using vNext in a LAB Part 3. Additional Configuration

In Part 1. of this series we Installed vNext.
In Part 2., we then Configured vNext to use the New AD Site as a boundary and Configured Discovery Methods in vNext.

Now we will install the Reporting Point Role.

Perform the following on the vNext server as SMSadmin

Step 1. Install the Fallback Status Point, Reporting Point and Software Catalog Roles

Click on Administration in the Wunderbar, Site Operations, Site Roles and select our vNext server (V01). The current roles are listed. In the Tasks Pane to the right, click on Create Roles

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When the New Site Role wizard appears

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click on Browse and select our vNext server, click next

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Select the following roles from the list:

  • Fallback Status Point
  • Reporting Point
  • Software Catalog Web Service Point
  • Software Catalog Web Site Point

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click next, and then Accept the defaults for the Fallback Status Point, if you want clients to report their State Messages faster you could set the Throttle Interval to 300 as long as it’s only in your LAB but in Production leave the suggested value.

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for the Reporting Point Services role, click on Verify to verify your SQL instance, then In the credentials box, select Credentials stored securely in the report server from the drop down menu and use the ReportsUser we created in Part 1, select Use as Windows credentials when connecting to the data source and then Next

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Accept the defaults for Software Catalog Web Service Point

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Leave the defaults for DM

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click Next again

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review the summary, and click next…

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click Close when done.

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