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


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



Or you go for the New SQL MP Dashboards

Search on TechnetGallery

Go for Custom Development

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