Getting Started with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager

Author: Kevin Greene
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781785280870
Release Date: 2016-06-30
Genre: Computers

A beginner's guide to help you design, deploy and administer your System Center Operations Manager 2016 and 2012 R2 environments About This Book Discover how to monitor complex IT environments with System Center Operations Manager using tips, tricks and best practice recommendations from industry experts. Learn how to create eye-catching dashboards and reports to help deliver a tangible return on investment back to your organization. Optimize, troubleshoot and perform disaster recovery in Operations Manager using step by step examples based on real-world scenarios. Who This Book Is For The target audience for this book is the IT Pro or System Administrator who wants to deploy and use System Center Operations Manager but has no previous knowledge of the product. As a 'Getting Started' book, our primary objective is to equip you with the knowledge you need to feel comfortable when working with common monitoring scenarios in OpsMgr. With this in mind, deep-diving into less-common OpsMgr features such as Audit Collection Services (ACS), Agentless Exception Monitoring (AEM) and Application Performance Monitoring (APM) has been intentionally omitted. What You Will Learn Install a new System Center 2016 Operations Manager Management Group Design and provision custom views to relevant support teams. Understand how to deploy agents Work with management packs Monitor network devices Model your IT services with distributed applications Create dashboards and custom visualizations Tune, optimize, maintain and troubleshoot System Center Operations Manager In Detail Most modern IT environments comprise a heterogeneous mixture of servers, network devices, virtual hypervisors, storage solutions, cross-platform operating systems and applications. All this complexity brings a requirement to deliver a centralized monitoring and reporting solution that can help IT administrators quickly identify where the problems are and how best to resolve them. Using System Center Operations Manager (OpsMgr), administrators get a full monitoring overview of the IT services they have responsibility for across the organization - along with some useful management capabilities to help them remediate any issues they've been alerted to. This book begins with an introduction to OpsMgr and its core concepts and then walks you through designing and deploying the various roles. After a chapter on exploring the consoles, you will learn how to deploy agents, work with management packs, configure network monitoring and model your IT services using distributed applications. There's a chapter dedicated to alert tuning and another that demonstrates how to visualize your IT using dashboards. The final chapters in the book discuss how to create alert subscriptions, manage reports, backup and recover OpsMgr, perform maintenance and troubleshoot common problems. Style and approach A beginner's guide that focuses on providing the practical skills required to effectively deploy and administer OpsMgr with walkthrough examples and tips on all the key concepts.

Getting Started with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager

Author: Kevin Greene
Publisher: Packt Publishing
ISBN: 1785289748
Release Date: 2016-06-29
Genre: Computers

A beginner's guide to help you design, deploy and administer your System Center Operations Manager 2016 and 2012 R2 environmentsAbout This Book- Discover how to monitor complex IT environments with System Center Operations Manager using tips, tricks and best practice recommendations from industry experts.- Learn how to create eye-catching dashboards and reports to help deliver a tangible return on investment back to your organization.- Optimize, troubleshoot and perform disaster recovery in Operations Manager using step by step examples based on real-world scenarios.Who This Book Is ForThe target audience for this book is the IT Pro or System Administrator who wants to deploy and use System Center Operations Manager but has no previous knowledge of the product.As a 'Getting Started' book, our primary objective is to equip you with the knowledge you need to feel comfortable when working with common monitoring scenarios in OpsMgr. With this in mind, deep-diving into less-common OpsMgr features such as Audit Collection Services (ACS), Agentless Exception Monitoring (AEM) and Application Performance Monitoring (APM) has been intentionally omitted.What You Will Learn- Install a new System Center 2016 Operations Manager Management Group- Design and provision custom views to relevant support teams.- Understand how to deploy agents- Work with management packs- Monitor network devices- Model your IT services with distributed applications- Create dashboards and custom visualizations- Tune, optimize, maintain and troubleshoot System Center Operations ManagerIn DetailMost modern IT environments comprise a heterogeneous mixture of servers, network devices, virtual hypervisors, storage solutions, cross-platform operating systems and applications. All this complexity brings a requirement to deliver a centralized monitoring and reporting solution that can help IT administrators quickly identify where the problems are and how best to resolve them.Using System Center Operations Manager (OpsMgr), administrators get a full monitoring overview of the IT services they have responsibility for across the organization - along with some useful management capabilities to help them remediate any issues they've been alerted to.This book begins with an introduction to OpsMgr and its core concepts and then walks you through designing and deploying the various roles. After a chapter on exploring the consoles, you will learn how to deploy agents, work with management packs, configure network monitoring and model your IT services using distributed applications. There's a chapter dedicated to alert tuning and another that demonstrates how to visualize your IT using dashboards. The final chapters in the book discuss how to create alert subscriptions, manage reports, backup and recover OpsMgr, perform maintenance and troubleshoot common problems.Style and approachA beginner's guide that focuses on providing the practical skills required to effectively deploy and administer OpsMgr with walkthrough examples and tips on all the key concepts.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager Field Experience

Author: Danny Hermans
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 9780735695870
Release Date: 2015-04-10
Genre: Computers

Part of a series of specialized guides on System Center, this book focuses on Microsoft System Center Operations Manager. For the seasoned professional, it covers the role of the Operations Manager product, the best practices for working with management packs, how to use the reporting feature to simplify managing the product, how to thoroughly troubleshoot, and how to use and install Operations Manager in the Microsoft Azure Public Cloud environment.

Microsoft System Center Extending Operations Manager Reporting

Author: George Wallace
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 9780735695795
Release Date: 2014-11-20
Genre: Computers

The System Center Operations Manager data warehouse stores many objects, making it possible to report on performance, availability, configuration, and security. You can use data collected by Operations Manager for issue tracking, awareness, planning, and forecasting, all of which are important factors for maintaining and managing your environment. But understanding what to report on and how to do so is what actually contributes to the stability of your infrastructure. If you're not using the data you collect about your environment, you're simply wasting space. If you use Operations Manager to monitor your environment, whether your infrastructure or a public, private, or hybrid cloud, this book is a good resource to help you understand the basics of reporting and how to build queries and stored procedures for your reports. It can also help you understand the various elements of Operations Manager management packs that are used when you create reports.

Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager Cookbook

Author: Steve Beaumont (MVP)
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781782176251
Release Date: 2015-04-14
Genre: Computers

If you are tasked with monitoring the IT infrastructure within your organization, this book demonstrates how System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager offers a radical and exciting solution to modern administration.

System Center 2012 Operations Manager Unleashed

Author: Kerrie Meyler
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780672335914
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Computers

'System Center Operations Manager 2012 Unleashed' joins Sams' market-leading series of books on Microsoft's System Center product suite: books that have achieved go-to status amongst IT implementers and administrators worldwide. The book provides coverage of planning, installation, and migration; configuration; and much more --

Microsoft System Center PowerShell Essentials

Author: Guruprasad HP
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781784393267
Release Date: 2015-04-28
Genre: Computers

If you are a Microsoft System Center administrator who manages System Center environments and utilizes the console for management, then this book is ideal for you. This book is also for System Center users who now want to learn to manage systems using PowerShell.

Microsoft System Center Reporting Cookbook

Author: Samuel Erskine
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781782171812
Release Date: 2015-03-27
Genre: Computers

This book is for IT professionals who are responsible for producing reports using the data from System Center components. Basic knowledge of Microsoft System Center technologies is assumed.

Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Manager Cookbook

Author: Samuel Erskine
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1849686955
Release Date: 2012-10-26
Genre: Computers

This book is written in practical cookbook style and it offers learning through vivid examples and. Each chapter contains step-by-step instructions about everything necessary to execute a particular task. The book is designed so that you can read it from start to end for beginners or just open up any chapter and start following the recipes as a reference for advanced users, This book will be useful to IT professionals including System Center Service Manager administrators who want to configure and administer System Center Service Manager 2012 and understand how to solve specific problems and scenarios that arise while using System Center Service Manager. It will also be useful to users of 2010 in learning new features and capabilities.

Microsoft System Center 2016 Service Manager Cookbook

Author: Anders Asp (MVP)
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781786467195
Release Date: 2017-02-27
Genre: Computers

Discover over 100 practical recipes to help you master the art of IT service management for your organization About This Book Unleash the capabilities of Microsoft System Center 2016 Service Manager Master the skills of configuring, deploying, managing, and troubleshooting your Service Manager 2016 This book contains practical recipes that leverage the key and newly added features and functionalities of Microsoft System Center 2016 Service Manager Who This Book Is For This book will be useful to IT professionals including SCSM administrators who want to configure and administer System Center Service Manager 2016 and understand how to solve specific problems and scenarios that arise. It will also be useful to users of Service Manager 2012 who want to learn about the new features and capabilities of the Service Manager 2016 release. It will be ideal if you have Service Manager experience as well as experience with other System Center products. What You Will Learn See a practical implementation of the ITSM framework and processes based on ITIL Deploy and configure the new Service Manager HTML5 Self-Service Portal along with Service Catalog design and configuration Get to know about Incident, Problem, and Change Management processes and configuration Get to grips with performing advanced personalization in Service Manager Discover how to set up and use automation with and within Service Manager 2016 Work with Service Manager Data Warehouse Find out what Security Roles are and how to implement them Learn how to upgrade from SCSM 2012 R2 to SCSM 2016 In Detail System Center Service Manager (SCSM) is an integrated platform that offers a simplified data center management experience by implementing best practices such as Incident Management, Service Request, and Change Control to achieve efficient service delivery across your organization. This book provides you with real-world recipes that can be used immediately and will show you how to configure and administer SCSM 2016. You'll also find out how to solve particular problems and scenarios to take this tool further. You'll start with recipes on implementing ITSM frameworks and processes and configuring Service Level Agreements (SLAs). Then, you'll work through deploying and configuring the HTML5 Self-Service Portal, configuring Incident and Problem Management, and designing and configuring Change and Release Management. You'll also learn about security roles and overall Microsoft SCSM 2016 administration. Toward the end of the book, we'll look at advanced topics, such as presenting the wealth of information stored within the Service Manager Data Warehouse, standardizing SCSM deployments, and implementing automation. Style and approach This book will enlighten you on Microsoft System Center 2016 Service Manager through recipes that can be implemented directly in any enterprise. You can read the book from start to end if you're a beginner, or just open up any chapter and start following the recipes as a reference for advanced users. This book consists of a pool of step-by-step recipes on how to perform activities in Service Manager.

Microsoft System Center 2012 Unleashed

Author: Chris Amaris
Publisher: Sams Publishing
ISBN: 9780672336126
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Computers

Presents a guide to the newest version of Microsoft System Center, providing instructions and tips on asset management, security reporting, and data protection within managed environments for data centers and cloud environments.

Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2

Author: Mitch Tulloch
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 9780735682849
Release Date: 2014-01-15
Genre: Computers

NOTE: This title is also available as a free eBook. It is offered for sale in print format as a convenience. Get a head start evaluating System Center 2012 R2 - with technical insights from a Microsoft MVP and members of the System Center product team. This guide introduces new features and capabilities, with scenario-based advice on how the platform can meet the needs of your business. Get the high-level overview you need to begin preparing your deployment now. Preview new features and enhancements, including: Virtual Machine Manager App Controller Configuration Manager Data Protection Manager Operations Manager Advisor Service Manager Orchestrator

Microsoft System Center Designing Orchestrator Runbooks

Author: David Ziembicki
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 9780735682993
Release Date: 2013-09-15
Genre: Computers

Part of a series of specialized guides on System Center - this book delivers a focused drilldown into designing runbooks for Orchestrator workflow management solutions. Series editor Mitch Tulloch and a team of System Center experts provide concise technical guidance as they step you through key design concepts, criteria, and tasks.

Microsoft System Center Enterprise Suite Unleashed

Author: Chris Amaris
Publisher: Sams Publishing
ISBN: 0672333198
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Computers

Provides users with the information they need to leverage all of the capabilities provided in the System Center suite. • •Written by System Center experts who have implemented the entire suite of products in some of the largest enterprises in the world. •Packed with tips, tricks, shortcuts, and examples. •Only book that covers the entire System Center Suite and the interoperability of the products as a unified strategy for Microsoft systems management. Microsoft System Center Enterprise Suite Unleashed is written by System Center experts who have implemented the entire suite of products in some of the largest enterprises in the world to some of the smallest and most automated and efficient small business IT operations around. When planned, designed, and implemented properly, System Center automates tasks that help organizations improve IT efficiencies, improve proactive systems management, and decreases overall costs of operations. It will cover the planning, design, implementation, integration, administration, and best practice support of the entire System Center suite. Being a 'suite' book, each chapter will not only cover the components within the product, but how the product links and integrates with the other System Center products to produce a highly efficient managed environment.

Microsoft System Center 2016 Orchestrator Cookbook

Author: Michael Seidl
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781786466006
Release Date: 2017-07-26
Genre: Computers

Over 30 recipes to automate your mission-critical tasks using the new and powerful Microsoft System Center 2016 Orchestrator About This Book Create powerful runbooks for the entire System Center 2016 product line Explore System Center 2016 Orchestrator to manage and automate your datacenter A recipe-based guide to using SCO efficiently Who This Book Is For If you are a system administrator and want to simplify the process of automating system administration tasks using System Center Orchestrator 2016 then this book is for you. A basic knowledge of SCO is expected What You Will Learn Create Runbooks for IT Service Management processes Design and create Runbooks for System Center Confguration Manager and Virtual Machine Manager Set up System Center Orchestrator, making it highly available Create branching, looping, and child Runbooks to completely master System Center 2016 Orchestrator Implement a security model for your System Center Orchestrator deployment and to execute Runbooks Manage and automate your Datacenter with powerful Runbooks Automate your System Center environment In Detail With Microsoft System Center 2016 Orchestrator Cookbook, you will start by learning how to efficiently install and secure System Center Orchestrator. You will then learn how you can create configuration files for SCO 2016. After initial installation and configuration, you will soon be planning and creating functional and fault-tolerant System Center runbooks to automate daily tasks and routine operations. Next you will delve into runbooks; you will learn how to create powerful and advanced runbooks such as Building your Runbook without a Dead End. You will also learn to create simple and advanced runbooks for your daily tasks. Towards the end of the book, you will learn to use SCO for other interesting tasks and also learn to maintain and perform SCO health checks. By the end of the book, you will be able to automate your administrative tasks successfully with SCO. Style and approach This book is written in a practical, cookbook style with numerous chapters and recipes focusing on creating runbooks to automate mission-critical and everyday administration tasks.