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Microsoft System Center 2012 Unleashed (Unleashed)

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This is the definitive real-world guide to Microsoft System Center 2012, Microsoft’s newest and most powerful version of System Center. Authored by consultants who’ve deployed System Center in hundreds of enterprises and innovative smaller businesses, this book brings together up-to-the-minute tips, tricks, and techniques you just won’t find anywhere else.

You’ll learn how to use System Center’s powerful capabilities to build highly-efficient managed environments that encompass datacenters, cloud environments, client computers, mobile devices, and more. The authors address planning, design, implementation, integration, and administration, and cover every component, including Configuration Manager, Operations Manager, Data Protection Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, Service Manager, and Orchestrator.

  •  Use Configuration Manager 2012 to deliver software and updates in highly-distributed environments including datacenters, clouds, and mobile devices
  •   Reliably manage and report on assets with Configuration Manager 2012
  •   Perform monitoring, alerting, operations, and security reporting with Operations Manager 2012
  •   Use Data Protection Manager 2012to protect file systems, SQL, Microsoft Exchange, and SharePoint
  •   Leverage Data Protection Manager 2012’s improved central monitoring and remote recovery
  •   Run Hyper-V virtualized environments with VMM 2012—including new private clouds and mixed private/public fabrics
  •   Use Service Manager 2012 to provide top-down integration, and use Orchestrator 2012 for bottom-up process automation and integration “glue”
  •   Give users an efficient self-service portal for creating service and incident requests and browsing service catalogs
  •   Manage service offerings and implement enterprise-wide change control with Service Manager 2012
  •   Ensure compliance by creating, executing, and repeating auditable, documented processes with Orchestrator 2012

Synopsis:

This is the definitive real-world guide to Microsoft System Center 2012, Microsoft’s newest and most powerful version of System Center. Authored by consultants who’ve deployed System Center in hundreds of enterprises and innovative smaller businesses, this book brings together up-to-the-minute tips, tricks, and techniques you just won’t find anywhere else.

You’ll learn how to use System Center’s powerful capabilities to build highly-efficient managed environments that encompass datacenters, cloud environments, client computers, mobile devices, and more. The authors address planning, design, implementation, integration, and administration, and cover every component, including Configuration Manager, Operations Manager, Data Protection Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, Service Manager, and Orchestrator.

  •  Use Configuration Manager 2012 to deliver software and updates in highly-distributed environments including datacenters, clouds, and mobile devices
  •   Reliably manage and report on assets with Configuration Manager 2012
  •   Perform monitoring, alerting, operations, and security reporting with Operations Manager 2012
  •   Use Data Protection Manager 2012to protect file systems, SQL, Microsoft Exchange, and SharePoint
  •   Leverage Data Protection Manager 2012’s improved central monitoring and remote recovery
  •   Run Hyper-V virtualized environments with VMM 2012—including new private clouds and mixed private/public fabrics
  •   Use Service Manager 2012 to provide top-down integration, and use Orchestrator 2012 for bottom-up process automation and integration “glue”
  •   Give users an efficient self-service portal for creating service and incident requests and browsing service catalogs
  •   Manage service offerings and implement enterprise-wide change control with Service Manager 2012
  •   Ensure compliance by creating, executing, and repeating auditable, documented processes with Orchestrator 2012

Synopsis:

Organizations that deploy the entire Microsoft System Center 2012 Enterprise Suite and leverage its powerful integration capabilities have an extraordinarily strong platform for managing everything from clients to servers, mobile infrastructure to data centers. Now, for the first time, there's a comprehensive, expert guide to using Microsoft's entire system management suite together, in order to drive maximum business value from it. Authored by two of the world's most experienced Systems Center implementers, this book covers every step of design, planning, implementation, migration, administration, and reporting. Chris Amaris and Rand Morimoto cover every component of the Microsoft Systems Center 2012 Enterprise Suite, demonstrating how to utilize the newest versions' most valuable improvements, and take full advantage of interoperability both across the suite and beyond. Readers will learn how to get the best possible results with: * Configuration Manager 2012 (patching, software deployment, asset inventory, and remote support) * Operations Manager 2012 (monitoring and alerts) * Data Protection Manager 2012 (snapshot backups) * Virtual Machine Manager 2012 (Hyper-V R2 management) * Service Manager 2012 (helpdesk support, incident tracking, and change control) * Orchestrator 2012 (runbook and process automation)

About the Author

Chris Amaris, MCITP, MCTS, CISSP/ISSAP, CHS III, is the chief technology officer and cofounder of Convergent Computing. He has more than 20 years experience consulting for Fortune 500 companies, leading companies in the technology selection, design, planning, and implementation of complex information technology projects. Chris has worked with Microsoft System Center products, such as Operations Manager and Configuration Manager, since their original releases in 2000 and 1994. He specializes in messaging, security, performance tuning, systems management, and migration. Receiving his first Microsoft technologies certification in 1993, Chris is a current Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) with multiple Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist designations (MCTS) in System Center technologies, a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with an Information System Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP) concentration, Certified Homeland Security (CHS III), a Novell CNE, a Banyan CBE, and a Certified Project Manager. Chris is also an author, writer, and technical editor for a number of IT books, including Network Security for Government and Corporate Executives, Exchange 2010 Unleashed, and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Unleashed.

Rand Morimoto, Ph.D., MVP, MCITP, CISSP, has been in the computer industry for over 30 years and has authored, coauthored, or been a contributing writer for dozens of books on Windows, Security, Exchange, BizTalk, and Remote and Mobile Computing. Rand is the president of Convergent Computing, an IT-consulting firm in the San Francisco Bay area that has been one of the key early adopter program partners with Microsoft, implementing the latest Microsoft technologies, including Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, System Center 2012, Windows 7, Exchange Server 2010, Windows Server 2012, and SharePoint 2010 in production environments over 18 months before the initial product releases.

Pete Handley, MCITP, CISSP, has more than 15 years of experience in IT, including extensive knowledge of Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, Windows Server 2008, and the System Center suite of products. He has been a contributing author for the Sams books Microsoft Exchange 2003 Unleashed and Windows PowerShell Unleashed. Pete specializes in Visual Basic and PowerShell scripting and is a subject matter expert on the integration and migration of Novell technologies to Microsoft technologies. Pete holds the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer 2003 (MCSE) certification, the Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP) certification, the Novell Certified Directory Engineer (CDE) certification, and the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification.

David E. Ross, MCITP, VCP, CCEA, CCSP, has over 13 years of experience in IT consulting, the majority of which have been spent playing the lead architect role on network design and implementation projects throughout the San Francisco Bay area. David is currently acting as a principal engineer for Convergent Computing, and is frequently involved in creating hybrid solutions involving multiple vendor technologies for organizations of all sizes. Specialties for David include Active Directory, Exchange, System Center, Lync, Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop design, virtualization solutions using VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V, and Cisco routing, switching, and security technologies.

Table of Contents

Introduction of the System Center Suite

2. Configuration Manager 2012 Design and Planning

3. Configuration Manager 2012 Implementation, Migration and Administration

4. Using Configuration Manager 2012 to Distribute Software, Updates, and Operating Systems

5. Using Configuration Manager 2012 for Asset Management and Reporting

6. Operations Manager 2012 Design and Planning

7. Operations Manager 2012 Implementation and Administration

8. Using Operations Manager 2012 for Monitoring and Alerting

9. Using Operations Manager 2012 for Operations and Security Reporting

10. Data Protection Manager 2012 Design, Planning, and Implementation

11. Using Data Protection Manager 2012 to Protect File Systems, Exchange, SQL, and SharePoint

12. Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Design, Planning, and Implementation

13. Managing a Hyper-V Environment with Virtual Machine Manager 2012

14. Service Manager 2012 Design, Planning, and Implementation

15. Using Service Manager 2012 for Incident Tracking and HelpDesk Support

16. Using Service Manager 2012 for Service Offerings and Change Control Management

17. Orchestrator 2012 Implementation and Automation

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780672336126
Author:
Amaris, Chris
Publisher:
Sams
Author:
Morimoto, Rand
Author:
Ross, David
Author:
Handley, Pete
Subject:
Server Computing
Subject:
Database-Client Server
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Unleashed
Publication Date:
20120601
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
1032
Dimensions:
9 x 7 x 2.22 in 1540 gr

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"Synopsis" by ,

This is the definitive real-world guide to Microsoft System Center 2012, Microsoft’s newest and most powerful version of System Center. Authored by consultants who’ve deployed System Center in hundreds of enterprises and innovative smaller businesses, this book brings together up-to-the-minute tips, tricks, and techniques you just won’t find anywhere else.

You’ll learn how to use System Center’s powerful capabilities to build highly-efficient managed environments that encompass datacenters, cloud environments, client computers, mobile devices, and more. The authors address planning, design, implementation, integration, and administration, and cover every component, including Configuration Manager, Operations Manager, Data Protection Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, Service Manager, and Orchestrator.

  •  Use Configuration Manager 2012 to deliver software and updates in highly-distributed environments including datacenters, clouds, and mobile devices
  •   Reliably manage and report on assets with Configuration Manager 2012
  •   Perform monitoring, alerting, operations, and security reporting with Operations Manager 2012
  •   Use Data Protection Manager 2012to protect file systems, SQL, Microsoft Exchange, and SharePoint
  •   Leverage Data Protection Manager 2012’s improved central monitoring and remote recovery
  •   Run Hyper-V virtualized environments with VMM 2012—including new private clouds and mixed private/public fabrics
  •   Use Service Manager 2012 to provide top-down integration, and use Orchestrator 2012 for bottom-up process automation and integration “glue”
  •   Give users an efficient self-service portal for creating service and incident requests and browsing service catalogs
  •   Manage service offerings and implement enterprise-wide change control with Service Manager 2012
  •   Ensure compliance by creating, executing, and repeating auditable, documented processes with Orchestrator 2012

"Synopsis" by , Organizations that deploy the entire Microsoft System Center 2012 Enterprise Suite and leverage its powerful integration capabilities have an extraordinarily strong platform for managing everything from clients to servers, mobile infrastructure to data centers. Now, for the first time, there's a comprehensive, expert guide to using Microsoft's entire system management suite together, in order to drive maximum business value from it. Authored by two of the world's most experienced Systems Center implementers, this book covers every step of design, planning, implementation, migration, administration, and reporting. Chris Amaris and Rand Morimoto cover every component of the Microsoft Systems Center 2012 Enterprise Suite, demonstrating how to utilize the newest versions' most valuable improvements, and take full advantage of interoperability both across the suite and beyond. Readers will learn how to get the best possible results with: * Configuration Manager 2012 (patching, software deployment, asset inventory, and remote support) * Operations Manager 2012 (monitoring and alerts) * Data Protection Manager 2012 (snapshot backups) * Virtual Machine Manager 2012 (Hyper-V R2 management) * Service Manager 2012 (helpdesk support, incident tracking, and change control) * Orchestrator 2012 (runbook and process automation)
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