Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager Cookbook

Author: Steve Beaumont (MVP),Jonathan Horner,Chiyo Odika,Robert Ryan

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178217625X

Category: Computers

Page: 406

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If you are tasked with monitoring the IT infrastructure within your organization, this book demonstrates how System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager offers a radical and exciting solution to modern administration.
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Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Compliance Management Cookbook

Author: Andreas Baumgarten,Ronnie Isherwood,Susan Roesner

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782171711

Category: Computers

Page: 284

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Whether you are an IT manager, an administrator, or security professional who wants to learn how Microsoft Security Compliance Manager and Microsoft System Center can help fulfil compliance and security requirements, this is the book for you. Prior knowledge of Microsoft System Center is required.
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System Center 2012 Service Manager Unleashed

Author: Kerrie Meyler,Kurt Van Hoecke,Samuel Erskine,Steve Buchanan

Publisher: Sams Publishing

ISBN: 0133744175

Category: Computers

Page: 960

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This comprehensive resource will help you automate and optimize all facets of service management with System Center 2012 Service Manager. Expert consultants offer deep “in the trenches” insights for improving problem resolution, change control, release management, asset lifecycle management, chargeback, and more. You’ll learn how to implement high-value best practices from ITIL and the Microsoft Operations Framework. The authors begin with an expert overview of Service Manager, its evolution, and its new capabilities. Next, they walk through overall planning, design, implementation, and upgrades. Then, to help you focus your efforts, they present stepwise coverage of all topics in each feature area, linking technical information about Service Manager with essential knowledge about the technologies it depends on. Whatever your role in deploying or running Service Manager, this guide will help you deliver more responsive support at lower cost and drive more value from all your IT investments. • Leverage MOF and ITIL processes built into System Center 2012 Service Manager • Plan and design your Service Manager deployment • Install Service Manager or upgrade from earlier versions • Efficiently administer work and configuration items • Use connectors to integrate with Active Directory, Exchange, and System Center components • Create service maps • Enable end user access through Service Manager’s self-service portal • Implement incident, problem, change, and release management • Utilize workflows to automate key support processes • Create service level agreements with calendars, metrics, and objectives • Provide quick access to a standardized catalog of services • Use notification to ensure that Service Manager items are promptly addressed • Secure Service Manager and its data warehouse/reporting platform • Perform maintenance, backup, and recovery • Manage Service Manager performance • Customize Service Manager
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System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager Cookbook

Second Edition

Author: Edvaldo Alessandro Cardoso

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782176853

Category: Computers

Page: 428

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This book is a step-by-step guide packed with recipes that cover architecture design and planning. The book is also full of deployment tips, techniques, and solutions. If you are a solutions architect, technical consultant, administrator, or any other virtualization enthusiast who needs to use Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager in a real-world environment, then this is the book for you. We assume that you have previous experience with Windows 2012 R2 and Hyper-V.
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Microsoft System Center 2016 Service Manager Cookbook

Author: Anders Asp (MVP),Andreas Baumgarten (MVP),Steve Beaumont (MVP),Steve Buchanan (MVP),Dieter Gasser

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786467194

Category: Computers

Page: 638

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Discover over 100 practical recipes to help you master the art of IT service management for your organization About This Book Unleash the capabilities of Microsoft System Center 2016 Service Manager Master the skills of configuring, deploying, managing, and troubleshooting your Service Manager 2016 This book contains practical recipes that leverage the key and newly added features and functionalities of Microsoft System Center 2016 Service Manager Who This Book Is For This book will be useful to IT professionals including SCSM administrators who want to configure and administer System Center Service Manager 2016 and understand how to solve specific problems and scenarios that arise. It will also be useful to users of Service Manager 2012 who want to learn about the new features and capabilities of the Service Manager 2016 release. It will be ideal if you have Service Manager experience as well as experience with other System Center products. What You Will Learn See a practical implementation of the ITSM framework and processes based on ITIL Deploy and configure the new Service Manager HTML5 Self-Service Portal along with Service Catalog design and configuration Get to know about Incident, Problem, and Change Management processes and configuration Get to grips with performing advanced personalization in Service Manager Discover how to set up and use automation with and within Service Manager 2016 Work with Service Manager Data Warehouse Find out what Security Roles are and how to implement them Learn how to upgrade from SCSM 2012 R2 to SCSM 2016 In Detail System Center Service Manager (SCSM) is an integrated platform that offers a simplified data center management experience by implementing best practices such as Incident Management, Service Request, and Change Control to achieve efficient service delivery across your organization. This book provides you with real-world recipes that can be used immediately and will show you how to configure and administer SCSM 2016. You'll also find out how to solve particular problems and scenarios to take this tool further. You'll start with recipes on implementing ITSM frameworks and processes and configuring Service Level Agreements (SLAs). Then, you'll work through deploying and configuring the HTML5 Self-Service Portal, configuring Incident and Problem Management, and designing and configuring Change and Release Management. You'll also learn about security roles and overall Microsoft SCSM 2016 administration. Toward the end of the book, we'll look at advanced topics, such as presenting the wealth of information stored within the Service Manager Data Warehouse, standardizing SCSM deployments, and implementing automation. Style and approach This book will enlighten you on Microsoft System Center 2016 Service Manager through recipes that can be implemented directly in any enterprise. You can read the book from start to end if you're a beginner, or just open up any chapter and start following the recipes as a reference for advanced users. This book consists of a pool of step-by-step recipes on how to perform activities in Service Manager.
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System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Unleashed

Supplement to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (SCCM) Unleashed

Author: Kerrie Meyler,Jason Sandys,Greg Ramsey,Dan Andersen,Kenneth van Surksum,Panu Saukko

Publisher: Sams Publishing

ISBN: 0133847241

Category: Computers

Page: 384

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Since Microsoft introduced System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, it has released two sets of important changes and improvements: Service Pack 1 and R2. This comprehensive reference and technical guide focuses specifically on those enhancements. It offers 300+ pages of all-new “in the trenches” guidance for applying Configuration Manager 2012’s newest features to improve user and IT productivity across all corporate, consumer, and mobile devices. An authoring team of world-class System Center consultants thoroughly cover System Center integration with Microsoft Intune and its mobile device management capabilities. They fully address Microsoft’s increased support for cross-platform devices, enhanced profiles, changes to application management, operating system deployment, as well as improvements to performance, security, usability, and mobile device management. The essential follow-up to System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Unleashed , this new supplement joins Sams’ market-leading series of books on Microsoft System Center. • Use ConfigMgr 2012 R2 with Windows Intune to deliver people-centric management to any user, any device, anywhere • Simplify BYOD registration and enrollment, and enable consistent access to corporate resources • Integrate new mobile device management capabilities into the Configuration Manager console without service packs, hot fixes, or major releases • Provision authentication certificates for managed devices via certificate profiles • Automate repetitive software- and device-related tasks with PowerShell cmdlets • Centrally control roaming profiles, certificates, Wi-Fi profiles, and VPN configuration • Configure User Data and Profiles to manage folder redirection, offline files/folders, and roaming profiles for Windows 8.x users • Enable users to access data in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environments • Manage devices running OS X, UNIX, Linux, Windows Phone 8, WinRT, iOS, and Android • Understand the new cross-platform agent introduced in ConfigMgr 2012 R2 • Automate Windows setup with OSD • Prepare for, configure, install, and verify successful installation of the Windows Intune connector role • Respond to emerging challenges in mobile device management
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Microsoft System Center 2016 Orchestrator Cookbook - Second Edition

Author: Michael Seidl,Andreas Baumgarten,Steve Beaumont

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786460462

Category:

Page: 310

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Over 30 recipes to automate your mission-critical tasks using the new and powerful Microsoft System Center 2016 OrchestratorAbout This Book* Create powerful runbooks for the entire System Center 2016 product line* Explore System Center 2016 Orchestrator to manage and automate your datacenter* A recipe-based guide to using SCO efficientlyWho This Book Is ForIf you are a system administrator and want to simplify the process of automating system administration tasks using System Center Orchestrator 2016 then this book is for you. A basic knowledge of SCO is expectedWhat You Will Learn* Create Runbooks for IT Service Management processes* Design and create Runbooks for System Center Confguration Manager and Virtual Machine Manager* Set up System Center Orchestrator, making it highly available* Create branching, looping, and child Runbooks to completely master System Center 2016 Orchestrator* Implement a security model for your System Center Orchestrator deployment and to execute Runbooks* Manage and automate your Datacenter with powerful Runbooks* Automate your System Center environmentIn DetailWith Microsoft System Center 2016 Orchestrator Cookbook, you will start by learning how to efficiently install and secure System Center Orchestrator. You will then learn how you can create configuration files for SCO 2016. After initial installation and configuration, you will soon be planning and creating functional and fault-tolerant System Center runbooks to automate daily tasks and routine operations. Next you will delve into runbooks; you will learn how to create powerful and advanced runbooks such as Building your Runbook without a Dead End. You will also learn to create simple and advanced runbooks for your daily tasks. Towards the end of the book, you will learn to use SCO for other interesting tasks and also learn to maintain and perform SCO health checks.By the end of the book, you will be able to automate your administrative tasks successfully with SCO.Style and approachThis book is written in a practical, cookbook style with numerous chapters and recipes focusing on creating runbooks to automate mission-critical and everyday administration tasks.
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Microsoft Operations Management Suite Cookbook

Enhance your management experience and capabilities across your cloud and on-premises environments with Microsoft OMS

Author: Chiyo Odika

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786466724

Category: Computers

Page: 448

View: 686

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Manage on-premises and cloud IT assets from one console Key Features Empower yourself with practical recipes to collect and analyze operational insights on Windows and Linux servers in your on premises datacenters and in any public cloud environments such as Azure and AWS. Build capabilities through practical tasks and techniques to collect and analyze machine data Address business challenges and discover means to accommodate workloads and instances in a low cost manner Book Description Microsoft Operations Management Suite Cookbook begins with an overview of how to hit the ground running with OMS insights and analytics. Next, you will learn to search and analyze data to retrieve actionable insights, review alert generation from the analyzed data, and use basic and advanced Log search queries in Azure Log Analytics. Following this, you will explore some other management solutions that provide functionality related to workload assessment, application dependency mapping, automation and configuration management, and security and compliance. You will also become well versed with the data protection and recovery functionalities of OMS Protection and Recovery, and learn how to use Azure Automation components and features in OMS. Finally you will learn how to evaluate key considerations for using the Security and Audit solution, and working with Security and Compliance in OMS. By the end of the book, you will be able to configure and utilize solution offerings in OMS, understand OMS workflows, how to unlock insights, integrate capabilities into new or existing workflows, manage configurations, and automate tasks and processes. What you will learn Understand the important architectural considerations and strategies for OMS Use advanced search query commands and strategies to derive insights from indexed data Make use of alerting in OMS such as alert actions, and available options for the entire lifecycle of the alert Discover some practical tips for monitoring Azure container service containers and clusters using OMS Review and use the backup options available through the Azure backup service, as well as data recovery options available through Azure Site Recovery (ASR) Understand how to advance important DevOps concepts within your IT organization Learn how to manage configurations and automate process Who this book is for This book is written for the IT professional and general reader who is interested in technology themes such as DevOps, Big Data Analytics, and digital transformation concepts. Azure and other cloud platform administrators, cloud professionals, and technology analysts who would like to solve everyday problems quickly and efficiently with hybrid management tools available in the Microsoft product ecosystem will derive much value from this book. Prior experience with OMS 2012 would be helpful.
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Microsoft System Center 2016 Orchestrator Cookbook

Author: Michael Seidl,Andreas Baumgarten,Steve Beaumont,Samuel Erskine

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786466007

Category: Computers

Page: 310

View: 4953

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Over 30 recipes to automate your mission-critical tasks using the new and powerful Microsoft System Center 2016 Orchestrator About This Book Create powerful runbooks for the entire System Center 2016 product line Explore System Center 2016 Orchestrator to manage and automate your datacenter A recipe-based guide to using SCO efficiently Who This Book Is For If you are a system administrator and want to simplify the process of automating system administration tasks using System Center Orchestrator 2016 then this book is for you. A basic knowledge of SCO is expected What You Will Learn Create Runbooks for IT Service Management processes Design and create Runbooks for System Center Confguration Manager and Virtual Machine Manager Set up System Center Orchestrator, making it highly available Create branching, looping, and child Runbooks to completely master System Center 2016 Orchestrator Implement a security model for your System Center Orchestrator deployment and to execute Runbooks Manage and automate your Datacenter with powerful Runbooks Automate your System Center environment In Detail With Microsoft System Center 2016 Orchestrator Cookbook, you will start by learning how to efficiently install and secure System Center Orchestrator. You will then learn how you can create configuration files for SCO 2016. After initial installation and configuration, you will soon be planning and creating functional and fault-tolerant System Center runbooks to automate daily tasks and routine operations. Next you will delve into runbooks; you will learn how to create powerful and advanced runbooks such as Building your Runbook without a Dead End. You will also learn to create simple and advanced runbooks for your daily tasks. Towards the end of the book, you will learn to use SCO for other interesting tasks and also learn to maintain and perform SCO health checks. By the end of the book, you will be able to automate your administrative tasks successfully with SCO. Style and approach This book is written in a practical, cookbook style with numerous chapters and recipes focusing on creating runbooks to automate mission-critical and everyday administration tasks.
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Microsoft System Center Reporting Cookbook

Author: Samuel Erskine,Dieter Gasser,Kurt Van Hoecke,Nasira Ismail

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782171819

Category: Computers

Page: 358

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This book is for IT professionals who are responsible for producing reports using the data from System Center components. Basic knowledge of Microsoft System Center technologies is assumed.
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