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SCOM460: System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) 2016 Accelerated

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Course Description

You will learn how to design advanced end-to-end monitoring of services and troubleshoot issues with SCOM 2016 components and Agent Monitoring. Students will gain a solid understanding of working with SCOM in conjunction with other System Center products to create your own Network Monitoring Management Packs with real-world samples, Rules, Monitors and Self Tuning Thresholds including Baselining.

Students will understand how to use physical and logical components and integration services in an SCOM infrastructure including SQL Server Report Services, Web Services, Microsoft Azure and SMA. You will learn how to utilize the New Maintenance mode feature inside SCOM 2016 and much more in this advanced Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2016 SCOM training course.


Operations Manager in a distributed environment

  • Installing the first Management Server by a script
  • Recovering a crashed SCOM Server
  • Implement High Availability on The Database level
  • Enabling Database Failover for you Management Servers


SCOM Architecture

Management Group and Server Settings

Maintain your environment with Powershell

Implement Administrative workflows

Agent Rollout, manually, automatically and the Auto Agent Assignment

Installing Agents

  • Installing Agents with a script
  • Create an AD Directory Based Agent Assignment Account


Agents, Gateways and Certificate authentication

Manipulating Alerts and implementing Intelligence

  • Update Alerts with Powershell
  • Update a bunch of alerts with a PS script
  • Recovery Task
  • Adding Tasks (with overrides)
  • Adding Tasks with PowerShell and $ID$
  • The Official Microsoft Alert Update feature
  • Coretech XML Connector


Use Resource Pools to control Management Server responsibility

Monitoring Unix/Linux Servers with SCOM 2016

Visualization with Widgets and presentation with SharePoint and Visio

Creating MAP View with locations

SNMP Devices

  • Trap, Get and Set OID the right way
  • Use the new SNMP Authoring Tool
  • Network Monitoring, Discovery rules, views and using advanced port monitoring


Reporting and the Data warehouse database, Creating own reports with Visual Studio

APM (Application Performance Management), find bottlenecks in .net applications

ACS (Audit Collector Services), a consolidated event auditor

Advanced Configuring

  • Management Server Configuration
  • Console Configuration
  • HouseCleaning


Internal Stuff

  • Find bottlenecks by checking your Discoveries and Events in the DB
  • Database Maintenance
  • Builtin Rules:
  • Rule: Optimize Indexes
  • Rule: Partitioning and Grooming
  • Rule: Alert Auto Resolve Execute All
  • Rule: Detect and Fix Object Space Inconsistencies
  • Rule: Discovery Data Grooming
  • Rule: Maintenance Mode
  • Rule: Transfer Events
  • Optimizing SCOM for more than 1000 agents



  • Create a Command Notification


Advanced Reporting

  • Create a MaintenanceMode Report with historical data


Linux Agents

  • Monitor and scripts for Linux


Management Packs

  • Structure of a Management Pack
  • Management Pack Files
  • Management Pack Elements
  • Compatibility with Operations Manager 2007
  • Types of Management Packs
  • Management Pack Schema
  • Characteristics of Sealed Management Pack Files
  • Enable the management pack to be referenced by other management packs
  • When to Seal a Management Pack File
  • Targets and Objects
  • Understanding Classes and Objects
  • Object, Class and Base Classes
  • Hosting Classes
  • Work with classes in the Operations console
  • Selecting a target
  • Where the monitor or rule will run
  • Workflow targeted at a single instance
  • Workflow targeted at multiple instances
  • What properties will be available for the expression and the alert description
  • Viewing Classes and Objects
  • Targeting a group
  • To create a monitor or rule that runs on agents in a group
  • Selecting a group for a monitoring wizard
  • Management Pack Templates
  • Object Templates (Synthetic Transactions/E2E)



  • Putting it all together, creating a 360 service, multi-level topology monitoring and creating own Service/Distributed Application monitoring
  • Non Microsoft Monitoring – Monitor anything - Check the coffee level
  • Seal and Unseal a Management Pack
  • Check your management pack with MP Tuner and MP Viewer
  • Creating MPs with Visual Studio
  • Handling Maintenance mode both from the agent and the Management Server


This five day course is created and run by Kåre Rude Andersen, MCT and active member of the System Center Alliance Team.

This course is intended for Enterprise Systems Engineers, Administrators and System Integrators who need to implement Service Monitoring using System Center Operations Manager 2016 (SCOM). The class is continuously updated to cover the latest release of the product.

This course syllabus is used to determine whether the course is appropriate for you, based on your current skills and technical training needs.


Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Experience with Windows Server 2012 R2/2016 Administration
  • Basic understanding of Active Directory
  • Basic understanding of Network communication



  • An understanding of the System Center Suite is desirable, but not needed.
  • Experience with earlier version of SCOM or other Monitoring Tools
  • Virtualization Technologies: Hyper-V
  • Basic Knowledge of PowerShell
  • Knowledge of Cloud Topologies

What You Will Learn

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe and understand the logical architecture of an SCOM infrastructure
  • Articulate the functions of the physical and logical components and services in an SCOM infrastructure
  • Install and Configure System Center Operations Manager 2016 on Windows and SQL Server, Report Services and Web service.
  • Designing and implementing Failover to avoid single point of failure
  • Identify the new settings and features in 2016
  • Implement, configure and Link to a Microsoft Operations Suite Dashboard (OMS)
  • Defining resource pools
  • Integrate with Microsoft Azure and SMA
  • Understand and implement administrative workflows to make your daily work with SCOM easier.
  • Troubleshoot issues with SCOM components and Agent Monitoring
  • Design end-to-end monitoring of Services – Multi layered application design
  • Working with SCOM in conjunction with other System Center products
  • Defining and using different tools to Create Management Packs
  • Going through all Monitoring objects with real world samples, Rules, Monitors and Self Tuning Thresholds – and now with Baselining
  • Articulate the functions of the components and services in the System Center suite and Working with SCOM in conjunction with other System Center products
  • Deciding the best Authoring solution and using the correct type of monitoringobject
  • Digging into the Data warehouse database and using the aggregated tables for reporting.
  • Troubleshooting issues with SCOM components and Agent Monitoring
  • Find the bottlenecks in your implementation
  • Creating and using your own XML connector to communicate with external Helpdesk systems
  • Using Powershell to create scripts and get information about the SCOM environment
  • Monitoring your Network and Create your own Network Monitoring Management Packs.
  • Using Visual Studio to create Management Packs
  • Using and Automate the New Maintenance mode feature
  • Fine tune your Alerts with the Tuning Wizard.

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"It is always great to have a teacher with real deep of knowledge about the product and real experiences working on real world customer experiences. His knowledge and experience shine brightly."
September 1, 2017 | SCOM460 Student