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Operations Manager 2007 R2 Installation and Configuration (Step by Step) – Part 10 “Discover Unix\Linux Servers and Deploy Agents”

Operations Manager 2007 R2 Installation and Configuration (Step by Step) – Part 10 “Discover Unix\Linux Servers and Deploy Agents”

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In this post series I went through step by step into System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 starting from “Pre-Build”, then I continued with “Installing Operations Manager Database”, followed by another post “Installing Root Management Server”, then “Configure GPO for SCOM”, then followed by “Configuring SQL Reporting Service”, then followed by “Installing Data Warehouse Database”, then followed by “Installing Audit Collection Service” then followed by “Download and Import Management Pack”, and lately followed by “Discover Windows Computer and Deploy SCOM Agents

In this post I will go through basic configuration in System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2, and the focus in this post will be on Discovering Unix\Linux Servers and Deploy Agents.

Steps are as the following:





User local administrator privileges to log on to the SCOM 2007 R2 Root Management Server (SCOM) [Member of "OpsMgrAdmins" Group]. This account must also have system administrator privileges on the instance of SQL Server that will host the Operations Manager 2007 R2 database



Open a command prompt as a Local Administrator and execute the following command:

Winrm set winrm/config/client/auth @{Basic=”true”}



Open the SCOM console. Highlight Administration and Click Discovery Wizard



On the What do you want to manage page, Click and select Unix/Linux computers then Click Next



On the Discovery Method page, Click Add



On the Define discovery criteria dialog box, do the following:

· Provide the IP address of the Unix/Linux Server

· Provide the Credentials

· Click OK



On Discovery criteria page, do the following:

· Select the Management Server

· Check Enable SSH based discovery

· Click Discover



On the Discovery results page, Select the computer and click Next



On the Deployment complete page, Click Done


In the next posts I will continue go through the main configuration areas in Operations Manager 2007 R2, starting with Configure Notification.


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