This Beta VHD enables System Center customers to jointly evaluate System Center 2012 and Windows Server 2012. For detailed information about each component, see the component documentation atincluded with these download files.
It’s simple: no complex setup or installation is required to try out System Center running in the full-featured TechNet Virtual Lab. You get a downloadable manual and a 90-minute block of time for each module. You can sign up for additional 90-minute blocks any time.
System Center 2012 helps you manage your IT environments across traditional datacenters, private and public clouds, client computers, and devices. Using these integrated and automated management capabilities, you can become a trusted IT service provider for your business. System Center 2012 captures and aggregates knowledge about systems, policies, processes, and best practices so that you can optimize your infrastructure to reduce costs, improve application availability, and enhance service delivery.
By completing the following courses on System Center 2012, you will gain in-depth knowledge on the new System Center 2012 product, and each of its component technologies. In addition, you’ll build the necessary skills to grow in your IT role and career through Microsoft’s System Center 2012 technology.
This page describes how to get involved in the System Center community by providing an index of community resources and key community contributors to follow. This page is intended to be a living index meaning that your contributions to the page to add new content, update content, or remove outdated content is encouraged. It’s hard to keep track of the constantly changing shape of the community so it is essential that everyone contributes to keeping this index up to date.
App Controller provides a unified console that helps you manage public clouds and private clouds, as well as cloud-based virtual machines and services.
Configuration Manager provides a comprehensive solution for change and configuration management for the Microsoft platform. It allows you to deploy operating systems, software applications, and software updates; and to monitor and remediate computers for compliance settings. With Configuration Manager, you can also monitor hardware and software inventory, and remotely administer computers.
|Data Protection Manager
Data Protection Manager (DPM) is a backup and recovery solution for Microsoft workloads. DPM provides out-of-the-box protection for Files and Folders, Exchange Server, SQL Server, Virtual Machine Manager, SharePoint, Hyper-V, and client computers. For large-scale deployments, DPM also allows you to monitor your backups through a central console or remotely.
Endpoint Protection provides an antimalware and security solution for the Microsoft platform.
Operations Manager provides infrastructure monitoring that is flexible and cost-effective, helps ensure the predictable performance and availability of vital applications, and offers comprehensive monitoring for your datacenter and cloud, both private and public.
Orchestrator provides orchestration, integration, and automation of IT processes through the creation of runbooks, enabling you to define and standardize best practices and improve operational efficiency.
Service Manager provides an integrated platform for automating and adapting your organization’s IT service management best practices, such as those found in Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). It provides built-in processes for incident and problem resolution, change control, and asset lifecycle management.
|Virtual Machine Manager
Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) is a management solution for the virtualized datacenter, enabling you to configure and manage your virtualization host, networking, and storage resources in order to create and deploy virtual machines and services to private clouds that you have created.
The Unified Installer is a tool that enables a single user-interface experience for the installation of seven System Center 2012 components. The Unified Installer provides a means of distributed installation from a central point using the existing Setup program of each component.