Global Service Monitor – MY Experience


System Center Global Service Monitor is a cloud service that addresses  application monitoring capabilities in System Center 2012 Operations Manager beyond your organization’s own network boundary.
Global Service Monitor is an Azure-based service that extends SCOM 2012 capabilities into the cloud. It allows you to schedule synthetic transactions from Geo-distributed locations to monitor availability, performance and reliability of your externally facing web applications.
Now, I will post my experience Installing and Configuring GSM in my LAB
 


 
The following should be prepared:
- System Center 2012 Operations Manager SP1 installed.
- If you have Firewall/Proxy that is blocking outgoing traffic, please visit "Global Service Monitor - Firewall Considerations" page
- Import AlertAttachement Management Pack (in System Center 2012 – Operations Manager SP1 Media)
 
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- Register in GSM Website: https://orgaccount.microsoft.com
 
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- Download  & Import GSM Management Packs http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36422
 
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Now we start ….
 Start SCOM Console, Browse Administration Tab and you will find new Item in the administration “Global Service Monitor“.
 
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Install Windows Identity Foundation on every Management Server.
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Start Subscription, you may need to run SCOM Console under Administrative privileges so you add the URLs required to safe websites.
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Login to GSM using provided credentials from registration. (you will find it in the email sent to you.)
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in Specify a resource pool and proxy server, it’s Recommended to select “All Management Servers Resource Pool”
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Start Subscription Process
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Global Service Monitor view after registration.
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Restart System Center Management Service after installing windows identity foundation.
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Now we will start monitoring of web application via Global Service Monitor Feature.
Browse to Authoring Tab –> Web Application Availability Monitoring.
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Right Click and add new Web Application Availability Monitoring
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Specify Name, Description and Management Pack
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Enter the Website to monitor
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below screen is the new view in authoring after successfully implement GSM in System Center Operations Manager 2012 SP1.
Click Add to External Locations.
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Select the Global Location required.
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Select Internal Location (Optional)
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Confirm Selections
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View and validate tests
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Summary Page
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Wait for 10 Minutes … go to Monitoring Tab –> Application Monitoring –> Web Application Availability Monitoring
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Comments (1)

  1. Anonymous says:

    System Center Global Service Monitor is a cloud service that addresses this problem by extending the

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