Multiple Operations Console instances

Lim Chong Sun 531 Reputation points

I am new to SCOM.

I know the SCOM operation console can be install on any server or workstation.

My question is can I install multiple operation console on different workstations at the same time. And each workstation will have their own workspace to monitor only those hosts they are interested in.

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  1. Crystal-MSFT 40,706 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    @ChongSunLimAP-4498, Your undestanding is correct. After we install System Center - Operations Manager, we can install the Operations console on other servers and computers

    For the workspace, the primary workspace like Monitoring, Adaministration, Authoring, Reporting are the same. But my Workspace can provide a private area in the Operations and Web console that we can customize for our specific needs. Using My Workspace in the Operations console, we can create folders to organize the workspace, add shortcuts to favorite views, save useful searches, and create views that are only visible to you.

    Hope it can help.

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  1. SChalakov 10,256 Reputation points MVP

    HI @ChongSunLimAP-4498,

    I agree with Crystal - you can install consoles on workstations and servers, but... There are a couple of things to consider:

    • The most important thing is that the number of consoles should not exceed a certain number (50) as each console connection puts additional load on the management server the console connects to.

    System requirements for System Center Operations Manager


    • The other thing to consider is that every console instance needs to be able to connect to a management server on port 5724. So this port has to be open from all the workstations or severs you want to install the console on, to your management servers.

    Hope I was able to help.


    (If the reply was helpful please don't forget to upvote or accept as answer, thank you)
    Best regards,

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  2. CyrAz 5,176 Reputation points

    You simply install the console on whatever workstation you need (within the limits Stoyan told about), and then what the console displays will depend on what permissions the logged in user has.

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