During my session on how to prepare yourself I’ve showcased some tips and tricks which will make your live much easier when you upgrade your existing SCOM 2007 R2 installation to SCOM2012.
One of the tricks I’ve mentioned was to run the SCOM2012 web console in it’s own app pool. During the upgrade of your web console the application pool will be removed and you can only choose the default application pool to install the website which is in my opinion not a best practice.
So before installing the Web Console on your webserver perform the following tasks in IIS:
Open the IIS manager on your machine
Right click the application pools and choose “Add Web Site…”
Fill in the details:
Note: At this point you need to choose another port than the default 51908. You can change this again after the upgrade.
The site is up and running.
During the wizard for pre installation you’ll get at one point at the following dialog to choose your application pool. Here’s the reason explained why we can’t reuse the “old” site:
The Operations Manager WebConsole will be deleted during the upgrade so it will default to the default application pool.
Select the new created website and continue.
After the upgrade you’ll notice that the old site has been removed. At this point you can edit the binding of the application pool again to the default port to keep the same transparency towards your users.
More tips to follow so stay tuned!