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Getting Started with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager by Kevin Greene

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Deploying a Gateway server

The final role that we need to install is the OpsMgr Gateway server. This role enables OpsMgr agent communication across different security boundaries – such as DMZ and untrusted Active Directory domains. The Gateway server can also be used to compress agent traffic across slow WAN links inside a Management Group domain.

In our example for this book, the Gateway server is a member of an untrusted Active Directory domain and we will need to utilize a public key infrastructure (PKI) for certificate-based authentication back into the OpsMgr Management Group.

Here's what we need before we begin:

  • A certificate authority (CA) configured in the same domain as the OpsMgr Management Group.
  • The fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of ...

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