OpsMgr 2007 Performance and Sizing guide

The official tool for capacity and sizing guidance for Operations Manager 2007 is System Center Capacity Planner, which is due out in the second half of calendar 2007.   It is available now as a beta here. To download the beta, you will need a Windows Live ID or Passport Account.

In the meantime, the product team has issued the OpsMgr 2007 Performance and Scale Guidance white paper. This paper covers a lot of ground in its 10 pages.  The main topics are:

  • Capacity Planning and Best Practices – covers RMS, OpsDB, Data Warehouse, Management Server, Gateway Server, Audit Collection
  • Topology Planning
  • Server Monitoring: Deployment of a Management Group – covers distribution of server roles, hardware configuration for each role by the number of servers to be monitored
  • Client Monitoring: Agentless Exception Monitoring – covers disk/file share sizing per number of servers to be monitored
  • Client Monitoring: Collective Client Monitoring – Really useful feature for aggregating the event and performance data from many machines based on groups of systems for the purposes of reporting and analysis. The MPs that are enabled for Collective Client Monitoring are the Information Worker, Windows Client, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Network Access Protocol (NAP) management packs. This section covers the sizing per server role by number of devices monitored
  • Recommendations for Scale Limits – There has been a very high level of demand for this table, here it is.  (NOTE OpsMgr 2007 is significantly more scalable than its predecessors!)
  • Client Monitoring: Business Critical Client Monitoring of Clients per Management Group – covers user perspective monitoring of business critical clients, eg. POS terminals, kiosks.

Attached is a copy!

Chris Fox

Senior Technical Writer, Operations Manager Documentation Team