Installing System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager Server

NOTE: Remember Operations Manager Server 2012 R2 Preview is not meant for live/production environments {It’s for Lab and Show concepts and configuration}.

Setup System Center Operations Manager Server 2012 R2 on Windows Server 2012 R2 step by step. Here is an outline of what we will do:

  1. Environmental Prerequisites for Operations Manager Server 2012 R2
  2. Operations Manager 2012 R2 Prerequisites
  3. Install Operations Manager Server 2012 R2

Environmental Prerequisites for Operations Manager Server 2012 R2

  1. Active Directory Services
  2. DNS
  3. SQL Server 2012 SP1.

System Center Operations Manager Server 2012 R2 Prerequisites

  • Account preparations

Before starting with the installation, some permission has to be set on the accounts used by SCOM in order to function properly, the below step summarize the steps required:

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  •  Open PowerShell as an Administrator and run the following cmdlet:

Import-Module ServerManager

Add-WindowsFeature NET-Framework-Core,AS-HTTP-Activation,Web-Static-Content,Web-Default-Doc,Web-Dir-Browsing,Web-Http-Errors,Web-Http-Logging,Web-Request-Monitor,Web-Filtering,Web-Stat-Compression,AS-Web-Support,Web-Metabase,Web-Asp-Net,Web-Windows-Auth –restart

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Follow the below steps to install first management server in the management group:

  1. Log on to the server <OM> by using <OMADMIN> account that has local administrative credentials.
  2. On the Operations Manager installation media, run Setup.exe, and then click Install.
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  4. On the Getting Started, Select features to install page, select the Management server, Management Console, Web Console and Reporting feature. You can also select any of the additional features listed. For example, to also install the Operations console, select Operations console, and then click next.
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  6. On the Getting Started, Select installation location page, accept the default value of C:\Program Files\System Center 2012 R2\Operations Manager. Or, type a new location or browse to one, and then click next.
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  8. On the Prerequisites page, review and resolve any warnings or errors, and then click Verify Prerequisites Again to recheck the system.
  9. If the Prerequisites checker does not return any warnings or errors, the Prerequisites, Proceed with Setup page appears. Click Next.
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  11. On the Configuration, Specify an installation option page, select Create the first Management server in a new management group, type a name for your management group “LabOpsMgr”, and then click Next.
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  13. On the Configuration, Please read the license terms page, review the Microsoft Software License Terms, select I have read, understood and agree with the license terms, and then click next.
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  15. When the Configuration, Configure the Operation database page opens, in the Server name and instance name box, type OM\MSSQLSERVER.
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  17. When the Configuration, Configure the data warehouse database page opens, in the Server name and instance name box, type OM\MSSQLSERVER. Because this is the first management server installation, accept the default value of Create a new data warehouse database.
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  19. On the Configuration, SQL Server instance for reporting services page, select the instance of SQL Server that hosts SQL Server Reporting Services “OM”, and then click Next.
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  21. On the Configuration, Specify a web site for use with the Web console page, select the Default Web Site, or the name of an existing website.
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  23. On the Configuration, Select an authentication mode for use with the Web console page, select your options Mixed authentication, and then click Next.
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  25. On the Configuration, Configure Operations Manager accounts page, we recommend that you use the “Mlab\OMAdmin” Account for the Management server action account, “Mlab\OMAdmin” Account for the System Center Configuration service and System Center Data Access service account, ”Mlab\OMRW” for the Data Reader account, and the Data Writer account. Click Next.
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  27. On the Configuration, Help improve System Center 2012 – Operations Manager page, select your options, and then click next.
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  29. If Windows Update is not enabled on the computer, the Configuration, Microsoft Update page appears. Select your options, and then click next.
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  31. Review the options on the Configuration, Installation Summary page, and then click Install. Setup continues.
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  33. When Setup is finished, the Setup is complete page appears. Click Close.
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  35. Open the Operations console.
  36. In the Operations console, in the navigation pane, click the Administration button, and then expand Device Management.
  37. In Device Management, select Management Servers. In the results pane, you should see the management server that you just installed with a green check mark in the Health State column.
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