Operations Manager Creation

From the high level overview of the project, this post will detail how to create the SCOM01 and SCOM02 servers. This post requires a working SQL server database, set up in the previous post.

 

TechNet Recommended Reading :

Operations Manager Team Blog

Getting Started with System Center 2012 – Operations Manager

System Center 2012 Operations Manager Survival Guide

What’s New in Operations Manager

Documentation Library for System Center Operations Manager

Supported Configurations for Operations Manager

Deployment Guide for Operations Manager

Pre-configuration tasks: 

Create the following accounts and groups in Active Directory:

Domain\OMAA  Operations Manager server action account

Domain\OMDAS Operations Manager and Data Access service account

Domain\OMSQL Operations Manager  SQL Service account

Domain\OMAdmins   Operations Manager Administrators Security Group

Nest the admin SMSadmin in the local administrators group on each of the servers.

Make sure all servers have dns entries on your server running DNS services.

 

Prereqs to getting SCOM consoles on servers SCOM01 & SCOM02:

Microsoft System CLR Types for SQL Server 2012

Reports viewer 2010 is installed http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=6442

On servers SCOM01 & SCOM02 that will run the management server web console:

Run PowerShell as an Administrator and use the following:

Add-WindowsFeature NET-WCF-HTTP-Activation45,Web-Static-Content,Web-Default-Doc,Web-Dir-Browsing,Web-Http-Errors,Web-Http-Logging,Web-Request-Monitor,Web-Filtering,Web-Stat-Compression,Web-Mgmt-Console,Web-Metabase,Web-Asp-Net,Web-Windows-Auth –Restart

Restart the servers after the installation of IIS.

Creation of the SCOM01 server 

Log in with an account with domain admin access.

Insert the Operations Manager 2012 w SP1 ISO, Select Setup.exe. Select Install.

autoplay

Operations Manager Autoplay screen

  • Select the following, and then click Next:
    • Management Server
    • Operations Console
    • Web Console
selections

Operations Manager Selection screen

Keep the default path and select Next. It will peform a verification on your system after selecting next.

default path

Operations Manager default path

Pre-req’s passed. If there are any errors, go back and fix them before installing Operations Manager. Select Next to continue.

prereq pass

Prerequisites

On the specify an installation screen – choose to create the first management server in a new management group.  Give your management group a name. Don’t use any special or Unicode characters, just simple text. Select Next to continue.

Management Group

Installation option

Agree to the terms and select Next to continue.

terms

Terms and conditions

On the Configure the Operational Database screen, enter in the name of your SQL database server name and instance. In this case I am using DB01. Leave the port at default unless you are using a special custom fixed port.  If necessary, change the database locations for the DB and log files. Leave the default size of the logs at 1000 MB for now. Select Next to continue.

ops db selection

Operations Manager Database Selection

On the Web Console screen, choose the default web site, and leave SSL unchecked. If you have already set up SSL for your default website with a certificate, you can choose SSL.  Select Next to continue.

web site

Specify web site

On the Web Console authentication screen, choose Mixed authentication and click Next.

web console config

Authentication method

On the accounts screen, change the accounts to Domain Account for ALL services, and enter in the unique DOMAIN\OMAA, DOMAIN\OMDAS, accounts created previously. It is a best practice to use separate accounts for distinct roles in OpsMgr, although you can also just use the DOMAIN\OMDAS account for all SQL Database access roles to simplify your installation (Data Access, Reader, and Writer accounts). Click Next to continue.

domain accts

Operations Manager accounts

Select No to send Customer Experience and Error reports. Select Next to continue.

error no

Improvements and error reporting

On the Microsoft Update screen – choose to use updates or not.  Updates are manged by SCCM but in case anything is missed On is selected here. Select Next to continue.

Add screenshot.

The Installation Summary is presented. Select Install.

Install summary

Installation Summary

 

Close when completed.

The Management Server will be very busy (CPU) for several minutes after the installation completes. Before continuing it is best to give the Management Server time to complete all post install processes, complete discoveries, configuration, etc. 45 minutes is typically sufficient.

 

Creation of the Secondary Operations Management Server (SCOM02)

Log on using your domain user account that is a member of the OMAdmins group.
Run Setup.exe. Click Install

Select the following, and then click Next:

  • Management Server
    Operations Console
features

Management server and Operations console

Keep the default path and select Next. It will peform a verification on your system after selecting next.

default path

default path

If there are any errors, go back and fix them before installing Operations Manager. Select Next to continue.

prereq pass

Prerequisites check

Select  “Add a management server to an existing management group” and click Next.

select MGMT server

Selection options

Accept the license terms and click Next.

license

License

Enter the servername\instance hosting the Operations Manager Database. Select the correct database from the drop down.In this case the server is called DB01, the database is called OperationsManager. Select Next to continue.

SCOM02 DB selection

Configure the database

On the accounts screen, choose Domain Account for ALL services, and enter in the unique DOMAIN\OMAA, DOMAIN\OMDAS accounts we created previously. Select Next to continue.

domain accts

Domain accounts

Choose  No to send Customer Experience and Error reports. Next.
Turn Microsoft Updates on or off for SCOM, Next.
Click Install.
Close when complete.

You have now installed Operations Manager for SCOM01 and SCOM02. Now we will install SQL Reporting for Operations Manager on the DB01 Server.

 

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