System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1 Deep Dive for Technet Magazine–part 2

Back in the October issue of Technet Magazine I wrote about how to take all your network and compute hardware, along with any existing VMware and XENServer clusters and manage all that fabric with SCVMM 2012 SP1. Read that “part 1” here.

In the November issue is part 2 where I cover the next step which is to build a cloud on top of the fabric. This part looks at services in SCVMM, private clouds as well as the new Service Provider Foundation (SPF). Read it here.

Enjoy, and thanks for reading.

System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1 Deep Dive for Technet Magazine

I have written a two part deep dive into using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1 for Technet Magazine. The first part looks at using SCVMM to manage your fabric, the underlying hardware, clusters, networks and storage as well as setting up SCVMM in a Highly Available fashion. The second part will cover building your private cloud on top of this managed fabric.

Read part 1 here.

Enjoy and thanks for reading.

System Center Operations Manager 2012 RC Review for 4Sysops–part 8

 

The final part of my SCOM 2012 RC review for 4Sysops is now online here. In this part I talk about the new dashboards and how easy it is to create them as well as wrap up with some final words.

Enjoy and thanks for reading. 

System Center Operations Manager 2012 RC Review for 4Sysops–part 7

The seventh part of my SCOM 2012 RC review for 4sysops is now live, covering Linux cross platform monitoring (enhanced compared to SCOM 2007 R2) and Java Enterprise Edition machine monitoring (new in SCOM 2012). Read it here.

Enjoy and thanks for reading.

System Center Operations Manager 2012 RC Review for 4Sysops–part 6

And the sixth part of my SCOM 2012 RC review is now online at 4sysops. In this part I look at Application Performance Monitoring, APM, which is the new name for the technologies acquired by Microsoft from AVICode. Read it here.

Enjoy! And thanks for reading.

System Center Operations Manager 2012 RC Review for 4Sysops–part 4

The fourth part of my SCOM 2012 review for 4Sysops is now online here. This time I cover infrastructure improvements such as the really cool built in High Availability, just add another server and they’ll form a resource pool.

Enjoy! And thanks for reading.