Code: 
MS10964+
Duration: 
4 Day(s)

Overview

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. 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.

Audience

This course is intended for private cloud and datacenter administrators responsible for deploying, configuring and operating System Center 2012 SP1 Operations Manager.

Skills Gained

After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the key features and functionality of System Center 2012 SP1 Operations Manager including the hardware and software requirements, security considerations and how to migrate and upgrade to System Center 2012 Operations Manager.
  • Describe the various methods of deploying Agents with System Center 2012 SP1 Operations Manager and the key elements in Management Packs and Management Packs Templates.
  • Configure Notifications, Reporting and Service Level Tracking in System Center 2012 SP1 Operations Manager.
  • Configure Audit Collection Services, Agentless Exception Monitoring and the Operations Manager SharePoint Web Part in System Center 2012 SP1 Operations Manager.
  • Configure Application Performance Monitoring and Network Device monitoring in System Center 2012 SP1 Operations Manager.
  • Configure Dashboard and Widgets in System Center 2012 SP1 Operations Manager.
  • Configure integration between System Center 2012 SP1 Operations Manager and other System Center 2012 SP1 components.

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 Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012
  • Working knowledge of SQL Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2012
  • Working knowledge of SharePoint Server 2010

We can also deliver and customise this training course for larger groups - saving your organisation time, money and resources.

Course Specifics

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 2012
  • - Preparing the environment
  • - Upgrading the Management Group
  • Lab : Installing a New System Center 2012 SP1 Operations Management Group
  • - Installing a New Operations Manager Management Group
  • - Installing and Configuring the Gateway Server
    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
  • - Installing the Operations Manager Agent
  • - Applying Base Monitoring
  • - Create and Apply Overrides in Operations Manager
  • - Building a Distributed Application Model for Dinner Now
    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
  • - Configuring Notifications
  • - Design a New report
  • - Schedule the Report
  • - Configure Service Level Tracking for Dinner Now
    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
  • - Configuring ACS
  • - Configuring AEM
  • - 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
  • - Monitoring .NET Applications
  • - Configure Web Application Availability Monitoring and Include the Monitor in a New Distributed Application Diagram
  • - Configure Network Device Monitoring
    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
  • - Configure an Alert Dashboard
  • - Configure an Performance Dashboard
  • - Configure a Summary Dashboard
  • - Configure an SLA Dashboard and add Publish the Dashboard to SharePoint
  • - Use the GTM Tool to Publish a Custom Dashboard
    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
  • - Configure Service Manager Integration with Active Directory
  • - Configure Service Manager Integration with Operations Manager
  • - Configure Operations Manager Integration with Data Protection Manager
  • - Configure Virtual Machine Manager Integration with Operations Manager and Service Manager
  • - Configure Orchestrator Integration
  • - Implement Automatic Web Site Restart and Create an Incident if it Fails

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