Thursday 28 April 2016

System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 - Prerequisites & Installation Process - Part 1

Hello Everyone,

In this blog, I will explain about SCOM 2012 R2 prerequisites & installation process. SCOM is a part of system center suite which helps in monitoring services, devices or any application. This tool is more flexible, cost-effective & easy to use for monitoring infrastructure.

Let's start with it's prerequisites & installation process step by step...

NOTE: I have deployed SCOM & it's Database on single machine just to showcase the process... In production environment, it should be on different machines.


  • Hardware Requirement: Download Operation Manager Sizing Helper tool and calculate the hardware requirement based on Your environment requirement. This tool helps You identify the actual requirement based on resources monitoring.
  • Operating System Requirement: For supporting operating system, Click Here!
  • SQL Server Requirement: For database requirement, Click Here!
  • Accounts Requirement:

  • Other Requirements:

          For details requirement for preparing Your environment, Click Here!

Prerequisites Installation:

Add Roles & Features:

Add below mentioned roles & features as shown in screenshots:

Once selected all required roles & features, Click next, install & close:

Install SQL Server Native Client & Command Line Utilities:

Note: This should be installed on SCOM Server if You are installing SCOM Database on remote machine. If SQL Server & SCOM are installed on same machine then it is not required to install.

Run the SQL Server 2012 Native Client Setup:

Accept License agreement, Click Next & Install:

Run the SQL Server 2012 Command Line Utilities Setup:

Accept License agreement, Click Next & Install:

Install Report Viewer 2012:

Run the set-up for Report viewer 2012, accept license agreement & install.

SQL Server 2012 SP1 Installation for SCOM Database Instance:

Install the SQL Server with default or named instance for SCOM Database. Run the setup for SQL Server 2012 SP1:

Accept license agreement & select below mentioned features:

Choose either default instance name or give any instance name for SCOM Database:

Provide Service account credentials:

Check the Collation:

Provide the SA account credentials & add other required accounts:

Select Install Only to configure reporting service later (You can also select Install & Configure if You want to configure it now):

Click Next, Next & then Click Install:

Once completed, Click Close:

SQL Server installation with default instance for SCOM is completed successfully.

SCOM 2012 R2 Installation:

Run the SCOM setup:

Select Management Server & Click Next: (You can install all components in one time... but if You do so then all prerequisites including reporting service configurations must be completed):

Provide installation path & Click Next:

Once prerequisites check is completed then Click next:

Provide Group name & Click Next:

Accept license agreement & Click Next:

Provide Operation Database Server Name (Give only Server Name if You have installed default instance else provide server name\instance name):

Provide Data warehouse database server name (Give only Server Name if You have installed default instance else provide server name\instance name):

Provide service credentials & click next:

Click Next, Next & Click install:

Click Close once installation is completed:

Open Reporting Service Configuration Connection:

Click on Change Database:

Click Next:

Click Next:

Click Next:

Provide credentials & Click Next:

Check all configurations & Click Next:

Click Finish:

Go to Web Service URL & Click Apply:

Click on Link:

Web Service URL is configured:

Go to Report Manager URL & Click on Apply:

Click on Link:

Reporting Manager URL is configured:

All prerequisites are ready now for next features installation.

Run the SCOM setup again & Click on Add Features:

Select All features & Click Next:

Click Next:

Click Next:

Click Next:

Provide credentials & click next:

Click Next, Next & Install:

Click close once installation is completed successfully:

SCOM Console:

SCOM 2012 R2 installation is completed. 

In my next blog, I will explain about :

  • Post-configurations in SCOM, 
  • Integration of SCOM with SCVMM 
  • SCOM Reportings.

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