TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center Operations Manager 2007


System Center Operations Manager is the end-to-end service-management product that is the best choice for Windows because it works seamlessly with Microsoft software and applications, helping organizations increase efficiency while enabling greater control of the IT environment.

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TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center Operations Manager 2007- Introduction

After completing this lab, you will be better able to deploy an agent, import a management pack, create and use views, create and use tasks, monitor and override, create rules, use the web console, and use management pack templates.

TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center Operations Manager 2007- Advanced Topics

After completing this lab, you will be able to learn role-based security, active directory integration, distributed application modeling, notifications, client monitoring, reporting, and introduction to the Command Shell.

System Center Operations Manager has a lot of features, which include,

End-to-End Service ManagementSystem Center Operations Manager 2007

System Center Operations Manager provides end-to-end service management that is easy to customize and extend for improved service levels across your IT environment. This enables Operations and IT Management teams to identify, and resolve issues affecting the health of distributed IT services. End-to-end Service Management is not restricted to Microsoft-based environments. Support for WS-Management, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), and partner solutions allow for non-Microsoft systems and hardware to be included in service monitoring within Operations Manager 2007. Learn more by reading the End-to-End Service Monitoring datasheet.

Best of Breed for Windows

System Center Operations Manager 2007 includes expertise from the Microsoft server, client, and application teams, providing you with knowledge and capabilities to drive greater efficiency. Improvements in Management Packs for Microsoft products have increased knowledge and reports based on the best practices of Microsoft IT and Product Support Services. Microsoft currently has more than 50 Management Packs for various Microsoft products, ranging from the Windows operating system to applications such as Microsoft Exchange Server and Internet Information Server. Learn more by reading these datasheets:

Increased Efficiency and Control

System Center Operations Manager 2007 automates routine, redundant tasks, and provides intelligent reporting and monitoring to help increase efficiency and enable greater control of your IT environment. Role-based security, Active Directory integration, and new infrastructure elements make it easier to monitor, configure and deploy in complex environments. Support for high-availability features such as clustering and failover ensure the IT environment is always monitored. Learn more by reading the Systems Center Operations Manager Overview white paper

You can read a few more Data Sheets and White Papers here to know more on the System Center Operations Manager 2007.