SCSM 2012 SP1 Install & Config Guides

IMPORTANT: The Installation Guides assumes that you have followed the System Center 2012 SP1 in a LAB – Installation Guides prior to following these guides. Hence the Installation Guide sequencing continuing at “Part E”.

UPDATE: I ran across an issue where, while trying to install the Service Manager Management Server and database, the installation wizard threw the following error: “Access to the SQL Server instance was denied.” See my post (Service Manager 2012 R2 Installation Fails To Identify SQL Server Instance, and Throws ‘Access Denied’ Error) for my solution/work-around.

 

System Center Service Manager

I have started writing a guide for System Center Service Manager. Here is what I have thus far.

FYI

This is the largest deployment (as far as VMs go) even in a lab. This is because we cannot deploy Service Manager on a single server, even in a lab/POC environment.

In fact, even Microsoft’s single computer scenario, actually tells you to install it on a physical host with a VM for the warehouse! And that doesn’t even take into account the SharePoint server needed for the self-service portal.

So in our lab example, we will have 3 VMs. The first VM will have the Service Manager Management Server, Service Manager Database, and Service Manager Console. The second VM will have the Data Warehouse Management Server and the Data Warehouse Database. The third VM will be for SharePoint and the self-service portal.

As an FYI, the SQL requirements for Service Manager include the Database Engine, Reporting Services, and Analysis Services. Since my guides reference/use a generic SQL install guide, I will mention the server-specific details here.

SCSM Management Server:

  • Database Engine Services
  • Full-Text and Semantic Extractions for Search
  • Management Tools – Complete (Optional)

SCSM Warehouse Server:

  • Database Engine Services
  • Full-Text and Semantic Extractions for Search
  • SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
  • SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)
  • Management Tools – Complete (Optional)

As a side-note, it actually took a long time to figure out the database feature requirements for each server, as no where is it documented by server explicitly.

Installation Guides:

The Installation Guides assumes that you have completed the ‘Installation Part A to D’ prior to following these guides. Hence the Installation Guide sequencing continuing at “Part E”.

SCSM 2012 SP1 in a LAB – Installation Guide (Install Service Manager Management Server)

SCSM 2012 SP1 in a LAB – Installation Guide (Install Service Manager Data Warehouse Server)

SCSM 2012 SP1 in a LAB – Installation Guide (Install SharePoint / Self-Service Portal)

 

Configuration Guides:

SCSM 2012 SP1 in a LAB – Configuration Guide (Register The Data Warehouse)

SCSM 2012 SP1 in a LAB – Configuration Guide (Configure The Active Directory Connector)

SCSM 2012 SP1 in a LAB – Configuration Guide (Configure The Operations Manager Alert Connector And CI Connector)

SCSM 2012 SP1 in a LAB – Configuration Guide (Configure The Configuration Manager CI Connector)

SCSM 2012 SP1 in a LAB – Configuration Guide (Configure The Orchestrator Connector)

SCSM 2012 SP1 in a LAB – Configuration Guide (Configure The SCVMM Connector)

SCSM 2012 SP1 in a LAB – Configuration Guide (Set Up And Configure Notifications)

SCSM 2012 SP1 in a LAB – Configuration Guide (Configure SCOM Agents For Monitoring)

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