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Getting Started with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager by Kevin Greene

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Chapter 6. Managing Network Devices

Network devices play a key role in our IT environments. Without them, we wouldn't have interconnectivity between our servers, clients, and applications and it goes without saying that their availability and performance should be monitored with OpsMgr.

Here, we will discuss the out-of-the-box network monitoring capability of OpsMgr and also learn how to discover and manage network devices using the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP).

At the start of the chapter, we introduce the different vendors, devices, and protocol support available for network monitoring along with some requirements and considerations to get it up and running smoothly. After discovering some ...

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