Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 – Monitor and Operate: Monitoring Cloud Services

This path is targeted toward Windows Server private cloud administrators using System Center for server and cloud management. Candidates for the exam should have experience with Windows Server security, high-availability, networking and fault tolerance in an enterprise environment. Candidates should also be familiar with SQL Server, PowerShell and application configuration.

Prerequisite
None

Expected Duration
109 minutes

Description
One of the keys to achieving the cloud ideals of always-on and high-availability is proper monitoring. This course explores monitoring the private cloud infrastructure using System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager. This course is one of a series of courses that prepares the learner for Microsoft exam 70-246: Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud. This exam is part of the MCSE: Private Cloud certification track.

Objective

System Center Operations Manager

  • start the course
  • describe the functions of System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager
  • describe the architecture of System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager
  • describe the functions of System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager management packs
  • navigate the System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager Operations Console, Web Console and Application Advisor, and Application Diagnostic Consoles
  • describe considerations for securely monitoring with System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager

Operations Manager Agent Deployment

  • deploy a monitoring agent with the System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager Discovery Wizard
  • deploy a System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager monitoring agent manually
  • approve a monitoring agent with the System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager Operations Console

Custom Monitoring

  • recognize the features of custom monitoring in System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager using management pack templates
  • describe the different management pack templates available in System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager
  • implement Custom Monitoring in System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager using a Process Monitoring Template
  • implement Custom Monitoring in System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager using a Web Application Transaction Monitoring Template
  • recognize the options available for health monitoring in System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager using monitors

Network Monitoring

  • describe how network monitoring is performed in System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager
  • configure a Network Device Discovery Rule in System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager
  • configure System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager Network Monitoring Using the Operations Console

Distributed Application Monitoring

  • recognize the monitoring requirements for distributed private cloud applications
  • describe the System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager functionality for monitoring distributed applications
  • create a distributed application model in System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager using DAD
  • monitoring the health of a distributed application in System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager

Practice: Monitoring using Operations Manager

  • configure Operations Manager to Monitor the private cloud

MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION

$129/month
 

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION

$1295/year

Multi-license discounts available for Annual and Monthly subscriptions.