Ok, so you've used SquaredUp in your test environment, and are now looking to deploy it into your production environment. So what do you need to think about?
SquaredUp can be installed on any server, such as your SCOM server, SCOM web server (alongside the SCOM web console) or on a single dedicated server. There are no minimum requirements for installation, but as we often get asked for guidelines, you'll find some useful information in the following articles:
By default SquaredUp uses the Network Service account, but if you prefer to use a domain service account see How to check and modify the application pool identity
SquaredUp is installed with Forms authentication enabled, but if you'd prefer the browser to automatically authenticate the user with their Windows credentials you can easily enable Windows authentication with our config tool, see About authentication modes.
For using Windows authentication with HA, web farm or a load balancer setup you'll need to configure Kerberos and SPNs, but fear not we've written comprehensive instructions here:
If you want users to be able to access SquaredUp using just the server name (such as
http://scomdashboards) then you'll need to set up a redirect. For instructions on how this can be done see IIS Rewrite - How to Configure a Redirect
Whilst any SCOM user can log on to SquaredUp, the number of users is restricted by the number of licenses (Named Users) you have purchased from SquaredUp. See Who can log on to SquaredUp?
You shouldn't need to configure any new firewall rules, but for more information about the ports required by SquaredUp please see, Which ports do I need to open in my Firewall?
SquaredUp has very little impact on your SCOM environment, but depending on your set up you may find these articles useful:
- To show performance graphs, SquaredUp connects to the SCOM Data Warehouse using its IIS application pool identity - How to configure the Data Warehouse connection
- Configure Company Knowledge management packs - Change where company knowledge is saved
- Link to SquaredUp from your email notifications by editing the SMTP channels - How to configure email notifications
- Open Access enables easy sharing of static dashboards throughout your organization. Open Access dashboards are non-interactive, do not require authentication and do not consume user licenses - Open Access Dashboards
Yes, see How to add AV exclusions
Is there anything else that should be covered here? Please let us know, we're always looking for feedback about how you've set up SquaredUp in your environment, so please do drop us a line at SquaredUp Support with any suggestions or queries.