Post-installation steps for the SMC

After installing the SMC, you must complete some configuration tasks to guarantee the efficient management and security of the system.

The basic administration tasks you must complete after installation include the following:

  • Schedule automatic Backup Tasks to back up the essential configuration information stored on the Management Server.
  • Set up automated tasks to manage the gathered log data and prevent the Log Server storage space from filling up with logs.

We also highly recommend that you set up the following features:

  • Define additional administrator accounts and delegating administrative tasks.
  • Review settings for automatic updates and making sure the feature works to keep your system current.
  • Define custom alerts and alert escalation policies.

To efficiently manage the system, you must also familiarize yourself with monitoring system operation.