April 6, 2012
Microsoft Technet Library for System Center 2012
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.
System Center Packs
Previous System Center Products
March 31, 2012
The looks and feels for Controle in Windows Server “8″ Beta are Much better in view and easy to use.
In one view you see that there is a Service problem on your Server.
Just Double Click on the Red Services and you see the problem :
This was a failed Services, only right click on the services to restart.
For trouble shooting and performance in Windows Server “8″ Beta is all looking better :
You can filter on the processen by Selecting them, here you can see that for SCVMM2012 and SQL2012 Server.
Memory usage for applications and services looks like this :
Here you can see on the Windows Server “8″ Beta Hypervisor, the memory usage of SCVMM Console but also of the VirtualMachine Viewer.
By Filtering you can see the Memory Usage of the Services of SCVMM2012 and SQL2012 Server.
The views and the controles are easy to use on Windows Server “8″ Beta
March 24, 2012
This topic is about reporting SQL 2012 for System Center 2012 SP1 CTP Virtual Machine Manager under Windows “8″ Beta Server.
If you open Microsoft SQL 2012 Management Studio and go to the Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) database :
Here you can make the following standard reports by SQL 2012 Server about Virtual Machine Manager :
- Disk Usage
- Disk Usage by Top Tables
- Disk Usage by Table
- Disk Usage by Partition
- Backup and Restore Events
- All Transactions
- All Blocking Transactions
- Top Transactions by Age
- Top Transactions by Blocked Transactions Count
- Top Transactions by locks Count
- Resource locking statistics by Objects
- Obeject Execution Statistics
- Database Consistency History
- Index Usage Statistics
- Index Physical Statistics
- Schema Changes History
- User Statistics
Here are some examples of the reports you can run with SQL 2012 Management Studio :
This is a report on the disk Usage of the VMM Database running on Windows “8″ Server Beta with SQL 2012.
Here you see the User Statistics of System Center Virtual Machine Manager.
Here you see the Usage by Partion of the SQL DataBase of SCVMM.
When you don’t have Microsoft System Center Operations Manager installed, standard reporting of SQL 2012 Server is handy to use.
You can also make your Custom report in SQL 2012 for SCVMM DataBase.
March 11, 2012
Here you can download the Software you need for a Home Test Lab Server :
- Microsoft Windows Server “8″ Beta ( 64-Bit ISO and VHD)
- The Windows® Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows® 7
- Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Express
- Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Native Client
- Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Command Line Utilities
- System Center 2012 CTP for Windows Server “8″ Beta support
Installing Microsoft Windows Server “8″ Beta with Active Directory, my domain is called Cloud.local.
Prepare the Server with the next software installations :
- Installing The Windows® Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows® 7
- Installing Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Express ( ENU\x64\SQLEXPRADV_x64_ENU.exe)
- Installing SQL Native Client and Command Line Utilities
- And as last you install System Center 2012 CTP for Windows Server “8″ Beta support ( SC2012_SP1_CTP_VMM.exe)
The installation of SC2012 SP1 CTP Virtual Machine Manager is the same installation as before.
Just connect to your Virtual Machine Manager Server on Microsoft Windows Server “8″ Beta.
Working Fine, and my Virtualmachine Windows 7 is running in my DMZ again
Can’t wait for the RTM versions :
March 10, 2012
This Community Technology Preview (“CTP”) enables System Center customers to jointly evaluate System Center 2012 and Windows Server “8” Beta. Customers should use this CTP for their evaluations of Windows Server “8” beta, and to provide Microsoft with feedback on both products. The CTP includes updates to the Virtual Machine Manager and Data Protection Manager components of System Center 2012.
Feature Bullet Summary: This CTP includes updates to the Virtual Machine Manager and Data Protection Manager components in support of new capabilities in Windows Server “8″ Beta:
The CTP enables the Virtual Machine Manager component’s management server to run on Windows Server “8” as well as managing virtual machines (VMs) hosted on Windows Server “8”. The CTP also enables management of new Windows Server “8” features in Virtual Machine Manager:
- Creation of Hyper-V Virtual Networks using Hyper-V Network Virtualization
- Creation of virtual machines using the VHDx format
- SMB 2.2 file servers as storage for virtual machines in a clustered and non-clustered environment
- Live migration and live storage migration
The CTP enables the Data Protection Manager component’s repository and agents to run on Windows Server ‘8” as well as providing protection in Windows Server “8” environments. The CTP also adds protection for new features in Windows Server “8”:
- Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Cluster Shared Volumes 2.0 (CSV2.0)
- Hyper-V Virtual Machines on remote SMB share
- Files on De-Duplicated Volumes
Download Updates to System Center 2012 allowing for joint evaluation of System Center 2012 and Windows Server“8” Beta
February 5, 2012
System Center 2012 – Orchestrator includes over 41 built-in workflow standard activities that perform a wide variety of functions. You can expand Orchestrator’s functionality and ability to integrate with other Microsoft and third-party platforms and products by installing integration packs. Integration packs for Orchestrator contain additional activities that extend the functionality of Orchestrator.
You can download integration packs from the Microsoft Download Center. Each integration pack has a guide that provides installation instructions, describes any known issues, and includes reference information for all of the activities supported by the integration pack.
Microsoft provides integration packs for all of the System Center products, as well as other Microsoft and third party products and technologies.
UPDATE : System Center 2012 – Orchestrator 2012 Component Add-ons and Extensions DOWNLOAD HERE
The following integration packs are available:
Active Directory Integration Pack for System Center 2012 – Orchestrator
HP iLO and OA Integration Pack for System Center 2012 – Orchestrator
HP Operations Manager Integration Pack for System Center 2012 – Orchestrator
HP Service Manager Integration Pack for System Center 2012 – Orchestrator
IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus Integration Pack for System Center 2012 – Orchestrator
VMware vSphere Integration Pack for System Center 2012 – Orchestrator
Integration Pack for System Center Configuration Manager
Integration Pack for System Center Data Protection Manager
Integration Pack for System Center Operations Manager
Integration Pack for System Center Service Manager
Integration Pack for System Center Virtual Machine Manager
January 30, 2012
This download provides technical documentation for the release candidate of VMM for System Center 2012.
- VMM for System Center 2012 Release Candidate documentation — last updated September 8, 2011
- System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager Cmdlet Reference — last updated January 27, 2012
- VMM for System Center 2012 General Troubleshooting Guide — last updated September 8, 2011
You can download the Microsoft SCVMM2012 RC documentation here
Using the Cmdlet Reference guide of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 RC :
January 27, 2012
Download the System Center 2012 Release Candidate in one convenient package as part of the Microsoft private cloud evaluation.
The following System Center 2012 – Service Manager add-ons and extensions are available for download:
System Center Service Manager Authoring Tool
The System Center Service Manager Authoring Tool is a tool for customization and extension of the built-in functionality in System Center Service Manager. This release supports modifying existing Process Management Packs and creating new Management Packs that define extensions to the Service Manager database for tracking additional information, customizations of forms or new forms, and new workflows. This release is available in 10 languages.
This release is compatible with the System Center 2012 release candidate. It contains the necessary changes to ensure the Authoring Tool is compatible with System Center 2012 – Service Manager but does not contain a new feature set from prior releases.
System Center Cloud Services Process Pack
This process pack will offer a self-service experience to facilitate private cloud capacity requests from your business unit IT application owners and end users, including the flexibility to request additional capacity as business demands increase.
IT Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) Process Management Pack
Microsoft System Center solutions assist medium and large organizations in managing and automating their IT GRC responsibilities; improving IT GRC program management efficiency while reducing costs; simplifying and consolidating IT GRC workloads; and increasing executive, audit, and management visibility into their GRC programs. The IT GRC Process Management Pack —combined with the IT Compliance Management Series—helps customers understand and bind complex business objectives to their Microsoft infrastructure in an operationally efficient manner.
Download Microsoft System Center 2012 – Service Manager Component Add-ons and Extensions here