About Operations Manager 2007 Environmental Prerequisites
Applies To: Operations Manager 2007 R2, Operations Manager 2007 SP1
There are two sets of prerequisites that must be satisfied prior to installing any of the Operations Manager 2007 components. One set consists of those items that the Prerequisite Viewer checks for during setup. The Prerequisite Viewer is targeted at the server that setup is running on and determines if the server has the necessary components and configuration to host whatever role you have chosen.
The other set consists of those items that are outside the scope of the Prerequisite Viewer, such as the Active Directory domain or forest functional level, or the availability of a certification authority (CA) to issue the certificates that are necessary for deploying agents and gateway servers across trust boundaries. This section addresses this second set of prerequisites, which are much broader in scope, because they apply to the whole environment that Operations Manager will be functioning in, rather than those that are verified by the Prerequisite Viewer during setup.
To ensure that Operations Manager deploys smoothly and functions as expected, the environment that it will run in must be properly prepared. Because environmental changes affect more than Operations Manager, ensure that you exercise due caution before making sweeping changes. The prerequisites are presented in a unified format with scenario-specific items called out.
For more information about design and environmental decisions, see the Operations Manager 2007 Design Guide at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=104550.