Join David M. Franklyn for an in-depth discussion in this video Configuration Manager site maintenance, part of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Essential Training.
- [Instructor] So we have a number of tasks we can do to maintain our site, referred to as Site Maintenance Tasks. And we normally do this as the Configuration Manager Administrator, connected to our Configuration Manager console. Now there's a lot going on here. Not only are we going to configure things but we're going to get information back form the console such as console alerts, status reports and other things, of something that's happening. Whether it's good, or whether it's bad, whether something is broken, or it's working correctly.
And we're reacting to those. One of the more important tasks we can do of course is the Configuration Manager backups. And as we've shown in this boxed out area, we can as an option add the system center 2016 Operations Manager from the System Center suite and with that, then we can configure our Site Server and the Site Database tasks, and even at the backup process to send alerts and status messages to Operations Manager which can consolidate them together and then send us back Operations Manager alerts, in addition to the console alerts we're already getting from Configuration Manager.
So we can make controlling and using the Configuration Manager site system role or site system, or site for that matter, a much easier task. The System Center 2016 Operations Manager does have a management pack for the Configuration Manager current branch. So there's some new stuff in there to help us configure alerts and to do various performance collection rules. We have a number of site maintenance tasks we can do that are built into the system.
And we can enable them and configure them to run on a schedule. You can access these tasks through the Site Maintenance dialog box. Configuration Manager enables some of these tasks by default. And they perform required cleanup activities, including deleting aged information from the database, ensuring removal of obsolete information, and ensuring that reports show up in an up to date status. You can view the Site Maintenance Tasks by performing the following procedures. First you open up the Configuration Manager console and select the site, and then click on the Site Maintenance button, and you'll all the management tasks that are available to us.
There are many, many tasks. In fact, too many to actually list here. Backing up the Site Server is probably the most important, insofar as enabling recovery if something catastrophic happens. The backup includes a Site Database, files, registry keys, and system configuration information. A lot of the other tasks involve deleting older data, files and messages we no longer need. But we'll look at that entire list when we do the demonstration at the end of the chapter.
- Planning and deploying a standalone primary site
- Ensuring domain and site server prerequisites
- Planning and expanding a standalone primary site
- Planning and deploying a multiple-site hierarchy
- Planning resource discovery and client deployment
- Managing content and replicating data in Configuration Manager
- Configuring Internet and cloud-based client management
- Advanced monitoring
- Upgrading to Configuration Manager current branch