System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 upgrade with hardware change

I currently have System Center Operations Manager 2007 but would like reformat the machine and reload Windows 2003 (or 2008) and System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2.
   I inherited this install.
The performance is currently terrible and this machine has tons of hardware to offer.  Patches were neglected,  SQL was used to test for other projects etc...

1. What is the best way to either export or report on everything that was monitored (Management Packs, alerts and computers associated with those alerts/MPs)

2. What certificates will I need to reproduce?  Where should I look if they are service level?

3.  What crucial information can I document before the whole server is gone?

4.  What about upgrading existing agents?

5.  What is the best way to partition the drive (raid 5 with 5 drives) when SQL will live on the same box (C: system, D: data, E: logs? and should I just do one raid 5 with all five drives)  Where should SQL & Ops Manager be installed?

Thanks for your time in advance!


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Rick FeeMessaging Engineer - Disaster Recovery EngineerCommented:
 We run a SCOM 2007 R2 server and I set this doc up for the backup and recovery team, but my guess is if everything is botched up this back just rebuild everything...don't restore.    Update to CU1 patch then put the update to the servers.

In the event that the entire management group is lost, we must have backups of both the OperationsManager database and the root management server key to ensure a successful recovery.      
   
Key items as follows:  
   
SQL Databases:  

   
Root management server encryption key:  

                %:\Program Files\System Center Operations Manager 2007\EncryptionKeyBackup  
                 
 
At the command prompt, type in the Operations Manger folder:  
D:\Program Files\System Center Operations Manager 2007\> SecureStorageBackup Backup EncryptionKeyBackup  
*password to use for storage/retrieval prompt, type a password that is at least eight characters long, and then press ENTER, then confirm.  
   
Custom management packs:
   
Custom report definition files and computer certificates

 
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc540383.aspx 

http://blogs.technet.com/mgoedtel/archive/2007/06/30/operations-manager-2007-backup-recovery-guide-released.aspx
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kblumenAuthor Commented:
Good stuff I will read it over.. because I am not restoring what key points should I look over so I can effectively recreate the monitoring that occurs now?

Also, what is CU1.  I see you noticed that I have just plain 2007 not R2... I believe I have version 6.0.6278.0 listed on Microsoft.MOM.UI.Console.exe

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Rick FeeMessaging Engineer - Disaster Recovery EngineerCommented:
Sounds better to not restore to remove some of the issues.
CU1 is Cumlitative Update for SCOM 2007 R2 that was releases back in January.  
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=05d30779-2ddc-48dc-aa91-a23167ee2cad&displaylang=en 
From there you can get the latest and greatest management packs for your environment:
http://pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/systemcenter/managementpackcatalog 
 Yes you can effectively recreate the monitoring but just installing the management packs, make sure there are no custom mp, if there are back those up...export that is...
before you blow away your existing SCOM server have it uninstalled the agents on the servers.    I would install it on a server 2008 box...    
Beyond that you can setup email notifications of alerts etc....
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kblumenAuthor Commented:
I don't have R2
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Rick FeeMessaging Engineer - Disaster Recovery EngineerCommented:
Ah...but I your question says... "reload Windows 2003 (or 2008) and System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2"
I'm at the end of my day here and might be missing something...


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kblumenAuthor Commented:
I am looking more for a report on how to learn what I have in place now and the best way to build my new machine so that it performs well.

I also want to know how to proceed with the agents that are currently installed on all my monitored devices.

The Certificate is important too.
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Rick FeeMessaging Engineer - Disaster Recovery EngineerCommented:
Do worry about the agents...the RMS server controls all that.    SCOM 2007 R2 discovers what it needs to monitor.    So lets say you have 5 Exchange 2010 servers and montioring 100 server...the Exchange servers have the SCOM agents.   When you install the management pack for Exch 2010 it will automatically monitor exchange and alert on it, without you needing to place them on groups.    
 
You only need to worry about the certificate if you are setting up back and restore...it is important for the restore.  

What is montiored now...well take a look at the RMS server which you have the agent deployed....then look at your management packs installed under Administration.
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Rick FeeMessaging Engineer - Disaster Recovery EngineerCommented:
GEEZz....sorry that should be Don't worry....not Do
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kblumenAuthor Commented:
Sorry let me clarify. I would like a report not of which servers but what is monitored on each server. In a nice neat format. Does that exist?
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Rick FeeMessaging Engineer - Disaster Recovery EngineerCommented:
Ok...yes within the Management Pack downloads you can find the guide.    Now they are nice and neat but can be around 100 pages.

Example: attached

Exchange-Server-2010-Management-.doc
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kblumenAuthor Commented:
thanks. What specifically am I looking for in the doc?
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Rick FeeMessaging Engineer - Disaster Recovery EngineerCommented:
that is what the Exchange 2010 management pack monitors.    I take it you are somewhat new to SCOM.    I will say this SCOM is a very complicated application.      A great amount of detail and settings.
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kblumenAuthor Commented:
I am not new to the application at all.
 I am looking for all management packs all things monitored - a report. Do you know how to accomplish this?I am not looking for anything Exchange specific. No matter how large the report might be. Can it be done?  If so, how please?  Thanks.
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Rick FeeMessaging Engineer - Disaster Recovery EngineerCommented:
Yes but you have to install SQL reporting services...Exchange was just an example of what it can monitor.    

you can find all management packs here:  http://pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/systemcenter/managementpackcatalog  within these a document will be supplied what will be monitored by default.

But as you know SCOM monitoring and reporting are two different things...
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kblumenAuthor Commented:
I am looking for a report of what I have not what is available.
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Rick FeeMessaging Engineer - Disaster Recovery EngineerCommented:
I believe I have answered that question.....it is all in the guide of the management pack when you download it.

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kblumenAuthor Commented:
I am asking if I can output a report from Ops Manager with this information, cumulatively .  Without looking in each management pack.. plus that will not tell me what we have set up or overridden etc.  
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Rick FeeMessaging Engineer - Disaster Recovery EngineerCommented:
Correct SCOM is not that easy...only way to get your customization out is the export the MP and import into the new server you build

http://searchwindowsserver.techtarget.com/generic/0,295582,sid68_gci1317380,00.html

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