MS50028 – Installing and Configuring System Center Operations Manager 2007

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Course duration: 5 Days

Cost: £1640 + VAT


This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to manage a Systems Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 management group. This course is intended to develop the necessary skills to install and manage Operations Manager 2007 R2 management servers and supporting roles.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for Windows Server 2003 or later administrators who have experience working within a Windows Active Directory domain environment and have a good understanding of Windows Server based network services. Familiarity with a support ticketing system is helpful.


•A+ certification or equivalent knowledge.
•Network+ certification or equivalent knowledge.
•Completed Course 2273, or have equivalent knowledge.
•Completed Course 2277, or have equivalent knowledge.
•Completed Course 2278, or have equivalent knowledge.
•Completed Course 2279, or have equivalent knowledge
•Familiarity with Windows Server 2008.
•Familiarity with Microsoft SQL Server 2005.
•Familiarity with SQL Reporting Services.

Delegates will learn how to

•Install and configure a management group.
•Configure management group and agent settings.
•Identify the components of Management Packs.
•Install and configure reporting.
•Manage Agentless Exception Monitoring.
•Manage Audit Collection Services.
•Create Synthetic Transactions.
•Create Distributed Applications.
•Monitor system in untrusted domains and workgroups.
•Configure a management group hierarchy.

Course outline

Module 1: Installing Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2

This module explains how to plan and install the components for the Management Group.
Preparing for Operations Manager 2007 R2

•Using System Center Capacity Planner
•Installing System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2
•Post Installation
•Lab : Installing System Center Operations Manager: Installing System Center Operations Manager

Module 2: Using the Operations Console

This module explains how to use the Operations Console, create Operator Accounts, use the Web Console and create Views.

•Reviewing the Workspaces
•Using the Web Console
•Working with Views
•Reviewing Security Roles
•Lab : Creating Operator Accounts and Views: Creating Operator Accounts and Views

Module 3: Configuring Management Group and Agent Settings

This module explains how to define the default management group and agent settings, override the default settings for a management server and agents, and create notifications to be sent when alerts appear.

•Global Settings
•Overriding Global Settings
•Creating Notifications
•Lab : Configuring Notification Settings: Configuring Notification Settings

Module 4: Agent Installation

This module explains how to install and configure the agent used to monitor systems within the Management Group.
Configuring Active Directory

•Push Installation
•Manual Installation
•Managing Agents
•Lab : Agent Installation: Agent Installation

Module 5: Management Packs

This module explains how to import, export and manage Management Packs used within the management group.

•Management Pack Overview
•Importing and Exporting Management Packs
•Creating and Sealing Management Packs
•Lab : Creating Monitors: Creating Monitors
•Lab : Creating Tasks: Creating Tasks
•Lab : Associating Run As Profiles with a Management Pack: Associating Run As Profiles with a Management Pack
•Lab : Configuring Overrides: Configuring Overrides

Module 6: Reporting

This module explains how configure the reporting components for the management group.

•Installing and Configuring SQL Reporting Services
•Installing Operations Manager Reporting
•Creating and Viewing Reports
•Lab : Creating Reports: Creating Reports

Module 7: Agentless Exception Monitoring

This module explains how to configure the settings and group policy options for Agentless Exception Monitoring.

•Configuring Exception Monitoring
•Managing Clients
•Lab : Configuring Agentless Exception Monitoring: Configuring Agentless Exception Monitoring

Module 8: Audit Collection Services

This module explains how to collect audit information from monitored systems and display the collected audit information using reports.

•Audit Collection Services Overview
•Installing Audit Collection Services
•Configuring Forwarders and Collectors
•Importing ACS Reports
•Lab : Configuring Forwarders: Configuring Forwarders
•Lab : Configuring ACS Reports: Configuring ACS Reports

Module 9: Synthetic Transactions

This module explains how to create transactions that mimic user actions and test functionality.
Synthetic Transactions

•Lab : Creating Synthetic Transactions: Creating Synthetic Transactions

Module 10: Distributed Applications

This module explains how to name, declare, assign values to, and use variables. It also describes how to store data in an array.

•Distributed Applications
•Lab : Creating a Distributed Application Model: Creating a Distributed Application Model

Module 11: Monitoring Non-Microsoft Platforms

This module explains how to monitor non-Microsoft operating systems and devices.

•Tools for Monitoring Non-Microsoft Platforms
•Using the Cross-Platform Extensions
•Lab : Installing the Cross-Platform Client: Installing the Cross-Platform Client

Module 12: Complex Environments

This module explains how to configure complex scenarios. The information covered includes multihoming an agent so that it reports monitoring data to more than one management group, configuring agents in untrusted domains to use certificate-based authentication, configuring a gateway server to support clients in untrusted domains, and configuring management groups in a hierarchy.

•Multi-homing Agents
•Untrusted Environments
•Multi-Tiered Environments
•Lab : Connecting Management Groups: Connecting Management Groups

Module 13: Backup and Recovery

This module explains how to safeguard the management group from failure by backing up the required systems and components.

•Planning Backup and Restore
•Performing a Backup
•Planning Restore Strategies
•Lab : Promoting a Management Server: Promoting a Management Server

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