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System Center Operations Manager 2012 – Interface and first impressions


After the post requirements and installation tips ( continue the series with the first impressions of the interface and some features.


The initial screen was similar to the current monitoring of SCOM 2007 R2, with views and diagrams posted and a summary on the right side with the pending tasks.


In the administration options note immediately the new group in the menu to “Network Management" that is the big news along with the option "Resource Pools".


Resource Pool

The Resource Pool has the function to create a group management servers that work as load balancing. In the example below, note that the management server has been added to a group that will later be used as point of contact for nas management rules of monitoring of network devices.


Network Devices

To monitor the network equipment is necessary to create a discovery rule for that equipment are listed, as the rule I created below.


As a result, the facilities appear in the list of pending, since the router that is not asked to manage with SNMP enabled. To find a network device this will appear in the list Network Devices.


To create a search rule of equipment is necessary to specify the server that will be used to perform search and Pool server or that will be used to monitor. Note that the first server is indicated only for the search as described in the text and the server/management servers are those that will monitor and manage the equipment.


In the sequel will be asked if will be specified the equipment or if the search will be recursive by using protocols of the equipment indicated. The recursive mode will be useful in cases where we want to search for a range with various facilities to be monitored.


The next step is to set the community name and password for access to SNMP from a list.


To create the SNMP data I used the Create Account button that opens a wizard like the following screen where you will be informed the community name. This item created can be salvaged since discovery rules is what is the reference and not the SNMP community name and password.


Finally, we indicate what are the networking equipment that will be monitored by informing the monitoring method, Protocol, SNMP version and obviously the name or IP since device.


In this post I discussed an initial overview and new features of the operation console SCOM 2012.

In the coming posts I will cover the product part of authoring and others consoles in SCOM 2012.

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