The Operations Manager-Team has released an interactive Excel-document that can be used for planning and sizing of your System Center Operations Manager 2012 Deployment.
You can download the latest version of the Tool from the Download page for System Center 2012 – Operations Manager Component Add – On,
Or from this direct link:
A good starting point to information about System Center 2012 Operations Manager is this “Survival Guide” that I found in the TechNet Wiki. Here you can find links to all the best Operations Manager 2012 Information on the web.
If the SDK Config account is not member of the Admins group in SCOM the Agent Discovery wizard fails. The solution is to make the SDK Account member of the Admins group in SCOM.
After installing SCOM 2012 I noticed an alert about the SPN-settings for the SDK-service in my environment. The solution was as many other times found in Kevin Holmans blog:
SCOM 2012 installs in evaluation mode as there is no way to enter the license key during install. You have to add the license key using powershell as described below when the installation has finished:
1. Start Operations Management Shell as Administrator
2. Run the following powershell cmdlet:
Set-ScomLicense -ProductId <your productkey>
3. Verify that the new licensekey has been set:
Get-SCOMManagementGroup | ft skuforlicense, version, timeofexpiration –a
After an upgrade of the RMS from SCOM 2007 R2 RTM to SCOM 2007 R2 CU5 EventID 29106 started to appear in the OperationsManager EventLog every 5-15 minutes. The solution was to flush the HealtService.
1. Stop the System Center Management Service.
2. Rename the folder “Health Service State” in C:\Program Files\System Center Operations Manager 2007\.
3. Start the System Center Management Service.
Windows 8 Consumer Preview is now available for download, http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-8
Why not start with a simple hello world 😉