55006

System Center 2012 Operations Manager

  • Course Price:$2,895
  • Audience: IT Professionals
  • Portfolio: System Center
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Description

About This Course

This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the necessary knowledge to successfully design and deploy Microsoft System Center 2012 Operations Manager. In this course, students are introduced to the basic theory of service monitoring. They will also learn about configuration, deployment, monitoring, and operation of Operations Manager 2012.

After completing this course, students will have the skills necessary to manage Operations Manager for maximum business benefit.  This course incorporates case studies and hands-on learning opportunities so students can practice applying business solutions to real-world scenarios.
 

Audience Profile

This course is for IT Professionals who already have some prerequisite technical knowledge and want to learn the skills necessary to implement a comprehensive service monitoring system for their production environment. This course is also for IT Professionals who want to learn how to communicate relevant business information about the operational status of the IT environment.

Before taking this course you should have knowledge of:

Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system

Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)

Experience with PowerShell and SQL Server and SQL Server Reporting Services

Familiarity with data center management processes

Previous work with IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)

Previous work with Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF)

Knowledge of previous versions of Operations Manager

Knowledge of the product(s) that you plan to monitor
 

Module 1: Introduction to System Center 2012 Operations Manager

 

Lessons

  • History and Evolution of System Center
  • System Center 2012 Product Suite
  • System Center 2012 Licensing
  • System Center 2012 Operations Manager

Module 2: Introduction to System Center 2012 Operations Manager

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Explain the history and evolution of System Center

Differentiate between each of the System Center 2012 products

Describe System Center 2012 licensing

Identify the purpose and function of Operations Manager 2012

Module 3: Plan for Service Monitoring

 

Lessons

  • Introducing ITIL and MOF
  • Designing the Service Monitoring Process
  • Documenting the Service Monitoring Process
Module 4: Plan an Operations Manager 2012 Deployment
 

Lessons

  • Defining the Operations Manager 2012 Core Components
  • Designing for High Availability
  • Defining Core Hardware and Software Requirements
  • Designing Network Device Monitoring Requirements
  • Designing UNIX/LINUX Monitoring Requirements
  • Designing Windows-Based Monitoring Requirements
 
 
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Define what a management group and its components are

Design a highly available System Center 2012 Operations Manager environment

Plan and design the necessary hardware and software components

Describe the necessary components for network device monitoring

Describe the necessary components for UNIX/LINUX-based server monitoring

Implement Windows-based server monitoring


Module 5: Deploy Operations Manager 2012

 

Lessons

Reviewing Environmental Prerequisites

Installing Operations Manager 2012

Verifying Operations Manager 2012 Installation and Additional Configuration

Creating and Using Run As Accounts

Implementing Active Directory Integration

Designing and Implementing Role-Based Administration

Module 6: Deploy Operations Manager 2012

After completing this module, students will be able to:

List the environmental prerequisites needed to install Operations Manager 2012 and Active Directory accounts

Describe how to install and configure a management group and its components

Verify the successful implementation of basic management group components

Create and use Run As accounts

Design a role-based administrative model

Explain what Active Directory Integration is

Module 7: Deploy the Operations Manager 2012 Agent

 

Lessons

Reviewing the Operations Manger 2012 Agent

Deploying the Operations Manager 2012 Agent

Introducing Agent Failover

Module 8: Deployment and Administration of Monitoring (Management) Packs
 

Lessons

  • Introducing Monitoring (Management) Packs
  • Understanding Most Commonly Used Monitoring (Management) Packs
  • Modifying and Expanding Monitoring (Management) Packs: Overrides
  • Monitoring (Management) Pack Administration Best Practices
 
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Explain what a monitoring (management) pack is

Describe the components of a monitoring (management) pack

Explain how to obtain a monitoring (management) pack

Deploy monitoring (management) pack

Explain the difference between sealed and unsealed monitoring (management) packs

Override a monitoring (management) pack

Describe best practices for monitoring (management) pack administratio

Module 9: Tune Monitoring (Management) Packs

 

Lessons

  • Introducing Alerts
  • Tuning a Monitoring (Management) Pack
  • Using Operations Manager Baseline Monitors and Rules
  • Documenting Changes to Monitoring (Management) Packs
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe alerts

Describe the monitoring (management) pack tuning process

Describe baseline monitors and rules

Document overrides

Module 10: Monitor Administration

 

Lessons

  • Exploring the Operations Console – Monitoring Pane
  • Administering Alerts
  • Exploring Agent-Based Monitoring
  • Customizing the Monitoring Pane
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Navigate the monitoring pane in the Operations console

Investigate an alert

Use Health Explorer

Explain maintenance mode

Describe and create Views

Module 11: Advanced Monitoring

 

Lessons

  • Monitoring Network Devices
  • Monitoring UNIX/LINUX-Based Computers
  • Monitoring .NET-Based Applications
  • Expanding Operations Manager 2012 Monitoring
 
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Monitor network devices

Monitor UNIX/LINUX-based computers

Monitor .NET-based applications

Monitor distributed applications

Expand monitoring by using monitoring (management) pack templates

Module 12: Reports

 

Lessons

  • Using Operations Manager 2012 Reporting
  • Administering Reports
  • Customizing Reports
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Understand how Operations Manager 2012 Reporting and SQL Server Reporting Services work together

Manage default Operations Manager 2012 reports

Create customized reports

Module 13: Notifications and Operations Manager 2012 Maintenance

 

Lessons

  • Introducing Alert Notifications
  • Designing Maintenance and Disaster Recovery
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe and configure Operations Manager 2012 notifications

Plan and perform routine maintenance

Create a disaster recovery plan

Module 14: System Center 2012 Integration

 

Lessons

  • n/a

Lab 1: System Center 2012 Integration

  • Setting up the Initial Lab Environment
  • Creating an Orchestrator 2012 Runbook
  • Working with Orchestrator System Center Runbooks

Module 15: System Center 2012 Integration

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe System Center 2012 Integration