Installing and Configuring System Center 2016 - Operations Manager (SCOM)

Learn tactics and best practices in the installation and initial configuration of System Center Operations Manager 2016.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Aug 16, 2017
Duration
4h 0m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Introduction
Design a Distributed Management Group
Install and Configure Management Server
Discover Resources and Install Agents
Explore Monitoring with the Operations Console
Install Reporting Server and Manage Reporting
Install and Configure Audit Collection Services
Manage Users and User Roles
Configure Backups and Disaster Recovery
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Aug 16, 2017
Duration
4h 0m
Description

SCOM is not a difficult installation in terms of the click-by-click. However, the thinking and planning that surround a SCOM installation are critically important if you're to successfully monitor your Windows Server environment. In this course, Installing and Configuring System Center 2016 - Operations Manager (SCOM) , you'll learn how to install and the initial configuration of SCOM 2016. First, you'll discover how to confirm SQL configuration and install prerequisites. Next, you'll explore how to install Management Server and Web Console. Then, you'll cover how to install Operation Console. Finally, you'll learn how to configure Management Group. By the end of this course, you'll have the startup configuration you'll need to begin monitoring.

About the author
About the author

Greg Shields is an Author Evangelist at Pluralsight.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hey this is Greg Shields and you've found another of my courses in this learning path on System Center Operations Manager 2016. This time on the installation and initial configuration of a core SCOM infrastructure. I am author evangelist and a full-time author here at Pluralsight and I've been working with Operations Manager since back in the days when it was lovingly referred to as MOM. SCOM is not a difficult installation in terms of the click by click. That's it, however, the thinking and planning that surround a SCOM installation are what's critically important if you're to successfully monitor what you want in your Windows Server environment. We discuss both the planning and the implementation here in this course. Like some of the other System Center tools, SCOM also has a history of being misunderstood by a lot of IT pros. All too often a SCOM instance gets installed only to see itself ignored when the unturned fire hose of alerts from servers and applications start making their way onto pagers and inside inboxes. Framing SCOMs role in the infrastructure as well as implementing it carefully to avoid that excessive noisiness is our goal in this introduction. Over the next few hours we'll walk through the design of the distributed management group, we'll install our SCOM management server, reporting server, and audit collection services. With those in place we'll discover our Windows Server resources and get agents installed and you'll leave with the startup configuration you need to begin monitoring your data center behaviors. If you've just been tasked with installing and configuring a System Center Operations Manager environment in your organization, this course is your next stop in brushing up on those skills for success. And then from here, you'll be ready to continue on a learning path as you monitor Windows Server 2016 and monitor Azure Resources and Web Applications. Let's get started.

Install and Configure Management Server
Our first order of business here is the installation and initial configuration of our management server, that is the core of our operations management infrastructure that we're building here. And obviously, as with really any Microsoft installation, there will be some prerequisite other stuff that needs to be installed. Curiously though, as we go through that confirmation, just making sure that our SQL configuration is correct, and then also the installation of those prerequisites, there are some there that are not immediately obvious in terms of where you need to look on Microsoft's website to actually find what you need to download. So I'll walk you through just making sure indeed that you do have the right SQL configuration and also what those installation prerequisites will be. From there we'll go through the installation of our management server, at the same time we'll go through also installing our web console also onto that same machine, MGMT. We can accomplish both of those during that same installation routine, so we'll do them both at the same time here. We will then go through the installation of our operations console, really the least exciting part of this install, there onto our machine My Desktop, so our management workstation there, and then lastly go through the configuration of the management group. Just some initial configurations that will be necessary as we then prepare this Ops Manager infrastructure for then adding clients and turning on all this monitoring. One of the most important things you should know here at this point is that once you complete this installation of your management server, it is usually a good idea to allow it to just kind of sit and do its processes for at least about an hour after all the usual next, next, finish has been completed. There are some background processes that need to occur that can take up to an hour or more, even after the install completes for Ops Manager to really complete what it needs to do and so before you go through any further configuration beyond what we'll be talking about here or particularly if you go through the updating, through further update releases, you'll want to wait around at least about an hour or so before you go through any further installations.