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#Microsoft System Center 2019 GA – Whats New #Sysctr #SCVMM #SCOM #SCDPM #Azure

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Hybrid Integration

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.

System Center Configuration Manager Documentation

New in System Center Orchestrator

New in System Center Service Manager

New in System Center Service Management Automation

New in System Center Service Provider Foundation


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Use Microsoft #Azure Backup for your Datacenter protection #HybridCloud #Sysctr

HybridCloud DPM

With Microsoft Azure Backup, you can protect application workloads such as Hyper-V VMs, Microsoft SQL Server, SharePoint Server, Microsoft Exchange and Windows clients to:
– Disk (D2D), giving high RTOs for tier 1 workloads
– Azure (D2D2C) for long term retention.
And, you can manage the protection of various protected entities (servers and clients) from a single on-premises user interface.

You can deploy Microsoft Azure Backup server as:
– A physical standalone server.
– A Hyper-V virtual machine – You can run DPM as a virtual machine hosted on an on-premises Hyper-V host server, to back up on-premises data.
– A Windows virtual machine in VMWare – You can deploy DPM to provide protection for Microsoft workloads running on Windows virtual machines in VMWare. In this scenario DPM can be deployed as a physical standalone server, as a Hyper-V virtual machine, or as a Windows virtual machine in VMWare.
– An Azure virtual machine – You can run DPM as a virtual machine in Azure to back up cloud workloads running as Azure virtual machines.

Try it yourself and download Microsoft Azure Backup Software here

Here you can find more Microsoft information about Backup and Disaster recovery

DPM to AzureBackup

Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager RU9 to Azure Backup Vault in the Cloud

What’s new in DPM in System Center 2016 Technical Preview

Here you can find the Microsoft Azure Storage Backup & Recovery Blog to keep you Up-To-Date

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#Microsoft System Center 2016 TP4 Whats New and Download #Sysctr #SCDPM #SCVMM

 

System Center 2016 TP4

Whats New in System Center 2016 Technical Preview 4 Today :



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New Free Ebook Data Protection for the Hybrid Cloud #sysctr #SCDPM #Azure

DPM for HybridCloud

Microsoft is happy to announce the release of their newest free ebook, Microsoft System Center Data Protection for the Hybrid Cloud (ISBN 9780735695832), by Shreesh Dubey, Vijay Tandra Sistla, Shivam Garg, and Aashish Ramdas; Mitch Tulloch, Series Editor.

If you are responsible for architecting and designing the backup strategy for your organization, especially if you’re looking for ways to incorporate cloud backup into your business continuity scenarios, this book is for you. With the increasing trends in virtualization as well as the move to the pubic cloud, IT organizations are headed toward a world where data and applications run in on-premises private clouds as well as in the public cloud. This has key implications for data protection strategy, and it is important to choose the solution that provides the same level of data protection you have afforded so far while allowing you to harness the power of the public cloud.

This book covers improvements added in DPM 2012 R2 as well as the integration with Microsoft Azure Backup service

Here you can download your Free copy of the Ebook


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#sysctr Management Packs for Data Protection Manager 2012 R2 Reporting, DedupReporter, Discovery and Monitoring

DPM Reporting

This download contains the management pack files (*.MP) required to monitor and generate reports on Data Protection Manager (DPM) Servers centrally using System Center Operations Manager (SCOM). The management guide document (*.docx) also provided with this download contains detailed instructions on how to set up, configure, deploy reporting centrally on the Operations Manager server and how to use the new enhanced extensible DPM Reporting Framework to generate custom aggregable reports. SC OpsMgr 2012 R2 is required to be installed and running.

Here you can download the System Center Management Packs for Data Protection Manager 2012 R2 Reporting, DedupReporter, Discovery and Monitoring


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UPDATE #SCDPM Team Blogpost Maintenance on System Center Data Protection Manager#sysctr

DPMDB Check

Microsoft is writing a series of three blog posts to cover three areas and will point to an existing post for the final piece. This will be broken down into an approach that starts by checking the database consistency, followed by a look at fragmentation (or eliminating it) to optimize performance. Third, Microsoft makes sure there is no extra growth and that it is sized optimally, and lastly, we talk about backing up the DPMDB in order to have a good copy available should it ever be needed.

Here you can read more on the System Center Data Protection Manager Team Blog (Part 1)

DPMDB Maintenance Part 2: Identifying and dealing with fragmentation in your DPMDB

DPMDB Maintenance Part 3: Dealing with a large DPMDB

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Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager is now available #sysctr #SCDPM

DPM Backup

Microsoft is excited to announce the release of Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager.  This is a feature-rich release and an important milestone in Microsoft cloud integrated backup vision. In the coming weeks, Microsoft will publish detailed blogs and videos of the new features, keep watching this space for more!

Azure is an integral and important part of this update rollup. Every feature of this update has an element of Azure plugged in to it. Customers will experience similar functionality and a more seamless experience irrespective of whether their data is protected locally or to the cloud. We have enabled more features for customers who are already using Azure for their long term backup & retention needs. If Azure is not an integral part of your DPM led backup strategy, this release still provides a compelling value prop.

The high level description of the enhancements in this update are divided into four categories:

  1. Support for new workloads
  2. Better data transfer and retention options to Azure
  3. Enhanced monitoring and alerting

Read more on the Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager Team Blog

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