Operations Manager 2007 R2 Installation and Configuration (Step by Step) – Part 11 “Configure Notification”

In this post series I went through step by step into System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 starting from “Pre-Build”, then I continued with “Installing Operations Manager Database”, followed by another post “Installing Root Management Server”, then “Configure GPO for SCOM”, then followed by “Configuring SQL Reporting Service”, then followed by “Installing Data Warehouse Database”, then followed by “Installing Audit Collection Service”, then followed by “Download and Import Management Pack”, then followed by “Discover Windows and Deploy SCOM Agents”, and lately followed by “Discover Linux/Unix and Deploy Agents”.

In this post I will go through basic configuration in System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2, and the focus in this post will be on Configure Notification,

Steps are as the following:

Step Description Screenshot
  User local administrator privileges to log on to the SCOM 2007 R2 Root Management Server (SCOM) [Member of “OpsMgrAdmins” Group]. This account must also have system administrator privileges on the instance of SQL Server that will host the Operations Manager 2007 R2 database  
1. Open the SCOM console and do the followings:

· Click on the Administration tab

· Expand Notifications

· Click Channels

· On the Action pane, Click New and Select E-Mail (SMTP) from the popup menu

2. On the E-Mail Notification Channel page, Enter a Name and a Description and then Click Next
3. On the SMTP Servers page, Click Add
4. On the Add SMTP Server dialog box, enter the SMTP Server name (Exch07.contoso.com), the port (25) [This FQDN of Exchange Hub Transport], the Authentication method (Windows Integrated) and Click OK
5. Provide the Return address (SCOMNotifi@Contoso.com) and Click Next
6. On the Default e-mail notification format, leave Click Finish
7. On the Saving notification channel page, Click Close
8. Open the SCOM console and do the followings:

· Click on the Administration tab

· Expand Notifications

· Click Subscribers

· On the Action pane, Click New

9. On the Notification Subscriber Wizard page, provide the Subscriber Name (ContosoSCOMRecipient1) and Click Next clip_image018
10. On the Schedule Notifications page, Click Always send notifications and Click Next clip_image020
11. On the Subscriber Address page, Click Add clip_image022
12. On the Describe the Subscriber Address, Enter the Address name and Click Next clip_image024
13. On the following page, do the followings:

· Select E-Mail (SMTP) as the Channel Type

· Provide the SCOMRecipient1@Contoso.com as the Delivery address for the selected channel

· Click Next

 
14. On the Schedule Notifications page, Click Always send notifications and Click Finish clip_image028
15. On the following page, Click Finish clip_image030
16. On the following page, Click Close clip_image032
17. Open the SCOM console and do the followings:

· Click on the Administration tab

· Expand Notifications

· Click Subscriptions

· On the Action pane, Click New

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18. On the Create Notification Subscription page, Provide the Subscription Name and Click Next clip_image036
19. On the Criteria page select the reasonable criteria that will be selected by Contoso IT team, and Click Next clip_image038
20. On the Subscribers page, Click Add clip_image040
21. On the Subscriber Search page, Click Search and Select the Recipients clip_image042
22. Select one of the available the Available subscribers and Click Add, then click Ok clip_image043
23. Click Next clip_image045
24. On the Channels page, Click Add clip_image047
25. On the following page, Select the SMTP Channel and Click OK clip_image049
26. On the following page, Click Send Notification without delay and Click Next clip_image051
27. On the Summary page, Check Enable this Notification Subscription and Click Finish clip_image053
28. On the Completion page, Click Close clip_image055

In the coming post I will cover Configuring Audit Collection Service and import ACS reports.

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