Installing & configuring Service Reporting for IaaS usage and metering

This is the last blog post in a series on how to enable usage and metering for IaaS using System Center and Windows Azure Pack. The series includes the following posts:  IaaS Usage and Service Reporting using System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Azure Pack Configuring VMM and OM for IaaS usage and metering. Configuring… Read more

How to create a Service Manager Dashboard with SharePoint PerformancePoint – Part 2

In the previous blog post we discuss the background behind Reporting and how Service Manager can makes use of this.   To recap this is a tutorial of three blog posts: Blog Post 1: Discuss the background behind Reporting and how Service Manager can makes use of this. (Previous blog post)   Blog Post 2:… Read more

Automation–Orchestrating Service Manager Orchestrating Orchestrator

Hello Readers/Viewers! Today I have a special treat for you…well some of you, specifically the folks that are starting to dig deeper into the integration between Service Manager and Orchestrator. Background Many of you know this integration is not just a one-way street. It is completely bi-directional. Service Manager can invoke Orchestrator Runbooks and Orchestrator… Read more

Chargeback with System Center 2012 SP1 Tutorial Part 2 of 3

In the previous blog post we talked about how Chargeback is working overall and some of the areas to consider when implementing Chargeback.   In this blog post we will walk through the configuration that needs to be done in Virtual Machine Manager and in Operations Manager and how you can verify that these are… Read more

Chargeback with System Center 2012 SP1 tutorial

In System Center 2012 SP1 a new feature is introduced called Chargeback. In a series of blog posts we will explain how this can be implemented in the Datacenter using System Center 2012 SP1 Blog Post 1: Discuss the background behind Chargeback and how System Center makes use of this. (This Blog post) Why chargeback… Read more