Dear OpsMgr Users,
Highly anticipated Office 365 has been released. This blog explains how you can use Operations Manager to seamlessly integrate monitoring of the Office 365 functionality into your enterprise management. Please note that in order to enable the monitoring as described below you need to have Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) 2007 R2 with CU4 installed. Please follow the CU4 installation instructions and make sure to import the management packs listed on the instructions page.
This management pack allows monitoring three end-user scenarios: login into Office 365, accessing Office 365 mailbox and accessing Office 365 team site. The tests monitor HTTP status and the content of the web pages to ensure that functionality was rendered correctly.
To enable monitoring of Office 365 you need to perform the following steps.
c. Enter credentials for the test account you created in the step #1 above. Next.
d. For Distribution method you can choose a less secure option (account credentials will be sent to all the nodes) or a more secure option (you will need to distribute credentials specifically to the watcher nodes for Office 365). Create.
e. Please note that if you chose a more secure option, you will need to update the list of the nodes where account information is distributed every time you change the watcher nodes for Office 365 in the future.
3. Download this management pack, save, and rename the file to "Office.xml". Import Office.xml management pack into SCOM.
4. Add Run As account created in the step #2 to the Office365Profile.
5. Now you need to configure Watcher Nodes for all the three tests (InboxOffice365, LoginOffice365, and TeamSiteOffice365).
Go to the Authoring pane and click on Web Applications under Management Pack Templates.
6. Now you are ready to monitor Office 365 health. Go to the Monitoring pane, open StateAlertsPerformance dashboard under Office365 folder. You will be able to see the health state, alerts and performance information for all the three tests.
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