Blogs

 

Books

Probably the best book currently available is Getting Started with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager by Kevin Greene (published by PACKT, ISBN 978-1785289743). This book covers both 2012 R2 & 2016 (Although there’s little difference)

 

Essential Tools for every SCOM Administrator

http://kevingreeneitblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/scom-essential-community-mps-scripts.html

 

Useful Blogs and Links

Install & Config

Service Accounts / Permissions

Integrate into Active Directory

Set Permissions for Domain Controllers monitored by SCOM

 

Updates & Rollups

UR1 & UR2 SCOM 2016 Step by Step

 

Rules & Monitors

SCOM – What’s the difference between a rule and a monitor…the simple version

SCOM: Monitor vs. Rule

Create a Dashboard To Show Whether an Alert Is Generated By a Monitor or Rule

Reset manually closed monitors with PowerShell

 

Dashboards

https://squaredup.com

https://www.savision.com/

http://www.opslogix.com/proview/

http://www.scom2k7.com/installing-scom-2012-visio-dashboards-in-sharepoint-2013/

Or you go for the New SQL MP Dashboards

http://stefanroth.net/2015/07/09/scom-new-sql-server-management-pack-6-6-0-0-dashboard-capabilities/

Search on TechnetGallery

https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/systemcenter/site/search?f%5B0%5D.Type=Tag&f%5B0%5D.Value=System%20Center%20Operations%20Manager%20Dashboards&f%5B0%5D.Text=System%20Center%20Operations%20Manager%20Dashboards

Go for Custom Development

http://blogs.technet.com/b/mpauthor/

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/18657.operations-manager-management-pack-authoring-dashboards.aspx

HTML 5 custom stuff like, there are many more out there…

http://www.koolchart.com/