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Deployment Survey 6/18/2009

    General discussion

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    Intro:

     

    Hello, my name is Rob Kuehfus and I am the setup and deployment program manager for OM.  I would like to ask you for a few minutes of your time to help the product team gain some understanding on what our current deployment base looks like.  Please copy the following questions, fill them out and post your answers on this thread. 

    I will be reaching out to the community from time to time asking for your opinions.  This is an opportunity for you to provide feedback that will I will take back to product planning. 

     

    Thanks you!!!

     

    Platform:

    1. Please specify the Operating System (Windows Server 2003,Windows Server 2008), platform (x86,x64) and quantity for each role.  Please put "NA" next to the roles that do not apply to your management group or make a note if this role is sharing the same server as another role.
      1. Root Management Server
      2. Management Server
      3. Gateway
      4. Agent
      5. Web Console Server
      6. Operational Database Server
      7. Data warehouse Server
      8. Reporting Server
      9. Audit Collections Collector Server
      10. Audit Collections Database Server

     

    1. If the next version of OM no longer supported x86 on the management server role would this be a "show stopper" or blocking issue that would prevent you from adopting the next version?
    2. If the next version of OM no longer supported SQL 2005 or SQL 2008 and you had to upgrade to SQL vNext, would that prevent you from adopting the next version of OM?

     

     

    Agent Management:

    1. Do you currently multi-home your agents (have single agent report to more then one management group)? If yes, why? Example: Pre-Prod MP Testing, DR
    2. How many management groups do you have?
    3. Do you do client monitoring?
    4. Do you install agent using the console or do you manually install your agents?
    5. Do you use the AD Integration feature to manage agents?

     

    High Availability \ Disaster Recovery:

    1. Do you cluster your Root Management Server?
    2. Do you cluster any of your OM database servers? If so, which ones?
    3. Do you have a disaster recovery (DR) plan for your management group? If so, what is it?  Example. Management server promotion with log shipping or multiple management groups

    Rob Kuehfus | System Center Operations Manager | Setup and Deployment Program Manager
    Friday, June 19, 2009 2:56 AM
    Moderator

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  • Platform:

    1. Please specify the Operating System (Windows Server 2003,Windows Server 2008), platform (x86,x64) and quantity for each role.  Please put "NA" next to the roles that do not apply to your management group or make a note if this role is sharing the same server as another role.
      1. Root Management Server       2003 x64
      2. Management Server                  2003 x64
      3. Gateway                                          NA
      4. Agent                                               2003 x86 / 2003 x64 / few 2000
      5. Web Console Server                  Shared RMS
      6. Operational Database Server Shared RMS
      7. Data warehouse Server            Shared RMS
      8. Reporting Server                         Shared RMS
      9. Audit Collections Collector Server      NA
      10. Audit Collections Database Server      NA

     

    1. If the next version of OM no longer supported x86 on the management server role would this be a "show stopper" or blocking issue that would prevent you from adopting the next version?          YES
    2. If the next version of OM no longer supported SQL 2005 or SQL 2008 and you had to upgrade to SQL vNext, would that prevent you from adopting the next version of OM?                                                YES

     

     

    Agent Management:

    1. Do you currently multi-home your agents (have single agent report to more then one management group)? If yes, why? Example: Pre-Prod MP Testing, DR                YES - pre-prod and prod
    2. How many management groups do you have?        THREE
    3. Do you do client monitoring?      NO
    4. Do you install agent using the console or do you manually install your agents?      BOTH
    5. Do you use the AD Integration feature to manage agents?     NO

     

    High Availability \ Disaster Recovery:

    1. Do you cluster your Root Management Server?          NO
    2. Do you cluster any of your OM database servers? If so, which ones?        NO
    3. Do you have a disaster recovery (DR) plan for your management group? If so, what is it?  Example. Management server promotion with log shipping or multiple management groups            NO

    Ingrifo - We Do SCOM
    Friday, June 19, 2009 6:19 AM
  • Platform:

    1.     Please specify the Operating System (Windows Server 2003,Windows Server 2008), platform (x86,x64) and quantity for each role.  Please put "NA" next to the roles that do not apply to your management group or make a note if this role is sharing the same server as another role.

    a.     Root Management Server                2003 x64 - 1 clustered

    b.     Management Server                       2003 x64 - 2          

    c.     Gateway                                        NA

    d.     Agent                                            2000, 2003 x86, 2003 x64 - 600 now, 2000 planned

    e.     Web Console Server                       NA

    f.      Operational Database Server           2003 x64 - 1 clustered

    g.     Data warehouse Server                  2003 x64 - 1

    h.     Reporting Server                            Shared with Data Warehouse

    i.      Audit Collections Collector Server     2003 x64 - 1

    j.      Audit Collections Database Server    2003 x64 - 1

     

    1.     If the next version of OM no longer supported x86 on the management server role would this be a "show stopper" or blocking issue that would prevent you from adopting the next version?  No.

    2.     If the next version of OM no longer supported SQL 2005 or SQL 2008 and you had to upgrade to SQL vNext, would that prevent you from adopting the next version of OM?            Unknown

     

     

    Agent Management:

    1.     Do you currently multi-home your agents (have single agent report to more then one management group)? If yes, why? Example: Pre-Prod MP Testing, DR           No

    2.     How many management groups do you have?       1

    3.     Do you do client monitoring?        No

    4.     Do you install agent using the console or do you manually install your agents? Both

    5.     Do you use the AD Integration feature to manage agents?  No

     

    High Availability \ Disaster Recovery:

    1.     Do you cluster your Root Management Server?      Yes

    2.     Do you cluster any of your OM database servers? If so, which ones?      Yes, OpsDB only

    3.     Do you have a disaster recovery (DR) plan for your management group? If so, what is it?  Example. Management server promotion with log shipping or multiple management groups           MS Promotion with Log Shipping

     

    • Edited by LayneR Friday, June 19, 2009 8:22 PM
    Friday, June 19, 2009 4:20 PM
  • Thanks for the reply's so far.
    Rob Kuehfus | System Center Operations Manager | Setup and Deployment Program Manager
    Friday, June 19, 2009 5:29 PM
    Moderator
  • We are just starting the R2 installation this week. Have been using 2005 for 4 years

    Platform:

    1.      Please specify the Operating System (Windows Server 2003,Windows Server 2008), platform (x86,x64) and quantity for each role.  Please put "NA" next to the roles that do not apply to your management group or make a note if this role is sharing the same server as another role.

    a.      Root Management Server (2008 STD 64) - 1

    b.      Management Server (2008 STD 64) - 2

    c.      Gateway NA

    d.      Agent 800

    e.      Web Console Server (2008 STD 64) - 1

    f.       Operational Database Server (2008 STD 64) -1

    g.      Data warehouse Server (2008 STD 64) -1

    h.      Reporting Server (on DW server)

    i.       Audit Collections Collector Server NA

    j.       Audit Collections Database Server NA

     

    1.      If the next version of OM no longer supported x86 on the management server role would this be a "show stopper" or blocking issue that would prevent you from adopting the next version? NO, 64 bit all the way

    2.      If the next version of OM no longer supported SQL 2005 or SQL 2008 and you had to upgrade to SQL vNext, would that prevent you from adopting the next version of OM? MAYBE, if we can get DBA support

     

     

    Agent Management:

    1.      Do you currently multi-home your agents (have single agent report to more then one management group)? If yes, why? Example: Pre-Prod MP Testing, DR (NO)

    2.      How many management groups do you have? (Plan on one, we will see)

    3.      Do you do client monitoring? (mostly servers and some key workstations)

    4.      Do you install agent using the console or do you manually install your agents? (powershell)

    5.      Do you use the AD Integration feature to manage agents? (no, from the forums, too hard to back out of)

     

    High Availability \ Disaster Recovery:

    1.      Do you cluster your Root Management Server? (NO)

    2.      Do you cluster any of your OM database servers? If so, which ones? (NO)

    3.      Do you have a disaster recovery (DR) plan for your management group? If so, what is it?  Example. Management server promotion with log shipping or multiple management groups (NO)


    Friday, June 19, 2009 5:33 PM
  • Platform:

    1. Please specify the Operating System (Windows Server 2003,Windows Server 2008), platform (x86,x64) and quantity for each role.  Please put "NA" next to the roles that do not apply to your management group or make a note if this role is sharing the same server as another role.
      1. Root Management Server - W2k3 x64 (1)
      2. Management Server - W2k3 x86 (4)
      3. Gateway - (0)
      4. Agent - W2k, W2k3 x86, W2k3 x64, W2k8 (0ver 2,000 in total)
      5. Web Console Server - W2k3 x64 (1)
      6. Operational Database Server - W2k3 x64 (1)
      7. Data warehouse Server - W2k3 x64 (1)
      8. Reporting Server - W2k3 x64 (1)
      9. Audit Collections Collector Server - (0)
      10. Audit Collections Database Server - (0)

     

    1. If the next version of OM no longer supported x86 on the management server role would this be a "show stopper" or blocking issue that would prevent you from adopting the next version? Definitely not.
    2. If the next version of OM no longer supported SQL 2005 or SQL 2008 and you had to upgrade to SQL vNext, would that prevent you from adopting the next version of OM? Possibly, but unlikely.

     

     

    Agent Management:

    1. Do you currently multi-home your agents (have single agent report to more then one management group)? If yes, why? Example: Pre-Prod MP Testing, DR - Yes. Pre-Production MP Testing
    2. How many management groups do you have? - 1
    3. Do you do client monitoring? - No
    4. Do you install agent using the console or do you manually install your agents? - Deployment via SMS and approve via the console is our standard, but we occassionally install them through the console, and rarely install manually locally on the server.
    5. Do you use the AD Integration feature to manage agents? - No.

     

    High Availability \ Disaster Recovery:

    1. Do you cluster your Root Management Server? - No.
    2. Do you cluster any of your OM database servers? If so, which ones? - No.
    3. Do you have a disaster recovery (DR) plan for your management group? If so, what is it?  Example. Management server promotion with log shipping or multiple management groups - Yes. Promotion of MS with Log Shipped Databases.
    Friday, June 19, 2009 7:32 PM
  • ·         Platform:

    1.       Please specify the Operating System (Windows Server 2003,Windows Server 2008), platform (x86,x64) and quantity for each role.  Please put "NA" next to the roles that do not apply to your management group or make a note if this role is sharing the same server as another role.

    1.       Root Management Server: Windows 2003, x64

    2.       Management Server: Windows 2003, x64, shared with web console

    3.       Gateway: Windows 2003, x64

    4.       Agent: 2000, 2003, 2008, AIX

    5.       Web Console Server: Windows 2003, x64, shared with management server

    6.       Operational Database Server: Windows 2003, x64

    7.       Data warehouse Server: Windows 2003, x64

    8.       Reporting Server: Windows 2003, x64

    9.       Audit Collections Collector Server: NA

    10.   Audit Collections Database Server: NA

     

    2.       If the next version of OM no longer supported x86 on the management server role would this be a "show stopper" or blocking issue that would prevent you from adopting the next version? No

    3.       If the next version of OM no longer supported SQL 2005 or SQL 2008 and you had to upgrade to SQL vNext, would that prevent you from adopting the next version of OM? No

     

     

    Agent Management:

    4.       Do you currently multi-home your agents (have single agent report to more than one management group)? If yes, why? Example: Pre-Prod MP Testing, DR: Yes, pre-prod testing

    5.       How many management groups do you have? Two, prod and pre-prod

    6.       Do you do client monitoring? No

    7.       Do you install agent using the console or do you manually install your agents? Console

    8.       Do you use the AD Integration feature to manage agents? Not yet

     

    High Availability \ Disaster Recovery:

    9.       Do you cluster your Root Management Server? Nope

    10.   Do you cluster any of your OM database servers? If so, which ones? Nope

    11.   Do you have a disaster recovery (DR) plan for your management group? If so, what is it?  Example. Management server promotion with log shipping or multiple management groups: No

    Friday, June 19, 2009 7:37 PM
  • Hi Rob J

     

     

    Platform:

    1.       Please specify the Operating System (Windows Server 2003,Windows Server 2008), platform (x86,x64) and quantity for each role.  Please put "NA" next to the roles that do not apply to your management group or make a note if this role is sharing the same server as another role.

    a.       Root Management Server (w2k8 x64 )

    b.      Management Server (w2k8 x64)-(6)

    c.       Gateway (w2k8 x64)-(+15)

    d.      Agent (W2k,w2k3 x86, w2k3 x64, w2k8 x86, w2k8 x64) – (+2000)

    e.      Web Console Server  (N/A maybe w2k8 x64)

    f.        Operational Database Server  (w2k3 x64 + Sql2k8 cluster)

    g.       Data warehouse Server (shared with Ops DB)

    h.      Reporting Server (w2k8 x64) (1)

    i.         Audit Collections Collector Server (W2k8 x64)

    j.        Audit Collections Database Server (maybe 4 W2k3 X64 + Sql2k8)

    k.        

     

    1.       If the next version of OM no longer supported x86 on the management server role would this be a "show stopper" or blocking issue that would prevent you from adopting the next version? (That’s fine)

    2.       If the next version of OM no longer supported SQL 2005 or SQL 2008 and you had to upgrade to SQL vNext, would that prevent you from adopting the next version of OM? (could be a show stopper)

     

     

    Agent Management:

    1.       Do you currently multi-home your agents (have single agent report to more then one management group)? If yes, why? Example: Pre-Prod MP Testing, DR (multi-home for fail over)

    2.       How many management groups do you have?(2)

    3.       Do you do client monitoring?(maybe, are evaluating at the moment)

    4.       Do you install agent using the console or do you manually install your agents?(both)

    5.       Do you use the AD Integration feature to manage agents? (no)

     

    High Availability \ Disaster Recovery:

    1.       Do you cluster your Root Management Server?(no)

    2.       Do you cluster any of your OM database servers? If so, which ones?(yes all)

    3.       Do you have a disaster recovery (DR) plan for your management group? If so, what is it?  (yes complete DR from bare metal)Example. Management server promotion with log shipping or multiple management groups

     

     

    Friday, June 19, 2009 8:08 PM
  • Platform:

    1. Please specify the Operating System (Windows Server 2003,Windows Server 2008), platform (x86,x64) and quantity for each role.  Please put "NA" next to the roles that do not apply to your management group or make a note if this role is sharing the same server as another role.
      1. Root Management Server: W2K8 x64 (1) - Physical
      2. Management Server:  W2K8 x64 (2) - Virtual 
      3. Gateway: (0) - Planned:  W2K8 x64 (1) - Virtual 
      4. Agent: W2K3 x86, W2K3 x64, W2K8 x86 & W2K8 x64: 350 - Planned: 1500+ 
      5. Web Console Server: (0) 
      6. Operational Database Server:  W2K8 x64 (1) - Physical 
      7. Data warehouse Server:  W2K3 x64 - Physical (4 node cluster - shared SQL environment)
      8. Reporting Server:  W2K8 x64 (1) - Virtual 
      9. Audit Collections Collector Server: (0) 
      10. Audit Collections Database Server: (0) 

     

    1. If the next version of OM no longer supported x86 on the management server role would this be a "show stopper" or blocking issue that would prevent you from adopting the next version? NO
    2. If the next version of OM no longer supported SQL 2005 or SQL 2008 and you had to upgrade to SQL vNext, would that prevent you from adopting the next version of OM? NO for OpsDB, DWH could be an issue.

     

     

    Agent Management:

    1. Do you currently multi-home your agents (have single agent report to more then one management group)? If yes, why? Example: Pre-Prod MP Testing, DR. NO
    2. How many management groups do you have? 3 (1 Production & 2 dedicated Hosting environments)
    3. Do you do client monitoring? Planned
      Do you install agent using the console or do you manually install your agents? Both, but Console preferred.
    4. Do you use the AD Integration feature to manage agents?  NO
       

    High Availability \ Disaster Recovery: On our 'roadmap' for this year.

    1. Do you cluster your Root Management Server? NO
    2. Do you cluster any of your OM database servers? If so, which ones? NO
    3. Do you have a disaster recovery (DR) plan for your management group? If so, what is it?  Example. Management server promotion with log shipping or multiple management groups. NO
    Saturday, June 20, 2009 4:33 PM
  • Platform:

    1. Please specify the Operating System (Windows Server 2003,Windows Server 2008), platform (x86,x64) and quantity for each role.  Please put "NA" next to the roles that do not apply to your management group or make a note if this role is sharing the same server as another role.
      1. Root Management Server (1) 2k3 x86 
      2. Management Server  N/A
      3. Gateway N/A
      4. Agent (1) 2008, (3) 2003 So far
      5. Web Console Server (1) Shared with RMS
      6. Operational Database Server (1) 2k3 x86, SQL 2005 SP2
      7. Data warehouse Server (1) Shared with OM DB Server
      8. Reporting Server (1) Shared with OM DB Server
      9. Audit Collections Collector Server N/A
      10. Audit Collections Database Server N/A

     

    1. If the next version of OM no longer supported x86 on the management server role would this be a "show stopper" or blocking issue that would prevent you from adopting the next version? - NO
    2. If the next version of OM no longer supported SQL 2005 or SQL 2008 and you had to upgrade to SQL vNext, would that prevent you from adopting the next version of OM? - Perhaps

     

     

    Agent Management:

    1. Do you currently multi-home your agents (have single agent report to more then one management group)? If yes, why? Example: Pre-Prod MP Testing, DR - NO
    2. How many management groups do you have? (1)
    3. Do you do client monitoring? - NO
    4. Do you install agent using the console or do you manually install your agents? - Console
    5. Do you use the AD Integration feature to manage agents? - NO

     

    High Availability \ Disaster Recovery:

    1. Do you cluster your Root Management Server? - NO
    2. Do you cluster any of your OM database servers? If so, which ones? - NO
    3. Do you have a disaster recovery (DR) plan for your management group? If so, what is it?  Example. Management server promotion with log shipping or multiple management groups - NO
    Tuesday, June 23, 2009 2:39 PM
  • Platform:

    1. Please specify the Operating System (Windows Server 2003,Windows Server 2008), platform (x86,x64) and quantity for each role.  Please put "NA" next to the roles that do not apply to your management group or make a note if this role is sharing the same server as another role.
      1. Root Management Server  2003 x64
      2. Management Server 2003 x64 (2)
      3. Gateway 2003 x64 (2)
      4. Agent mix (570)
      5. Web Console Server n/a
      6. Operational Database Server 2003 x64
      7. Data warehouse Server 2003 x64
      8. Reporting Server 2003 x64
      9. Audit Collections Collector Server 2003 x64
      10. Audit Collections Database Server 2003 x64

     

    1. If the next version of OM no longer supported x86 on the management server role would this be a "show stopper" or blocking issue that would prevent you from adopting the next version? yes, we are looking to deploy x86 MS's
    2. If the next version of OM no longer supported SQL 2005 or SQL 2008 and you had to upgrade to SQL vNext, would that prevent you from adopting the next version of OM?

    Yes. 

     

    Agent Management:

    1. Do you currently multi-home your agents (have single agent report to more then one management group)? If yes, why? Example: Pre-Prod MP Testing, DR
      No, PreProd testing underway right now.
    2. How many management groups do you have?
      1
    3. Do you do client monitoring?
      No.
    4. Do you install agent using the console or do you manually install your agents?
      Both.
    5. Do you use the AD Integration feature to manage agents?

    No.
     

    High Availability \ Disaster Recovery:

    1. Do you cluster your Root Management Server?
      No.
    2. Do you cluster any of your OM database servers? If so, which ones?
      No.
    3. Do you have a disaster recovery (DR) plan for your management group? If so, what is it?  Example. Management server promotion with log shipping or multiple management groups - No.

     

    Tuesday, June 23, 2009 4:21 PM
  • Platform
    1: Clustered 2003 x64
    2: 2003 x64
    3: None yet, will be 2003 x64
    4: Agents on everything (2000, 2003 32& 64, 2008, XP)
    5: Not deployed
    7: Clustered 2003 x64
    7: Clustered 2003 x64
    8: 2003 x64
    9 & 10: None

    Answers
    1: No
    2: Depends on timing and general stability of SQL vNext and OM vnext

    Agent Mgmt:
    1: A couple, but only for testing
    2: 1 production, 1 test
    3: Not in production
    4: Both
    5: No.

    HA:
    1: Yes
    2: Yes, all
    3: Not really
    "Fear disturbs your concentration"
    Tuesday, June 23, 2009 7:49 PM
  • Platform:

    1. Please specify the Operating System (Windows Server 2003,Windows Server 2008), platform (x86,x64) and quantity for each role.  Please put "NA" next to the roles that do not apply to your management group or make a note if this role is sharing the same server as another role.
      1. Root Management Server      2008 x64 x2
      2. Management Server                 NA
      3. Gateway                                         NA
      4. Agent                                               2003/2008 x86/x64  35
      5. Web Console Server                 2008 x64
      6. Operational Database Server     2008 x64 SQL2008
      7. Data warehouse Server                2008 x64 SQL2008
      8. Reporting Server                             2008 x64 SQL2008
      9. Audit Collections Collector Server     NA
      10. Audit Collections Database Server     NA

     

    1. If the next version of OM no longer supported x86 on the management server role would this be a "show stopper" or blocking issue that would prevent you from adopting the next version?    No - I don't see this as a problem in 2011
    2. If the next version of OM no longer supported SQL 2005 or SQL 2008 and you had to upgrade to SQL vNext, would that prevent you from adopting the next version of OM?  Potentially - depending on the SQL strategy at the time

     

     

    Agent Management:

    1. Do you currently multi-home your agents (have single agent report to more then one management group)? If yes, why? Example: Pre-Prod MP Testing, DR

      Yes - Pre-prod / prod
    2. How many management groups do you have?

      2
    3. Do you do client monitoring?

      No
    4. Do you install agent using the console or do you manually install your agents?

      Use ConfigMgr to install agents
    5. Do you use the AD Integration feature to manage agents?

      Yes

     

    High Availability \ Disaster Recovery:

    1. Do you cluster your Root Management Server?

      No
    2. Do you cluster any of your OM database servers? If so, which ones?

      No
    3. Do you have a disaster recovery (DR) plan for your management group? If so, what is it?  Example. Management server promotion with log shipping or multiple management groups

      Yes, Build new servers / restore DBs, RMS key information and MPs
    Wednesday, June 24, 2009 11:22 AM
  • Thanks again!!!!  (bump)
    Rob Kuehfus | System Center Operations Manager | Setup and Deployment Program Manager
    Wednesday, June 24, 2009 4:10 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Rob J

     

     

    Platform:

    1.       Please specify the Operating System (Windows Server 2003,Windows Server 2008), platform (x86,x64) and quantity for each role.  Please put "NA" next to the roles that do not apply to your management group or make a note if this role is sharing the same server as another role.

    a.       Root Management Server (w2k8 x64 )

    b.      Management Server (w2k8 x64)-(6)

    c.       Gateway (w2k8 x64)-(+15)

    d.      Agent (W2k,w2k3 x86, w2k3 x64, w2k8 x86, w2k8 x64) – (+2000)

    e.      Web Console Server  (N/A maybe w2k8 x64)

    f.        Operational Database Server  (w2k3 x64 + Sql2k8 cluster)

    g.       Data warehouse Server (shared with Ops DB)

    h.      Reporting Server (w2k8 x64) (1)

    i.         Audit Collections Collector Server (W2k8 x64)

    j.        Audit Collections Database Server (maybe 4 W2k3 X64 + Sql2k8)

    k.        

     

    1.       If the next version of OM no longer supported x86 on the management server role would this be a "show stopper" or blocking issue that would prevent you from adopting the next version? (That’s fine)

    2.       If the next version of OM no longer supported SQL 2005 or SQL 2008 and you had to upgrade to SQL vNext, would that prevent you from adopting the next version of OM? (could be a show stopper)

     

     

    Agent Management:

    1.       Do you currently multi-home your agents (have single agent report to more then one management group)? If yes, why? Example: Pre-Prod MP Testing, DR (multi-home for fail over)

    2.       How many management groups do you have?(2)

    3.       Do you do client monitoring?(maybe, are evaluating at the moment)

    4.       Do you install agent using the console or do you manually install your agents?(both)

    5.       Do you use the AD Integration feature to manage agents? (no)

     

    High Availability \ Disaster Recovery:

    1.       Do you cluster your Root Management Server?(no)

    2.       Do you cluster any of your OM database servers? If so, which ones?(yes all)

    3.       Do you have a disaster recovery (DR) plan for your management group? If so, what is it?  (yes complete DR from bare metal)Example. Management server promotion with log shipping or multiple management groups

     

     


    Hi Thomas!!!!
    Rob Kuehfus | System Center Operations Manager | Setup and Deployment Program Manager
    Wednesday, June 24, 2009 4:19 PM
    Moderator
  • Platform:

    1. Please specify the Operating System (Windows Server 2003,Windows Server 2008), platform (x86,x64) and quantity for each role.  Please put "NA" next to the roles that do not apply to your management group or make a note if this role is sharing the same server as another role.
      1. Root Management Server Windows Server 2008x64
      2. Management Server Windows Server 2008x64
      3. Gateway na
      4. Agent Windows Server 2003,Windows Server 2008
      5. Web Console Server it on RMS and MS server
      6. Operational Database Server Windows Server 2003
      7. Data warehouse Server Windows Server 2008x86
      8. Reporting Server Same as Data Warehouse
      9. Audit Collections Collector Server na
      10. Audit Collections Database Server na

     

    1. If the next version of OM no longer supported x86 on the management server role would this be a "show stopper" or blocking issue that would prevent you from adopting the next version?
    2. If the next version of OM no longer supported SQL 2005 or SQL 2008 and you had to upgrade to SQL vNext, would that prevent you from adopting the next version of OM?

     

     

    Agent Management:

    1. Do you currently multi-home your agents (have single agent report to more then one management group)? If yes, why? Example: Pre-Prod MP Testing, DR NO
    2. How many management groups do you have?1
    3. Do you do client monitoring?no
    4. Do you install agent using the console or do you manually install your agents? using console
    5. Do you use the AD Integration feature to manage agents? no

     

    High Availability \ Disaster Recovery:

    1. Do you cluster your Root Management Server? no
    2. Do you cluster any of your OM database servers? If so, which ones? no
    3. Do you have a disaster recovery (DR) plan for your management group? If so, what is it?  Example. Management server promotion with log shipping or multiple management groups.  I have not done the DR but saved the RMS encrypted key for DR
    Thursday, June 25, 2009 7:09 PM
  • Platform:

    1. Please specify the Operating System (Windows Server 2003,Windows Server 2008), platform (x86,x64) and quantity for each role.  Please put "NA" next to the roles that do not apply to your management group or make a note if this role is sharing the same server as another role.
      1. Root Management Server                          2003 x64
      2. Management Server                                     2003 x64
      3. Gateway                                                             NA
      4. Agent                                                                  2008 x86 /2003 x64/ 2003 x86 /few 2000 (over 1000 in total)
      5. Web Console Server                                      RMS
      6. Operational Database Server                     RMS
      7. Data warehouse Server                                RMS
      8. Reporting Server                                             RMS
      9. Audit Collections Collector Server           RMS     
      10. Audit Collections Database Server          RMS

     

    1. If the next version of OM no longer supported x86 on the management server role would this be a "show stopper" or blocking issue that would prevent you from adopting the next version?  NO
    2. If the next version of OM no longer supported SQL 2005 or SQL 2008 and you had to upgrade to SQL vNext, would that prevent you from adopting the next version of OM?  NO

     

     

    Agent Management:

    1. Do you currently multi-home your agents (have single agent report to more then one management group)? If yes, why? Example: Pre-Prod MP Testing, DR        YES - Pre-Prod & Prod
    2. How many management groups do you have?  1
    3. Do you do client monitoring?   NO
    4. Do you install agent using the console or do you manually install your agents?    Console
    5. Do you use the AD Integration feature to manage agents?    YES

     

    High Availability \ Disaster Recovery:

    1. Do you cluster your Root Management Server?   NO
    2. Do you cluster any of your OM database servers? If so, which ones?    NO
    3. Do you have a disaster recovery (DR) plan for your management group? If so, what is it?  Example. Management server promotion with log shipping or multiple management groups   NO
    Saturday, June 27, 2009 4:07 AM
  •  Hi ,

    Here is my contribution

    Platform:

    1. Please specify the Operating System (Windows Server 2003,Windows Server 2008), platform (x86,x64) and quantity for each role.  Please put "NA" next to the roles that do not apply to your management group or make a note if this role is sharing the same server as another role.
      1. Root Management Server    Windows 2003 X86
      2. Management Server                 Windows 2003 X86
      3. Gateway                                         NA
      4. Agent                                        2003 x86/ x64     2008 x86
      5. Web Console Server              2003 x86
      6. Operational Database Server   windows 2003 x86
      7.  Data warehouse Server             windows 2003 x86
      8. Reporting Server                            windows 2003 x86
      9. Audit Collections Collector Server         windows 2003 x86
      10. Audit Collections Database Server         windows 2003 x86

     

    1. If the next version of OM no longer supported x86 on the management server role would this be a "show stopper" or blocking issue that would prevent you from adopting the next version? No It would not be
    2. If the next version of OM no longer supported SQL 2005 or SQL 2008 and you had to upgrade to SQL vNext, would that prevent you from adopting the next version of OM? (Yes it can be due to licensing issue.)

     


     

    Agent Management:

    1. Do you currently multi-home your agents (have single agent report to more then one management group)? If yes, why? Example: Pre-Prod MP Testing, DR    (NO)
    2. How many management groups do you have? One
    3. Do you do client monitoring? Yes
    4. Do you install agent using the console or do you manually install your agents? Console
    5. Do you use the AD Integration feature to manage agents? NO

     

    High Availability \ Disaster Recovery:

    1. Do you cluster your Root Management Server? NO
    2. Do you cluster any of your OM database servers? If so, which ones? NA
    3. Do you have a disaster recovery (DR) plan for your management group? If so, what is it?  Example. Management server promotion with log shipping or multiple management groups NO
    Monday, June 29, 2009 11:00 AM
  • Platform:

    1. Please specify the Operating System (Windows Server 2003,Windows Server 2008), platform (x86,x64) and quantity for each role.  Please put "NA" next to the roles that do not apply to your management group or make a note if this role is sharing the same server as another role.
      1. Root Management Server                          2003 x64   
      2. Management Server                                    2003 x86    
      3. Gateway                                                            2003 x86    
      4. Agent                                                                 few WinXP / 2003 x86 / 2003 x64 / 2008 x32 / 2008 x64
      5. Web Console Server                                    shared with RMS
      6. Operational Database Server                  2008 x64 A/P Cluster 
      7. Data warehouse Server                             2008 x64 A/P Cluster  (same cluster as the OM db is located on, differnet LUNs)   
      8. Reporting Server                                          2003 x86
      9. Audit Collections Collector Server       2003 x86 
      10. Audit Collections Database Server       2008 x64 A/P Cluster  (same cluster as the OM db is located on, different LUNs) 

     

    1. If the next version of OM no longer supported x86 on the management server role would this be a "show stopper" or blocking issue that would prevent you from adopting the next version?    No
    2. If the next version of OM no longer supported SQL 2005 or SQL 2008 and you had to upgrade to SQL vNext, would that prevent you from adopting the next version of OM?     No

     

     

    Agent Management:

    1. Do you currently multi-home your agents (have single agent report to more then one management group)? If yes, why? Example: Pre-Prod MP Testing, DR
      No
    2. How many management groups do you have?
      One
    3. Do you do client monitoring?
      No
    4. Do you install agent using the console or do you manually install your agents?
      Console
    5. Do you use the AD Integration feature to manage agents?
      No

     

    High Availability \ Disaster Recovery:

    1. Do you cluster your Root Management Server?
      No
    2. Do you cluster any of your OM database servers? If so, which ones?
      Yes, all OM databases
    3. Do you have a disaster recovery (DR) plan for your management group? If so, what is it?  Example. Management server promotion with log shipping or multiple management groups
      MS Promotion
    Monday, June 29, 2009 12:47 PM
    1. Please specify the Operating System (Windows Server 2003,Windows Server 2008), platform (x86,x64) and quantity for each role.  Please put "NA" next to the roles that do not apply to your management group or make a note if this role is sharing the same server as another role.
      1. Root Management Server : 3 x Win2003R2 X64
      2. Management Server : 3 x Win2003R2 X64
      3. Gateway  : 35 x Win2003R2 X64/X32
      4. Agent : Win2003R2,Win2000,Win2008 X64/X32,Xp,Linux
      5. Web Console Server : 2 x Win2003R2 X64
      6. Operational Database Server : 2 x Win2003R2 X64 Cluster
      7. Data warehouse Server : 2 x Win2003R2 X64 Cluster
      8. Reporting Server : 1 x Win2003R2 X64
      9. Audit Collections Collector Server  : 1 x Win2003R2 X64
      10. Audit Collections Database Server : 2 x Win2003R2 X64 Cluster

     

    1. If the next version of OM no longer supported x86 on the management server role would this be a "show stopper" or blocking issue that would prevent you from adopting the next version?
      YES: Only if the Gateways arn't supported anaymore on X86.
    2. If the next version of OM no longer supported SQL 2005 or SQL 2008 and you had to upgrade to SQL vNext, would that prevent you from adopting the next version of OM?
      NO: As long we are only talking about the SQL roles for the Root Management and DWH roles and its not a cloud model ;-)

       

     

     

    Agent Management:

    1. Do you currently multi-home your agents (have single agent report to more then one management group)? If yes, why? Example: Pre-Prod MP Testing, DR
      NO

     

    1. How many management groups do you have? 2
    2. Do you do client monitoring? Yes
    3. Do you install agent using the console or do you manually install your agents? Both
    4. Do you use the AD Integration feature to manage agents?  NO

    High Availability \ Disaster Recovery:

    1. Do you cluster your Root Management Server? YES
    2. Do you cluster any of your OM database servers? If so, which ones? YES
    3. Do you have a disaster recovery (DR) plan for your management group? If so, what is it?  Example. Management server promotion with log shipping or multiple management groups
      YES, And we use DPM to manage the realtime backups and baremetal restores.


    Michel Kamp

     

     

    Tuesday, June 30, 2009 7:12 AM
  • ·         Platform:

    1.       Please specify the Operating System (Windows Server 2003,Windows Server 2008), platform (x86,x64) and quantity for each role.  Please put "NA" next to the roles that do not apply to your management group or make a note if this role is sharing the same server as another role.

    1.       Root Management Server – 2003 x64 (VM)

    2.       Management Server  – 2003 x64 (VM)

    3.       Gateway  - NA

    4.       Agent  - 2000 x86 (few)/2003 x86/ 2003 x64

    5.       Web Console Server – Shared with RMS

    6.       Operational Database Server – 2003 x64, SQL 2005

    7.       Data warehouse Server – 2003 x64, SQL 2005

    8.       Reporting Server – 2003 x64 (VM)

    9.       Audit Collections Collector Server - NA

    10.   Audit Collections Database Server - NA

     

    2.       If the next version of OM no longer supported x86 on the management server role would this be a "show stopper" or blocking issue that would prevent you from adopting the next version? - No

    3.       If the next version of OM no longer supported SQL 2005 or SQL 2008 and you had to upgrade to SQL vNext, would that prevent you from adopting the next version of OM?  - Yes

      

    Agent Management:

    4.       Do you currently multi-home your agents (have single agent report to more then one management group)? If yes, why? Yes – Migrating to prod (only for of few weeks)

    5.       How many management groups do you have? – 2 (old with SP1 RC and new with SP1, old will be decommissioned in few weeks)

    6.       Do you do client monitoring?  - NO

    7.       Do you install agent using the console or do you manually install your agents? - Both

    8.       Do you use the AD Integration feature to manage agents?  - No

     

    High Availability \ Disaster Recovery:

    9.       Do you cluster your Root Management Server? - No

    10.   Do you cluster any of your OM database servers? If so, which ones? – Yes, Both Ops DB, Opsdw DB

    11.   Do you have a disaster recovery (DR) plan for your management group? If so, what is it?  -  Management server promotion with log shipping

    Tuesday, June 30, 2009 3:52 PM
  • Platform:

    1. Please specify the Operating System (Windows Server 2003,Windows Server 2008), platform (x86,x64) and quantity for each role.  Please put "NA" next to the roles that do not apply to your management group or make a note if this role is sharing the same server as another role.
      1. Root Management Server - 2003 X64
      2. Management Server  - 2003 X64 (2)
      3. Gateway  - 2003 X64 (8)
      4. Agent - 2003 X86/X64  (~625 and counting)
      5. Web Console Server  - 2003 X64 (1)
      6. Operational Database Server  - SQL 2005 X64
      7. Data warehouse Server  - SQL 2005 X64
      8. Reporting Server  - X64
      9. Audit Collections Collector Server - na 
      10. Audit Collections Database Server  -na

     

    1. If the next version of OM no longer supported x86 on the management server role would this be a "show stopper" or blocking issue that would prevent you from adopting the next version?

      Depends on the time frame, quite possibly
    2. If the next version of OM no longer supported SQL 2005 or SQL 2008 and you had to upgrade to SQL vNext, would that prevent you from adopting the next version of OM?
       Depends on the time frame, quite possibly 

     

     

     

    Agent Management:

    1. Do you currently multi-home your agents (have single agent report to more then one management group)? If yes, why? Example: Pre-Prod MP Testing, DR

      No.
    2. How many management groups do you have?
      1  Production
      1 Production test lab
      1 Dev Lab
    3. Do you do client monitoring?

      No
    4. Do you install agent using the console or do you manually install your agents?

      Both
    5. Do you use the AD Integration feature to manage agents?

    yes

     

     

    High Availability \ Disaster Recovery:

    1. Do you cluster your Root Management Server?
      No
    2. Do you cluster any of your OM database servers? If so, which ones?
      OM and DW reside on an HP Polyserve Cluster
    3. Do you have a disaster recovery (DR) plan for your management group? If so, what is it?  Example. Management server promotion with log shipping or multiple management groups Not one that helps me sleep well.
    Tuesday, June 30, 2009 9:44 PM
  • ·         Platform:

    1.       Please specify the Operating System (Windows Server 2003,Windows Server 2008), platform (x86,x64) and quantity for each role.  Please put "NA" next to the roles that do not apply to your management group or make a note if this role is sharing the same server as another role.

    1.       Root Management Server:  2008 x64

    2.       Management Server: 2x virtual 2008 x64

    3.       Gateway: 1x virtual 2003

    4.       Agent:  2003 x86, x64 2008 x64 (300)

    5.       Web Console Server:  2008 x64

    6.       Operational Database Server: 2008 x64

    7.       Data warehouse Server: 2008 x64

    8.       Reporting Server: 2008 x64

    9.       Audit Collections Collector Server: 2008 X64

    10.   Audit Collections Database Server: 2008 x64

     

          If the next version of OM no longer supported x86 on the management server role would this be a "show stopper" or blocking issue that would prevent you from adopting the next version? No

          If the next version of OM no longer supported SQL 2005 or SQL 2008 and you had to upgrade to SQL vNext, would that prevent you from adopting the next version of OM? No, if SQL vnext will be the next internal SQL standard.

     

     

    Agent Management:

          Do you currently multi-home your agents (have single agent report to more then one management group)? If yes, why? Example: Pre-Prod MP Testing, DR: Yes, migrating to new environment without effecting production monitoring  and forefront stirling for antivirus

          How many management groups do you have? 3

          Do you do client monitoring? No, agent only for forefront

          Do you install agent using the console or do you manually install your agents? Console

          Do you use the AD Integration feature to manage agents? No

     

    High Availability \ Disaster Recovery:

          Do you cluster your Root Management Server? No

          Do you cluster any of your OM database servers? If so, which ones? No

          Do you have a disaster recovery (DR) plan for your management group? If so, what is it?  Example. Management server promotion with log shipping or multiple management groups:

          Promote MS and restore DB

    Thursday, July 02, 2009 10:15 PM
  • Platform:

    1. Please specify the Operating System (Windows Server 2003,Windows Server 2008), platform (x86,x64) and quantity for each role.  Please put "NA" next to the roles that do not apply to your management group or make a note if this role is sharing the same server as another role.
      1. Root Management Server: 1 x 2003 x64
      2. Management Server: 2 x 2003 x64
      3. Gateway: 40 x 2003 x86/x64
      4. Agent: 150 x 2003/2008 x86/x64
      5. Web Console Server: 1 x 2003 x86/x64
      6. Operational Database Server: 1 x 2003 x64
      7. Data warehouse Server: 1 x 2003 x64
      8. Reporting Server: 1 x 2003 x86
      9. Audit Collections Collector Server: NA
      10. Audit Collections Database Server: NA 

     

    1. If the next version of OM no longer supported x86 on the management server role would this be a "show stopper" or blocking issue that would prevent you from adopting the next version? No
    2. If the next version of OM no longer supported SQL 2005 or SQL 2008 and you had to upgrade to SQL vNext, would that prevent you from adopting the next version of OM? No

     

    Agent Management:

    1. Do you currently multi-home your agents (have single agent report to more then one management group)? If yes, why? No
    2. How many management groups do you have? 1
    3. Do you do client monitoring? No
    4. Do you install agent using the console or do you manually install your agents? Both
    5. Do you use the AD Integration feature to manage agents? No

     

    High Availability \ Disaster Recovery:

    1. Do you cluster your Root Management Server? No
    2. Do you cluster any of your OM database servers? If so, which ones? No
    3. Do you have a disaster recovery (DR) plan for your management group? If so, what is it?  Yes.
      MS promotion. DB, MP, custom reports, and encryption key backups (DPM).
    • Edited by Dax-ES Wednesday, July 08, 2009 6:43 AM Updated response
    Friday, July 03, 2009 5:22 AM
  • Thanks again.  I plan to leave this up till July 21st.
    Rob Kuehfus | System Center Operations Manager | Setup and Deployment Program Manager
    Tuesday, July 07, 2009 6:21 PM
    Moderator
  • Platform:

    1. Please specify the Operating System (Windows Server 2003,Windows Server 2008), platform (x86,x64) and quantity for each role.  Please put "NA" next to the roles that do not apply to your management group or make a note if this role is sharing the same server as another role.
      1. Root Management Server (Windows Server 2003 x86 - 1 - Clustered)
      2. Management Server (Windows Server 2003 x86 - 2)
      3. Gateway (Windows Server 2003 x86 - 2 - Clustered)
      4. Agent (Windows Server 2003 x86, Windows Server 2000, Cross-Platform)
      5. Web Console Server (Shared RMS)
      6. Operational Database Server (Windows Server 2003 x86 - 2- Clustered)
      7. Data warehouse Server (Windows Server 2003 x86 - 2- Clustered)
      8. Reporting Server (Windows Server 2003 x86 - 1)
      9. Audit Collections Collector Server NA
      10. Audit Collections Database Server NA

     

    1. If the next version of OM no longer supported x86 on the management server role would this be a "show stopper" or blocking issue that would prevent you from adopting the next version? NO
    2. If the next version of OM no longer supported SQL 2005 or SQL 2008 and you had to upgrade to SQL vNext, would that prevent you from adopting the next version of OM? YES

     

     

    Agent Management:

    1. Do you currently multi-home your agents (have single agent report to more then one management group)? If yes, why? Example: Pre-Prod MP Testing, DR - NO
    2. How many management groups do you have? - 2
    3. Do you do client monitoring? - NOT YET, Evaluating
    4. Do you install agent using the console or do you manually install your agents? - Both
    5. Do you use the AD Integration feature to manage agents? - No

     

    High Availability \ Disaster Recovery:

    1. Do you cluster your Root Management Server? - YES
    2. Do you cluster any of your OM database servers? If so, which ones? - Both DB and DW
    3. Do you have a disaster recovery (DR) plan for your management group? If so, what is it?  Example. Management server promotion with log shipping or multiple management groups - NO
    Wednesday, July 08, 2009 8:54 PM
  • Platform:

    1. Please specify the Operating System (Windows Server 2003,Windows Server 2008), platform (x86,x64) and quantity for each role.  Please put "NA" next to the roles that do not apply to your management group or make a note if this role is sharing the same server as another role.
      1. Root Management Server-x64
      2. Management Server-1x64
      3. Gateway-4x86
      4. Agent-1077 (mixed x864/x64)
      5. Web Console Server-1x64 (on rms)
      6. Operational Database Server-1x64 (on rms)
      7. Data warehouse Server- 1x64
      8. Reporting Server- 1x64(on DW)
      9. Audit Collections Collector Server- NONE
      10. Audit Collections Database Server- NONE

     

    1. If the next version of OM no longer supported x86 on the management server role would this be a "show stopper" or blocking issue that would prevent you from adopting the next version?

      NO
    2. If the next version of OM no longer supported SQL 2005 or SQL 2008 and you had to upgrade to SQL vNext, would that prevent you from adopting the next version of OM?

      YES

     

     

    Agent Management:

    1. Do you currently multi-home your agents (have single agent report to more then one management group)? If yes, why? Example: Pre-Prod MP Testing, DR

      NO
    2. How many management groups do you have?

      2, with 2 seperate servers altogether
    3. Do you do client monitoring?

      NO only servers monitoring
    4. Do you install agent using the console or do you manually install your agents?

      Usually by using discovery, when all else fails (which happens alot and not because of firewall blocks) we go to manual installation
    5. Do you use the AD Integration feature to manage agents?

      NO, at least not at the moment (~1.5years)
    Tuesday, July 21, 2009 1:05 PM