Microsoft Virtual Academy: System Center Data Center and Private Cloud [Webcasts]

Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA), a free program delivering structured learning paths for IT Professionals on various Microsoft products and solutions -- has just posted a series of videos explaining how to build a private cloud, with specific focus on individual infrastructure components that enable this. System Center Data Center and Private Cloud - Configure and […]

System Center 2012Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA), a free program delivering structured learning paths for IT Professionals on various Microsoft products and solutions -- has just posted a series of videos explaining how to build a private cloud, with specific focus on individual infrastructure components that enable this.

System Center Data Center and Private Cloud - Configure and Deploy Infrastructure Components: explains how System Center 2012 gives you a set of tools to configure and deploy infrastructure components including compute, storage, network, and cluster resources.

It will show you how to use System Center to build a private cloud, discussing advanced topics such as bare-metal deployment of compute resources, optimizing storage components, and creating logical networks in the private cloud.

Private Cloud - Application Services Management, Configuration & Deployment: explains the concept of application services and covers the types of services available to you, as well as the basic steps needed to configure and deploy that service.

You'll learn how to use new tools in System Center 2012 to manage the underlying resources of an application using the service template model, and how to delegate control and access to those templates. Also how to work with developers to optimize applications for service-level monitoring across both private and public clouds.

Private Cloud - Application Services Management, Operation & Management: you will learn new ways to operate and manage applications and workloads using the service template paradigm. New tools in System Center 2012 will allow for improved performance and monitoring of your applications. You'll learn how to keep your applications running healthy and how to quickly re-allocate resources to ensure they continue to be healthy in the case of unforeseen problems or new requirements.

You'll see how these new tools can radically decrease the time required to resolve problems by giving IT administrators the ability to drill down to the performance characteristics of individual virtual and physical service resources, as well as at the code level. See how System Center 2012 will provide this new level of insight into the applications your organization depends upon to do business, and how you can use that insight not just to keep those applications running smoothly, but to make them perform at a new level.

Configure and Deploy Private Cloud Infrastructure: explains how Enterprise Data Centers are evolving toward highly virtualized infrastructures. It explains how System Center 2012 gives you a set of tools to configure and deploy Infrastructure resources and manage the environment; both the underlying physical infrastructure and the virtualized infrastructure.

This module will show you how to use System Center to build a private cloud that aligns with the Microsoft cloud and data center management vision, to deliver common management experiences across private and public clouds. The module illustrates how to deliver IT as a service on your terms with flexible management across your hybrid cloud environments.

Configure and Deploy Service Delivery & Automation: This video will show you how to use System Center to design a private cloud that aligns with the Microsoft cloud and application management vision. This vision will deliver standardization of your service and request offerings, as well as standardizing your automation process.

System Center 2012:

Monitor and Operate Private Cloud Infrastructure: you will learn the benefits of monitoring and operating virtualized infrastructure services in System Center 2012. As well, you will understand the benefits of using services in System Center 2012.

Monitor and Operate Service Delivery & Automation: This module builds on the previous module, and further explains the advanced monitoring and operating functionality of two key System Center components, Orchestrator and Service Manager. This will show how IT Pros will gain end-to-end visibility into the automated processes that make their private clouds.

Monitor and Operate Infrastructure Components: This video explains how to build a private cloud, with specific focus on individual infrastructure components that enable this. It explains how System Center 2012 gives you a set of tools to monitor and operate your infrastructure components, enabling you to keep your infrastructure components up and running.

Automated Remediation: In we learn how System Center 2012 - Service Manager and Orchestrator can facilitate automatic remediation within your environment.

Discover an Application and Configure Performance Management:

Self Service with the Service Catalog:

Create an Application Level Dashboard

Deep Application Insight and Diagnostics

Monitor and Operate Service Delivery & Automation: This module builds on the previous module, and further explains the advanced monitoring and operating functionality of two key System Center components, Orchestrator and Service Manager. This will show how IT Pros will gain end-to-end visibility into the automated processes that make their private clouds.

Helping to Ease the Burden of Service Updates and Maintenance: This demo show how to take an existing deployed service and make updates to the configuration of the virtual machines in one of the tiers of the service, and the application deployed within a tier of the service instance.