Cloud & Datacenter Monitoring with System Center Operations Manager

Days 5    Code 10964   Fee £2285

Get hands-on instruction and practice implementing infrastructure and application monitoring with System Center 2012 SP1 Operations Manager in this 4-day Microsoft Official Course.

Course Details

System Center 2012 SP1 Operations Manager provides infrastructure monitoring that is flexible and cost-effective, helps ensure the predictable performance and availability of vital applications, and offers comprehensive monitoring for your datacenter and cloud, both private and public. You will learn the skills you need to proactively monitor and respond to server and service availability, low performance, and security issues for servers in the datacenter. You will learn key Operations Manager concepts such as Management Packs, Overrides, and Distributed Application Models. You will learn how to configure some of the key new features in Operations Manager such as Application Performance Monitoring (APM), Network Device Monitoring, Dashboards, and Widgets. As part of the learning experience, you will perform hands-on exercises in a virtual lab environment. NOTE: This course is based on System Center 2012 SP1. This course is designed for experienced IT professionals who support medium to large enterprises and have experience administering Windows Server 2012.

Prerequisites

In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:

  • One or more years’ experience in the design and implementation of System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1 or System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2

  • Working knowledge of SQL Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2012

  • Working knowledge of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012

  • Working knowledge of SharePoint Server 2010

Course Outline

Module 1: Installing System Center 2012 SP1 Operations Manager

In this module you will learn about the various components that comprise an Operations Manager Management Group and how they communicate with each other.

Lessons

  • Operations Manager Overview
  • Core Components and Topology
  • Security Considerations and Hardware and Software Requirements
  • Upgrading to System Center 2012 Operations Manager
  • Migrating to System Center 2012 Operations Manager

Lab : Upgrading to Operations Manager 2012Lab : Installing a New System Center 2012 SP1 Operations Management Group

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the purpose and functionality of System Center 2012 SP1 Operations Manager
  • Describe the System Center 2012 SP1 Operations Manager components and topology
  • Describe security considerations including hardware and software requirements
  • Describe how to upgrade or migrate to System Center 2012 Operations Manager from Operations Manager 2007 R2
  • Describe how to migrate to System Center 2012 SP1 Operations Manager

Module 2: Agent Deployment and Management Packs

This module will cover how to deploy agents and install management packs.

Lessons

  • Agent Deployment Methods
  • Management Packs Overview
  • Management Packs Templates
  • Distributed Application Models

Lab : Deploying Agents and Configuring Base Monitoring

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the different methods used to deploy Operations Manager Agents.
  • Describe Management Packs and the key concepts such as Discoveries and Targeting
  • Describe Management Pack Templates
  • Describe Distributed Application Models

Module 3: Configuring Notifications, Reporting and Service Level Tracking

This module will cover how to configure Notification Subscriptions, Reporting, and Service Level Tracking.

Lessons

  • Configuring Notification Subscriptions
  • Configure and Manage Reporting in Operations Manager
  • Configuring Service Level Tracking

Lab : Configuring Notifications, Reporting and Service Level Tracking

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe how to configure Notifications in Operations Manager
  • Describe how to configure custom reports in Operations Manager
  • Describe how to configure Service Level Tracking in Operations Manager

Module 4: Configuring Audit Collection Services, Agentless Exception Monitoring and the Operations Manager SharePoint Web Part

In this module you will configure Audit Collection Services (ACS), Agentless Exception Monitoring (AEM), and the SharePoint Web Part.

Lessons

  • Configuring Audit Collection Services (ACS)
  • Configuring Agentless Exception Monitoring (AEM)
  • Configuring the SharePoint Web Part

Lab : Configuring ACS, AEM and the SharePoint Portal

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe how to install and configure Audit Collection Services (ACS)
  • Describe how to configure Agentless Exception Monitoring (AEM)
  • Describe how to install and configure the Operations Manager SharePoint web part

Module 5: Application and Network Device Monitoring

In this module you will learn how Operations Manager provides monitoring of .NET applications and services using the Application Performance Monitoring feature. You will also learn how network devices are monitored in Operations Manager.

Lessons

  • Application Performance Monitoring
  • Synthetic Transactions and Global Service Monitoring
  • .NET Distributed Application Monitoring Templates and TFS Integration
  • Network Monitoring

Lab : Monitoring .NET Applications and Network Devices

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe how .NET applications and services are monitored
  • Describe how Synthetic Transactions and Global Service Monitoring is configured
  • Describe .NET Distributed Application Monitoring Templates and how Operation Manager integrates with Team Foundation Server 2010
  • Describe how Operations Manager monitors network devices

Module 6: Configuring Dashboards and Widgets

In this module you will learn how dashboard views provide a key monitoring function to IT Administrators. You will also configure dashboard elements (widgets) to display data in so you can quickly view the health of a monitored application, component or service.

Lessons

  • Dashboards and Widgets Overview
  • Configuring Custom Dashboards

Lab : Configuring Dashboards and Widgets

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe Dashboard Views including Templates and Widgets
  • Describe how to configure custom Dashboards

Module 7: Integrating Operations Manager with other System Center Components

System Center 2012 SP1 includes of a number of components that provide complete management of the IT environment. This includes the server and desktop infrastructure as well as the networking infrastructure that binds them. In this module you will learn about some of the key features of these System Center 2012 SP1 components including the benefits that can be achieved through integration.

Lessons

  • Service Manager Integration
  • Data Protection Manager Integration
  • Virtual Machine Manager Integration
  • Orchestrator Integration

Lab : Configuring System Center Integration

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe Service Manager and how it integrates with Operations Manager
  • Describe Data Protection Manager and how it integrates with Operations Manager
  • Describe Virtual Machine Manager and how it integrates with Operations Manager
  • Describe Orchestrator and how it integrates with Operations Manager

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