The Getting Started Guide is intended to provide you with all of the overview information that you need in order to use Operations Center. This is the document that you should read first.
This guide provides an overview of all the tools and functionality so that you can determine what best fits your needs. The guide describes all of the components involved with each tool so that you can plan how to integrate Operations Center into your environment. It then provides information and examples for deploying Operations Center, based on your environment. Finally, it explains how to move forward from a test environment to a production environment so that Operations Center is fully integrated into your business.
This guide is organized as follows:
Section 2.0, Managing Your Technology and Services with Operations Center
Explains the functionality that Operations Center provides to complete tasks, including the products that provide those functions.
Section 3.0, Operations Center Tools & Components
Describes all of the Operations Center tools, and components such as clients, databases, and Web servers.
Section 4.0, Supported Versions and Hardware Requirements
Details the supported operating systems, client platforms, databases, and hardware. It includes special requirements for the Dashboard and the Configuration Management System (CMS).
Section 5.0, Operations Center Deployment Planning
Provides guidance on how to determine the Operations Center tools to use, then determine how those tools fit within your existing environment.
Section 6.0, Environmental Considerations
Explains deployment options for Operations Center, depending upon both the tools and components that you plan to use and your particular environment factors, as follows:
Availability and fault tolerance
Section 7.0, Production Environment Configurations
Provides information on Operations Center configurations and how to replicate it for your production environment.