Installing the Management Server
Your first step is to select the MOM 2005 setup icon. This
will launch the install wizard. Next, click Install Microsoft Operations
Manager 2005 (Figure B).
Walk through the wizard and choose a Custom Installation. On
the Database server, only select the Management Server components. Deselect all
other components (Figure J). Next, enter the name of the MOM Database server
and continue (Figure K). Finally, supply your account credentials and the
appropriate licensing and click the Install button as shown in Figure M.
Installing the MOM Agent on the Domain Controller
We are now ready to install the MOM agents. To install the
agents, click Start | All Programs | Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 |
Administrator console (Figure N). You will be required to enter the name of the
Management server. Next, Click Install Agents and choose the Method for
Discovering Computers and Installing Agents. We will choose Browse for or type
in specific computer names (Figure O). Now you will specify the accounts used
to install the agents and accept remaining defaults to install the Agents.
Install System Center Reporting on the Database Server
In order to install the System Center Reporting, select the
MOM 2005 setup icon. This will launch the install wizard. Next, click Install
Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Reporting. You can simply accept the default
when working through the wizard and allow the virtual directories to be
automatically detected (Figure P). Other options you need to enter are the MOM
database server name, database size, and account credentials.
In our next articles, we will import the SQL Server 2000
Management Pack and Reports and help you become familiar with monitoring SQL
Server via MOM 2005.
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