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Happy Holidays and Thank you ! #MSOMS #Azure #AzureStack #Hyperv #Sysctr #HybridCloud

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Thank you for following me @Jamesvandenberg
Thank you Community 😉
Thank you Microsoft
Wish you all the Best !
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Wish you all Merry Christmas & Happy New Innovative Year 2016 !

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Wow a lot has happened in 2015, I don’t even know where to begin with a recap of 2015 in a Mobile and Cloud first world ! What I have learned that’s it’s all about
applications on your Mobile Phone, Tablet, or any Device to Work, Learn in any environment you want. Sharing Microsoft technology with the Community and in Education via Social media is what I love to do on a daily bases. I hope you enjoyed the information in 2015 with Microsoft Products like :

I wish you all a Healthy Life and a lot of Success in 2016 !

Microsoft is transforming Datacenters with New Technology and making Hybrid Cloud possible for your Applications.
What I personally like is the Microsoft Hololens this is something different, but very Cool to be in a Virtual Reality World with
awesome possibilities in 2016 and in the Future 🙂

Thank you Community, Followers, Microsoft Product Teams, MVP Award Program, MVP’s, Developers, ITpro’s, Students, for Sharing !

Best Regards, James van den Berg.

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Very Proud on the 5th #Microsoft Global MVP Award for SCCDM #SYSCTR

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I’m very proud to receive the 5th Microsoft Global MVP Award for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management (SCCDM) !
A Big Thank YOU community for following me via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and my Blog, is really appreciated 🙂
A Big Thank YOU Microsoft for all the support and PGI sessions, really Awesome working together as a Great Team 😉
A Big Thank YOU MVP Mates for sharing information with the community 🙂
A Big Thank YOU to my Family for supporting me all the way ! 🙂

2015 – 2016 will be a beautiful Microsoft year with Awesome new technologies in Windows Server 2016, Hyper-V, System Center, Azure, and we will Bring
Microsoft Azure Cloud Services to your Datacenter with AzureStack.
A lot of New Microsoft information and Great solutions for blogging and sharing with the Community on Social Media.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2013 ! #Hyperv #sysctr #WindowsAzure #SCVMM

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Travis Wright Thank you

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#Microsoft System Center 2012 Technical Documentation Library #sysctr #ITPRO

Microsoft Technet Library for System Center 2012

App Controller

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

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

Endpoint Protection provides an antimalware and security solution for the Microsoft platform.

Operations Manager

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

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

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.

Unified Installer

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.

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Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 SP1 with documentation

Overview

VMMSSP (also referred to as the self-service portal) is a fully supported, partner-extensible solution built on Windows Server® 2008 R2, Hyper-V™ technology, and System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). You can use it to pool, allocate, and manage resources to offer infrastructure as a service and to deliver the foundation for a private cloud platform inside your datacenter. VMMSSP includes a pre-built web-based user interface that has sections for both the datacenter managers and the business unit IT consumers, with role-based access control. VMMSSP also includes a dynamic provisioning engine. VMMSSP reduces the time needed to provision infrastructures and their components by offering business unit “on-boarding,” infrastructure request, and change management. The VMMSSP package also includes detailed guidance on how to implement VMMSSP inside your environment.

Important VMMSSP is not an upgrade to the existing VMM 2008 R2 self-service portal. You can choose to deploy and use one or both self-service portals depending on your requirements.

Feature Summary
The self-service portal provides the following features that are made available through a web-based user interface:

  • Register business units (business unit on-boarding): Using standardized forms, users can register their business units with the self-service portal; the self-service portal provides a simple workflow for the datacenter administrator to use when approving or rejecting registrations.
  • Manage infrastructure requests and change requests: Using standardized forms, users can request new infrastructures or request changes to infrastructures; the self-service portal provides a simple workflow for the datacenter administrator to use when provisioning, approving, or rejecting requests.
  • Move infrastructures between business units: The datacenter administrator can move an infrastructure from one business unit to another.
  • Support self-service provisioning of virtual machines: Depending on their user role, users can use standardized forms to request bulk creation of virtual machines.
  • Import virtual machines: The datacenter administrator can import existing virtual machines from Virtual Machine Manager.
  • Configure and allocate datacenter resources: The datacenter administrator can manage configuration information related to computer, network, and storage resources in the VMMSSP database.
  • Configure automatic email notifications: The datacenter administrator can configure VMMSSP to work with SQL Server® Database Mail to send email messages to designated recipients. The messages notify the recipients of such events as request approvals or rejections, or impending expiration of virtual machines.
  • Customize default virtual machine actions: Using a simple, web-based interface, the datacenter administrator can extend the default virtual machine actions; for example, the datacenter administrator can add scripts that interact with storage area networks (SANs) to support rapid deployment of virtual machines.
  • Define and use custom virtual machine actions: A datacenter administrator can now create up to five custom virtual machine actions and make them available to users on the Virtual Machines tab. For example, a datacenter administrator can create a Create Checkpoint action and add it to the list of actions on the Virtual Machines tab.
  • Use Opalis policies in virtual machine actions: In a datacenter that includes a deployment of Opalis Integration Server, a datacenter administrator can customize tasks in virtual machine actions to trigger Opalis policies instead of run scripts.
  • Define and use custom virtual machine properties: A datacenter administrator can define custom properties to collect information from users in the Create Virtual Machine wizard, and use these properties in the tasks of the CreateVM virtual machine action. For example, a datacenter administrator can create the properties RAM and CPU Count. Then the Create Virtual Machine wizard includes fields for RAM and CPU Count. When a user finishes the wizard, the wizard passes the RAM and CPU count values that the user entered to the tasks in the CreateVM virtual machine action.
  • Set virtual machine expiration dates: Depending on their user role memberships, users can set expiration dates for virtual machines. After a virtual machine has expired, it is no longer available for use in VMMSSP.
  • Manage virtual machine DVD drives and media: When working with virtual machines that have DVD drives, users can attach media such as ISO images to the virtual machines.
  • Localization: The self-service portal is now available in English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese

You can download SCVMMSSP 2.0 ServicePack 1 here


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Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 SP1

 

Download here SCVMM SSP 2.0 SP1

Overview

VMMSSP (also referred to as the self-service portal) is a fully supported, partner-extensible solution built on Windows Server® 2008 R2, Hyper-V™ technology, and System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). You can use it to pool, allocate, and manage resources to offer infrastructure as a service and to deliver the foundation for a private cloud platform inside your datacenter. VMMSSP includes a pre-built web-based user interface that has sections for both the datacenter managers and the business unit IT consumers, with role-based access control. VMMSSP also includes a dynamic provisioning engine. VMMSSP reduces the time needed to provision infrastructures and their components by offering business unit “on-boarding,” infrastructure request, and change management. The VMMSSP package also includes detailed guidance on how to implement VMMSSP inside your environment.

Important VMMSSP is not an upgrade to the existing VMM 2008 R2 self-service portal. You can choose to deploy and use one or both self-service portals depending on your requirements.

Feature Summary
The self-service portal provides the following features that are made available through a web-based user interface:

  • Register business units (business unit on-boarding): Using standardized forms, users can register their business units with the self-service portal; the self-service portal provides a simple workflow for the datacenter administrator to use when approving or rejecting registrations.
  • Manage infrastructure requests and change requests: Using standardized forms, users can request new infrastructures or request changes to infrastructures; the self-service portal provides a simple workflow for the datacenter administrator to use when provisioning, approving, or rejecting requests.
  • Move infrastructures between business units: The datacenter administrator can move an infrastructure from one business unit to another.
  • Support self-service provisioning of virtual machines: Depending on their user role, users can use standardized forms to request bulk creation of virtual machines.
  • Import virtual machines: The datacenter administrator can import existing virtual machines from Virtual Machine Manager.
  • Configure and allocate datacenter resources: The datacenter administrator can manage configuration information related to computer, network, and storage resources in the VMMSSP database.
  • Configure automatic email notifications: The datacenter administrator can configure VMMSSP to work with SQL Server® Database Mail to send email messages to designated recipients. The messages notify the recipients of such events as request approvals or rejections, or impending expiration of virtual machines.
  • Customize default virtual machine actions: Using a simple, web-based interface, the datacenter administrator can extend the default virtual machine actions; for example, the datacenter administrator can add scripts that interact with storage area networks (SANs) to support rapid deployment of virtual machines.
  • Define and use custom virtual machine actions: A datacenter administrator can now create up to five custom virtual machine actions and make them available to users on the Virtual Machines tab. For example, a datacenter administrator can create a Create Checkpoint action and add it to the list of actions on the Virtual Machines tab.
  • Use Opalis policies in virtual machine actions: In a datacenter that includes a deployment of Opalis Integration Server, a datacenter administrator can customize tasks in virtual machine actions to trigger Opalis policies instead of run scripts.
  • Define and use custom virtual machine properties: A datacenter administrator can define custom properties to collect information from users in the Create Virtual Machine wizard, and use these properties in the tasks of the CreateVM virtual machine action. For example, a datacenter administrator can create the properties RAM and CPU Count. Then the Create Virtual Machine wizard includes fields for RAM and CPU Count. When a user finishes the wizard, the wizard passes the RAM and CPU count values that the user entered to the tasks in the CreateVM virtual machine action.
  • Set virtual machine expiration dates: Depending on their user role memberships, users can set expiration dates for virtual machines. After a virtual machine has expired, it is no longer available for use in VMMSSP.
  • Manage virtual machine DVD drives and media: When working with virtual machines that have DVD drives, users can attach media such as ISO images to the virtual machines.
  • Localization: The self-service portal is now available in English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese.