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MS10964 - Cloud & Datacenter Monitoring with System Center Operations Manager (MS10964 )

  • Overview
  • Who Should Attend
  • Certifications
  • Prerequisites
  • Objectives
  • Content
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Course Overview

Duration: 5 Days

This course equips students with the skills they require to deploy and configure System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager. Using hands-on labs, students learn the following:

  • How to architect and implement a System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager Management Group.

  • How to upgrade and migrate from an existing Operations Manager 2007 R2 Management Group to System Center 2012 Operations Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 Operations Manager and System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager.

  • Understand the key elements of Management Packs including Object Discoveries, Rules, Monitors, Targeting and Run As Accounts and Run As Profiles.

This includes authoring Management Packs.

  • How to configure fabric and application monitoring in System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager including both datacenter and cloud resources such as networking, storage and compute.

  • How to configure monitoring of .NET and Java based applications using Application Performance Monitoring.

  • How to configure end-to-end service monitoring including synthetic transactions and Distributed Application Diagrams.

  • How to configure Dashboards, Service Level Tracking reporting, and the SharePoint Web Part to enable visualization of key performance and availability metrics.

  • How to customize the Operations Manager Console to meet the needs of different application support teams.

  • How to integrate Operations Manager with other System Center 2012 R2 components and extend monitoring to include key business processes and procedures.

  • How to troubleshoot an Operations Manager Management Group and perform disaster recovery procedures such as database and management server recovery.

  • How to use new features in System Center 2012 R2 including Integration with System Center Advisor, Integration with Team Foundation Server, IntelliTrace, and Managing Windows Azure.

Who Should Attend

The primary audience for this course is cloud and datacenter administrators who are new to System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager and are responsible for deploying, configuring and operating it in their cloud or datacenter. The secondary audience for this course is cloud and datacenter administrators who are already familiar with Operations Manager and want to upgrade their skills to include the new features found in System Center 2012 Operations Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 Operations Manager and System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager.

Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:

Prerequisites

In additional 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 Operation 2007 R2 or System Center 2012 Operations Manager is desired.

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

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

 

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Plan for the deployment of System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager including:

  • Defining hardware and software requirements.

  • Describing security considerations.

  • Architect a highly available System Center and Microsoft SQL Server platform utilizing Microsoft SQL Server AlwaysOn.

  • Planning for migration and upgrade scenarios to System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager.

  • Customize the Operations Console with User Roles.

  • Perform different methods of Agent deployment with System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager.

  • Implement key Management Pack concepts and elements including Management Packs Templates.

  • Configure Notifications, Reporting, and Service Level Tracking in System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager.

  • Configure the following:

  • Audit Collection Services.

  • Agentless Exception Monitoring.

  • Operations Manager SharePoint Web Part in System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager.

  • Configure Application Performance Monitoring and Network Device monitoring in System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager.

  • Configure dashboards and widgets in System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager.

  • Describe how to use new cloud-based features including System Center Global Service Monitor and System Center Advisor.

  • Configure integration between System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager and other System Center 2012 R2 components.

  • Troubleshoot an Operations Manager Management Group.

  • Perform disaster recovery in System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager.

Course Content

Module 1: Overview and Architecture

Before implementing Operations Manager it is important you understand the key features and functionality that it provides. This will help you to understand how Operations Manager can be used to solve many common problems that arise in the cloud or datacenter such as ensuring service levels are maintained and critical line-of-business applications are available and performing at optimum levels.

Operations Manager is a comprehensive monitoring solution that requires careful planning before it is deployed into any IT environment. You must understand the hardware and software requirements of the solution and any security implications that may arise, such as monitoring computers in a trust boundary, perimeter network or public cloud. When you configure the storage for the Operations Manager databases, you should have a good understanding of the number of computers and devices that are monitored to appropriately size the databases.

This module introduces students to the components contained in an Operations Manager Management Group and describes the dependency and relationships between the various components. Students will be shown how to plan for and design an Operations Manager Management Group.

Lessons

  • Overview of Operations Manager

  • Overview of Key Features in Operations Manager

  • Overview of Core Components and Topology

  • Addressing Cloud and Datacenter Issues by Using Operations Manager

  • Planning and sizing system center 2012 R2 Operations Manager

Lab: Using the System Center 2012 Operations Manager Sizing Helper Tool

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose and functionality of System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager

  • Describe the key features of System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager

  • Describe the System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager components and topology

  • Describe the key cloud and datacenter problems that Operations Manager addresses.

  • Describe how to design and size an Operations Manager Management Group.

Module 2: Deploying a new System Center 2012 Operations Manager Management Group

When planning a new deployment of Operations Manager, as well as the hardware and sizing requirements that you may have, you should also consider other factors. Factors including the security account that Operations Manager requires and the design of the Management Group should also be considered. For example, you may have a requirement to install two separate Management Groups in order to scale Operations Manager to meet your monitoring requirements. 

After installing Operations Manager you should also be aware of some of the most common settings that should be configured such as data retention (database grooming) settings and manual agent installation approval settings. You should also be aware of the agent deployment methods that are available including when you should use the console (or push) method or manual installation method of deploying an agent in Operations Manager.

Lessons

  • Overview of Security Considerations

  • Designing the Management Group

  • Installing System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager

  • Configuring Operations Manager Default Settings

  • Deploying the Operations Manager Agent

  • Configuring Agentless Exception Monitoring (AEM)

  • Configuring Audit Collection Services

Lab: Installing System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager and Deploying Agents

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Know the security considerations when deploying Operations Manager

  • Know the Management Group design considerations

  • Install System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager

  • Configure common settings in System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager 

  • Deploy agents in System Center 2012 R2 

  • Configure Agentless Exception Monitoring in System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager

  • Configure Audit Collection Services in System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager 

  • Deploy agents in System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager

  • Configure Agentless Exception Monitoring in System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager

  • Configure Audit Collection Services in System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager.

Module 3: Upgrading Operations Manager

If you have already made investments in Operations Manager 2007 R2 it is important that you understand the upgrade path from Operations Manager 2007 R2 to System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager.

Upgrading the core components to System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager can only be performed on an Operations Manager 2007 R2 or later environment. Earlier versions of Operations Manager such as Operations Manager 2007 SP1 must be upgraded to Operations Manager 2007 R2 before they can be upgraded to System Center 2012 Operations Manager. Additionally, the Operations Manager 2007 R2 installation must be running at least Cumulative Update 4.

Before upgrading to System Center 2012 Operations Manager there are several important tasks that must be performed. In this module, we will cover the upgrade order that should be applied when you upgrade to System Center 2012 Operations Manager.

Before the upgrade to System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager can be performed, the management Group must be running System Center 2012 SP1 Operations Manager.

Lessons

Overview of Migration and Upgrade Planning

Upgrading to System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager

Migrating to System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager

Lab: Upgrading to System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan an upgrade or migreation to System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager

  • Upgrade from Operation Manager 2007 R2 to System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager

  • Migrate to System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager

Module 4: Configuring Fabric and Application Monitoring

With Operations Manager deployed and agents installed on the computers hosting thje applications and services you need to monitor you must now install Management Packs to start monitoring them. Before you install Management Packs you should understand Management Pack concepts 

 

 

 

 

Course ID: MS10964

5 Days Course
SGD 3500.00
 
Singapore

Show Schedule for 1 Month  3 Months  All 
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18 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018 Singapore Singapore