Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2

Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2

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Get a head start evaluating System Center 2012 R2 - with technical insights from a Microsoft MVP and members of the System Center product team. This guide introduces new features and capabilities, with scenario-based advice on how the platform can meet the needs of your business. Get the high-level overview you need to begin preparing your deployment now.

Preview new features and enhancements, including:

• Virtual Machine Manager • App Controller • Configuration Manager • Data Protection Manager • Operations Manager • Advisor • Service Manager • Orchestrator

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735682849
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 01/15/2014
Series: Introducing
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 180
Sales rank: 678,063
File size: 26 MB
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About the Author

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration and has been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status for his contributions supporting those who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products, and solutions.

Symon Perriman is a Senior Technical Evangelist at Microsoft, focusing on private cloud, virtualization, System Center, and datacenter management. He also serves as technical lead for many of the company’s IT professional programs.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Part I Cloud Computing 1

Chapter 1 System Center and the Cloud OS 3

Microsoft's Cloud OS vision 3

Why the Cloud OS? 3

What is the Cloud OS? 4

What can the Cloud OS do for you? 5

From vision to reality 5

How to learn more 6

Part II Provisioning Infrastructure 7

Chapter 2 Provisioning infrastructure with Virtual Machine Manager 9

Introduction to Virtual Machine Manager 9

Hosts and host clusters 9

Host groups 9

Networking resources 10

Storage resources 10

Library servers and shares 11

Management server 11

Day-to-day operations 11

Constructing the private cloud 12

Virtual Machine Manager in action 13

Insights from the experts 18

How to learn more 23

Product home page 23

TechNet Library 23

TechNet blogs 23

TechNet wiki 23

TechNet forums 24

TechNet Evaluation Center 24

TechNet Virtual Labs 24

Channel 9 24

Microsoft Virtual Academy 24

Twitter 24

Chapter 3 Provisioning self-service with App Controller 25

Introduction to App Controller 25

App Controller components 26

Integration with Virtual Machine Manager 26

Windows PowerShell support 26

Day-to-day operations 27

App Controller in action 27

Insights from the experts 32

How to learn more 37

Product home page 37

TechNet Library 37

TechNet wiki 37

TechNet forums 37

TechNet Evaluation Center 37

TechNet Virtual Labs 37

Channel 9 38

Microsoft Virtual Academy 38

Chapter 4 Managing and maintaining with Configuration Manager 39

Introduction to Configuration Manager 39

Configuration Manager overview 39

Configuration Manager solutions 40

Configuration Manager for end-user device management 41

Configuration Manager for datacenter management 44

Configuration Manager in action 47

Insights from the experts 50

How to learn more 53

Product home page 53

TechNet Library 53

TechNet blogs 53

TechNet Wiki 53

TechNet forums 53

TechNet Evaluation Center 54

TechNet Virtual Labs 54

Channel 9 54

Microsoft Virtual Academy 54

Twitter 54

Chapter 5 Backup and recovery with Data Protection Manager 55

Introduction to Data Protection Manager 55

Protecting virtual machines 56

Protecting the private cloud 56

Data Protection Manager in action 57

Insights from the experts 61

How to learn more 63

Product home page 63

TechNet Library 63

TechNet blogs 63

TechNet wiki 63

TechNet forums 63

TechNet Evaluation Center 63

TechNet Virtual Labs 54

Channel 9 64

Microsoft Virtual Academy 54

Twitter 64

Part III Implementing Monitoring 65

Chapter 6 Real-time monitoring with Operations Manager 67

Introduction to Operations Manager 67

Management packs 68

Monitoring tools and scenarios 68

Monitoring the private cloud 69

Operations Manager in action 70

Insights from the experts 74

How to learn more 79

Product home page 79

TechNet Library 79

TechNet blogs 80

TechNet wiki 80

TechNet forums 80

TechNet Evaluation Center 80

TechNet Virtual Labs 80

Channel 9 80

Microsoft Virtual Academy 80

Twitter 80

Chapter 7 Proactive monitoring with Advisor 81

Introduction to Advisor 81

Integration with Operations Manager 82

Advisor in action 83

Insights from the experts 88

How to learn more 95

Product home page 95

Online Help 95

Channel 9 95

Microsoft Virtual Academy 96

Twitter 96

Part IV Building Private Clouds 97

Chapter 8 Standardization with Service Manager 99

Introduction to Service Manager 99

Service Manager architecture 100

Extending the platform 101

Building automation 101

Service Manager solutions 102

Service Manager in action 102

Insights from the experts 107

How to learn more 111

Product home page 111

TechNet Library 111

TechNet blogs 111

TechNet wiki 111

TechNet forums 111

TechNet Evaluation Center 111

TechNet Virtual Labs 112

Channel 9 112

Microsoft Virtual Academy 112

Twitter 112

Chapter 9 Automation with Orchestrator 113

Introduction to Orchestrator 113

How Orchestrator works 113

Extending Orchestrator using integration packs 114

Orchestrator in action 115

Insights from the experts 120

How to learn more 125

Product home page 125

TechNet Library 125

Microsoft Download Center 125

TechNet blogs 125

TechNet wiki 125

TechNet forums 125

TechNet Evaluation Center 126

TechNet Virtual Labs 126

Channel 9 126

Microsoft Virtual Academy 126

Twitter 126

Chapter 10 Windows Azure Pack 127

Introduction to Windows Azure Pack 127

Windows Azure Pack architecture 127

Implementing Windows Azure Pack 128

Windows Azure Pack in action 129

Insights from the experts 134

How to learn more 154

Product home page 154

TechNet Library 154

TechNet wiki 154

TechNet forums 154

Channel 9 155

Twitter 155

Index 157

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