System Center 2012 Resources to bookmark–Part III August 9th, 2012

Vinod Kumar

The list of links and components when it comes to using System Center doesn’t seem to stop. This post is continuation to the two list we posted earlier – Part I, Part II. In this post will add a bunch of links around the Orchestrator, Service Manager, Unified Installer and Virtual Machine Manager.

The interesting part of System Center is the vast amount of components that get part of this that it makes almost humanly impossible to keep track and know all of them. Atleast these bunch of links and resources will help you get closer I suppose.

Top-level link for System Center 2012 is always: http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter

Microsoft Virtual Academy

System Center 2012 Orchestrator & Service Manager – Overview (Part 1)

System Center 2012 Orchestrator & Service Manager – Overview (Part 2)

Best Practices for Monitoring and Operating the Datacenter and the Private Cloud

System Center 2012 Data Warehouse and Reporting

System Center 2012 Orchestrator & Service Manager – Overview (Part 1)

System Center 2012 Orchestrator & Service Manager – Overview (Part 2)

Best Practices for Monitoring and Operating the Datacenter and the Private Cloud

System Center 2012 Data Warehouse and Reporting

TechNet Radio: IT Time – Microsoft Virtual Academy – System Center VMM 2012 and Configuration Manager 2012 Course Preview

MVA System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012:

  1. Introduction & ESX Management
  2. Fabric & Demo

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

  1. Virtual Machine Manager 2012 – Overview
  2. Using VMM 2012 to Configure a Private Cloud
  3. Modeling and Maintaining Virtualized Services in VMM 2012

Videos/Webcasts

Bytes by TechNet – Richard Campbell and Harold Wong

System Center Orchestrator 2012 Overview

System Center Orchestrator 2012:

Introduction to Opalis and a Sneak Peek at System Center Orchestrator

Bare Metal to Private Cloud (Part 7 of 8): Installing and Configuring System Center 2012 – Orchestrator

Private Cloud Demo Extravaganza 8: Create an Orchestrator Runbook and Integrate with Service Manager with System Center 2012

SCSM 2012 Request Fulfillment with Orchestrator

TechNet Radio IT Time – A Preview of System Center Configuration Manager 2012

Sean Christensen Discusses how Service Manager 2012 Offers Easy Customization of Processes and Decisions

System Center Service Manager 2012 Overview

Automated Remediation with System Center 2012

SCSM 2012 Request Fulfillment with Orchestrator

SCSM 2012 Portal & SharePoint Integration

Bare Metal to Private Cloud (Part 6 of 8): Installing and Configuring System Center 2012 – Service Manager

Virtualization Jump Start (06): Automation with Opalis, Service Manager & PowerShell

Incident and Change Management with System Center Service Manager?

Extending Microsoft System Center Service Manager with a new Activity Class and form??

System Center 2012 Unified Installer

  1. Part 1
  2. Part 2
  3. Part 3

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012: Technical Overview

System Center VMM 2012 Overview

Learning to do the Basics in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

Provision for Productive Infrastructure with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

Microsoft IT Discusses Strategies for Making Operations, Cloud Ready

How Microsoft IT Uses System Center Virtual Machine Manager to Manage the Private Cloud

From Virtualization to Private Cloud with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

Managing your Fabric with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

90 Seconds to the Cloud: Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Beta with Kenon Owens

(Part 3 of 8): Clustering Hyper-V and Installing a Highly Available Virtual Machine Manager Cluster

(Part 4 of 8): Configuring System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager

Infrastructure Management with System Center 2012

Deploying the Fabric with Virtual Machine Manager 2012

TechNet Radio

Virtual Lab Insider: Building Your Cloud Infrastructure with System Center 2012

Virtual Lab Insider: Building Your Cloud Infrastructure with Virtual Machine Manager 2012

Virtual Lab Insider: Infrastructure and Application Performance Monitoring with System Center 2012

Virtual Lab Insider: Building a Service Template in Virtual Machine Manager 2012

Virtually Speaking with Yung Chou: "What is Cloud?"

Virtually Speaking with Yung Chou: "What is Private Cloud?"

Virtually Speaking with Yung Chou: Understanding Cloud Computing

Virtually Speaking with Yung Chou: "How Does Cloud Computing Apply to Me?"

Virtually Speaking with Yung Chou: Become the Next Private Cloud Expert

Private Cloud Demo Extravaganza

Virtualization Jump Start

Podcasts

Microsoft Virtual Academy: System Center 2012 Orchestrator & Service Manager – Overview (Part 1)

Microsoft Virtual Academy: System Center 2012 Orchestrator & Service Manager – Overview (Part 2)

Bare metal to Private Cloud (Part 7 of 8): Installing and Configuring System Center 2012 – Orchestrator

Microsoft Virtual Academy: System Center 2012 Orchestrator & Service Manager – Overview (Part 1)

Microsoft Virtual Academy: System Center 2012 Orchestrator & Service Manager – Overview (Part 2)

Bare Metal to Private Cloud (Part 6 of 8): Installing and Configuring System Center 2012 – Service Manager

Virtualization Jump Start (06): Automation with Opalis, Service Manager & PowerShell

From Virtualization to Private Cloud with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

How Microsoft IT Uses System Center Virtual Machine Manager to Manage the Private Cloud

Learning to do the Basics in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

Provision for Productive Infrastructure with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

Articles/Documentation

Orchestrator

  1. Release Notes for System Center 2012 – Orchestrator
  2. Getting Started with System Center 2012 – Orchestrator
  3. Deploying System Center 2012 – Orchestrator
  4. Administering System Center 2012 – Orchestrator
  5. Using the Orchestration Console in System Center 2012 – Orchestrator
  6. Using Runbooks in System Center 2012 – Orchestrator
  7. Runbook Activity Reference for System Center 2012 – Orchestrator
  8. Privacy Statement for System Center 2012 – Orchestrator

Integration Packs for System Center 2012 – Orchestrator

  1. Active Directory Integration Pack
  2. HP iLO and OA Integration Pack
  3. HP Operations Manager Integration Pack
  4. HP Service Manager Integration Pack
  5. IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus Integration Pack
  6. VMWare vSphere Integration Pack
  7. Integration Packs for System Center

Importing Runbooks from System Center Orchestrator 2012

  1. How to Create an Orchestrator Console
  2. How to Synchronize an Orchestrator Connector
  3. How to Disable and Enable an Orchestrator Connector

Orchestrator Integration Toolkit

  1. Overview of Orchestrator Integration Toolkit
  2. Installation
  3. Command Line Activity Wizard
  4. Integration Pack Wizard

Orchestrator SDK

  1. What’s New in the Orchestrator SDK
  2. Migrating QIK API Custom Activities
  3. Getting Started with the Orchestrator SDK
  4. Taking an Imperative Approach
  5. Creating a Custom Resource File
  6. Orchestrator SDK Reference

Service Manager

    1. Planning for System Center 2012 – Service Manager Deployment
    2. Preparing for System Center 2012 – Service Manager Deployment
    3. Planning for Performance and Scalability in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
  • Deployment Guide for System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      1. Before You Deploy System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      2. Turkish Language Collations
      3. Prerequisite Checker for System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      4. Deployment Scenarios for System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      5. Guidance for Installing System Center 2012 – Service Manager on Virtual Machines
      6. Configure Windows PowerShell to Run in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      7. Registering with the Service Manager Data Warehouse to Enable Reporting
      8. Deploying Additional Service Manager Management Servers
      9. Deployment Considerations with a Disjointed Namespace
      10. Self-Service Portal for System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      11. Guidance for Load Balancing System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      12. Completing Deployment by Backing Up the Encryption Key
      13. Indexing Non-English Knowledge Articles
      14. Troubleshooting System Center 2012 – Service Manager Deployment Issues
      15. Deploying Service Manager from a Command Line
      16. Appendix A – Command-Line Option Error Codes
  • Administrator’s Guide for System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      1. Using Management Packs in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      2. Using Connectors to Import Data into System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      3. Configuration Items in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      4. Configuring Incident Management in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      5. Configuring Service Level Management in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      6. Configuring Workflows in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      7. Configuring Change and Activity Management in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      8. Configuring Release Management in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      9. Configuring Desired Configuration Management to Generate Incidents in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      10. Configuring System Center 2012 – Service Manager Notifications
      11. Using the Service Catalog in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      12. Using Groups, Queues, and Lists in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      13. Using Runbooks in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      14. User Interface Customization in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      15. Managing User Roles in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      16. Managing Run As Accounts in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      17. Managing Knowledge Articles in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      18. Configuring and Using the System Center 2012 – Service Manager Cmdlets for Windows PowerShell
      19. Managing the Data Warehouse in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      20. Managing the System Center 2012 – Service Manager Self-Service Portal
      21. Using Service Manager Tasks to Troubleshoot Computer Problems
      22. To Configure System Center 2012 – Service Manager CEIP Settings
      23. Appendix A – List of User Role Profiles in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      24. Appendix B – Mapping Active Directory Domain Services Attributes to Properties in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      25. Appendix C – Mapping System Center 2012 – Service Manager Properties to Configuration Manager Database Views
      26. Appendix D – System Center 2012 – Service Manager Registry Keys
  • Operations Guide for System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      1. Searching for Information in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      2. Managing Incidents and Problems in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      3. Managing Changes and Activities in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      4. Managing Service Requests in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      5. Managing Release Records in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      6. Using Data Warehouse Reporting and Analytics in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
  • Authoring Guide for System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      1. Introduction to the Service Manager Authoring Guide
      2. Management Packs: working with Management Packs
      3. Classes: Customizing and Authoring
      4. Forms: Customizing and Authoring
      5. Workflows: Customizing and Authoring
      6. Sample Scenario: The Woodgrove Bank Customization
      7. Views Sample Scenario: How to Customize a Column Title in a View
      8. Reports Sample Scenario: How to Include Dashboards and Reports in Custom Views
  • Disaster Recovery Guide for System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      1. Disaster Recovery Scenarios Overview
      2. Prepare for Service Manager Disaster Recovery
      3. Implement Service Manager Disaster Recovery
  • Cmdlets in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      1. Cmdlet About Topics for System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      2. Administrator Cmdlets for System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      3. Data Warehouse Cmdlets for System Center 2012 – Service Manager
  • Upgrade Guide for System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      1. Upgrade Planning for System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      2. Setting Up a Service Manager 2010 Lab Environment with Production Data
      3. Upgrading to System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      4. After Upgrading to System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      5. Failed Upgrade in System Center 2012 – Service Manager

    Unified Installer

      1. System Requirements for System Center 2012 – Unified Installer
      2. Preparing an Installer Computer for System Center 2012 – Unified Installer
      3. Preparing a Target Computer for System Center 2012 – Unified Installer
      4. Running the System Center 2012 – Unified Installer
      5. Log Files in System Center 2012 – Unified Installer
    • Installing System Center 2012 using the Unified Installer

    Virtual Machine Manager

      1. Overview of System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager
      2. What’s New in System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager
      3. Glossary for System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager
      4. Evaluating System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager by Using a Pre-Configured VHD
      5. Resources for System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager
      6. Release Notes for System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager
  • Deploying Virtual Machine Manager
      1. System Requirements for System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager
      2. Installing System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager
      3. Installing a Highly Available VMM Management Server
      4. Upgrading to System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager
  • Administering Virtual Machine Manager
      1. Configuring Fabric Resources in VMM
      2. Deploying Virtual Machines and Services in a Private Cloud in VMM
      3. Monitoring and Reporting in VMM
      4. Performing Maintenance Tasks in VMM
  • Configuring Virtual Machine Manager
      1. Configuring Run As Accounts in VMM
      2. Creating User Roles in VMM
      3. Ports and Protocols for VMM
  • Scripting in Virtual Machine Manager
      1. System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager Scripting Guide
      2. System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager Cmdlet Reference
  • Logo Certification for Windows Server 2008 R2
      1. Custom Actions in Virtual Machine Manager
      2. Windows Server 2008 R2 Logo Certification Issues with Virtual Machine
  • Microsoft Server Application Virtualization
      1. Server Application Virtualization Overview
      2. Installing Server Application Virtualization
      3. Packaging Applications With Server Application Virtualization
      4. Server Application Virtualization Sequencer Technical Reference
      5. Troubleshooting Server Application Virtualization
      6. Server Application Virtualization Privacy Statement

    TechNet Wiki

    Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager evolution

    News, Requirements and Installation of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

    The Service Concept in VMM 2012

    SCVMM 2012 – The Main Tool for your Infrastructure and Clouds

    SCVMM 2012 Ports Communications for Firewall Configuration

    Create

    Capability Profiles in SCVMM 2012

    Using Service Templates in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

    Managing XenServer with System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012

    How to Create and Configure a Private Cloud in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 – Part 1

    Private Cloud in system Center Virtual Machine Manager – Part 2 – Delegate Control

    How to Improve the Virtual Machine Creation Using a VM Template

    Load Balancing and Cloud Computing (SCVMM 2012)

    Sorting Things Out in the SCVMM Library

    How to Create a Cloud in VMM 2012

    Private Cloud Security Operations Principles

    Patching Your Fabric with SCVMM 2012

    Green IT and VMM – How to User the Dynamic Optimization to Save Energy in VMM 2012

    System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) Error Codes

    1. [0-499]
    2. [500-999]
    3. [1000-1499]
    4. [2000-2499]
    5. [2500-2999]
    6. [3000-3499]
    7. [3500-3999]
    8. [10000-10999]
    9. [11000-11999]
    10. [12000-12999]
    11. [13000-13999]
    12. [19999-20999]
    13. [21000-21999]
    14. [22000-22999]
    15. [23000-23999]
    16. [24000-24999]
    17. [25000-25999]
    18. [26000-26999]
    19. [27000-27999]
    20. [28000 and above]

    Other Useful Links and Resources

    Increasing Maximum Concurrent Policy Instances on Orchestrator 2012

    System Center 2012 Service Delivery & Automation

    System Center Orchestrator Engineering Blog

    System Center 2012 – Orchestrator Component Add-ons and Extensions

    Technical Documentation Download for System Center 2012 – Orchestrator

    System Center 2012 Cloud & Datacenter Management

    System Center: Service Manager Engineering Blog

    System Center 2012 Service Manager – Exchange Connector 3.0 Release Candidate

    System Center 2012 – Service Manager Component Add-ons and Extensions

    System Center Monitoring Pack for System Center 2012 – Service Manager

    Technical Documentation Download for System Center 2012 – Service Manager

    Application Approval Workflow

    Infrastructure Planning and Design

    Steve Rachui’s Manageability blog

    Kevin Remde’s IT Pro Weblog

    Technical Documentation Download for System Center 2012 – Unified Installer

    Microsoft Private Cloud: Evaluation Guide (PDF)

    Download Microsoft Private Cloud Evaluation Software

    Hyper-V: Scripts

    System Center 2012 Capabilities Overview

    System Center 2012 Application Management

    System Center: Virtual Machine Manager Engineering Blog

    The Microsoft Server Application Virtualization Team Blog

    System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager – Evaluation (VHD)

    SCVMM 2012 Storage and Load Balancer Provider Downloads

    VMM Troubleshooting Tools: SCVMM2012_MPSReports

    System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager Component Add-ons and Extensions

    Technical Documentation Download for System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager

    System Center Monitoring Pack for System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager

    Whew, that is a long list and resources to read atleast for couple of months. I think I will try to start adding other products in the future. Your comments are welcome.

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