This chapter covered the installation of MOM 2005 and details on various MOM features and installation options. For each component of MOM 2005, we discussed the following:
Planning concerns and requirements
Hardware and software prerequisites for each installed component
Security concerns and issues
Installation steps and things to note during the installation and configuration
This information provided should be all that is needed to build a basic MOM 2005 environment to prepare for the next chapters in this book. The steps and procedures here will provide a foundation for the rest of the book as well as repeatable steps and processes that can be used to deploy a MOM 2005 implementation into a production environment. In the next chapter, we'll look at the installation and configuration procedures for Systems Management Server 2003.