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Pop Quiz: Monitoring Windows Server 2012 R2 Health

Applies to the "Manage and maintain a desktop infrastructure" objective of Exam 70-415.

Q: A company's IT administrator needs to monitor the health of several RDS servers on the network.

Which of the following would be the best choice for monitoring the health of several RDS servers?

  1. SCOM
  2. Performance Monitor
  3. Data Collector Sets
  4. Reliability Monitor

Answer is A. SCOM (Systems Center Operations Manager) would be the best choice for monitoring several RDS servers.

Quick Tip: Installing the Operations Manager agent on each server is required.

Reference: Operations Manager Key Concepts

Bonus Question: What is the difference between pooled and personal virtual desktop collections? (The answer, of course, will be revealed next time!)  

Answer to bonus question from last week: An Update Server added through the fabric workspace of SCVMM 2012 is also known as a WSUS server.  


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