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Before start our topic lets see what's meant by System Center.
The core products in the group are System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM, formerly known as Systems Management Server) and System Center Operations Manager (SCOM, formerly known as Microsoft Operations Manager).
Overall products in the group include:
- App Controller
- Data Protection Manager
- Operations Manager
- Service Manager
- Service Provider Foundation
- Virtual Machine Manager
Microsoft System Center App Controller is a new member of the System Center family of products. App Controller is a product for managing applications and services that are deployed in private or public cloud infrastructures, mostly from the application owner's perspective. It provides a unified self-service experience that lets you configure, deploy, and manage virtual machines (VMs) and services.
Data Protection Manager
System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) is an enterprise backup system that you can use to back up data from a source location to a target location on the DPM server. DPM can create both full backups or incremental backups of data. If the original protected data becomes unavailable at any time, you can use DPM to restore the data from the secondary location on the DPM server back to the source location. DPM can back up application data from Microsoft servers and workloads, and file data from servers and client computers. It can also create bare-metal backups of Windows servers to completely restore a system. However, DPM does not support creating bare-metal backups of client operating systems. DPM can be used for data backup, data storage & data recovery
Microsoft System Center Orchestrator is a workflow automation software product that allows administrators to automate the monitoring and deployment of data center resources. Microsoft System Center Orchestrator was introduced as part of the Microsoft System Center 2012 suite as a rebranding of Microsoft’s previous workflow automation software, Opalis vNext. Orchestrator uses a drag and drop graphical interface to allow admins to define run books. Orchestrator translates these visual representations into .NET scripts, PowerShell or SSH commands to automate workflows. It is capable of managing multiple operating systems and can also handle VMware- and Citrix-based workflows.
System Center Service Manager is a software product by Microsoft to allow organizations to manage incidents and problems. Microsoft states that the product is compliant with industry best practices such as the Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) and in the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). SCSM has integrated ITIL compliant fulfillment of service requests. Service requests are submitted by the end user in order to obtain information, access to a new application or the most common of all, password reset.
Service Provider Foundation
Service Provider Foundation is provided with System Center 2012 - Orchestrator, a component of System Center 2012 R2 (and System Center 2012 SP1). Service Provider Foundation exposes an extensible OData web service that interacts with Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). This enables service providers and hosters to design and implement multi-tenant self-service portals that integrate IaaS capabilities available on System Center 2012 R2.
Virtual Machine Manager
VMM is part of the System Center suite, used to configure, manage and transform traditional datacenters, and helping to provide a unified management experience across on-premises, service provider, and the Azure cloud. VMM capabilities include Datacenter, Virtualization hosts, Networking, Storage & Library resources.
System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) is a cross-platform data center monitoring system for operating systems and hypervisors. It uses a single interface that shows state, health and performance information of computer systems. It also provides alerts generated according to some availability, performance, configuration or security situation being identified. It works with Microsoft Windows Server and Unix-based hosts.
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