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Mastering™ System Center Operations Manager 2007

Book Description

If you're an IT professional, you're busy enough trying to manage multiple systems and stay proactive with the technology demands of today's fast-moving companies. System Center Operations Manager 2007 is designed to make your life easier, and this comprehensive book is your one-stop gateway to it all. With intermediate to advanced coverage, this book gives you the information you need to deploy, manage, and maintain SCOM 2007, and use it to monitor your network.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dear Reader
  5. Dedication
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. About the Authors
  8. Contents at a Glance
  9. Contents
  10. Introduction
    1. Who Should Read This Book?
    2. The Contents at a Glance
    3. Final Comments
  11. Part I: Implementation and Administration
    1. Chapter 1: Overview of Operations Management
      1. Understanding IT Service Management
      2. Defining Operations Management
      3. The Bottom Line
    2. Chapter 2: Installing System Center Operations Manager 2007
      1. Identifying Server Components
      2. Verifying Prerequisites
      3. Installation Criteria
      4. The Bottom Line
    3. Chapter 3: Management Group Settings
      1. Configuring Management Group Global Settings
      2. Configuring Global Server Settings
      3. Exploring Global Agent Settings
      4. Understanding Individual Server Options
      5. The Bottom Line
    4. Chapter 4: Installing and Configuring Agents
      1. Exploring Agent Installation Prerequisites
      2. Installing by Using the Computer and Device Management Wizard
      3. Installing Manually
      4. Multihomed Agents
      5. Adjusting Individual Agent Settings
      6. The Bottom Line
    5. Chapter 5: Managing Management Packs
      1. Understanding Monitoring Capabilities
      2. Identifying Management Pack Requirements
      3. Exploring Management Packs
      4. The Bottom Line
    6. Chapter 6: Authoring and the Management Pack Life Cycle
      1. Authoring Management Packs
      2. Exploring a Typical Life Cycle
      3. Creating Management Pack Life-Cycle Controls
      4. Documenting Changes
      5. Using MP Studio 2007
      6. Management Pack Considerations
      7. The Bottom Line
    7. Chapter 7: Monitoring with the Console
      1. Console Overview
      2. Customizing the Console
      3. Maintenance Mode
      4. The Bottom Line
    8. Chapter 8: Audit Collection Services and Agentless Exception Monitoring
      1. Exploring Audit Collection Services
      2. Using Agentless Exception Monitoring
      3. The Bottom Line
    9. Chapter 9: Reporting
      1. Installing Reporting Services
      2. Using the Reporting Workspace
      3. The Bottom Line
    10. Chapter 10: Working with Complex Environments
      1. Working with Multihoming Agents
      2. Configuring Connected Management Groups
      3. Interoperating with Third-Party Monitoring Solutions
      4. The Bottom Line
  12. Part 2: Maintenance and Troubleshooting
    1. Chapter 11: Optimizing Your Environment
      1. Optimizing Management Packs
      2. Optimizing Rules
      3. The Bottom Line
    2. Chapter 12: Backup, Restore, and Disaster Recovery
      1. Backup Strategy
      2. Restoring Your Environment
      3. Disaster Recovery
      4. The Bottom Line
    3. Chapter 13: Troubleshooting
      1. Operations Manager 2007 Troubleshooting Tools
      2. Troubleshooting Agents
      3. Troubleshooting Management Packs
      4. Troubleshooting Security Issues
      5. The Bottom Line
    4. Chapter 14: Scripting Operations Manager 2007
      1. Introducing PowerShell
      2. PowerShell and Operations Manager
      3. Operations Manager Cmdlets
      4. The Bottom Line
  13. Index