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It’s a year full of misery with the Covid-19 virus around the world. People who lose their loved one, It’s a very sad time for all of us! Microsoft technologies are still going on strong with new features in Azure Cloud Services but also supporting the people who are working in the healthcare, data analytics, Microsoft Teams for Collaboration and much more. But what I want to say to all HealthCare people over the world : THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THE WORK YOU DO 👍
I have deep respect for you all !
Community, Microsoft Product Teams, MVP Lead, WIndows Insiders, I wish you and your family happy holidays and a Healthy 2021 with lot of Success! 🎄😍
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The world of data is moving and changing a lot with new IT technologies coming up like leaves on a tree.
Data is everywhere, on Servers, workstations, BYOD Devices in the Cloud but how do you keep your data save and protected for your business today and in the future? There are a lot of reasons why you should Backup your data :
- One of your employees accidentally deleted important files for example.
- Your data got compromised by a virus.
- Your Server crashed
- You have to save your data for a period of time by Law
- And there will be more reasons why you should do backup…………….
A lot of Enterprise organizations are moving to the Cloud with workloads for the Business, but how is your Backup and Disaster Recovery managed today? A lot of data transitions are made but what if your Backup and Disaster Recovery solution is out dated or reaching end of Life? You can have a lot of Questions like :
- What data should I backup?
- Should I just upgrade the Backup Solution?
- How can I make my Data Management Backup -DR Solution Cheaper and ready for the future?
- How can I make my new Backup-DR Solution independent? ( Vendor Lockin)
And there will be more questions when you are in this scenario where you have to renew your Backup – DR Solution.
Here we have the following Great Backup Solution from 2014 :
Here we have 3 System Center Data Protection Manager Backup Pods with a Tape library and One DPM pod connected with a Microsoft Azure Backup Vault in the Cloud. You do the Security updates and the Rollups for Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 to keep the Solution save and running.
The four DPM Backup Pods have the same Storage configuration for short time protection with a retention time of 15 days. After that Longtime protection is needed with Backup to tape and Backup to Microsoft Azure Backup Vault.
Since 2014 the Backup data is depending on these solution configurations.
The fourth DPM Backup pod got a Azure Backup Vault in the Cloud to save Tape Management time.
DPM Backup to Microsoft Azure Cloud Backup Vault.
So this is the Start of the Journey to a New Data Management Backup – DR Solution transformation. The next Couple of weeks I will search for the different scenarios and solutions on the Internet and talk with the Community looking for Best Practices. I will do Polls on Social Media and a Serie of blogposts for the Data Management Backup – DR Solution to keep the business continuity.
Will it be a Cloud Backup – DR Solution?
Will it be a Hybrid Cloud Backup – DR Solution?
Everything in One Management Console?
Or More then One Backup -DR Solution for the right Job?
We will see what the journey will bring us based on Best Practices 😉
As enterprise environments now span on-premises to the cloud, customers look to leverage the innovation in Azure services using their on-premises tools. To enable this, Microsoft has integrated System Center with a set of management services in Azure to augment the on-premises tools.
- With Service Map integration with System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), you can automatically create distributed application diagrams in Operations Manager (OM) that are based on the dynamic dependency maps in Service Map.
- With Azure Management Pack, you can now view perf and alert metrics in SCOM, integrate with web application monitoring in Application Insights, and monitor more PaaS services, such as Azure Blob Storage, Azure Data Factory, etc.
- Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2019 enables simplified patching of VMs by integrating with Azure Update Management.
What is New in Microsoft System Center 2019
Read here what is new on Microsoft System Center 2019 for your IT Management :
New features in VMM 2019
See the following sections for detailed information about the new features/feature updates supported in VMM 2019.
System Center 2019 – Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) supports rolling upgrade of a Hyper-V host cluster from Windows Server 2016 to Windows Server 2019. Versions earlier to VMM 2019 supports rolling upgrade to 2016 from 2012 R2 This article provides the upgrade information for System Center 2019 – Virtual Machine Manager (VMM).
New features in DPM 2019
See the following sections for detailed information about the new features/feature updates supported in DPM 2019.
Modern Backup Storage (MBS) was introduced in System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2016 to deliver 50% storage savings, 3X faster backups, and more efficient, workload-aware storage. DPM 2019 introduces further performance improvements with MBS resulting in 50-70% faster backup with Windows Server 2019. This article provides the upgrade information for System Center 2019 – Data Protection Manager (DPM).
New features in Operations Manager 2019
See the following sections for detailed information about the new and updated features in System Center 2019 – Operations Manager. Features and updates introduced in Operations Manager version 1801 and 1807 are included in version 2019. Plan your Upgrade to SCOM 2019
Service Map integration
Service Map automatically discovers application components on Windows and Linux systems and maps the communication between services. It automatically builds a common reference map of dependencies across your servers, processes, and third-party services. Integration between Service Map and System Center Operations Manager allows you to automatically create distributed application diagrams in Operations Manager that are based on the dynamic dependency maps in Service Map.
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System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch provides a total systems management solution for a people-centric world. It can deploy applications to individuals using virtually any device or platform, centralizing and automating management across on-premise, service provider, and Microsoft Azure environments. In System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch Unleashed, a team of world-renowned System Center experts shows you how to make the most of this powerful toolset.
A Great Book and a Must have for every System Center Administrator, the book has more then 1100 pages with the following Chapters :
Configuration management basics
Configuration manager overview
Looking inside configuration manager
Architecture design planning
Installing and updating system center configuration manager
Upgrading and migrating to configmgr current branch
Using the configuration manager console
Creating and managing applications
Creating and using deployment types
Creating and managing applications and packages
Distributing and deploying applications and packages
Managing software updates
Integrating intune hybrid into your configuration manager environment
Managing mobile devices
Conditional access in configuration manager
Configuration manager queries
Configuration manager reporting
Operating system deployment
Security and delegation in configuration manager
Backup, recovery, and maintenance
Configuration manager log files
Extending hardware inventory
Co-managing windows intune and configmgr
The System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch Unleashed is written by the following world wide Experts :
Kenneth van Surksum
Thank you for the Great work !
- Nested virtualization
- Migration of VMware VM (EFI firmware-based VM) to Hyper-V VM
- Performance improvement in host refresher
- Enhanced console session in VMM
- Configuration of guest clusters in SDN through VMM
- Configuration of SLB VIPs through VMM service templates
- Configuration of encrypted VM networks through VMM
- Support to Linux shielded VM
- Configuration of fallback HGS
Azure Integration :
SCVMM 1801 supports management of ARM-based VMs, Azure Active Directory (AD) based authentication that is created by using the new Azure portal and region-specific Azure subscriptions (namely, Germany, China, US Government Azure regions).
What is New in System Center Data Protection Manager version 1801 ?
The following features are either new to DPM, or are improved for DPM 2016.
Modern Backup Storage – Using Resilient File System (ReFS) block-cloning technology to store incremental backups, DPM 2016 dramatically improves storage utilization and performance. The storage consumed by backups grows and shrinks with the production data source, and there is no over-allocation of storage.
Resilient change tracking (RCT) – DPM uses RCT (the native change tracking in Hyper-V), which removes the need for time-consuming consistency checks. RCT provides better resiliency than the change tracking provided by VSS snapshot-based backups. DPM also uses RCT for incremental backup. It identifies VHD changes for virtual machines, and transfers only those blocks that are indicated by the change tracker.
Continued protection during cluster aware updates – Windows Server 2016 comes with the cluster OS rolling update, where a cluster can be upgraded to Windows Server 2016 without bringing it down. DPM 2016 continues to protect VMs during the upgrade, maintaining the backup service level agreement (SLA).
Shielded VM Backups – Shielded VMs in Windows Server 2016 help protect sensitive VMs from inspection, tampering, and data theft by malware and malicious administrators. DPM 2016 backups retain the protections provided by shielded VMs to ensure they can be recovered seamlessly and securely.
Hyper-V with Storage Spaces Direct – DPM recognizes and protects Hyper-V VMs deployed on Storage Spaces Direct, delivering seamless backup and recovery of VMs in disaggregated and hyper-converged scenarios.
Hyper-V with ReFS SOFS Cluster – DPM 2016 can back up Hyper-V VMs deployed on ReFS-based SOFS clusters. Backup and recovery of RCT-based VMs and non-RCT VMs is supported.
Upgrading a DPM production server to 2016 doesn’t require a reboot – When you upgrade to DPM 2016, you are not required to reboot the production server. To avoid rebooting the production server, upgrade to DPM 2016 and upgrade the DPM agent on the production servers. Backups continue and you reboot the production server when you want.
DPM to Azure Backup Vault.
What is New in System Center Operations Manager version 1801 ?
- Enter product key from the Operation Console
- Linux monitoring
- Improved HTML5 dashboarding experience
- System Center Visual Studio Authoring Extension (VSAE) support for Visual Studio 2017
- Enhanced SDK Client performance
- Updates and recommendations for third-party Management Packs
- Linux Kerberos support
- Service Map integration
Microsoft Service Map automatically discovers application components on Windows and Linux systems and maps the communication between services. It automatically builds a common reference map of dependencies across your servers, processes, and third-party services. Integration between Service Map and System Center Operations Manager allows you to automatically create distributed application diagrams in Operations Manager that are based on the dynamic dependency maps in Service Map.
The Microsoft System Center Operations Manager Team published a great blogpost on the New SCOM Web Console version 1801
Test today the new features of System Center version 1801 with the Evaluation VHD’s 😉
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Service Map in #MSOMS automatically builds a common reference map of dependencies across your servers, processes, and third-party services. It discovers and maps all TCP dependencies, identifying surprise connections, remote third-party systems you depend on, and dependencies to traditional dark areas of your network such as Active Directory. Service Map discovers failed network connections that your managed systems are attempting to make, helping you identify potential server misconfiguration, service outages, and network issues.
OMS Service Map Overview of my Demo Environment
Machine Changes on HybridCloud01 Server
You now can see that the Previous Service State Running is changed in Stopped.
When you go more in details and look at the log Search in this event :
When this event is important to you you can make an OMS Alert on this Change :
With OMS Alert you can take actions like :
With Microsoft OMS Runbooks you can make Automation solutions for Hybrid IT Events.
Servicemap Server Properties
OMS Service Map Performance
OMS Service Map Updates
More information about using Awesome Service Map solution in Operations Management Suite (OMS) you can find here
Configuring Service Map solution in Operations Management Suite (OMS)
Service Map gets its data from the Microsoft Dependency Agent. The Dependency Agent is dependent on the OMS Agent for its connections to OMS. This means that a server must have the OMS Agent installed and configured first, and then the Dependency Agent can be installed. The following table describes the connected sources that are supported by the Service Map solution.
Operations Management Suite (OMS) SDK
I like Microsoft OMS Service Map a lot because you can see the relations between Servers, Services, Applications in a Hybrid IT environment and
get proactive alerts to take action to keep your Hybrid Datacenters Healthy 🙂