Download System Center 2012 R2 Integration Pack for VMware vSphere

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The Integration Pack for VMware vSphere is an add-on for System Center 2012 R2 – Orchestrator that enables you to connect System Center Orchestrator to your VMware vSphere server to automate actions in VMware vSphere to enable full management of the virtualized computing infrastructure.

Download here.

Free ebook: System Center: Designing Orchestrator Runbooks

Microsoft published a new and free eBook that concentrates on how to design Orchestrator Runbooks.

Cou can download it here.

 

Introduction

Welcome to Microsoft System Center: Designing Orchestrator Runbooks. We believe that orchestration and automation are becoming increasingly important in IT organizations of all sizes and across all infrastructure types ranging from on-premises to cloud-based. Orchestration and automation can help reduce the cost of IT while improving consistency and quality of IT service delivery. Like any powerful technology. however, it can be both used and abused.

Our objective with this book is to provide a framework for runbook design and IT process automation to help you get the most out of System Center Orchestrator 2012 and to help you utilize Orchestrator in concert with the rest of the System Center for an enterprise-wide and systematic approach to process automation. We will provide detailed guidance for creating what we call “modular automation” where small, focused pieces of automation are progressively built into larger and more complex solutions. We detail the concept of an automation library, where over time enterprises build a progressively larger library of interoperable runbooks and components. Finally, we will cover advanced scenarios and design patterns for topics like error handling and logging, state management, and parallelism. But before we dive into the details, we’ll begin by setting the stage with a quick overview of System Center 2012 Orchestrator and deployment scenarios.

 

 

Private Cloud Demo Extravaganza presented by Symon Perriman

Hello Community,

here a “short” screencast collection presented by Symon Perriman from “Bare Metal to Private Cloud” with System Center 2012.

Deploy Bare Metal Servers to Hyper-V with System Center 2012

Multiple Hypervisors for Cloud Resources & Adding ESX Servers with System Center 2012

Add Resources to a Failover Cluster with System Center 2012

Service Template Creation & Deployment with System Center 2012

Standardized Service Updating with System Center 2012

Monitor Network Devices with System Center 2012

Monitor and Automatically Resolve Issues in the Fabric with System Center 2012

Create an Orchestrator Runbook and Integrate with Service Manager with System Center 2012

Create Self-Service Request Offerings using the Service Catalog with System Center 2012

Deliver Self-Service Request Offerings using the Service Catalog with System Center 2012

Gain Insight & Visibility through Service Manager Reporting with System Center 2012

Enabling Application Performance Monitoring with System Center 2012

Creating an Application Performance Monitoring Dashboard with System Center 2012

Deep Application Diagnostics & Insight with System Center 2012

Managing Applications Across Private & Public Clouds with System Center 2012

Managing Application Resources Across Private & Public Clouds with System Center 2012

Self-Service Application Deployment with System Center 2012