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MOD+DMOC: Cloud and Datacenter Monitoring with System Center Operations Manager (M10964C)

Learn how to configure application performance monitoring.

GK# 4653

Course Overview

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In this course, you will learn how to deploy and configure System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager. You will learn how Operations Manager can be used to solve many common problems that arise in the cloud or data center, such as ensuring service levels are maintained and that critical line-of-business applications are available and performing at optimum levels. 

Microsoft Official Course On-Demand (MOD) plus digital Microsoft Official Courseware (dMOC) includes three months, 24x7 access to: 

  • HD-quality streaming videos that adapt to your connection speed and device
  • Hands-on live labs with integrated lab steps and ability to save and resume labs
  • Knowledge checks for comprehensive assessments
  • 24x7 mentoring via chat, email, and phone
  • Digital Microsoft Official Courseware (dMOC); forever available in your Skillpipe Library when activated 

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What You'll Learn

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  • Plan for the deployment of System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager
  • Hardware and software requirements
  • Plan for migration and upgrade scenarios to System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager
  • Customize the operations console with user roles
  • Perform different methods of agent deployment with System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager
  • Implement key management pack concepts and elements including management packs templates
  • Configure notifications, reporting, and service level tracking in System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager
  • Configure integration between System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager and other System Center 2012 R2 components
  • Troubleshoot an Operations Manager Management Group
  • Perform disaster recovery in System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager

Outline

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1. Overview and Architecture of System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager

  • Overview of Operations Manager
  • Overview of Key Features in Operations Manager
  • Overview of Core Components and Topology
  • Addressing Cloud and Datacenter Issues by Using Operations Manager
  • Planning and Sizing System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager

2. Deploying a new System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager Management Group

  • Overview of Security Considerations
  • Designing the Management Group
  • Installing System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager
  • Configuring Operations Manager Default Settings
  • Deploying the Operations Manager Agent
  • Configuring Agentless Exception Monitoring (AEM)
  • Configuring Audit Collection Services

3. Upgrading Operations Manager

  • Overview of Migration and Upgrade Planning
  • Upgrading to System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager
  • Migrating to System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager

4. Configuring Fabric and Application Monitoring

  • Introduction to Management Packs
  • Configuring Network Device Monitoring
  • Configuring Fabric Monitoring
  • Configuring Application Monitoring

5. Application Performance Monitoring

  • Application Performance Monitoring
  • Using IntelliTrace
  • Team Foundation Server Integration

6. End to End Service Monitoring

  • Management Pack Templates
  • Distributed Application Models
  • Global Service Monitor
  • Real-time Visio Dashboards

7. Scorecards, Dashboards and Reporting

  • Configuring and Managing Reporting in Operations Manager
  • Configuring Service Level Tracking
  • Configuring the Operations Manager SharePoint WebPart
  • Configuring Dashboards and Widgets
  • Creating Custom Dashboards

8. Configuring and Customizing the Console

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

9. Management Pack Authoring

  • Management Packs Authoring Concepts
  • Authoring Management Packs by using the Operations Console
  • Authoring Management Packs by using the Visual Studio Authoring Extensions

10. Integrating Operations Manager with Other System Center Components

  • Service Manager Integration
  • Data Protection Manager Integration
  • Orchestrator Integration

11. Troubleshooting, Tuning and Disaster Recovery

  • Troubleshooting Operations Manager Core Components
  • Tuning Management Packs
  • Configuring SQL AlwaysOn for Operations Manager
  • Configuring Data Retention in Operations Manager
  • Disaster Recovery in Operations Manager

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Lab 1: Using the System Center 2012 Operations Manager Sizing Helper Tool

  • Calculate the Hardware Requirements for Contoso's Management Group
  • Create a Visio Diagram of the Proposed Management Group Design

 

Lab 2: Installing System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager and Deploying Agents

  • Installing a New System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager Management Group
  • Installing and Configuring the Gateway Server
  • Installing the Operations Manager Agent
  • Configuring Active Directory Integration
  • Installing and Configuring Audit Collection Services (ACS)
  • Configuring Agentless Exception Monitoring (AEM)
  • Configure Agentless Exception Monitoring in System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager.

Lab 3: Upgrading to System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager

  • Preparing the Operations Manager 2007 R2 Environment for Upgrade
  • Upgrading the Operations Manager 2007 R2 Management Group to System Center 2012 Operations Manager
  • Upgrading the System Center 2012 Operations Manager Management Group to System Center 2012 SP1 Operations Manager
  • Upgrading the System Center 2012 SP1 Operations Manager Management Group to System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager

Lab 4: Configuring Application and Fabric Monitoring

  • Installing the System Center Management Pack for Windows Server Operating System
  • Installing and configuring the System Center Management Pack for SQL Server
  • Installing the System Center 2012 Management Pack for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Internet Information Service 8
  • Installing and configuring the System Center Management Pack for SharePoint Server 2013
  • Configuring Network Monitoring
  • Configuring Integration between Operations Manager and Virtual Machine Manager
  • Using the System Center Management Pack for VMM Fabric Dashboard 2012 R2

Lab 5: Monitoring .NET Framework Applications

  • Monitoring .NET Applications
  • Using IntelliTrace
  • Configuring TFS Integration

Lab 6: Configuring End to End Service Monitoring

  • Configure Agent Locations for the Summary Dashboard
  • Configuring Synthetic Transactions
  • Create a Distributed Application Diagram for DinnerNow
  • Creating a Visio Diagram of the Distributed Application

Lab 7: Configuring Reporting, Dashboards and Service Level Tracking

  • Design a Custom Report
  • Scheduling Reports
  • Configure Service Level Tracking for DinnerNow
  • Configure an Alert Dashboard
  • Configure a 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  

Lab 8: Customizing the Operations Console

  • Creating User Roles and Importing the Active Directory Management Pack
  • Creating Custom Resolution States
  • Creating Custom Views
  • Configuring Notifications
  • Configuring Diagnostic and Recovery Tasks

Lab 9: Authoring Management Packs

  • Creating a Management Pack in the Operations Console
  • Authoring a Management Pack using the Visual Studio Authoring Extensions

Lab 10: Configuring System Center Integration

  • Configure Service Manager Integration with Operations Manager
  • Configure Operations Manager Integration with Data Protection Manager
  • Configure Orchestrator Integration
  • Implement Automatic Website Restart and Create an Incident if it Fails

Lab 11: Troubleshooting Operations Manager

  • Troubleshooting an Agent Installation Failure in Operations Manager
  • Recovering from a Management Server Failure
  • Recovering from an Operational database Failure

Prerequisites

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  • At least one year 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 Should Attend

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  • IT professionals who are looking for the skills needed to implement a service monitoring system in an enterprise environment
  • IT professionals who want to learn how to communicate relevant business information about the operational status of their IT environment

Follow-On Courses

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Training Exclusives

This course comes with three months, 24x7 access to: 

  • HD-quality streaming videos that adapt to your connection speed and device
  • Hands-on live labs with integrated lab steps and ability to save and resume labs
  • Knowledge checks for comprehensive assessments
  • 24x7 mentoring via chat, email and phone
  • Digital Microsoft Official Courseware (dMOC)
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