ConfigMgr 2012 R2 – QuickStart Deployment Guide

This is to be used as a template only, for a customer to implement as their own pilot or POC, or customized deployment guide. It is intended to be general in nature and will require the customer to modify it to suit their specific data and processes. This also happens to be a very typical…

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OpsMgr – SQL MP version 6.4.1.0 capabilities and configuration

Download:  http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=10631 On 10/14/2013 The SQL MP was updated.  There is a huge number of updates, fixes, and new features that were released in this version (and the version which shipped in Sept 2013.)  See the download link for all the updates, or the MP guide that ships with this version. SQL Server Management Pack…

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Service Manager 2012 R2 – QuickStart Deployment Guide

The following article will cover a basic install of System Center Service Manager 2012 R2.   The concept is to perform a limited deployment of SCSM, similar to our deployment guide on TechNet:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh519675.aspx  The deployment guide on TechNet demonstrates Service Manager in a Two Server model (typical for lab and test environments), and a Four…

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App Controller 2012 R2 – QuickStart Deployment Guide

Once you deploy SCVMM, you will want to immediately deploy App Controller, as this is the Self-Service portal for Virtual Machine Manager in a private cloud scenario. App Controller is a lightweight web based interface to SCVMM based Private Clouds, and Windows Azure.  It is very simple to deploy.  It consists of a front end…

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Orchestrator 2012 R2 – QuickStart deployment guide

System Center Orchestrator 2012 is extremely easy to setup and deploy.  There are only a handful of prerequisites, and most can be handled by the setup installer routine. The TechNet documentation does an excellent job of detailing the system requirements and deployment process: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh420337.aspx The following document will cover a basic install of System Center…

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SCVMM 2012 R2 – QuickStart deployment guide

The following document will cover a basic install of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 at a generic customer.  This is to be used as a template only, for a customer to implement as their own pilot or POC deployment guide.  It is intended to be general in nature and will require the customer…

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OpsMgr 2012 R2 – QuickStart Deployment Guide

There is already a very good deployment guide posted on TechNet here:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh457006.aspx  The TechNet deployment guide provides an excellent walkthrough of installing OpsMgr 2012 for the “all in one” scenario, where all roles are installed on a single server.  That is a very good method for doing simple functionality testing and lab exercises. The…

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SC App Controller – Connecting on premise to Windows Azure

Connecting your on-premise App Controller deployment to Windows Azure will open up the following capabilities to enable a single portal for your cloud users, both private and public: Deploy Cloud service Deploy Virtual Machine Add VM’s to Cloud Services Copy existing VM to Azure Modify existing Services Modify Existing VM’s Start VM Shut Down VM…

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OpsMgr 2012 – Grooming deep dive in the OperationsManager database

Grooming of the OpsDB in OpsMgr 2012 is very similar to OpsMgr 2007.  Grooming is called once per day at 12:00am…. by the rule:  “Partitioning and Grooming” You can search for this rule in the Authoring space of the console, under Rules. It is targeted to the “All Management Servers Resource Pool” and is part…

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