1- What are the prerequisites to the IT Service Management with System Center Service Manager (MS-10965) course?
- Working knowledge of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012
- Working knowledge of SQL Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2012
- An understanding of the IT management processes that are included with ITIL and MOF
3- How to update Data Center Manager from 1 service pack to another? (From 2016 --> to 1807)
You must have System Center Operations Manager, version 1801 installed to apply the update. Operations Manager packages are available from Microsoft Update or by manual download.
To obtain and install an update package from Microsoft Update on Windows Server 2016 or a later version, follow these steps on a computer that has an Operations Manager component installed:
- Select Start, and then select Settings.
- In Settings, select Updates & Security.
- On the Windows Update tab, select Check Online for updates from Microsoft Update.
- Select Important updates are available.
- Select the update package, and then select OK.
- Select Install updates to install the update package.
4- What are the Management Packs?
Management packs typically contain monitoring settings for applications and services. After a management pack is imported into a management group, System Center 2016 - Operations Manager immediately begins monitoring objects based on default configurations and thresholds that are defined in the management pack.
5- How to Backup the Management Packs?
You can back up Management Packs, either by using the Import/Export Management PacksWizard, or by using the Management Module command-line tool (ManagementModuleUtil.exe.
To export a Management Pack using the Import/Export Management PacksWizard
- Open the MOM Administrator console.
- In the console tree, click Management Packs, and then in the Details pane, click Import/Export Management Packs.
- On the Import or Export Management Packs page, click Export Management Packs.
- On the Select a Rule Group page, expand Rule Groups, expand the subfolders to select child rule groups, and click the rule group that you want to export.
- On the Select Views page, select the Views check-box to export all views, or expand Views to select all views for a rule group, or to select individual views.
- On the Select Tasks page, select the Tasks check-box to export all tasks, or expand Tasks to select specific tasks to export.
- On the Management Pack Name page, type a name, click Browse to navigate to the location that you want to export the Management Pack to, select an overwrite handling option, and then click Next.
- On the Completing the Management Pack Import/Export Wizard page, click Finish.
6- What is the Rollback plan?
There are times when you may want to revert back to older version of a Management Pack (MP) for a given workload. Currently, the Operations Manager UI allows you to delete and re-import Management Packs from the “Installed Management Packs” screen.
7- More than 1 Secondary Server, do you need to setup a Load Balancer?
Load balancer allows you to adjust how traffic is distributed. We can always use this feature to manipulate traffic distribution.
8- When upgrading the secondary management server installed on the SSP server, do we have to stop the IIS service or website?
We have to stop all the connectors and Disable the Operations Manager website in IIS.