Microsoft System Center Cloud Management with App Controller

Microsoft System Center Cloud Management with App Controller

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Part of a series of specialized guides on System Center - this book focuses on using AppController to manage virtual machines and services across private and public clouds. Series editor Mitch Tulloch and a team of System Center experts provide concise technical guidance as they step you through key configuration and management tasks.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735684911
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 11/15/2013
Series: Introducing
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 118
Sales rank: 75,111
File size: 26 MB
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About the Author

Yung Chou is a Technology Evangelist for Microsoft who focuses on virtualization, private cloud, hybrid cloud, and emerging enterprise computing architecture. Keith Mayer is a Senior Technical Evangelist at Microsoft focused on Windows infrastructure, datacenter virtualization, systems management, private cloud, and hybrid cloud. Series Editor Mitch Tulloch is a Microsoft MVP recognized for his contributions supporting those who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products, and solutions.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Chapter 1 App Controller essentials 1

System requirements 1

Installation prerequisites 1

Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit for Windows 8.1 2

Installation user and App Controller service account 3

Microsoft SQL Server instance 3

Performing the installation 4

Product key 5

Prerequisites checker 5

Installation path 6

App Controller services 7

SSL certificate 8

SQL Server instance and App Controller database 9

Reviewing the installation results 10

Verifying installation log files 10

Verifying App Controller services 11

Role-based security model 11

User roles and delegation 12

Fabric visibility 14

Operations model and UI 14

App Controller resource configuring 14

App Controller UI 15

Chapter 2 Managing private clouds 17

Which private clouds can be managed? 17

App Controller and Virtual Machine Manager 18

Preparing for self-service private cloud management 19

Signing in at the portal 21

Branding the portal experience 22

Connecting to private clouds using App Controller 22

Adding a network file share to App Controller 26

Managing Run As accounts 28

Deploying new workloads to private clouds 30

Managing private cloud workloads 38

Moving files to/from private clouds 41

Chapter 3 Managing public clouds 43

Why public cloud? 44

Introducing Windows Azure 44

Managing Windows Azure with the Windows Azure Management Portal 45

Managing Windows Azure with System Center 2012 R2 App Controller 46

Preparing for self-service public cloud management 47

Creating a self-signed management certificate 47

Uploading a management certificate to Windows Azure 50

Connecting to public clouds 52

Delegating access to public clouds 55

Creating a Windows Azure storage account 58

Deploying new workloads to a public cloud 60

Configuring a cloud service 63

Configuring a virtual network 64

Configuring a virtual machine 65

Ready to deploy 69

Managing public cloud workloads 70

Managing files, disks, and images in public clouds 72

Moving files to/from Windows Azure storage accounts 72

Adding disks and images 73

Chapter 4 Managing hybrid clouds 75

Copying a VHD from VMM to Windows Azure 75

Deploying a cloud service in Windows Azure using an uploaded VHD 78

Destination 79

Container 79

Topology and logistics 81

Payload 81

Completing the deployment 85

Copying virtual machines from VMM to Windows Azure 87

Chapter 5 App Controller cmdlets 93

How App Controller cmdlets work 93

Why App Controller cmdlets? 94

Importing the AppController module 94

Connecting with the App Controller server 96

Connecting to VMM 97

Connecting to Windows Azure 98

Adding a library share to copy and paste resources between clouds 101

Adding a VHD to a Windows Azure storage account container 102

Adding a VHD to a Windows Azure image store 103

Acquiring a VHD from a virtual machine, template, or the VMM library 104

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