CPU: Intel/AMD 64 bit 2.7 at 2.7 GHZ Dual Quad Core
Memory: 12 G of DDR 3 memory
Disk Space: 240G for the operating system and at least 240G for the databases.
Clean installation of Server 2008 R2
PRE INSTALLATION CHECKLIST:
· Make sure the core updates are installed before doing anything else.
· Make sure the provided domain account has been added to the local administrators group.
· Make sure the firewall has been turned off.
· Make sure the necessary roles and features have been installed:
§ Web Server (IIS)
§ .Net Framework 3.5.1 Features
§ .Net Framework 3.5.1
· Make sure you can load and install:
o SQL Server 2008 R2
o SCOM 2007 R2
· Make sure you can download AJAX 1.0 from Microsoft. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=ca9d90fa-e8c9-42e3-aa19-08e2c027f5d6&displaylang=en
· Make sure you can log into the system using the domain credentials you have been provided. You must use this account to install all the software.
All of what is to follow can be done without being logged in as domain admin. The administrator account will suffice.
How to view updates
Go to start and computer. Right click on computer and go down the list of menu items to properties. Select it. On the left hand bottom of the screen, you’ll see Windows Update. Click on the link.
If Windows Update is enabled then you’ll either have some updates to install or the update notification will be green. If it is red, then no updates have been installed and you’ll want to install the core updates by clicking the Turn on automatic updates button.
Assuming updates have been installed, click on the View update history. The next three windows show what was downloaded just after installing Server 2008 R2 and what works best with the install process:
Please note, the updates dated 12/27/2010 are the initial updates and appear to fix many issues experienced while installing SQL Server 2008 R2, SCOM 2007 R2 and SCOM 2007 R2 Reporting.
Checking the domain account
To check the domain account, go to Start, Administrative Tools and to Computer Management. Once the console is open, go to Local Users and Groups and expand the view. Click on groups and then select administrators. You should see the name of the domain provided to you along with Domain Admins.
If it is not there, click on the Add button and add it.
Checking the firewall
To check the firewall, go to Start and click on Network. Another window will be activated. Select Network and Sharing Center option on the window’s option bar. Down on the bottom left corner of the new window will be windows firewall. Double Click on that option. The next window will visually tell you if the firewall has been turned off. If it is, the area should be red. If it isn’t, click on the Turn Windows Firewall on or off option. Another window will appear. Select all options that are titled: Turn off Windows firewall (Not Recommended) and then click Okay. Close all the navigation windows you just opened.
Installing Roles and Features
To install a role, go to Start, Administrative tools and click on Server Manager. Wait for this console to initialize. When ready, click on roles on the left and then Add Roles. After the install wizard has been initialized, click next. If Web Services has already been installed, it will be grayed out.
Assuming it hasn’t been, click on it. Then click next and next. Everything contained within the features options needs to be checked except for the FTP features. You don’t have to include the FTP features but you can add them as they will have no effect on the installation of SQL Server 2008 R2, SCOM 2007 R2 and SCOM 2007 R2 Reporting. Click next after these options have been checked. You may have to click next more than once until the wizard takes over and the install begins.
Downloading and installing Ajax 1.0
At this point, you’re ready to install Ajax 1.0. This is also a good time to tweak the security settings on the browser. You will want to do this because you can’t download Ajax 1.0 without doing so.
With the browser up, go to tools on the menu bar – located on the right side. Once the tabbed dialog window appears, click on security. Basically, the key word is: Enable. Do this for the internet settings and for the local settings.
Download and install Ajax 1.0. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=ca9d90fa-e8c9-42e3-aa19-08e2c027f5d6&displaylang=en
Once completed, log off the machine and log on using the domain credentials provided to you. You are now ready to install SQL Server 2008 R2, SCOM 2007 R2 and SCOM 2007 R2 Reporting.
The settings you are about to use have been proven to work in the environment you are in. The failure to use them as defined in this document does not assure the system will be stable and work correctly.
Concept: SQL Server R2 is the engine that has to have the power of the domain user’s as it is the heart of the SCOM 2007 install. Therefore, when it comes time to select what account the SQL Services are running, use the domain account for each.
Concept: SCOM 2007 R2 requires that the databases for both Operations Manager andOperationsManagerDW . This information must be added during the installation process. However, once SCOM 2007 R2 is installed, the actual service must be set back to the local service account otherwise additional issues will arise when an agent is pushed to a server.
Concept: SCOM 2007 uses a run as account. This information must be added during the installation process. However, once SCOM 2007 R2 is installed, the actual service must be set back to the local service account otherwise additional issues will arise when an agent is pushed to a server.
Concept: SCOM 2007 R2 reporting services . This information must be added during the installation process. However, once SCOM 2007 R2 is installed, the actual service must be set back to the local service account otherwise additional issues will arise when an agent is pushed to a server.