How to Deploy and Configure OpsMgr 2012 – Part 2 – Schema Environment

Hi There,

Here is Alain and welcome back to the second articles of this series. For this series, we will use an example network call ACGL.CA with a number of servers in it, which will use throughout this series

Server inventory

All OS Servers will be running Windows Server 2012 and SQL Servers will be running SQL 2012.

  • We will install 2 OpsMgr 2012 Management Servers
  • We will Install 1 SQL 2008 R2 Server for Operational Database
  • We will install 1 SQL 2008 R2 Reporting Services and OpsMgr 2012 Reporting Server
  • We will install 2 OpsMgr 2012 Gateway Servers for load Balancer

We will deploy agents into the internal network and into DMZ. We can install only one SQL server and install both Operation manager database and Operation Manager Data Warehouse on the same server.

Use the Sizing Helper Tool for evaluate how many servers and configuration you will need for your OpsMgr 2012 Infrastructure at this URL

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OpsMgr 2012 Schema Environment

In this series we will build together this following OpsMgr 2012 Infrastructure.

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Servers configuration

Based on the previous diagram we are going to build the environment and for the LAN portion here is the default values:

  • Active Directory domain is acgl.ca
  • CPU and Memory information based on the results of the Sizing Helper Tool
  • Gateway is 192.168.1.1
  • Primary DNS is 192.168.1.200
  • C partitions was configured with 20GB
  • D Partition based on the recommendation from Sizing Helper Tool, if there is no recommendation then we went to 20GB as well

Here are the servers

Server Name

Server Role

Network

IP

MTLDC01

Active Directory, DNS and PKI Server

LAN

192.168.1.200

MTLSQL01

SQL Database Operation Database

LAN

192.168.1.203

MTLRS01

SQL Database Data Warehouse and OM Reporting Server

LAN

192.168.1.204

MTLMS01

Operation Manager 2012

LAN

192.168.1.201

MTLMS02

Operation Manager 2012

LAN

192.168.1.202

We will also have servers located in the DMZ (Agents and OpsMgr Gateway Servers) and these servers share these following characteristics:

  • They are not part of the domain, they are in a workgroup mode
  • CPU and Memory information based on the results of the Sizing Helper Tool
  • Default gateway is 192.168.2.1
  • Primary DNS is 192.168.1.200
  • C partitions was configured with 20GB
  • D Partition based on the recommendation from Sizing Helper Tool, if there is no recommendation then we went to 20GB as well

Server name

Role

Network

IP

MTLGW01

Operation management Server

DMZ

192.168.2.201

MTLGW02

Operation management Server

DMZ

192.168.2.202

In our next article

In the following article of this series we will be going over these following key points:

  • All users and groups needed for OpsMgr 2012 installation
  • All Groups for notification
  • Management Group Name
  • SQL Service Account
  • All users Membership

Cheers,
Alain Laventure
Senior Consultant
Exchange Expert, SCOM Expert and Lync specialist
Allain’s Bio: http://msmvps.com/blogs/andersonpatricio/pages/bio-alain-laventure.aspx

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