Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager Cookbook

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  • Learn how to architect an Operations Manager environment
  • Find out how to deploy a highly available environment
  • Discover tips on how to customize and configure Operations Manager
  • Learn how to tune and maintain your deployment
  • Successfully monitor key business applications
  • Author custom monitoring to extend your monitoring reach
  • Integrate Operations Manager with other System Center 2012 R2 components
  • Discover how to create notifications, reports, and dashboards

As organizations become more and more dependent upon a powerful IT infrastructure, there is increased pressure on administrators to be able to monitor and troubleshoot quickly and effectively. Systems Center Operations Manager makes this possible, giving administrators a simple way to manage the performance of their infrastructure and allowing them to focus on steps to optimize and improve it.

Beginning with an introduction to the architecture of SCOM, you will then learn how to integrate and align it with the needs of your business. The book then covers how to configure System Center R2 Operations Manager, deploy monitoring agents, and use the admin console. You will learn about best practices for overrides and tuning, tips for effective maintenance, and learn to monitor applications across a wide-range of platforms within the environment, creating advanced customizations. You will finish by integrating Operations Manager with other R2 components and discovering the powerful data you can collect using this vital tool.

  • Discover how System Center Operations Manager can help your business and how its deployment can deliver stunning ROI
  • Learn how to optimize System Center 2012 Operations Manager and how to create an effective system architecture
  • Learn best practices for creating effective configurations that will give you a deeper insight into your environment
Page Count 406
Course Length 12 hours 10 minutes
ISBN 9781782176244
Date Of Publication 13 Apr 2015


Steve Beaumont

Steve Beaumont has worked for more years than he cares to admit within IT, starting with desktop support. He is now the Product Development Director of PowerONPlatforms and a Microsoft MVP within the Cloud and Datacenter Management area, where he helps organizations realize the benefits of the hybrid cloud. He is also a co-author of the Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Manager, Orchestrator and Operations Manager cookbooks.

His passion for everything about System Center, Azure and IT systems management reflects through all areas of his work, presentation and day-to-day life in the form of new and innovative solutions brought to market by PowerONPlatforms.

Robert Ryan

Robert Ryan is an IT professional with over 15 years of industry experience. He works in both public and private sectors to provide third-line infrastructure support across the globe. He is responsible for major technology projects, including server rationalization, virtualization, and messaging. Currently, he is focusing on private cloud deployments using the Microsoft System Centre suite.

In his free time, Robert enjoys technology and films. He likes to spend time with his wife, Natalie, and their five children. He is a frequent blogger at

Chiyo Odika

Chiyo Odika is a author, consultant, strategist and thought leader who is passionate about data-driven management and architecture. Chiyo excels at helping clients think strategically about how to use technology to optimize the service delivery to the business, and to create fundamental business change and value. His current technology focus is cloud computing. He enjoys talking about hybrid cloud flexibility, exploring business technology trends, optimizing cloud infrastructures, and leading solution delivery teams.

He has extensive experience in leading full lifecycle technology implementations of cutting-edge business solutions for a wide range of global clients and has championed initiatives from ideation to execution and delivery.

His current technology focus is the Microsoft Cloud. He enjoys talking about hybrid cloud flexibility, and optimizing cloud infrastructures with Microsoft Azure, Windows Server, and Microsoft System Center, and about IT Service Management and process optimization.

Jonathan Horner

Jonathan Horner has worked in the IT industry for over 25 years. Starting his career at a small consultancy company, he took up many diverse roles, from implementing PC rollouts to running the infrastructure for a major online supermarket.

For the last 14 years, Jonathan has been using multiple versions of System Center to help with his tasks. Over many of these years, he specialized in Operations Manager and gained expertise in writing custom management packs for specialized solutions, using many authoring tools along the way.

He was one of the earliest people to gain an MCSE in private cloud by passing the exams before they were publically released. He is also a qualified MCT and provides training in many areas of System Center.

Jonathan now works at Inframon, a specialist in cloud transformation, where he is the head of the support services team. His team provides telephone support on System Center issues as well as remote-managed and remote-hosted System Center solutions for multiple clients.