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How to Install the Operations Manager Web Console

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Operations Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Operations Manager

You can install the web console when you install Operations Manager, or you can install it separately. You can install a stand-alone web console or install it on an existing management server that meets the prerequisites. For information about the prerequisites, see System Requirements for System Center 2012 – Operations Manager. After you install the web console, you must configure permissions inheritance to allow users to view performance and diagram views. For instructions, see To configure permissions inheritance for the web console.

ImportantImportant
If you install a stand-alone web console on a server, you will not be able to add the management server feature to this server. If you want to install the management server and web console on the same server, you must either install both features simultaneously, or install the management server before you install the web console.

When you install the web console, three components are installed: the Operations Manager web console itself, Application Diagnostics console, and Application Advisor console.

noteNote
If Application Diagnostics console is not installed, when viewing APM alerts, you will not be able to use the link embedded in the alert description to launch the APM event details. To use this feature, install the web console within the management group.

If you plan to use network load balancing with Application Diagnostics console and Application Advisor console, be sure to use sticky sessions. This ensures that the same instance of the console is used for the entire session. For more information about network load balancing, see Network Load Balancing. For more information about sessions, see Support for Sessions.

noteNote
Network Load Balancer is not supported for the Operations Manager web console or Reporting server.

securitySecurity Note
The web console operates with sensitive data, such as clear text user credentials, server names, IP addresses, and so on. If these are exposed on the network, they can represent a significant security risk. If Internet Information Services (IIS) does not have Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) configured, you are advised to configure it manually.

ImportantImportant
Before you follow these procedures, read the Before You Begin section of Deploying System Center 2012 - Operations Manager.

If the web console does not have sufficient access to the operational database or the data warehouse database, you will receive a warning during the web console configuration step. You can proceed with Setup, but the web console will not be configured correctly for .NET Application monitoring. To resolve this issue, you can have your database administrator run the following SQL Server statement on both the operational database and data warehouse database:

EXEC [apm].GrantRWPermissionsToComputer N'[LOGIN]'

The local and remote parameters are as follows:

  • For local installation, the LOGIN is: IIS APPPOOL\OperationsManagerAppMonitoring

  • For remote installation, the LOGIN is: Domain\MachineName$

noteNote
If you run Repair on the web console after installation, the settings that were selected during installation will be restored. Any changes that you manually make to the web console configuration after the installation will be reset.

To install a stand-alone web console

  1. Log on to the computer that will host the web console with an account that has local administrative credentials.

  2. On the Operations Manager installation media, run Setup.exe, and then click Install.

  3. On the Getting Started, Select features to install page, select Web console. To read more about what each feature provides and its requirements, click Expand all, or expand the buttons next to each feature, and then click Next.

  4. On the Getting Started, Select installation location page, accept the default location of C:\Program Files\System Center 2012\Operations Manager, or type in a new location or browse to one, and then click Next.

  5. On the Prerequisites page, review and address any warnings or errors that the Prerequisites checker returns, and then click Verify Prerequisites Again to recheck the system.

    noteNote
    Installation of the web console requires that ISAPI and CGI Restrictions in IIS be enabled for ASP.NET 4. To enable this, select the web server in IIS Manager, and then double-click ISAPI and CGI Restrictions. Select ASP.NET v4.0.30319, and then click Allow.

    ImportantImportant
    You must install IIS before installing .NET Framework 4. If you installed IIS after installing .NET Framework 4, you must register ASP.NET 4.0 with IIS. Open a Command prompt window by using the Run As Administrator option and then run the following command:

    %WINDIR%\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\aspnet_regiis.exe -r

  6. If the Prerequisites checker does not return any warnings or errors, the Prerequisites, Proceed with Setup page appears. Click Next.

  7. On the Configuration, Specify a management server page, enter the name of a management server that only the web console uses, and then click Next.

  8. On the Configuration, Specify a web site for use with the Web console page, select the Default Web Site, or the name of an existing website. Select Enable SSL only if the website has been configured to use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), and then click Next.

    WarningWarning
    Installing the web console on a computer that has SharePoint installed is not supported.

  9. On the Configuration, Select an authentication mode for use with the Web console page, select your options, and then click Next.

    noteNote
    If you install the management server on a server using a domain account for System Center Configuration service and System Center Data Access service, and then install the web console on a different server and select Mixed Authentication, you may need to register Service Principal Names and configure constraint delegations, as described in Running the Web Console Server on a standalone server using Windows Authentication.

  10. If Microsoft Update is not enabled on the computer, the Configuration, Microsoft Update page appears. Select your options, and then click Next.

  11. Review your selections on the Configuration, Installation Summary page, and then click Install. Setup continues.

  12. When Setup is finished, the Setup is complete page appears. Click Close.

To install the web console on an existing management server

  1. Log on to the computer that is hosting a management server with an account that has local administrative credentials.

  2. On the Operations Manager installation media, run Setup.exe, and then click Install.

  3. On the Getting Started, What do you want to do? page, click Add a feature.

  4. On the Getting Started, Select features to install page, select Web console, and then click Next.

  5. On the Prerequisites page, review and address any warnings or errors, and then click Verify Prerequisites Again to recheck the system.

    noteNote
    Installation of the web console requires that ISAPI and CGI Restrictions in IIS be enabled for ASP.NET 4. To enable this, select the web server in IIS Manager, and then double-click ISAPI and CGI Restrictions. Select ASP.NET v4.0.30319, and then click Allow.

    ImportantImportant
    You must install IIS before installing .NET Framework 4. If you installed IIS after installing .NET Framework 4, you must register ASP.NET 4.0 with IIS. Open a Command prompt window by using the Run As Administrator option and then run the following command:

    %WINDIR%\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\aspnet_regiis.exe -r

  6. If the Prerequisite checker returns no warnings or errors, the Prerequisites, Proceed with Setup page appears. Click Next.

  7. On the Configuration, Specify a web site for use with the Web console page, select the Default Web Site, or the name of an existing website. Select Enable SSL only if the website has been configured to use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), and then click Next.

  8. On the Configuration, Select an authentication mode for use with the Web console page, select your options, and then click Next.

  9. If Windows Update is not activated on the computer, the Configuration, Microsoft Update page appears. Select your options, and then click Next.

  10. Review your selections on the Configuration, Installation Summary page, and click Install. Setup continues.

  11. On the Setup is complete page, click Close.

ImportantImportant
The Default website must have an http or https binding configured.

To install a web console by using the Command Prompt window

  1. Log on to the computer with an account that has local administrative credentials.

  2. Open a Command Prompt window by using the Run as Administrator option.

  3. Change the path to where the Operations Manager setup.exe file is located, and run the following command.

    ImportantImportant
    Use the /WebConsoleSSL parameter only if your website has Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) activated.

    For a default web installation, specify Default Web Site for the /WebSiteName parameter.

    noteNote
    The /ManagementServer parameter is only required when you are installing the web console on a server that is not a management server.

    setup.exe /silent /install /components:OMWebConsole
    /ManagementServer: <ManagementServerName>
    /WebSiteName: "<WebSiteName>" [/WebConsoleUseSSL]
    /WebConsoleAuthorizationMode: [Mixed|Network]
    /UseMicrosoftUpdate: [0|1]
    

To configure permissions inheritance for the web console

  1. In Windows Explorer, navigate to the MonitoringView folder in the installation directory for the web console (by default, C:\Program Files\System Center 2012\Operations Manager\WebConsole\MonitoringView), right-click the TempImages folder, and click Properties.

  2. On the Security tab, click Advanced.

  3. On the Permissions tab, click Change Permissions.

  4. Select the Include inheritable permissions from this object’s parent checkbox.

  5. In Permission entries, click Administrators, and then click Remove. Repeat for the SYSTEM entry, and then click OK.

  6. Click OK to close Advanced Security Settings for TempImages, and then click OK to close TempImages Properties.

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See Also

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012. For instructions and examples, see Search the System Center 2012 Documentation Library.
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