Synopses & Reviews
For system administrators, ensuring that all Windows servers are performing optimally is a tall order. The larger the enterprise, the greater the chance for irritating, time-consuming configuration problems. Sometimes, you can determine the root cause of the problem yourself-but that's only if you're lucky.
With Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM), the diagnosis is done for you. MOM monitors server operations and automatically notifies you of problems by sending an immediate alert to your console, email address, or pager. To help you better understand how MOM works, O'Reilly presents Essential Microsoft Operations Manager.
The goal of this comprehensive tutorial is to give first-time MOM administrators a solid foundation for planning, implementing, and administering MOM 2005. Author Chris Fox, a renowned MOM expert, offers the type of practical, real-world advice that you need to improve the performance of your IT infrastructure.
After taking you through the entire process of setting up MOM on the network, the book moves on to more advanced administration issues. It carefully instructs you how to program and automate MOM and the agents that reside on the servers themselves. You'll also learn how to manage the scripts that determine which server agents are relevant to report.
By capturing system data, intelligently analyzing it, and then notifying you with a suggested course of action, MOM makes extinguishing fires a breeze. And now, thanks toEssential Microsoft Operations Manager, learning how to use MOM is a breeze, too.
About the Author
Chris Fox has been working with MOM 2000 SP1 since 2002 and has architected and implemented MOM 2000 and 2005 for over 500 managed nodes. Prior to this he has been developing enterprise AD/DNS/DHCP/WINS and Exchange architectures for 9 years. He has been published in Outlook & Exchange magazine, .NET magazine and authored a chapter on clustering in Exchange 2000 24x7. Chris currently works as a Portals Technology Specialist for Microsoft Corporation.
Table of Contents
Dedication; Preface; Who Should Read This Book; What's in This Book; Conventions Used in This Book; Using Code Examples; Safari® Enabled; We'd Like Your Feedback; Acknowledgments; Introducing Operations Management and MOM 2005; Chapter 1: Introduction to MOM 2005; 1.1 Using MOM 2005; 1.2 Basic MOM Structure; 1.3 The Life of a MOM 2005 Alert; 1.4 MOM 2005 Components; 1.5 Additional Components; 1.6 Summary; Chapter 2: Designing, Planning, and Implementing MOM 2005; 2.1 Requirement Gathering; 2.2 Design Decisions; 2.3 Pre-Installation Configuration Decisions; 2.4 Testing and Piloting; 2.5 Implementation; 2.6 Installation Specifics; 2.7 Summary; Managing and Using MOM on a Daily Basis; Chapter 3: Managing Agents; 3.1 Agent Functions; 3.2 Preparing to Deploy Agents; 3.3 Deploying and Managing Agents in a Trusted LAN; 3.4 Deploying and Managing Agents Across a Firewall and a Slow WAN Link; 3.5 Deploying and Managing Agents Into an Untrusted Environment; 3.6 Deploying and Managing Agents from Multiple Management Groups; 3.7 Troubleshooting; 3.8 Tools; 3.9 Summary; Chapter 4: Administering Management Packs; 4.1 Management Pack Life Cycle; 4.2 Importing Management Packs into Preproduction; 4.3 Transfer the Management Pack to Production; 4.4 Creating Simple Management Packs; 4.5 Summary; Chapter 5: Administering Global Settings; 5.1 Alerts; 5.2 Connections; 5.3 Maintenance; 5.4 Summary; Chapter 6: Operator Console; 6.1 Console Scopes; 6.2 Creating a Custom Console Scope; 6.3 Creating a Custom Computer Group; 6.4 Creating the Console Scope; 6.5 Using the Console; 6.6 Building a Filter in the Operator Console; 6.7 Views; 6.8 Customizing the Operator Console; 6.9 Summary; Chapter 7: MOM 2005 Database Fundamentals; 7.1 SQL Server Enterprise Manager; 7.2 Data Transformation Service; 7.3 MOM 2005 Reporting Databases; 7.4 Summary; Chapter 8: MOM 2005 Reporting; 8.1 Installation; 8.2 Administering MOM 2005 Reporting; 8.3 Summary; MOM 2005 Enterprise Integration; Chapter 9: Connecting MOM 2005; 9.1 Partitioning; 9.2 Connecting MOM to MOM; 9.3 Summary; Chapter 10: Extending Monitoring; 10.1 Understanding SNMP; 10.2 Windows and MOM Implementation of SNMP; 10.3 Configuring Windows and MOM for SNMP; 10.4 Syslog; 10.5 Summary; Colophon;