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SQL Server and MOM 2005

December 28, 2005

In this series of articles, you will learn the basics of installing Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 as well as how to use MOM to monitor SQL Server. This article takes advantage of virtualization. We will use VMware Workstation 5 to create the lab to introduce you to the basics of installing MOM to monitor SQL Server. This series will be broken into the following two parts:

  • Installing MOM 2005
  • Monitoring SQL Server with MOM 2005

Our lab will consist of three virtual machines as shown in Figure A. Please remember that you must have these three virtual machines networked and connected to the virtual domain. Instructions on how to network your virtual machines and connect them to the virtual domain controller are outside the scope of this article.

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Figure A.

Installing the MOM User Interfaces on the Domain Controller

In order to install the MOM user interfaces, select the MOM 2005 setup icon. This will launch the install wizard. Next, click Install Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 (Figure B). Accept the License Agreement and choose a Custom installation. On the Custom installation window, make sure you only select MOM 2005 User Interfaces (Figure C). Once the installation is finished, click the Finish button and deselect the checkbox to Start the MOM Administrator Console (Figure D).

Note: In order to make sure you meet the minimum requirements for you virtual lab, make sure to use the Check Prerequisites utility located on the cd-rom (Figure B).

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Figure B.


Figure C.


Figure D.

Installing the MOM Database on the DB Server

In order to install the MOM database you need to have the following installed:

  • Windows 2003
  • SQL Server 2000 SP 3a or greater
  • SQL Server Reporting Services
  • .Net Framework 1.1

Note: In order to make sure you meet the minimum requirements for your virtual lab, make sure to use the Check Prerequisites utility located on the cd-rom (Figure E).

Now that you have the minimum requirements, 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 MOM 2005 database. Deselect all other components (Figure E). The installation will now make sure you pass all of your prerequisites and prompt you to choose your SQL Server database instance.


Figure E.


Figure F.

On the Database and Log File Option window, you can choose your database size. For purposes of this article, we are going to keep the database size small and choose 400 MB (Figure G). On the Management Group Name window, provide a name for your MOM components, and agents as shown in Figure H. Now you are ready to provide a data access server account as shown in Figure I. You can now work through the remaining defaults and begin the installation.


Figure G.


Figure H.


Figure I.








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