Getting Started with System Center 2012 - Operations Manager


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager, System Center 2012 - Operations Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Operations Manager

Welcome to the Getting Started documentation for Operations Manager, a component of System Center 2012.

Operations Manager enables you to monitor services, devices, and operations for many computers in a single console. Operators can gain rapid insight into the state of the IT environment and the IT services running across different systems and workloads by using numerous views that show state, health, and performance information, as well as alerts generated for availability, performance, configuration, and security situations.

In Getting Started

  • What’s New in Operations Manager

    Written for customers who have experience with System Center Operations Manager 2007, “What’s New” describes the changes you will find in the new version of Operations Manager.

  • Key Concepts for Operations Manager

    Written for customers who are new to Operations Manager, “Key Concepts” provides an overview of the product and explains basic concepts that you need to understand to use Operations Manager successfully in your organization.

  • Operations Manager Release Notes

    The release notes describe known issues that you should read about before you install Operations Manager.

  • Learning Roadmap for Operations Manager Operators

    Are you a new Operations Manager operator? Follow this learning roadmap to get up to speed quickly.