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Essential Microsoft Operations Manager by Chris Fox

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Pre-Installation Configuration Decisions

Setting the design and getting the hardware up and configured are just the first steps. More preparation must be done before installing MOM 2005:

  • Planning out the user accounts, groups, and roles that will be used

    The MOM 2005 Sizer tool gives you estimates for database size, network load, and minimum hardware suggestions

    Figure 2-2. The MOM 2005 Sizer tool gives you estimates for database size, network load, and minimum hardware suggestions

  • Calculating the starting sizes for the operations and reporting databases

  • Preparing the environment and security

During the installation, you will be prompted for specific accounts and starting sizes for the databases. You must have this information before you start. You will not be prompted for other special security requirements, but it will be to your advantage to configure certain security options before installing some components, such as the Web and Reporting consoles. Otherwise, you’ll have to redo your work.

User Accounts, Groups, and Roles

The MOM 2005 installation prompts you for two accounts, the management server action account and the database access service (DAS) account. These accounts are not the typical service accounts . You have no choice regarding what user account the MOMService (named momservice.exe in the computer management (MMC) services node) logs on as. For Windows Server 2003, the MOMService runs as the network service account . If you install MOM 2005 on a Windows 2000 server, it will run ...

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