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Advanced System Center 2012 Operations Manager R2

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This three day course is created and run by Kåre Rude Andersen, MCT and active member of the System Center Alliance Team as well as TechNet moderator.

This course is intended for Enterprise Systems Engineers, Administrators, System Integrators and Management Pack Developers who need to implement Multi Layered Service Monitoring using System Center Operations Manager 2012 (SCOM). The class is continuously updated to cover the latest release of the product, as well to include new tools and SDK`s.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe and understand the logical architecture of an SCOM infrastructure
  • Configuring a distributed SCOM installation and defining resource pools
  • Modeling Applications in a way so it will be possible to monitor each layer
  • Deciding the best Authoring solution and using the correct type of monitoring object
  • Defining and using different tools to Create Management Packs
  • Using any object to author a Management Pack
  • Articulate the functions of the components and services in the System Center suite and Working with SCOM in conjunction with other System Center products
  • Digging into the Data warehouse database and using the aggregated tables for reporting.
  • Troubleshooting issues with SCOM components and Agent Monitoring
  • Design and creating end-to-end monitoring of Services – Multi layered application design
  • Creating and Using Web Services to communicate with other Monitoring Targets
  • Creating and using your own XML connector to communicate with Helpdesk systems
  • Using Powershell to create scripts and get information about the SCOM environment


SCOM in General

  • Naming Conventions
  • Versioning and Good documentation behavior

SCOM Advanced - Management Servers

  • Introduction to the Communication in SCOM
  • Configuring and optimizing the Management servers and agents
  • Optimizing the database and data warehouse
  • Defining and managing Resource Pools
  • Integrate automatically configuration of agents AD Integration

Monitoring Application/Services

  • Define and document your Application/Services
  • Implement and document your Management Packs
  • Implement Change management on your Management Packs

Management Packs

  • Creating and Authoring own Management Packs
  • Individual Management Packs objects
  • Using Visual Studio to create Management Packs
  • Using Authoring Console to create Management Packs
  • Using Visio to Create Management Packs

User Interfaces

  • Presenting Dashboards
  • Creating Customize Dashboards
  • Create your own widgets
  • Reports

Connecting Operations Manager

  • Using an XML connector to communicate with SCOM
  • Using Web Services to communicate with SCOM
  • Connecting System Center with SCOM and the other way around
  • Trap it - with mails, snmp or files

Linux Monitoring

  • Installing Linux clients
  • Creating monitors and rules against Linux
  • Implementing Applications Server Monitoring

APM Implementing APM

  • Server and Client Side Configuration

Network Monitoring

  • Scale and implement
  • Creating rules for your Devices and interfaces
  • Creating own SNMP Traps


  • Managing SCOM 2012 with Powershell
  • Script it - Creating scripts for SCOM 2012
  • Linux with powershell 3.0 - its possible

Live Maps

  • Creating MAP View with locations
  • Use the Global Service Monitor

ACS (Audit Collector Services), a consolidated event auditor

  • Install and configure ACS

Agentless Exception Monitoring

  • Collect and present your organizations exceptions
  • Non Microsoft Monitoring - Monitor anything - Check the coffee level


  • Experience with Windows Server 2008 R2/2012
  • Good understanding of Active Directory
  • Good understanding of Network communication
  • Understanding of Operations Manager corresponding to Mastering Operations Manager 2012 or good working knowledge of SCOM 2012.

Recommended earlier experience

  • An understanding of the System Center Suite is desirable, but not needed.
  • Experience with earlier version of SCOM or other Monitoring Tools
  • Virtualization Technologies: Hyper-V and Windows Server 2012
  • Knowledge of PowerShell


This course is intended for Enterprise Systems Engineers, Administrators, System Integrators and Management Pack Developers.

$2495.00 List Price

3 Days Course

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