Getting SCOM operational is one thing; actually figuring out how to use it is quite another. A very different experience from any of the other System Center solutions, getting started with SCOM usually requires a few key lessons in how SCOM targets and monitors the objects in a datacenter. In this course, Monitoring Windows Server 2016 with System Center 2016 – Operations Manager (SCOM), you'll start with the same SCOM infrastructure that was built in the last "installing" course in this learning path, as well as the same example RDS infrastructure as your target for monitoring. First, you'll learn how to install a few of Microsoft's downloadable management packs, and then tune them using overrides to better match which behaviors you're looking for. Next, you'll discover how to create a few custom views and dashboards to visualize the data your SCOM agents are now gathering. Finally, you'll explore how to create some custom rules and monitors of your own, to gain insight into behaviors that aren't part of someone else's Management Pack. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the necessary knowledge to start building your own environment specific Distributed Applications for a single-glimpse view of the health of your services.