Installing System Center 2016 Operations Manager Step by Step – Part 1.b

Part 1.b – System Center Requirements

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Before you start the installation of SCOM 2016, please go through System Center 2016 – Operations Manager Release Notes and System Requirements for System Center 2016 – Operations Manager

Also go through SQL Server requirements, which is required when installing SCOM 2016.

Here is brief information from Microsoft SCOM 2016 requirements webpage.

Hardware Requirements

Operations Manager Server Role x64 Processor (min) Memory (min) Disk space (min)
Management Server 4-Core 2.66 GHz CPU 8 GB 10 GB
Gateway Server managing up to 2000 agents 4-Core 2.66 GHz CPU 8 GB 10 GB
Gateway Server in resource pool managing up to 500 network devices 8-Core 2.66 GHz CPU 32 GB 10 GB
Gateway Server in resource pool managing up to 100 UNIX/Linux computers 4-Core 2.66 GHz CPU 4 GB RAM 10 GB
Web Console server 4-Core 2.66 GHz CPU 8 GB 10 GB
SQL Server Reporting Services server 4-Core 2.66 GHz CPU 8 GB 10 GB

Feature Requirements for SCOM Components

Server Operating Systems requirements

Component Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard, Datacenter Windows Server 2016 Standard, Datacenter Windows Server Core 2016
Operations Manager Management Server yes yes yes
Operations Manager Gateway Server yes yes
Operations Manager Web Console yes yes
Operations Manager ACS Collector yes yes
Operations Manager Operations console yes yes

Client Operating System requirements

The following versions of Windows client operating system are supported for the Operations Manager Operations console.

Windows 7 Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 10 Enterprise
yes yes yes yes

Microsoft Monitoring Agent Operating System requirements

The following versions of Windows operating system are supported for the Microsoft Monitoring Agent connecting to Operations Manager.

Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2016 Nano Server, Windows 10, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Pro, Windows Embedded POSReady 2009, Windows Embedded Standard 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2012, Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition (Itanium) , Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows XP Service Pack 3.

  • File system: %SYSTEMDRIVE% must be formatted with the NTFS file system.
  • Windows PowerShell version: Windows PowerShell version 2.0, or Windows PowerShell version 3.0.
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 or later

 Management server/Gateway server requirements

  • Operating System: See Server Operating System requirements
  • Windows PowerShell version: Windows PowerShell version 2.0, or Windows PowerShell version 3.0.
  • Windows Remote Management: Windows Remote Management must be enabled for the management server.
  • NET Framework 4 or .NET Framework 4.5 is required.

 Operations Manager console requirements

  • Operating System: See Server Operating System requirements
  • Windows PowerShell version: Windows PowerShell version 2.0, or Windows PowerShell version 3.0.
  • Microsoft Report Viewer 2015 runtime.

Note: Report Viewer has a dependency on Microsoft CLR Types for SQL Server 2014. The SQL Server System CLR Types package contains the components implementing the geometry, geography, and hierarchy ID types in SQL Server 2014. This component can be installed separately from the server to allow client applications to use these types outside of the server.

  • NET Framework 4 or .NET Framework 4.5 is required.

Web console requirements

  • Operating System: See Server Operating System requirements
  • Internet Information Services: IIS 7.5 and later versions, with the IIS Management Console and the following role services installed:
    • Static Content
    • Default Document
    • Directory Browsing
    • HTTP Errors
    • HTTP Logging
    • Request Monitor
    • Request Filtering
    • Static Content Compression
    • Web Server (IIS) Support
    • IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility
    • NET (both the 2.0 and 4.0 versions of ASP.NET are required.)
    • Windows Authentication
    • Selected website for web console: Requires a configured http or https binding.
    • The System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager SharePoint Dashboard Viewer Web Part is supported on SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013. However, it is not supported on Office 365 SharePoint.
    • NET Framework 4 or .NET Framework 4.5 is required.

Note: Installation of the web console requires that ISAPI and CGI Restrictions in IIS are enabled for ASP.NET 4. To enable this, select the web server in IIS Manager, and then double-click ISAPI and CGI Restrictions. Select ASP.NET v4.0.30319, and then click Allow.

Warning: You must install IIS before installing .NET Framework 4. If you installed IIS after installing .NET Framework 4, you must register ASP.NET 4.0 with IIS. Open a Command prompt window by using the Run As Administrator option, and then run the following command: %WINDIR%\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\aspnet_regiis.exe -r

 Operations Manager reporting server

  • Operating System: See Server Operating System requirements.
  • Microsoft SQL Server: See SQL Server Requirements.
  • Remote Registry Service: Must be enabled and started.
  • Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services: See SQL Server Requirements.

Note:  System Center 2016 – Operations Manager supports SQL Server Reporting Services in native mode only; do not use SharePoint integrated mode.

  • NET Framework 4 or .NET Framework 4.5 is required.

 In-place upgrade

System Center 2016 – Operations Manager supports an in-place upgrade from the following versions:

  • System Center 2016 Technical Preview 5 – Operations Manager
  • System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager with Update Rollup 9

This finishes the Requirements post, use following links to go to next post for SQL Server installation.

  1. Part 1
    1. Operations Manager Overview
    2. System Center Requirements
  2. Part 2
    1. SQL 2016 Installation
  3. Part 3
    1. First Management Server Installation
  4. Part 4
    1. Second M Management Server Installation
  5. Part 5
    1. Gateway Installation
  6. Part 6
    1. Reporting Services Installation
  7. Part 7
    1. Installing Agents
  8. Part 8
    1. Conclusion

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