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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 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.

System Center Packs

Previous System Center Products

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#Microsoft Windows Server “8” Beta and #SCVMM2012 Controle…….

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


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Microsoft #SQL2012 reporting for System Center 2012 SP1 CTP VMM on Windows “8” Beta #SCVMM2012 #Windows8

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.

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TestLAB Windows Server 8 Beta with SC2012 SP1 CTP #SCVMM2012 and #SQL2012 Server

Here you can download the Software you need for a Home Test Lab Server :

  1. Microsoft Windows Server “8” Beta ( 64-Bit ISO and VHD)
  2. The Windows® Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows® 7
  3. Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Express
  4. Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Native Client
  5. Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Command Line Utilities
  6. 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 :

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#Microsoft System Center 2012 CTP for Windows Server “8” Beta support #SCVMM2012 #Windows8


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