The purpose of this post is to go through guided installation of Microsoft System Center 2016 Operations Manager with agent installation and management pack importing as well.
As this is Microsoft product, I will be using Microsoft Documentation – https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center-docs/om/welcome-to-operations-manager
Microsoft has put lot of emphasis on Enterprise based Monitoring solution for infrastructure resources. In Today’s world, a resource can be Physical or Virtual, in DataCentre or in cloud. Everybody is worried about their business critical resources whether it is managing, monitoring or workloads.
System Center 2016 Operations Managers is supposed to be single solution for all your business needs and single point of health information. Few of the benefits that OpsMgr 2016 is delivering are Cross-Platform Monitoring, Data Visualization and Network Monitoring. For more information, please visit Microsoft System Center Monitoring Brief.
This post I will be covering SCOM 2016 official release installation. This will be multi-part series, where following information will be shared
- Part 1
- Part 2
- Part 3
- Part 4
- Part 5
- Part 6
- Part 7
- Part 8
Part 1.a – Operations Manager Overview
For the purpose of this installation, following Server Operating systems are used:
- Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard as Base OS
- Active Directory or Domain Controller
- SQL Server
- 2 X Management Servers
Each Component has different VM or physical Server instance. So in Total, we will have at-least 5 VM’s.
Following Application components are used:
- SCOM 2016
- SQL 2016
Keep in mind that you can only install SCOM 2016 on Win 2012 R2 or above.
There are some pre-requisites
- PowerShell V2 or 3
- .Net Framework 4 or later
- Microsoft Report Viewer 2015 runtime or later
Make sure you install these on all Servers before installing SCOM Components.
For Installing SQL and SCOM Components, there are certain requirements of Users and permissions.
Please make sure you have all these accounts created in AD before starting installation
|DASAccountUser||Scom_da||SCOM Action Account, SCOM Data Access/SDK Account, SQL Service Account & SQL Service Reporting Services Account|
|DataReaderUser||Scom_dr||SCOM SQL Reader|
|DataWriterUser||Scom_dw||SCOM SQL Writer|
|SCOMAdminsGroup||Scom_admins||SCOM Administrators Group|
Here is snapshot of Installation and Configurations Steps:
- Configure domain controller
- Create the accounts.
- Install Prerequisites
- Install SQL Server 2016
- Install SCOM 2016
- Install First Management Server and Database Components
- Install Second Management Server
- Install Gateway Server
- Install the Reporting components on SQL Server
- Deploy Agents
- Import Management packs