Microsoft System Center 2012 is a platform for managing datacenters, client devices, and hybrid cloud IT environments. The different components of System Center work together to transform data and IT visibility, process, and automation. System Center can be used to optimize infrastructure, enhance service delivery, streamline processes, and reduce costs.
Infrastructure Practice Lead, Nathan Lasnoski, teamed up with Infrastructure Architect, Annur Sumar, to deliver this presentation at Concurrency’s System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Launch Event. As System Center Consultants and Microsoft MVPs, Lasnoski and Sumar discuss the individual components of System Center—Service Manager, Orchestrator, Configuration Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, Operations Manager, and Data Protection Manager—and how to bring them all together for IT self service.
This event presentation covers:
- New System Center topology
- New features in System Center 2012 SP1
- Upgrade orders for existing Service Center 2012 systems
Highlights in Service Pack 1
Service Manager in SP1. Find support for new data types from other modules, Chargeback support with individual fixes, and Service Provider Foundation SQL 2012 support.
Orchestrator in SP1. Includes new automation integration packs for Windows Server, Azure, System Center, Exchange, REST API, FTP, and VMWare.
Configuration Manager in SP1. Receive extensive support for Mac, Unix, and Linux, BYOD device support for InTune, and Windows RT management with Windows 8 support.
Virtual Machine Manager in SP1. Upgrades include support for Windows Server 2012, advanced virtual network support, and advanced storage support.
Operations Manager in SP1. Find extended support for Unix and Linux, Windows Server 2012 for Windows 8, and enhanced .NET application monitoring.
Data Protection Manager in SP1. New features include the ability to support Windows Server 2012, integration with Azure storage, and SharePoint 2013, Exchange 2013, ReFS, and SQL 2012 with AlwaysOn.