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Service Templates in System Center 2012 SP1 VMM: Build Your Private Cloud (Series)

This guy is happily evaluating System Center 2012 SP1 as the foundation for his Private CloudToday’s installment of our “Build Your Private Cloud in a Month” series is the last of our 5-part mini-series we’re calling “Deploying Private Cloud Workloads”.  This week we (Tommy Patterson, Blain Barton and I) gave you the details and demonstrated some of the key areas in System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager that support the foundational concepts and objects in your Private Cloud arsenal:

  1. Hardware Profiles (Monday)
  2. Guest OS Profiles (Tuesday)
  3. Application Profiles (Wednesday)
  4. VM Templates (Thursday)
  5. Service Templates (Friday) <—Today, by Blain Barton  

To follow along, make sure you have installed a test lab with Windows Server 2012 and the Virtual Machine Manager component of System Center 2012 SP1.  (Click the links and download the evaluations, please.)

Today my “Floridated” friend Blain Barton delivers our article on creating and using Service Templates in System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager.  He shows you a very useful step-by-step, and leaves you with some very useful resources for further learning.


Blain's Article

Have you found our series useful?  I hope so!  Let me know in the comments if you have any questions, concerns, clarifications, or cheap shots at me or Microsoft.  (Hit me with your best shot!  I can take it! Smile)