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System Center 2016 - Service Manager parts

Bill Anderson|Last Updated: 3/27/2017
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Applies To: System Center 2016 - Service Manager

There are six major parts of a System Center 2016 - Service Manager installation, as described in the following table.

Service Manager partDescription
Service Manager management serverContains the main software part of a Service Manager installation. You can use the Service Manager management server to manage incidents, changes, users, and tasks.
Service Manager databaseThe database that contains Service Manager configuration items (CI) from the IT Enterprise; work items, such as incidents, change requests, and the configuration for the product itself. This is the Service Manager implementation of a Configuration Management Database (CMDB).
Data warehouse management serverThe computer that hosts the server piece of the data warehouse.
Data warehouse databasesDatabases that provide long-term storage of the business data that Service Manager generates. These databases are also used for reporting.
Service Manager consoleThe user interface (UI) piece that is used by both the help desk analyst and the help desk administrator to perform Service Manager functions, such as incidents, changes, and tasks. This part is installed automatically when you deploy a Service Manager management server. In addition, you can manually install the Service Manager console as a stand-alone part on a computer.
Self-Service PortalA web-based interface into Service Manager.

All computers that host any part of Service Manager must be domain-joined.

Next steps

  • Review System requirements to learn about general performance and scalability guidance for Service Manager and recommended hardware configurations.
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