Mastering System Center 2012 Operations Manager

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 6, 2012 - Computers - 672 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

ImplementationandAdministration
1
Overview of Operations Management
3
Installing Operations Manager 2012
25
Installing
40
Installation Example Network
56
Upgrading to System Center Operations Manager 2012
92
Active Directory Integration
98
Management Group Settings
101
Troubleshooting Network Monitoring
316
Application Performance Monitoring
323
Enabling ServerSide Monitoring
331
Enabling ClientSide Monitoring
344
Working with the Consoles
354
APM Dashboards
381
Working with Complex Configurations
401
Working with Multihomed Agents
407

Configuring Global Server Settings
112
The Bottom Line
122
Installing and Configuring Agents
125
Installing Manually
135
Adjusting Individual Agent Settings
141
A Closer Look at the Agent Files and Queues
156
Managing Management Packs
159
Exploring Management Packs
164
Understanding Management Packs
211
Tuning a Management Pack
220
The Bottom Line
228
Working with Consoles
229
Customizing the Console
250
Maintenance Mode
266
Notifications
275
The Bottom Line
285
Network Monitoring
287
Understanding Network Device Discovery
291
Managing Network Monitoring
302
Network Monitoring Dashboards
313
Working with ThirdParty Management Solutions
415
The Bottom Line
422
Part2MaintenanceandTroubleshooting
425
Optimizing Your Environment
427
Backup Restore and Disaster Recovery
459
Common Backup and Restore Scenarios
462
Advanced
485
Troubleshooting
491
Troubleshooting Agents
511
Performance Troubleshooting
521
Troubleshooting Security Issues
528
Scripting Operations Manager 2012
535
PowerShell and Operations Manager
549
The Bottom Line
597
Appendix A The Bottom Line
599
Management Group Settings
603
Network Monitoriing
610
Optimizing Your Environment
616
Index
623
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About the author (2012)

Bob Cornelissen, MVP, is a Managing Consultant for BICTT in the Netherlands, specializing in Operations Manager and other System Center products. Kevin Greene is a Subject Matter Expert with Ergo in Ireland and specializes in System Center and private cloud technologies. Ivan Hadzhiyski is a freelance consultant/trainer specializing in the System Center family of products, with a focus on SCOM and SCCM. Paul Keely has been in IT for over 14 years, is an Operations Manager MVP, and designs and builds high-end monitoring solutions for Infront Consulting. Sam Allen is a Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft and has been specializing in Operations Manager for the last six years. Telmo Sampaio is the Chief Geek at MCTrainer.NET, specializing in System Center, SQL, SharePoint, and .NET.

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