MONITORING AND DEPLOYMENT

System Center Configuration Manager

System Center Configuration Manager

System Center Configuration Manager provides provides key management capabilities around application delivery, desktop virtualization, device management, and security that make it possible to enable productivity amidst device proliferation – while also reducing costs.

Application Delivery

In the 2012 release, Configuration Manager takes a new "user-centric" approach to application delivery. You can establish policies and relationship rules that allow Configuration Manager to evaluate user identity, application dependencies, device type, and network connection in order to deliver the optimum application experience to users from whatever device or devices they happen to be using.

Desktop Virtualization

Configuration Manager is key component of Microsoft Desktop Virtualization solutions. It provides asset, usage, and desired configuration management for personal and virtual desktops on a single infrastructure.

Device Management

With the SP1 release, the Configuration Manager console interoperates with Windows Intune to manage all mobile devices through a single tool. IT can manage and deploy policies, as well as provide asset and compliance reporting across Windows RT, Windows Phone 8, iOS, and other devices.

Security

Configuration Manager serves as the management infrastructure for System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection. By aligning the client compliance and remediation capabilities of Configuration Manager with the antimalware and vulnerability protection features of Endpoint Protection, you can manage and protect your entire client infrastructure in a single solution.

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System Center Operations Manager

Operations Manager

Operations Manager enables you to monitor services, devices, and operations for many computers in a single console. Operators can gain rapid insight into the state of the IT environment and the IT services running across different systems and workloads by using numerous views that show state, health, and performance information, as well as alerts generated for availability, performance, configuration and security situations.
The main functionality of Operations Manager includes:

  • New Monitoring Capabilities
    • Network Monitoring
    • Application Monitoring
  • Performance and Scale
    • Resource Pools
    • Removal of Root Management Server
  • Improved Experience
    • Web Console
    • Dashboard Views
    • Creating Dashboard Views
    • Display Dashboard Views in SharePoint
  • System Center Orchestrator
  • Operations Manager Module for Windows PowerShell
  • Support for UNIX and Linux based computers
  • Improved Operations Console

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System Center Virtual Machine Manager

Microsoft System Center

Microsoft System Center 2012 cloud and datacenter solutions provide a common management toolset for your private and public cloud applications and services, and help you deliver IT as Service to your business.
A core component of this solution, Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012, helps you manage virtualized and cloud environments by:

  • Enabling you to build flexible and cost-effective infrastructure solutions. It delivers Infrastructure as a Service by virtualizing your compute, network, and storage resources and allocating them to your business.
  • Providing service-centric management for applications so you can manage them independently of the infrastructure.
  • Leveraging your existing datacenter investments with support for multi-hypervisor environments, including Windows Server Hyper-V, VMware, and Citrix.
  • Dynamically optimizing virtualized datacenter resources to maintain high availability for your business-critical workloads.

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VMware vCenter Server

VMware vCenter Server

VMware vCenter Server provides a centralized and extensible platform for managing virtual infrastructure. VMware vCenter Server, formerly VMware VirtualCenter, manages VMware vSphere environments allowing IT administrators simple and automated control over the virtual environment to deliver infrastructure with confidence.
VMware vCenter provides the following:

  • Multiple Deployment Options
  • Centralized Control and Visibility
    • vSphere web client
    • Inventory Search
    • Hardware monitoring
    • Storage Maps and Reports
  • Proactive Management
    • Host Profiles
    • Single sign-on
    • Resource Management
    • Dynamic resource allocation
    • Energy efficient optimization
    • And more
  • Scalable and Extensible Virtualization Management Platform
    • Improved large scale management
    • Linked Mode
    • Integration with other systems management products

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