SCOM 2007 Web Console and Reporting Server Scale-Out Deployment

Scaling-out Operations Manager Web Interfaces

Currently there are several documented ways to install Operations Manager 2007 to fulfill the needs of a high availability environment. Clustering Root Management Server and databases and configuring agent fail-over are options covered in the product documentation.

However; there was no description about how to deploy the product’s web interfaces in a load-balanced web farm. So I wrote a guide which fills the gap by guiding through the configuration of the Web Console and the Reporting Manager web interfaces as a network load balanced web server farm. This is commonly referred to as a scale-out deployment.

When combining the traditional methods of clustering and fail-over with running Operations Manager’s web interfaces in a server farm, a redundancy throughout all components of the product’s infrastructure is achieved.

The document Scale-out deployment of Operations Manager 2007 web interfaces is available for download at the System Center Forum site.

Fully redundant and scaled-out Operations Manager set up

Windows Scheduled Tasks Management Pack now does Windows Server 2008

August 12, 2014 – link to latest update:…pack-1-2-0-500/

Some people asked if I could update the Scheduled Task Management Pack for Windows Server 2008. So here it is: Scheduled Task Management Pack now does W2K8 .

Windows Server 2008 Task Scheduler 2.0 brings some exciting new features. From the MP author’s point of view the most significant are:

  • Full support for scripting: msdn reference
  • Very detailed event logging

So for Windows Server 2008 the MP does no longer have to parse the output of a command which makes it much more reliable. And since I was at it, I attempted to make the MPs less power consuming on the agents and the management servers. So I highly recommend upgrading should you still be using an older version.

Task Scheduler 2.0 Health Explorer

Thanks everyone who provided valuable feedback during the testing phase.