This section presents operational concepts and practices administrators should understand when managing a System Center Operations Manager 2007 as configured in the Hosted Messaging and Collaboration version 4.5.

Because Microsoft Corporation understands that many service providers and ISVs deploy these technologies in ways other than that specified in the solution reference architecture, this section also provides many references to publicly available technical references. Reviewing these in-depth materials from the Operations Manager 2007 product groups may offer the additional guidance you need for the way you have chosen to use these tools.

Monitoring and Reporting Overview

Introduction to Operations Manager 2007 provides an overview of what this application is. Operations Manager 2007 Operations Guide from the Microsoft Download Center, describes the following deployment information:

  • Operations Manager 2007 Default Settings
  • Configuring Operations Manager 2007 for Use
  • Start Monitoring
  • Maintenance and Best Practices for Operations Manager

For an overview of how the core infrastructure and solution components work together to enable reporting services, see Reporting Service Overview.