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Installing Microsoft System Center Operations Manager “SCOM” 2012. Step by Step guide-Part 3- Installation

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In the previous articles we have went through Planning for the deployment of Microsoft System Center 2012 Operations Manager, we have prepared five servers including two Management Servers,two SQL Servers and a Single Report and Web Console Server. The Servers has all software prerequisites installed and today we are ready to start the installation.


Okay, to begin we will insert our SCOM Media on the first management server, i have named it SCOMMS-01, and we will start the installation by running the setup.exe.

Click Install on the setup wizard.

1So the next step is to choose the feature you need to install on this server, under each feature you can expand the selection to read a brief about this feature. as agreed on server SCOMMS-01 i am going to install the Management Server along with the Operations Console.
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Click next for the default installation path.

3Wait for the prerequisites check to complete.

4If anything is missing it should inform you here to fix it, since we have already completed all prerequisites in the previous article we should be fine :).

5The management group is the basic unit of functionality. At a minimum, a management group consists of a management server, the operational database, and the reporting data warehouse database. A management group can contain a single management server or multiple management servers. When you open the Operations console and connect to a management group, you connect to a management server for that management group.

Please make sure that the name you choose for the Management group is unique and cannot be changed.The Management Group name cannot contain the following characters:, ( ) ^ ~ : ; . ! ? ” , ‘ ` @ # % \ / * + = $ | & [ ] <>{}, and it cannot have a leading or trailing space. It is recommended that the Management Group name be unique within your organization if you plan to connect several management groups together.

6Next step is to configure the Operation database, just type in the SQLServerName\InstanceName and the setup will complete the remaining fields. Make sure that you are lauched the installation with the a user that has the sysadmin role on the SQL Server as agreed before.

7Perform the same step again, but this time to create the Data Warehouse database.

8Now it’s time to create the Accounts we have talked about in the previous article, under each account you can expand to read a brief about it, one thing to note here, is about the System Center Configuration service and System Center Data Access Service, the default would be a Local System account, if you are not using a local SQL Server and using a Remote SQL Server for your installation like in our case you MUST use a domain account.

10For the Management server action account it is not recommended to use a domain account that is a member of the Domain Admins Active directory group, but since i am just doing a Lab and i need to simplify things, that’s not something that i should worry about.

11Use Microsoft Update to check for updates.

12Review your installation summary.

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Set back and Wait 🙂

14And we are done..

15So now you can try opening the Operations Console.

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Now let’s start adding a second Management server to the Management group, i have prepared another Server that i named SCOMMS-02, insert the media and launch the setup wizard.

Now, it’s going to be the same steps, so am not going to repeat them, i will just show the additional steps.

2Choose to add Management Server to an existing Management Group

17Type in the SQL server Location and choose the Operations Database from the drop down menu.

18You must provide the same credentials for the Management server action account and the System Center Configuration Service and System Center Data Access service that you provided when you created the first management server in your management group.

19That should take a less time to finish because the databases are already created and configured.

20Once you are done, open the Operations Console. go to the Management Servers under Administration tab. you should now see SCOMMS-01 and SCOMMS-02 in this view.

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With this step we have finished installing our Management Servers along with the Operations Consoles. in the next part of the series we will continue to install the Report Server and the Web Console Server.

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Installing Microsoft System Center Operations Manager “SCOM” 2012. Step by Step guide- Part 1- Introduction

Installing Microsoft System Center Operations Manager “SCOM” 2012. Step by Step guide-Part 2- Planning

Installing Microsoft System Center Operations Manager “SCOM” 2012. Step by Step guide-Part 4- Installation

Installing Microsoft System Center Operations Manager “SCOM” 2012. Step by Step guide-Part 5- Upgrading to SP1 and R2

One thought on “Installing Microsoft System Center Operations Manager “SCOM” 2012. Step by Step guide-Part 3- Installation

  1. That’s what we call progress, keep it up

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