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.

Mastering System Center 2012 Operations Manager

Author: Bob Cornelissen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118238424
Release Date: 2012-10-18
Genre: Computers

An essential guide on the latest version of Microsoft's server management tool Microsoft's powerful Mastering System Center 2012 Operations Manager introduces many exciting new and enhanced feature sets that allow for large-scale management of mission-critical servers. This comprehensive guide provides invaluable coverage to help organizations monitor their environments across computers, network, and storage infrastructures while maintaining efficient and effective service levels across their applications. Provides intermediate and advanced coverage of all aspects of Systems Center 2012 Operations Manager, including designing, planning, deploying, managing, maintaining, and scripting Operations Manager Offers a hands-on approach by providing many real-world scenarios to show you how to use the tool in various contexts Anchors conceptual explanations in practical application Mastering System Center 2012 Operations Manager clearly shows you how this powerful server management tool can best be used to serve your organization's needs.

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.

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 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.

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.

Mastering System Center Configuration Manager

Author: Santos Martinez
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119258452
Release Date: 2017-01-24
Genre: Computers

Get up to date quickly with clear, expert coverage of SCCM 2016 Mastering System Center Configuration Manager provides comprehensive coverage of Microsoft's powerful network software deployment tool, with a practical hands-on approach. Written by Santos Martinez, Peter Daalmans, and Brett Bennett, this guide walks you through SCCM 2016 with in-depth explanations anchored in real-world applications to get you up to speed quickly. Whether you're planning a new installation or migrating from a previous version of Configuration Manager, this book provides clear instruction and expert insight to get the job done right. Fully aligned with the latest release, the discussion covers the newest tools and features with examples that illustrate utility in a variety of contexts. System Center Configuration Manager (formerly SMS) is one of Microsoft's flagship products; the 2016 release has been updated with better Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 compatibility, improved tools for managing non-Microsoft mobile devices in the cloud, and more. This book provides start-to-finish coverage and expert guidance on everything you need to get your system up to date. Deploy software and operating systems Automate processes and customize configurations Monitor performance and troubleshoot issues Manage security in the cloud and on Virtual Machines SCCM 2016 improves your ability to handle the bring-your-own-device influx in managing mobile, streamlining the latest hiccup right into the everyday workflow. Mastering System Center Configuration Manager provides the practical coverage you need to get up and running seamlessly.

Getting Started with Nano Server

Author: Charbel Nemnom
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781785284656
Release Date: 2017-06-30
Genre: Computers

Remain highly competitive in the server and VM market by gaining the practical skills needed to operate Nano Server About This Book The days of the local server are numbered, and this book will make you an ace by giving you the skills needed to administer Nano Server and survive in the brave new server world Learn to quickly automate multiple VMs and support Hyper-V clusters, all through small footprints from a single host Apply up-to-date, real-world examples presented in this book and improve the scalability and efficiency of large-scale VM deployments Who This Book Is For This book opens up new potential for both developers and IT pros alike. The book is primarily for Server administrators and IT Professionals who would like to deploy and administer Nano Server within their organizations, and for developers who are trying to make maximal use of Server Containers and Hyper-V Containers with Nano Servers. What You Will Learn Understand Nano Server Deploy Nano Server Deploy Hyper-V Clusters on Nano Server Deploy Nano Server with SCVMM Manage Nano Server using PowerShell and Remote Server Management Tools Manage Nano Server with third-party tools Run Server Containers and Hyper-V Containers on Nano Server Troubleshoot Nano Server Validate developed applications that run on Nano Server In Detail Nano Server allows developers and operations teams to work closely together and use containers that package applications so that the entire platform works as one. The aim of Nano Server is to help applications run the way they are intended to. It can be used to run and deploy infrastructures (acting as a compute host, storage host, container, or VM guest operating system) without consuming significant resources. Although Nano Server isn't intended to replace Server 2016 or 2012 R2, it will be an attractive choice for developers and IT teams. Want to improve your ability to deploy a new VM and install and deploy container apps within minutes? You have come to the right place! The objective of this book is to get you started with Nano Server successfully. The journey is quite exciting, since we are introducing you to a cutting-edge technology that will revolutionize today's datacenters. We'll cover everything from the basic to advanced topics. You'll discover a lot of added value from using Nano Server, such as hundreds of VM types on a single host through a small footprint, which could be a big plus for you and your company. After reading this book, you will have the necessary skills to start your journey effectively using Nano Server. Style and approach Gauge all the information needed to get up-and-running with the latest Nano Server built by Microsoft using this easy to follow step-by-step guide.

Deploying Windows 10

Author: Andre Della Monica
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 9781509301874
Release Date: 2016-02-15
Genre: Computers

Get a head start deploying Windows 10--with tips and best practices from experts in the field. This guide shows you how to deploy Windows 10 in an automated way without impacting end users by leveraging System Center Configuration Manager, which is the most used product to deploy Microsoft operating systems in the industry today.

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.

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

System Center Service Manager 2010 Unleashed

Author: Kerrie Meyler
Publisher: Sams Publishing
ISBN: 9780132701136
Release Date: 2011-08-03
Genre: Computers

System Center Service Manager 2010 offers enterprises a complete, integrated platform for adopting and automating service management best practices, such as those found in ITIL and Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF). Now, there’s a comprehensive, independent reference and technical guide to this powerful product. A team of expert authors offers step-by-step coverage of related topics in every feature area, organized to help IT professionals quickly plan, design, implement, and use Service Manager 2010. After introducing the product and its relationship with the rest of Microsoft’s System Center suite, the authors present authoritative coverage of Service Manager’s capabilities for incident and problem resolution, change control, configuration management, and compliance. Readers will also find expert guidance for integrating Service Manager with related Microsoft technologies. This book is an indispensable resource for every IT professional planning, installing, deploying, and/or administering Service Manager, including ITIL, MOF, and other IT consultants; system administrators; and developers creating customized solutions. • Understand Service Manager’s architecture and components • Discover how Service Manager supports ITIL and MOF processes • Accurately scope and specify your implementation to reflect organizational needs • Plan to provide redundancy, ensure scalability, and support virtualization • Design, deploy, and maintain Service Manager with security in mind • Use Service Manager’s consoles and portals to provide the right resources to each user • Create complete service maps with Service Manager’s business services • Fully automate incident management and ticketing • Implement best processes for identifying and addressing root causes of problems • Systematically manage the life cycle of changes • Use Service Manager to strengthen governance, risk management, and compliance • Customize Service Manager’s data layer, workflows, and presentation layer • Use management packs to simplify service desk customization • Make the most of Service Manager’s reporting and dashboards