Monday, 27 November 2017

Installation issue

Faced installation issue finally resolved it

Issue & resolution is below

This SQL instance collation is not supported. Please select a SQL server and instance with a supported collation. Please see the deployment guide for supported collations.


The "Enable SSL" selection and SSL configuration for the web site do not match. If you select "Enable SSL", the web site must be configured to use SSL. If you do not select "Enable SSL", the web site must not require SSL.

Added https in bindings

Friday, 10 November 2017

System Center Operations Manager


The product began as a network management system called SeNTry ELM, which was developed by the British company Serverware Group plc. In June 1998 the intellectual property rights were bought by Mission Critical Software, inc who renamed the product Enterprise Event Manager. Mission Critical undertook a complete rewrite of the product, naming the new version OnePoint Operations Manager (OOM). Mission Critical Software merged with NetIQ in early 2000, and sold the rights of the product to Microsoft in October 2000. It was renamed Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) and had another release as Microsoft Operations Manager 2005. Microsoft renamed the product System Center Operations Manager and released System Center Operations Manager 2007. System Center Operations Manager 2007 was designed from a fresh code base, and although sharing similarities to Microsoft Operations Manager, is not an upgrade from the previous versions.

What Operations Manager Does

Using Operations Manager in the environment makes it easier to monitor multiple computers, devices, services, and applications. The Operations console, enables you to check the health, performance, and availability for all monitored objects in the environment and helps you identify and resolve problems.

The Operations Manager Infrastructure

Management Servers

The role of the management server is to administer the management group configuration, administer and communicate with agents, and communicate with the databases in the management group. When two or more management servers are added to a management group, the management servers become part of a resource pool and work is spread across the members of the pool. When a member of the resource pool fails, other members in the resource pool will pick up that member’s workload.


An Operations Manager agent is a service that is installed on a computer. The agent collects data, compares sampled data to predefined values, creates alerts, and runs responses. A management server receives and distributes configurations to agents on monitored computers.


  • System Center Management Health service sends collected data and events to the management server
  • Management servers also run the System Center Data Access service and the System Center Management Configuration service.
  • The System Center Data Access service provides access for the Operations console to the operational database and writes data to the database.
  • The System Center Management Configuration service manages the relationships and topology of the management group. It also distributes management packs to monitored objects.
Management Packs

The workflows that the System Center Management service runs are defined by management packs. Management Pack contains rules and monitors that collect and evaluate events and operations that are important to ensuring the health and efficiency. A rule defines the events and performance data to collect from computers and what to do with the information after it is collected. A simple way to think about rules is as an If/Then statement. Rules can also run scripts, such as allowing a rule to attempt to restart a failed application. 

How Objects Are Discovered and Monitored

How Heartbeats Work in Operations Manager

System Center Packages

All credits to GOD

Before start our topic lets see what's meant by System Center.

Microsoft System Center is a suite of individually sold systems management products.

The core products in the group are System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM, formerly known as Systems Management Server) and System Center Operations Manager (SCOM, formerly known as Microsoft Operations Manager).

Overall products in the group include:
  1. App Controller
  2. Data Protection Manager
  3. Operations Manager
  4. Orchestrator
  5. Service Manager
  6. Service Provider Foundation
  7. Virtual Machine Manager

APP Controller

Microsoft System Center App Controller is a new member of the System Center family of products. App Controller is a product for managing applications and services that are deployed in private or public cloud infrastructures, mostly from the application owner's perspective. It provides a unified self-service experience that lets you configure, deploy, and manage virtual machines (VMs) and services. 

Data Protection Manager

System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) is an enterprise backup system that you can use to back up data from a source location to a target location on the DPM server. DPM can create both full backups or incremental backups of data. If the original protected data becomes unavailable at any time, you can use DPM to restore the data from the secondary location on the DPM server back to the source location. DPM can back up application data from Microsoft servers and workloads, and file data from servers and client computers. It can also create bare-metal backups of Windows servers to completely restore a system. However, DPM does not support creating bare-metal backups of client operating systems. DPM can be used for data backup, data storage & data recovery


Microsoft System Center Orchestrator is a workflow automation software product that allows administrators to automate the monitoring and deployment of data center resources. Microsoft System Center Orchestrator was introduced as part of the Microsoft System Center 2012 suite as a rebranding of Microsoft’s previous workflow automation software, Opalis vNext. Orchestrator uses a drag and drop graphical interface to allow admins to define run books. Orchestrator translates these visual representations into .NET scripts, PowerShell or SSH commands to automate workflows. It is capable of managing multiple operating systems and can also handle VMware- and Citrix-based workflows. 

Service Manager

System Center Service Manager is a software product by Microsoft to allow organizations to manage incidents and problems. Microsoft states that the product is compliant with industry best practices such as the Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) and in the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). SCSM has integrated ITIL compliant fulfillment of service requests. Service requests are submitted by the end user in order to obtain information, access to a new application or the most common of all, password reset.

Service Provider Foundation

Service Provider Foundation is provided with System Center 2012 - Orchestrator, a component of System Center 2012 R2 (and System Center 2012 SP1). Service Provider Foundation exposes an extensible OData web service that interacts with Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). This enables service providers and hosters to design and implement multi-tenant self-service portals that integrate IaaS capabilities available on System Center 2012 R2. 

Virtual Machine Manager

VMM is part of the System Center suite, used to configure, manage and transform traditional datacenters, and helping to provide a unified management experience across on-premises, service provider, and the Azure cloud. VMM capabilities include Datacenter, Virtualization hosts, Networking, Storage & Library resources.

Operation Manager

System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) is a cross-platform data center monitoring system for operating systems and hypervisors. It uses a single interface that shows state, health and performance information of computer systems. It also provides alerts generated according to some availability, performance, configuration or security situation being identified. It works with Microsoft Windows Server and Unix-based hosts.

Let's see scom in detail.