Cloud Datacenter Monitoring with System Center Operations Manager

Session Detail:    Classroom 5 Day

Get hands-on instruction and practice implementing infrastructure and application monitoring with System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager in this 5-day Microsoft Official Course. System Center 2012 R2 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 (including authoring 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, Widgets and managing Windows Azure. You will also learn how to integrate Operations Manager with other System Center 2012 R2 components as well as managing resources in both the datacenter and cloud. As part of the learning experience, you will perform hands-on exercises in a virtual lab environment. 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 of experience in the design and implementation of System Center Operations 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.

Who Can Benefit

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.

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: Overview and Architecture

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Operations Manager
  • Lesson 2: Overview of Key Features in Operations Manager
  • Lesson 3: Overview of Core Components and Topology
  • Lesson 4: Addressing Cloud and Datacenter Issues by Using Operations Manager
  • Lesson 5: Planning and Sizing System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager

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 R2 Operations Manager Management Group

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Security Considerations
  • Lesson 2: Designing the Management Group
  • Lesson 3: Installing System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager
  • Lesson 4: Configuring Operations Manager Default Settings
  • Lesson 5: Deploying the Operations Manager Agent
  • Lesson 6: Configuring Agentless Exception Monitoring (AEM)
  • Lesson 7: Configuring Audit Collection Services

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 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

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Migration and Upgrade Planning
  • Lesson 2: Upgrading to System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager
  • Lesson 3: Migrating to System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan an upgrade or migration to System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager
  • Upgrade from Operations 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

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Management Packs
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Network Device Monitoring
  • Lesson 3: Configuring Fabric Monitoring
  • Lesson 4: Configuring Application Monitoring

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe Management Packs fundamentals in Operations Manager
  • Configure Network Device Monitoring in Operations Manager
  • Configure Fabric monitoring in Operations Manager
  • Configure Application monitoring in Operations Manager

Module 5: Application Performance Monitoring

  • Lesson 1: Application Performance Monitoring
  • Lesson 2: Using IntelliTrace
  • Lesson 3: Team Foundation Server Integration

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configure Application Performance Monitoring
  • Configure IntelliTrace with APM to debug .NET applications
  • Integrate Operations Manager with Team Foundation Server

Module 6: End to End Service Monitoring

  • Lesson 1: Management Pack Templates
  • Lesson 2: Distributed Application Models
  • Lesson 3: Global Service Monitor
  • Lesson 4: Real-time Visio Dashboards

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configure Management Packs Templates
  • Create Distributed Application Models
  • Use Global Service Monitor
  • Create Real-time Visio Dashboards

Module 7: Scorecards, Dashboards, and Reporting

  • Lesson 1: Configuring and Managing Reporting in Operations Manager
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Service Level Tracking
  • Lesson 3: Configuring the Operations Manager SharePoint WebPart
  • Lesson 4: Configuring Dashboards and Widgets
  • Lesson 5: Creating Custom Dashboards

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configure and Manage Reporting in Operations Manager
  • Configure Service Level Tracking
  • Configure Operations Manager SharePoint Web Part
  • Configure Dashboards and Widgets
  • Create Custom Dashboards

Module 8: Configuring and Customizing the Console

  • Lesson 1: Security, Scoping and User Roles
  • Lesson 2: Creating Custom Views and Alert Resolution States
  • Lesson 3: Configuring Notification Subscriptions
  • Lesson 4: Creating Diagnostic and Recovery Tasks

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configure Security, Scoping and User Roles
  • Create Custom Views and Alert Resolution States
  • Configure Notification Subscriptions
  • Create Diagnostic and Recovery Tasks

Module 9: Management Pack Authoring

  • Lesson 1: Management Packs Authoring Concepts
  • Lesson 2: Authoring Management Packs by using the Operations Console
  • Lesson 3: Authoring Management Packs by using the Visual Studio Authoring Extensions

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe Management Pack Authoring Concepts
  • Author a Management Pack by using the Operations Console
  • Author a Management Pack by using Visual Studio Authoring Extensions

Module 10: Integrating Operations Manager with Other System Center Components

  • Lesson 1: Service Manager Integration
  • Lesson 2: Data Protection Manager Integration
  • Lesson 3: Orchestrator Integration

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager and configure integration with Operations Manager
  • Describe System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager and configure integration with Operations Manager
  • Describe System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator and configure integration with Operations Manager

Module 11: Troubleshooting, Tuning and Disaster Recovery

  • Lesson 1: Troubleshooting Operations Manager Core Components
  • Lesson 2: Tuning Management Packs
  • Lesson 3: Configuring SQL AlwaysOn for Operations Manager
  • Lesson 4: Configuring Data Retention in Operations Manager
  • Lesson 5: Disaster Recovery in Operations Manager

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Troubleshoot Operations Manager core components
  • Tune Management Packs
  • Configure SQL AlwaysOn for Operations Manager
  • Configure data retention for the Data Warehouse database in Operations Manager
  • Perform disaster recovery in Operations Manager

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