PacktLib: Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Manager Cookbook

Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Manager Cookbook

Credits

About the Authors

About the Reviewers

www.PacktPub.com

Preface

ITSM Frameworks and Processes

Introduction

Understanding ITSM frameworks

ITILĀ© processes

Creating an Asset Management process

Creating a Configuration Management System (CMS) process

Creating a Service Request Fulfillment process

Creating an Incident and Problem Management process

Creating a Change and Release Management process

Creating an IT Service Desk process

Service Level Management process

Personalizing SCSM 2012 Administration

Introduction

Configuring how long to keep your SCSM data

Configuring the Incident Management global settings

Configuring the Service Requests, Activity, Release, Knowledge, and Change Management global settings

Configuring the behavior of child incidents when resolving, reactivating, and closing the parent Incident

Configuring Priority and Urgency for your SLA targets

Configuring global e-mail notification infrastructure settings

Creating Management Packs in the Authoring tool to save your SCSM personalization

Creating formatted e-mail notification templates

Creating a basic queue

Configuring Service Level Agreements (SLAs)

Introduction

Creating Priority Queues

Configuring business hours and non-working days

Creating SLA metrics

Creating Service Level Objectives

Creating Incident Management SLAs

Creating Service Request SLAs

Viewing SLA warning and breaches

Creating notifications for SLA warning and breaches

Creating repeated notifications before SLA breaches with escalation

Building the Configuration Management Database (CMDB)

Introduction

Adding configuration items manually

Importing active directory configuration items

Importing Configuration Manager configuration items

Importing Operations Manager configuration items

Importing Virtual Machine Manager configuration items

Importing Orchestrator runbooks

Using a CSV file to import items into the CMDB

Creating a business service

Personalizing and organizing configuration item views

Creating a configuration item group

Deploying Service Request Fulfillment

Introduction

Creating Support Groups for Service Requests

Creating Service Request templates

Creating Service Request activities

Creating Service Offering categories

Creating Service Catalog Request offerings

Creating Service Catalog Service offerings

Publishing Service offerings and Request offerings

Working with Service Requests in the portal

Creating Service Request notifications

Working with Incident and Problem Management

Introduction

Configuring Incident and Problem lists

Creating an Incident template

Adding a task to the Incident form

Creating a workflow to notify the affected user upon the creation of an Incident

Creating a view to display the Problem Records created in the last 30 days

Configuring the Global Operators Group

Downloading, installing, and configuring the Exchange Connector

Making the description field in the Incident form to auto grow

Extending the Incident class with a new property

Designing Change and Release Management

Introduction

Creating and configuring Change Request Templates

Creating and managing Change Management Review Activities

Creating Manual Activities for Change Management

Creating and managing Dependent Activities in Change Management

Creating and personalizing Change Management Parallel Activities

Creating and personalizing Change Management Sequential Activities

Creating and personalizing Change Management Activity notifications

Creating and managing Build and Environment Release Records

Creating and managing Release Record Templates

Working with Change Requests and Release Records

Implementing Security Roles

Introduction

Viewing basic settings for Security roles

Adding users to the End User role

Creating and managing Service Request roles

Creating and managing Incident Management roles

Creating and managing Problem Management roles

Reporting

Introduction

Viewing SCSM reports

Creating Favorite and Linked Reports

Creating reports with Report Builder

Configuring report permissions

Delivering reports automatically using report subscriptions

Analyzing data with Microsoft Excel

Using the Analysis Library to publish Excel reports

Using SharePoint for advanced dashboards

Extending SCSM with Advanced Personalization

Introduction

Using the SCSM Authoring Tool

Extending Service Manager classes

Sealing management packs

Creating new classes

Customizing default forms

Creating your own forms

Using an XML editor to modify management packs

Automating Service Manager 2012

Introduction

Routing Incidents automatically using workflows

Downloading and installing SMLets

Using SMLets to delete a Work Item

Export your unsealed Management Packs using the Service Manager cmdlets

Creating a custom workflow in the Authoring Tool - export your unsealed Management Packs

Autoclose resolved Incidents with SMLets and a custom workflow

Automating your Request Offerings with Orchestrator

Community Extensions and Third-party Commercial SCSM Solutions

Community Extensions and Third-party Commercial SCSM Solutions

Community Extensions and Third-party Commercial SCSM Solutions

Community Extensions and Third-party Commercial SCSM Solutions

Community Extensions and Third-party Commercial SCSM Solutions

Community Extensions and Third-party Commercial SCSM Solutions

Useful Websites and Community Resources

Useful Websites and Community Resources

Useful Websites and Community Resources

Useful Websites and Community Resources

Useful Websites and Community Resources

Useful Websites and Community Resources

Useful Websites and Community Resources

Useful Websites and Community Resources

Index