A simple explanation of the purpose of each System Center 2012 product.
- provide self-service access for application administrators,
- enable them to create and manage virtual machines and services templates,
- manage private cloud resources and public cloud Windows Azure subscriptions from a single web interface.
Free e-book: Download the “Cloud Management with App Controller” (PDF)
- perform tasks such as deploying operating systems, software applications, and software updates;
- monitoring and remediating computers for compliance settings;
- collecting hardware and software inventory;
- and remote administration.
- Download the “Configuration Manager Field Experience” (PDF)
- Download the “Troubleshooting Configuration Manager” (PDF)
Data Protection Manager:
- perform disk-based and tape-based continuous data protection and recovery for file servers, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and application servers such as SQL Server, Exchange Server, SharePoint, and Hyper-V based virtualization hosts.
- protect the data on Windows desktops and laptops.
- provide malware protection for your client systems.
Note: System Center Endpoint Protection is built on Configuration Manager, creating a single infrastructure for deploying and managing endpoint protection.
- monitor services, devices, and applications on multiple computers in a single console.
- view the state of the IT environment and services running across different systems using views that show state, health, and performance information in addition to real-time alerts generated for availability, performance, configuration, and security incidents.
- orchestrate, integrate and automate the IT processes in an organization.
- define and automate processes from a central point and integrate with existing management solutions, both from the System Center family and third-party management platforms.
Free e-book: Download the “Designing Orchestrator Runbooks” (PDF)
- automating and adapting the organization processes to IT service management best practices, such as those found in Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) and ITIL.
- provides built-in processes for incident and problem management, change management, release management, and risk and compliance management.
Free e-book: Download the “Optimizing Service Manager” (PDF)
Virtual Machine Manager:
- configure and manage virtualization hosts, networking, and storage resources.
- This management solution for the virtualized datacenter also helps you create and deploy virtual machines and services to private clouds.