System Center Operations Manager by Jonathan Hambrook

May 10, 2007

Enterprise Operations Management Architecture Design

Filed under: Architecture, Microsoft, SCOM 2007 — opsmgr @ 9:36 pm

Below is an example of a design I have build and implemented it shows the data flow and the distribution of data and load to increase redundancy and distribute network load.

SCOM Solution Design



  1. Hi, thanks for sharing this design, it’s very interesting. I have 2 questions:
    1) I’ve had before seeing your desing that the Reporting component couldn’t be clusterized, and in fact you deployed it as a stand alone server. Is it right? Is it a limitation of SQL Reporting Services or of OpsMgr?
    2) What advantage gives you to deploy local MS with the remote RMS and DB? (Instead of having the agents reporting directly to MSs in the central location) I think you don’t save any bandwidth, and in case of network failure you have local cache on agents.


    Comment by eraggi — July 31, 2007 @ 2:46 am

  2. In answer to your questions:

    1. The reason it is separated is not because it not possible but because MS don’t support it. IIS was removed from Microsoft Clustering as being supported however it can still be done using the a vb script.

    2. In our environment we do tend to have stress periods on our bandwidth. Having the environment distributed allows us to maintain a level of redundancy as well and our cluster is a GeoCluster. We are also very large users of SMS and this is why we distribute our Management Servers as they double as our SMS Servers.

    Comment by opsmgr — July 31, 2007 @ 1:40 pm

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