50028: Installing and Configuring System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2

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About this Course
This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to install and configure System Center Operations Manager 2007. The information included in this class will prepare the student for managing their Operations Manager 2007 infrastructure.

Prerequisites
Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Familiarity with PC hardware and devices.
  • Experience supporting Windows-based systems.
  • Experience authoring and editing batch and script files.
  • Experience reviewing Windows application and service logs.
  • Experience configuring or supporting distributed application environments.
  • Working knowledge of Windows Server 2003 networking.
  • Working Knowledge of Active Directory.

Audience Profile
This course is intended for both novice and experienced network engineers who have a minimum basic Active Directory and network services experience.

At Course Completion

  • After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Install Operations Manager 2007 Root Management Server.
  • Install the Root Management Server in a highly available configuration.
  • Navigate the Operations Console and the Web Console.
  • Manage the Management Group using the Command Shell.
  • Perform agent installation on managed systems.
  • Import and export management packs.
  • Configure Rules, Events, Monitors and Tasks.
  • Configure Reporting and create reports.
  • Monitor workstations and servers using Agentless Exception Monitoring.
  • Configure and manage Audit Collection Services.
  • Create Synthetic Transactions.
  • Create Distributed Applications.
  • Multi-home an agent.
  • Configure a Gateway server for monitoring untrusted domains.
  • Configure communication between two management groups.
  • Migrate from Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 to Operations Manager 2007.

Course Outline

Module 1: Installing Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007
This module explains how to install System Center Configuration Manager 2007 in a single Root Management Server configuration and a clustered highly available Root Management Server configuration.

Lessons
Preparing for Operations Manager 2007 R2
Using System Center Capacity Planner
Security
Installing System Center Operations Manager 2007
Post Installation

Lab: Installing Microsoft System Center Operations Manager
Installing the Operations Manager Components

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Identify the requirements for installing System Center Operations Manager 2007.
Install System Center Operations Manager 2007 and verify a successful installation.

Module 2: Using the Operations Console
This module explains how to use the Operations Console and how to perform configuration tasks.

Lessons
Reviewing the Workspaces
Using the Web Console
Working with Views
Reviewing Security Roles

Lab: Creating Operator Accounts and Views
Creating Operator Accounts and Views

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Install the Operations Console on another system.
Understand the workspaces and views.
Work with the Actions available for a given object.

Module 3: Configuring Management Group and Agent Settings
This module explains how to configure the global management group settings and the individual agent settings within Operations Manager 2007.

Lessons
Global Settings
Overriding Global Settings
Creating Notifications

Lab: Configuring Notification Settings
Setting Management Group Notification Options
Creating Notification Recipients
Creating Notification Subscriptions
Testing Notification Subscriptions

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Configure default management group settings.
Override the default management group setting.
Configure notification settings and define who will receive the notifications.

Module 4: Agent Installation
This module explains how to deploy the Operations Manager agent within the management group.

Lessons
Configuring Active Directory
Push Installation
Manual Installation
Managing Agents

Lab: Agent Installation
Manually Installing the Agent
Approving the Manually Installed Agent

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Create an Active Directory container for automatic agent assignment.
Configure automatic installation settings.
Manually install and approve an agent.

Module 5: Management Packs
This module explains how to import, export and manage the objects within a management pack.

Lessons
Management Pack Overview
Importing and Exporting Management Packs
Creating and Sealing Management Packs

Lab: Creating Monitors
Creating a Self-Tuning Threshold
Creating a Correlated Windows Event Unit Monitor
Lab: Creating Tasks
Creating a Task
Testing a Task
Lab: Associating Run As Profiles with a Management Pack
Creating a Run As Profile
Testing a Task
Lab: Configuring Overrides
Create and Verify the Override

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Define the components that make up a management pack.
Create a new management pack.
Export and import management packs.
Seal a management pack.

Module 6: Reporting
This module explains how to install and configure SQL Reporting Services and then install Operations Manager Reporting and create reports.

Lessons
Installing and Configuring SQL Reporting Services
Installing Operations Manager Reporting
Creating and Viewing Reports

Lab: Creating Reports
Creating a Model
Creating a Report

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Install and configure SQL Reporting Services.
Install and configure Operations Manager Reporting.
View reports.
Create reports using Report Builder.

Module 7: Agentless Exception Monitoring
This module explains how to configure Agentless Exception Monitoring to monitor for application faults and then monitor the client systems.

Lessons
Configuring Exception Monitoring
Managing Clients

Lab: Configuring Agentless Exception Monitoring
Configuring Client Monitoring
Configuring Group Policy
Testing Client Monitoring

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Configure a management server as an Agentless Exception Monitoring collector.
Configure clients to generate error reports and send them to the management server.

Module 8: Audit Collection Services
This module explains how to install and configure Audit Collection Services, how to enable forwarders and how to manage collectors and forwarders using the Command Shell.

Lessons
Audit Collection Services Overview
Installing Audit Collection Services
Configuring Forwarders and Collectors
Importing ACS Reports

Lab: Configuring Forwarders
Enabling Forwarders
Lab: Configuring ACS Reports
Import ACS Reports

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Install and configure Audit Collection Services.
Optimizing auditing.
Create Auditing reports.

Module 9: Synthetic Transactions
This module explains how to create a synthetic transaction to proactively monitor components.

Lessons
Synthetic Transactions

Lab: Creating Synthetic Transactions
Building the Synthetic Transaction
Testing the Synthetic Transaction

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Create and use Synthetic Transactions.

Module 10: Distributed Applications
This module explains how to create and use distributed applications to provide end-to-end service monitoring.

Lessons
Distributed Applications

Lab: Creating a Distributed Application
Building the Model
Building the Model

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Create and use Distributed Applications.

Module 11: Monitoring Non-Microsoft Platforms
This module introduces the components that allow monitoring of UNIX, Linux and network devices.

Lessons
Tools for Monitoring Non-Microsoft Platforms
Using the Cross-Platform Extensions

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Identify and use the built-in tolls for managing non-Microsoft platforms.
Configure and use the Cross-Platform Extensions for monitoring UNIX and Linux systems.
Install the Cross-Platform extensions.

Module 12: Complex Environments
This module explains how to configure agents to send monitoring data to multiple management servers in multiple management groups. It also explains how to install and configure a Gateway server for clients in untrusted domains and how to configure multiple management groups to interoperate.

Lessons
Multi-homing Agents
Untrusted Environments
Multi-Tiered Environments

Lab: Connecting Management Groups
Connecting Management Groups
Configuring Operator Accounts

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Multi-Home and agent.
Create a Gateway server to monitor an untrusted domain
Create connectors to other management groups and third party management products.

Module 13: Backup and Recovery
This module explains how to backup and restore a management group and the management servers within the management group.

Lessons
Planning Backup and Restore
Performing a Backup
Planning Recovery Strategies

Lab: Converting Management Packs
Promoting a Management Server

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Identify the components to back up
Plan a backup strategy
Implement a backup strategy
Implement a restore strategy.

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