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Walkthrough: Installing Operations Manager on a Single Server

Updated: November 1, 2013

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

This walkthrough guides you through an installation of System Center 2012 – Operations Manager or System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1), Operations Manager on a single server. The features installed include the following:

  • Management server

  • Operations console

  • Web console

  • Reporting server

You must ensure that your server meets the minimum supported configurations for Operations Manager. For more information, see System Requirements for System Center 2012 – Operations Manager.

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

Required SQL Server Components

  • Database Engine Services - Full-Text and Semantic Extractions for Search (as called in SQL Server 2012)

  • Reporting Services - Native

  1. Log on to the server by using 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 the Management server, Operations console, Web console, and Reporting server features. To read more about each feature and its requirements, click Expand all, or expand the buttons next to each feature. Then click Next.

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

  5. On the Prerequisites page, review and resolve 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 Prerequisites checker does not return any warnings or errors, the Prerequisites, Proceed with Setup page appears. Click Next.

  7. On the Configuration, Specify an installation option page, select Create the first Management server in a new management group, type in a name for your management group and then click Next.

    noteNote
    After the management group name is set, it cannot be changed. The Management Group name cannot contain the following characters:, ( ) ^ ~ : ; . ! ? " , ' ` @ # % \ / * + = $ | & [ ] <>{}, and it cannot have a leading or trailing space. It is recommended that the Management Group name be unique within your organization if you plan to connect several management groups together.

  8. On the Configuration, Please read the license terms page, review the Microsoft Software License Terms, select I have read, understood, and agree with the license terms, and then click Next.

  9. When the Configuration, Configure the operational database page opens, in the Server name and instance name box, type the name of the server and the name of the SQL Server instance for the database server that will host the operational database. If you installed SQL Server by using the default instance, you only have to enter the server name. If you changed the default SQL Server port, you must type in the new port number in the SQL Server port box.

    If you type an invalid SQL Server and instance name, you see a red circle with a white X in it appear to the left of the Server name and instance name and SQL Server port boxes.

    The white X appears under the following circumstances:

    • You entered an instance of SQL Server or a SQL Server port value that is not valid or that does not exist.

    • The instance of SQL Server that you specified does not have the required configuration or features.

    • You entered a value that is out-of-range (for example, port 999999).

    • You entered an illegal character for that box (for example, server\instance%)

    You can hover the cursor over the Server name and instance text box to view additional information about the error.

  10. After you type the correct value for the SQL Server database server name, click the SQL Server port box so that Setup will attempt to validate the values you typed for the SQL Server name and for the port number.

  11. In the Database name, Database size (MB)Data file folder, and Log file folder box, we recommend that you accept the default values. Click Next

    noteNote
    These paths do not change if you connect to a different instance of SQL Server.

    ImportantImportant
    You might receive a message about having the wrong version of SQL Server, or you might encounter a problem with the SQL Server Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) provider. To resolve this problem, open a Command Prompt window, select Run as administrator, and then run the following command. In the command, replace the <path> placeholder with the location of SQL Server:

    mofcomp.exe “<path>\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Shared\sqlmgmproviderxpsp2up.mof”

    noteNote
    The SQL Server model database size must not be greater than 100 MB. If it is, you might encounter an error in Setup regarding the inability to create a database on SQL due to user permissions. To resolve the issue, you must reduce the size of the model database.

  12. When the Configuration, Configure the data warehouse database page opens, in the Server name and instance name box, type the server name and the name of the instance of SQL Server for the database server that will host the data warehouse database.

  13. Because this is a single-server installation, accept the default value of Create a new data warehouse database.

  14. In the Database name, Database size (MB)Data file folder, and Log file folder boxes, we recommend that you accept the default values. Click Next.

    ImportantImportant
    You might receive a message about having the wrong version of SQL Server, or you might encounter a problem with the SQL Server Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) provider. To resolve this problem, open a Command Prompt window, select Run as administrator, and then run the following command. In the command, replace the <path> placeholder with the location of SQL Server:

    mofcomp.exe “<path>\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Shared\sqlmgmproviderxpsp2up.mof”.

    noteNote
    These paths do not change if you connect to a different instance of SQL Server.

  15. On the Configuration, SQL Server instance for reporting services page, select the SQL Server database instance from the drop-down list. This drop-down list contains the SQL Server database instance name that was created when you installed SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1, SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2, SQL Server 2012, or SQL Server 2012 SP1 and should be the name of the server on which you are installing Operations Manager. Click Next.

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

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

  18. On the Configuration, Configure Operations Manager accounts page, we recommend that you use Domain Account option for the Management Server Action Account, System Center Configuration service and System Center Data Access service, the Data Reader account, and the Data Writer account.

    Enter the credentials for a domain account in each field. The error icon will disappear after account validation. Click Next.

  19. On the Configuration, Help improve System Center 2012 - Operations Manager page, select your options and click Next.

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

  21. Review the options on the Configuration, Installation Summary page, and click Install. Setup continues.

  22. When Setup is finished, the Setup is complete page appears. Click Close and the Operations console will open.

  1. Log on to the server by using an account that has local administrative credentials.

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

    noteNote
    Setup.exe requires administrator privileges because the Setup process requires access to system processes that can only be used by a local administrator.

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

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

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

    ImportantImportant
    The following command assumes that you specified the Local System for the Management server action account (/UseLocalSystemActionAccount) and Data Access service (/UseLocalSystemDASAccount). To specify a domain\user name for these accounts, you must provide the following parameters instead.

    /ActionAccountUser: <domain\username> /ActionAccountPassword: <password>

    /DASAccountUser: <domain\username> /DASAccountPassword: <password>

    setup.exe /silent /install
    /components:OMServer,OMConsole,OMWebConsole,OMReporting
    /ManagementGroupName: "<ManagementGroupName>"
    /SqlServerInstance: <server\instance>
    /DatabaseName: <OperationalDatabaseName>
    /DWSqlServerInstance: <server\instance>
    /DWDatabaseName: <DWDatabaseName>
    /UseLocalSystemActionAccount /UseLocalSystemDASAccount
    /DatareaderUser: <domain\username>
    /DatareaderPassword: <password>
    /DataWriterUser: <domain\username>
    /DataWriterPassword: <password>
    /AcceptEndUserLicenseAgreement: [0|1]
    /WebSiteName: "<WebSiteName>" [/WebConsoleUseSSL]
    /WebConsoleAuthorizationMode: [Mixed|Network]
    /SRSInstance: <server\instance>
    /SendODRReports: [0|1]
    /EnableErrorReporting: [Never|Queued|Always]
    /SendCEIPReports: [0|1]
    /UseMicrosoftUpdate: [0|1]
    

To confirm the health of the management server

  1. In the Operations console, select the Administration workspace.

  2. In Device Management select Management Servers. In the results pane, you should see the management server that you just installed with a green check mark in the Health State column.

To confirm the health of operations manager reports

  1. In the Operations console, in the navigation pane, click the Reporting button.

    noteNote
    After initial deployment, it can take up to 30 minutes for reports to appear.

  2. Click Microsoft ODR Report Library, and then double-click any of the reports listed. The selected report is generated and displays in a new window.

    By default, you should see the following reports:

    • Alerts Per Day

    • Instance Space

    • Management Group

    • Management Packs

    • Most Common Alerts

    noteNote
    Selecting the management packs report is particularly useful at this point because it provides you with a full inventory of the management packs that have been installed on your server.

  3. Close the report window.

Now that you have installed Operations Manager, you can deploy agents and start monitoring your applications, servers, and network devices. For more information, see Managing Discovery and Agents and Operations Manager 2012 Monitoring Scenarios.

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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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