
  • Completed Course 2274, or have equivalent knowledge.
  • Completed Course 2275, or have equivalent knowledge.
  • Completed Course 2277, or have equivalent knowledge.
  • Completed Course 2278, or have equivalent knowledge.
  • Completed Course 2279, or have equivalent knowledge

Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Install and configure a management group.
  • Install a clustered Root Management Server.
  • Configure management group and agent settings.
  • Install and configure reporting.
  • Manage Agentless Exception Monitoring.
  • Manage Audit Collection Services.
  • Use Windows PowerShell to manage the management group.
  • Configure a management group hierarchy.
  • Migrate from Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 to System Center Operations Manager 2007.

Outline

Module 1: Installing System Center Operations Manager

This module explains how to install management servers and configure a clustered Root Management Server.

  • Lessons
    • Identifying and Installing Prerequisites
    • Installing System Center Operations Manager 2007
    • Post Installation
  • Lab : Installing System Center Operations Manager
    • Installing the Operations Manager Components
  • Lab : Installing a Clustered RMS
    • Creating Cluster Resources
    • Installing the Operational Database
    • Installing the RMS Node
    • Installing the Secondary Management Server
    • Creating the Services
    • Creating the RMS Cluster Virtual Server

Module 2: Using the Operations Console

This module explains how to use the Operations Console, create Operator Accounts, use the Web Console and create Views.

  • Lessons
    • Overview of the Operations Console
    • Creating Operator Accounts
    • Using the Web Console
    • Working with Views
  • Lab : Creating Operator Accounts and Views
    • Creating User Roles
    • Creating Views

Module 3: Configuring Management Group and Agent Settings

This module explains how to define the default management group and agent settings, override the default settings for a management server and agents, and create notifications to be sent when alerts appear.

  • Lessons
    • Global Settings
    • Overriding Global Settings
    • Creating Notifications
  • Lab : Creating Notification Settings
    • Setting Management Group Notification Options
    • Creating Notification Recipients
    • Creating Notification Subscriptions

Module 4: Agent Installation

This module explains how to install and configure the agent.

  • Lessons
    • Configuring Active Directory
    • Automatic Installation
    • Manual Installation
    • Managing Agents
  • Lab : Agent Installation
    • Manually Installing the Agent
    • Approving the Manually Installed

Module 5: Management Packs

This module explains how to import, export, and manage management packs.

  • Lessons
    • Overview of Management Packs
    • Importing and Exporting Management Packs
    • Creating and Sealing Management Packs
  • Lab : Creating Monitors
    • Creating a Self-Tuning Threshold Monitor
    • Creating a Correlated Windows Event Unit Monitor

Module 6: Reporting

This module explains how to install and configure Reporting Services and build the appropriate models for Operations Manager monitoring.

  • Lessons
    • Installing and Configuring SQL Reporting Services
    • Installing Operations Manager Reporting
    • Creating and Viewing Reports
  • Lab : Creating Reports
    • Creating a Model
    • Creating a Report

Module 7: Agentless Exception Monitoring

This module explains how to configure the settings and group policy options for Agentless Exception Monitoring.

  • Lessons
    • Configuring Exception Monitoring
    • Managing Clients
  • Lab : Configuring Agentless Exception Monitoring
    • Configuring Client Monitoring
    • Configuring Group Policy

Module 8: Audit Collection Services

This module explains how to configure Audit Collection Services so that security auditing can be centralized within the organization.

  • Lessons
    • Audit Collection Services Overview
    • Installing Audit Collection Services
    • Configuring Forwarders and Collectors
  • Lab : Configuring ACS Reports
    • Configuring ACS Reporting

Module 9: Using Operations Manager 2007 Command Shell

This module explains how to use the new Windows PowerShell-based commands to manage the management group.

  • Lessons
    • Command Shell Overview
    • Using Command Shell with Operations Manager 2007
  • Lab : Using the Command Shell
    • Running Individual Commands
    • Scripting Commands

Module 10: Complex Environments

This module explains how to multi-home agents, work with agents in untrusted domains and configure a hierarchy of management groups.

  • Lessons
    • Multi-homing Agents
    • Untrusted Environments
    • Multi-tiered Environments
  • Lab : Connecting Management Groups
    • Configure Subscriptions
    • Configure Operator Accounts

Module 11: Migrating from MOM 2005 to Operations Manager 2007

This module explains how to use the tools required to migrate the agents and setting from the MOM 2005 management group to the Operations Manager 2007 management group.

  • Lessons
    • Migration Overview
    • Using the Migration Tool
    • Converting Management Packs
  • Lab : Converting Management Packs
    • Using the Migration Tool
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New management packs for OpsMgr in October

3:03 pm in Uncategorized by alkin

Microsoft is working very hard these days and is has released a whole bunch of updated and new management packs this month.

 

Here is an overview:

 

Server 2008 Network Load Balancing

10/22/2009
(6.0.6726.0)
Windows Server 2008 Network Load Balancing for System Center Operations Manager 2007
The Windows Server 2008 Network Load Balancing (NLB) Management Pack provides discoveries, monitors, alerts, and warnings to help the operator understand the state of NLB clusters and NLB servers running Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. The Windows Server 2008 NLB Management Pack can provide early warnings that an operator can use to proactively monitor the state of the NLB servers in the computing environment.

 

Microsoft Windows Server Cluster

10/21/2009
(6.0.6720.0)
Windows Server Cluster Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007
The Windows Server Failover Cluster Management Pack provides both proactive and reactive monitoring of your Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 cluster deployments. It monitors Cluster services components (such as nodes, networks, and resource groups) to report issues that can cause downtime or poor performance.

DFS Replication

10/19/2009
(6.0.6321.0)
DFS Replication Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007
The DFS Replication Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 monitors the health of the DFS Replication service on Windows Server 2003 R2 and Windows Server 2008 computers. This management pack monitors events generated by the DFS Replication service. These events provide an insight into the health of the service and folders replicated on monitored computers. This management pack includes a dashboard view which can be used to monitor replication backlogs.

Forefront Security for Office Communications

10/16/2009
(10.2.0321.0)
Forefront Security for Office Communications Server Management Pack for System Center Operations Man
The Microsoft Forefront Security for Office Communications Server Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 provides real-time insight into the health and performance of key Forefront Security for Office Communications Server (Version 10) components and services. The Microsoft Forefront Security for Office Communications Server Management Pack alerts the administrator to critical events affecting the security of their OCS environment. Proactive management of the Microsoft Forefront Security for Office Communications Server environment is facilitated through management pack activity reports on IM scan performance.

Exchange Server 2007

10/12/2009
(6.0.6702.0)
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2
The Exchange Server 2007 Management Pack is designed to monitor Exchange 2007 key health indicators, collect Exchange component-specific performance counters in one central location, and raise alerts for operator intervention as necessary. By detecting, sending alerts, and automatically responding to critical events, this Management Pack helps indicate, correct, and prevent possible service outages or configuration problems, allowing you to proactively manage Exchange servers and identify issues before they become critical. The Management Pack monitors and provides alerts for automatic notification of events indicating service outages, performance degradation, health monitoring, and centralized management.

Exchange Server 2003

10/12/2009
(6.0.6702.0)
Exchange Server 2003 Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007
The Exchange Server 2003 Management Pack monitors the performance and availability of Exchange Server 2003 systems. It can also issue alerts for possible configuration problems Availability and performance monitoring is done using synthetic transactions. In addition, the Management Pack collects Event Log alerts and provides associated knowledge articles with additional user details, possible causes, and suggested resolutions. The Management Pack discovers and monitors the individual server components and functional areas on an Exchange Server 2003 server.

Operations Manager 2007 R2 Management Pack

10/8/2009
(6.1.7533.0)
Operations Manager 2007 R2 Management Pack
The Operations Manager 2007 R2 Management Pack alerts you to problems with components such as agents, management servers, the Operations Manager database, agents, modules used by workflows and services so that you can continue to monitor the servers and clients that your business depends on. The management pack includes tasks that you can automate to get easy access to common diagnostic tools, such as restarting a health service or reloading an agent configuration

 

Have fun,

Alexandre Verkinderen

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Operations Manager 2007 R2 Authoring Resource Kit

10:00 am in Uncategorized by alkin

Microsoft just released the OpsMgr 2007 R2 Resource kit. You can download it here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9104af8b-ff87-45a1-81cd-b73e6f6b51f0&displaylang=en

 

Feature Summary
The System Center Operation Manager 2007 Authoring Resource Kit provides the following features to aid in management pack (MP) development and customization:

· Authoring Console – Develop MPs within a GUI environment

· Management Pack Best Practices Analyzer (MPBPA)

o  MPBPA scans management packs for best practice compliance and provides automated resolution for numerous issues. This tool integrates with the Authoring Console.

· Management Pack Spell Checker (MP Spell Checker)

o  MP Spell Checker checks spelling in management packs to eliminate errors in display strings.

· Management Pack Visio Generator (MP Visio Generator)

o  MP Visio Generator allows you to generate a class inheritance and class relationship diagram using Microsoft Office Visio.

· Management Pack Diff (MP Diff)

o  MP Diff shows the differences between two management packs.

· Management Pack Cookdown Analyzer (MP Cookdown Analyzer)

o  MP Cookdown Analyzer identifies workflows which may break cookdown.  Suggestions are provided for how to fix the performance problems.

· All References Add-in

o  All References Add-in helps find all management pack elements that reference the specific element chosen. For example, the ability to right click a class and find all rules, monitors, overrides, as well as anything else that targets that class is provided. This tool works on most management pack elements.

· Workflow Analyzer

o  The Workflow Analyzer provides the ability to statically analyze all types of workflows.  It also allows users to trace workflows running on any Health Service.

· Workflow Simulator

o  The Workflow Simulator provides the ability to test certain types of workflows such as discoveries, rules, and monitors without a Management Server and Management Group. Key functionality includes the ability to test workflows as well as view and validate output prior to signing and importing the MP into a Management Group for additional testing.

· Management Packs

o  Three management packs which are frequently used as dependencies are provided as part of the tools installation.  These MPs are necessary to allow the Authoring Console to open most MPs available online in the System Center Operations Manager MP Catalog. The provided MPs are:

§ Microsoft.SystemCenter.DataWarehouse.Report.Library

§ Microsoft.SystemCenter.InstanceGroup.Library

§ Microsoft.SystemCenter.ServiceDesigner.Library

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OpsMgr 2007 R2 MP version 6.1.7553.0 is Released

6:31 am in Uncategorized by alkin

Just got an email from Microsoft saying that they just released their first out of band update to the Operations Manager Management Pack! Notice that this update mp is only available for OpsMgr 2007 R2 environment at the moment, for OpsMgr environment prior to R2 you will need to wait a couple of weeks.

Basicaly they improved the monitoring around excessive agent memory utilization based on customer and blogger feedback they have. 

You can read the full story here http://blogs.technet.com/momteam/archive/2009/10/07/opsmgr-2007-r2-mp-version-6-1-7553-0-is-released.aspx

 

Have fun,

Alexandre Verkinderen

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