System Center Operations Manager (OpsMgr) 2007 R2 provides the best-of-breed approach to monitoring and managing Lync Server 2010 within the environment. OpsMgr helps to identify specific environmental conditions before they evolve into problems through the use of monitoring and alerting components.

OpsMgr provides a timely view of important Lync Server 2010 conditions and intelligently links problems to knowledge provided within the monitoring rules. Critical events and known issues are identified and matched to technical reference articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base for
troubleshooting and quick problem resolution. The management pack also provides for synthetic transactions to monitor services end-to-end.

The monitoring is accomplished using standard operating system components such as Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), Windows event logs, and Windows performance counters, along with Lync Server 2010–specific API calls and PowerShell cmdlets. OpsMgr-specific components are also designed to perform synthetic transactions and track the health and availability of network services.

In addition, OpsMgr provides a reporting feature that enables administrators to track problems and trends occurring on the network. Reports can be generated automatically, providing network administrators, managers, and decision makers with a current and long-term historical view of environmental trends. These reports can be delivered through e-mail or stored on file shares to power web pages.

The following sections focus on defining OpsMgr as a monitoring system for Lync Server 2010. This chapter provides specific analysis of the way OpsMgr operates and presents OpsMgr design best practices, specific to deployment for Lync Server 2010 monitoring.

Source of Information : Pearson-Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Unleashed


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