Just drop you a quick line that Microsoft System Center Advisor Public Preview is available. You can sign up to the public preview by https://preview.systemcenteradvisor.com/
This week Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) 2013 officially launched and brings together the brightest IT professionals from around the world to increase their technical expertise through an intensive week of training led by experts in desktop, device management, datacenter, and cloud technologies.
Keynote, Cloud Optimize Your Business with Microsoft Management Solutions
Brad Anderson, corporate vice president in Microsoft’s Windows Server and System Center Group, took the stage this morning to kick-off the Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas. Anderson’s keynote to more than 5,000 attendees highlighted the company’s Cloud OS strategy and how IT professionals can use Microsoft technologies to transform their datacenters.
A colleague of mine (thanks Tom!) notified that System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 is available for download on TechNet and MSDN.
The following links take you to the What’s New topics for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1).
In this blog I’d like to introduce you to System Center Advisor. What is it, what are the benefits and what’s in for me? In this post I’ll start with some background and go through the installation and configuration of System Center Advisor.
What is System Center Advisor?
System Center Advisor is an online service that analyzes installations of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (and later versions) and Windows Server 2008 (and later versions). The System Requirements can be reviewed here. Advisor collects data from your installations, analyzes it, and generates alerts that identify potential issues (such as missing security patches) or deviations from identified best practices with regard to configuration and usage. Advisor also provides both current and historical views of the configuration of servers in your environment.
Advisor is developed by the Microsoft System Center Advisor product group in partnership with Microsoft Support engineers to ensure that the issues customers report to Microsoft are detected before they affect your environment. Advisor is regularly updated to reflect the most recent experiences of these engineers, who support customers around the world.
What does Advisor analyze?
With System Center Advisor, the following workloads are analyzed:
- Active Directory
- Hyper-V Host
- General operating system
- SQL Engine Continue reading “Overview of System Center Advisor #sysctr”