Monitoring Windows Server 2016 with System Center 2016 – Operations Manager (SCOM)

Learn the step-by-step lessons you need to start monitoring Windows Server with SCOM 2016 in this deep-dive course.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 28, 2017
Duration
4h 26m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Introduction
Locate and Import Management Packs
Tune Management Packs and Configure Overrides
Customize Views and Dashboards
Configure Service Level Tracking
Configure Alerts, Subscriptions, and Knowledge
Customize Rules and Monitors
Understand and Configure Distributed Applications
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 28, 2017
Duration
4h 26m
Description

Getting SCOM operational is one thing; actually figuring out how to use it is quite another. A very different experience from any of the other System Center solutions, getting started with SCOM usually requires a few key lessons in how SCOM targets and monitors the objects in a datacenter. In this course, Monitoring Windows Server 2016 with System Center 2016 – Operations Manager (SCOM), you'll start with the same SCOM infrastructure that was built in the last "installing" course in this learning path, as well as the same example RDS infrastructure as your target for monitoring. First, you'll learn how to install a few of Microsoft's downloadable management packs, and then tune them using overrides to better match which behaviors you're looking for. Next, you'll discover how to create a few custom views and dashboards to visualize the data your SCOM agents are now gathering. Finally, you'll explore how to create some custom rules and monitors of your own, to gain insight into behaviors that aren't part of someone else's Management Pack. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the necessary knowledge to start building your own environment specific Distributed Applications for a single-glimpse view of the health of your services.

About the author
About the author

Greg Shields is an Author Evangelist at Pluralsight.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hey, this is Greg Shields and you've found another of my courses in this learning path on System Center Operations Manager 2016, this time on the use of SCOM to monitor the services and applications atop Windows Server 2016. I am author evangelist and a full-time author here at Pluralsight and I've been working with Operations Manager since back in the days when it was lovingly referred to as MOM. Getting SCOM operational is one thing; actually figuring out how to use it is quite another. A very different experience from really any of the other Systems Center solutions, getting started with SCOM sometimes requires some, I don't know, secret knowledge that isn't easy to figure out yourself. While yes, that knowledge isn't necessarily secret, it can difficult to start monitoring even basic Windows Services without a few key lessons in how SCOM targets and monitors the objects in a data center. This course will start with the same SCOM infrastructure we built in that last installing course in this learning path as well as the same example RDS infrastructure as our target for monitoring. We'll install a few of Microsoft's downloadable management packs and then tune them using overrides to better match which behaviors we're looking for. We'll create a few custom views and dashboards to visualize the data our SCOM agents are now gathering. We'll even create some custom rules and monitors of our own to gain insight into behaviors that aren't part of someone else's management pack and we'll leave with everything we need to start building our own environment-specific distributed applications for a single glimpse view of the health of our services. If you have just been tasked with monitoring Windows Server 2016 using System Center Operations Manager, this course is your next stop in brushing up on those skills for success and then from here you'll be ready to continue on the learning path as you monitor Azure resources and web applications. Let's get started.