MOD 10964: Cloud and Datacenter Monitoring with System Center Operations Manager

Description

During this five-day course will equip students with the skills they needed to deploy and configure System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager.

Students learn the following during this course:

How to architect and implement a System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager Management Group
How to upgrade and migrate from an existing Operations Manager 2007 R2 Management Group to System Center 2012 Operations Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 Operations Manager and System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager
Understand the key elements of Management Packs including Object Discoveries, Rules, Monitors, Targeting and Run As Accounts and Run As Profiles. This includes authoring Management Packs
How to configure fabric and application monitoring in System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager including both datacenter and cloud resources such as networking, storage and compute
How to configure monitoring of .NET and Java-based applications using Application Performance Monitoring
How to configure end-to-end service monitoring including synthetic transactions and Distributed Application Diagrams
How to configure Dashboards, Service Level Tracking Reporting, and the SharePoint Web Part to enable visualization of key performance and availability metrics.
How to customize the Operations Manager Console to meet the needs of different application support teams
How to integrate Operations Manager with other System Center 2012 R2 components and extend monitoring to include key business processes and procedures
How to troubleshoot an Operations Manager Management Group and perform disaster recovery procedures such as database and management server recovery
How to use new features in System Center 2012 R2 including Integration with System Center Advisor, Integration with Team Foundation Server, IntelliTrace, and Managing Windows Azure

Those who may be interested in this course are 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. 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.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

Plan for the deployment of System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager including:
Defining hardware and software requirements.
Describing security considerations
Architect a highly available System Center and Microsoft SQL Server platform utilizing Microsoft SQL Server AlwaysOn
Planning 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 the following:

Audit Collection Services.
Agentless Exception Monitoring
Operations Manager SharePoint Web Part in System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager
Configure Application Performance Monitoring and Network Device monitoring in System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager.
Configure dashboards and widgets in System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager.
Describe how to use new cloud-based features including System Center Global Service Monitor and System Center Advisor.
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.

Prerequisites

It is recommended that students interested in this course not only have professional experience and technical knowledge of the following:

One or more years’ 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

What’s included?

  • Authorized Courseware
  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers & Onsite Certification Testing- (excluding Adobe and PMP Boot Camps)
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

With several convenient training delivery methods offered, The Academy makes getting the training you need easy. Whether you prefer to learn in a classroom or an online live learning virtual environment, training videos hosted online, and private group classes hosted at your site. We offer expert instruction to individuals, government agencies, non-profits, and corporations. Our live classes, on-sites, and online training videos all feature certified instructors who teach a detailed curriculum and share their expertise and insights with trainees. No matter how you prefer to receive the training, you can count on The Academy for an engaging and effective learning experience.

Methods

  • Instructor Led (the best training format we offer)
  • Live Online Classroom – Online Instructor Led
  • Self-Paced Video

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Curriculum

Module 1: Overview and Architecture
Lessons

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
Lab: 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

Module 2: Deploying a new System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager Management Group
Lessons

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
Lab: 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)

Module 3: Upgrading Operations Manager
Lessons

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

Module 4: Configuring Fabric and Application Monitoring
Lessons

Introduction to Management Packs
Configuring Network Device Monitoring
Configuring Fabric Monitoring
Configuring Application Monitoring
Lab: 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

Module 5: Application Performance Monitoring
Lessons

Application Performance Monitoring
Using IntelliTrace
Team Foundation Server Integration
Lab: Monitoring .NET Framework Applications

Monitoring .NET Applications
Using IntelliTrace
Configuring TFS Integration

Module 6: End to End Service Monitoring
Lessons

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

Module 7: Scorecards, Dashboards, and Reporting
Lessons

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

Module 8: Configuring and Customizing the Console
Lessons

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

Module 9: Management Pack Authoring
Lessons

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

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

Module 10: Integrating Operations Manager with Other System Center Components
Lessons

Service Manager Integration
Data Protection Manager Integration
Orchestrator Integration
Lab: Configuring System Center Integration

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

Module 11: Troubleshooting, Tuning and Disaster Recovery
Lessons

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
Lab: Troubleshooting Operations Manager

Troubleshooting an Agent installation failure in Operations Manager
Recovering from a Management Server failure
Recovering from an Operational database failure

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