Microsoft System Center 2012



Since before the release of Microsoft System Center I have been working on the deployment of this product in our environment. We have found many tricks to making it work. The components I have been working with are the System Center Configuration Manager, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, System Center Data Protection Manager and System Center Operations Manager.

  • System Center Configuration Manager 2012:
    • Allows you to manager the configuration of the computers in your environment. You can put your users and computers in collections that can have applications automatically and settings applied to them.
    • PXE OSD (Operating System Deployments) and capture
    • Manager your System Center Endpoint Protection 2012 (Forefront Endpoint Protection)
    • Asset Management
  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012
    • Manage your Virtual environment
      • Supports:
        • Hyper-V hosts
        • VMWare ESX(i) hosts
        • XenServer
      • Migrate between different host platforms
      • Manage Updates in a cluster and pool friendly manner
      • Support hosts and clients across LAN and WAN
      • Manage templates and workflows
  • System Center Operations Manager 2012
    • Manage your environment
      • Know what your virtual and physical servers are doing
        • Supports
          • Windows
          • Linux
          • Unix
          • EXS(i)
        • Depending on your physical environment and OS you can monitor the performance and health of most server Hardware
          • Memory
          • Harddrives/Arrays
          • Networks cards
          • CPU
          • Fans
          • Power supplies
        • Monitor the status and health of most virtual OS
      • Monitor switches and routers through SNMP
      • Monitor WAN links for failures and outages



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