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System Center is a comprehensive management platform that enables you to more easily and efficiently manage your IT environments, including your server infrastructure and client devices. With System Center 2012 SP1, you get the most cost effective and flexible platform for managing your traditional datacenters, private and public clouds, and client computers and devices. System Center 2012 is the only unified management platform where you can manage multiple hypervisors, physical resources, and applications in a single offering.In this course you will learn about the broad vision and goals for SP1, as well as see the improvements across the individual components, including App Controller (SCAP), Configuration Manager (SCCM), Data Protection Manager (DPM), Endpoint Protection (SCEP), Operations Manager (SCOM), Orchestrator (SCO), Service Manager (SCSM) and Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM).
In this module you will learn how System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) has been enhanced to support Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012 through the infrastructure, services and application layers. SP1 supports larger hosts, clusters and virtual machines, and you will see other virtualization enhancements, including live storage migration, simultaneous live migrations, broader Server App-V compatibility, and support for Linux, Unix, CentOS, Debian & Ubuntu in the guest OS. You will also learn about networking improvements, such as isolated tenant networks, IP virtualization, managing switch extensions, and logical switches. Storage advances include support for SMB 3.0 and NAS, backup enhancements, and the ability to backup to Windows Azure. Other features discussed include Global Service Monitoring (GSM) for websites, developer integration with Team Foundation Server 2012 (TFS) and Visual Studio 2012, and chargeback features.
In this module you will learn how System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) App Controller (SCAP) can be used as a web-based self-service portal to manage your private cloud, public cloud and connect to 3rd party hosters. SCAP has been improved in many areas, including it connections to VMM, new ways of controlling access, better Active Directory users and groups integration, improvements in operating remote desktops, and easier manageability of virtual machines to make checkpoints, scale apps, and perform upgrades. Finally you will learn about how the Service Providers Foundation (SPF) feature can allow management of any 3rd party virtualization infrastructure using the oData protocol with REST.
In this module you will learn how System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Configuration Manager (SCCM) has improved device support, added a personalized application experience, simplified management, integrated security and compliance all with reduced infrastructure complexity. You will see how SCCM can take real-time actions based on System Center Endpoint Protection information. SCCM now has improved integration as a distribution point for Windows Azure, and it supports Windows 8 Apps, Application Virtualization (App-V), Windows To Go, Windows Embedded, Android & iOS devices, Mac OS, Linux and Unix including AIX, HP-UX, RHEL, Solaris & SUSE. Additionally you will learn about metered connection support, phone distribution tokens, the self-service portal for apps, and the ability to auto-update enterprise apps.
In this module you will learn how System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Data Protection Manager (DPM) has been updated, including adding support for Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012. DPM offers enterprise class protection for Exchange, SQL, SharePoint, Dynamics, Windows Server, Hyper-V and Active Directory. You will see numerous improvements for backing up and restoring Hyper-V virtual machines, including support for VMs running on CSV disks or over SMB 3.0. Additionally DPM supports backup during all types of live migration for uninterrupted data protection. You will also learn about DPM’s increased scale and performance, integration with Windows Server 2012 file deduplication features, and the ability to backup to Windows Azure.
In this module you will learn how System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Endpoint Protection (SCEP) now supports Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012. See the single administrator experience for simplified endpoint protection and management, real time Endpoint Protection information, and the new and improved Endpoint Protection client. Next you will find out how SCEP can use malware-driven operations, uses client-side merging for antimalware policies, and has integrated optimizations for Windows Embedded clients. Finally you will see the improved operations and reporting, new architectural changes to simplify Software Update Point setup, and faster delivery of definitions through software updates.
In this module you will learn how System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Operations Manager (SCOM) has added support for Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012 which provides enhanced network & storage monitoring, including virtual fabric monitoring. Additionally you find see how the topology has been simplified while monitoring on-premise and in the Windows Azure public cloud using new features like the Global Service Monitoring extensible dashboards. Next you will hear about Azure SDK support, Linux/Unix authoring & new supported distributions including CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu as well as Application Performance Monitoring (APM) for improved application insight with WCF, MVC, .NET Windows services, IIS8 & JEE. Finally hear about developer and operations (DevOps) integration by extending SCOM data to Visual Studio 2012 and Team Foundation Server 2012.
In this module you will learn how System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Orchestrator (SCO) now supports Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012 in additional to its numerous core functionality investments. Hear details about the new System Center Integration Packs for Configuration Manager (SCCM), Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), and Operations Manager (SCOM). Next you will see improvements in Orchestrator’s interoperability with VMware, BMC, Dell, HP, IBM, Cisco, NetApp, F5 & more. You will also learn about hybrid cloud automation with Windows Azure Integration Pack with IaaS. Finally learn about enhancements to PowerShell and localization.
In this module you will learn how System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Service Manager (SCSM) now supports Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012 along with improvements to the Cloud Service Process Pack to provide new Service Catalog content. Additionally you will find out about improved integration with Orchestrator, new chargebacks and price sheet features, role-based access, and the simplified self-service portal with Silverlight web parts and SharePoint. Finally you will see how the key themes of standardization, self-service and automation are used to complete the request fulfillment process, including importing, building, publishing, creating, invoking, and monitoring.
In this module you will learn how System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) supports Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012. You will see improvements around the configuration and deployment of the fabric, compute resources, storage, networking components and clusters. Specifically you will learn about automated bare-metal Hyper-V deployments, storage allocation and management, software defined networking (SDN), network virtualization, and cluster manageability enhancements. Next you will discover the new Hyper-V virtualization improvements for Windows Server 2012, including support for VHDX file types, SMB 3.0 storage, synthetic fibre channel HBAs in the guest, and live storage migration. Finally you will see the improvements in private cloud concepts of new user roles, App Controller self-service integration, and simplified VM service template deployments.