Posts Tagged ‘System Center 2012’

System Center 2012 SP1 is coming in January 2013

December 26, 2012 Leave a comment

Hi Geeks!

I received a call from a “Microsoft man”, just 3 days ago to announce me this good news; System Center 2012 SP1 will be available in the first half of January 2013.

SP1 solves many problems and support finally the new Windows OS generations like Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 8 RT, etc.

For more details you can consult this link on Technet.



Would you like to learn System Center 2012?

September 13, 2012 Leave a comment


During my surfing on the Internet sea, I have discovered this great site  that gathers very interesting courses to learn the different System Center 2012 products.


After CTP2; System Center 2012 SP1 Beta is disposable

September 13, 2012 Leave a comment


The System Center 2012 SP1 will come soon. As CTP2 was announced to support Windows Server 2012 Preview, today, the Beta is for the RTM edition.

Some interesting improvements are described as follows :

  • Virtual Machine Manager
    • Improved Support for Network Virtualization
    • Extend the VMM console with Add-ins
    • Support for Windows Standards-Based Storage Management Service, thin provisioning of logical units and discovery of SAS storage
    • Ability to convert VHD to VHDX, use VHDX as base Operating System image
  • Configuration Manager
    • Deployment and management of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
    • Distribution point for Windows Azure to help reduce infrastructure costs
    • Automation of administrative tasks through PowerShell support
    • Management of Mac OS X clients and Linux and UNIX servers
    • Real-time administrative actions for Endpoint Protection related tasks
  • Data Protection Manager
    • Improved backup performance of Hyper-V over CSV 2.0
    • Protection for Hyper-V over remote SMB share
    • Protection for Windows Server 2012 de-duplicated volumes
    • Uninterrupted protection for VM live migration
  • App Controller
    • Service Provider Foundation API to create and operate Virtual Machines
    • Support for Azure VM; migrate VHDs from VMM to Windows Azure, manage from on-premise System Center
  • Operations Manager
    • Support for IIS 8
    • Monitoring of WCF, MVC and .NET NT services
    • Azure SDK support
  • Orchestrator
    • Support for Integration Packs, including 3rd party
    • Manage VMM self-service User Roles
    • Manage multiple VMM ‘stamps’ (scale units), aggregate results from multiple stamps
    • Integration with App Controller to consume Hosted clouds
  • Service Manager
    • Apply price sheets to VMM clouds
    • Create chargeback reports
    • Pivot by cost center, VMM clouds, Pricesheets
  • Server App-V
    • Support for applications that create scheduled tasks during packaging
    • Create virtual application packages from applications installed remotely on native server

Note that this Beta version is used just for tests purposes!