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Download Microsoft Private Cloud Evaluation Software

January 17, 2012 Leave a comment
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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/hh505660.aspx
 
System Center 2012 Release Candidate plus optional Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 download

Download Microsoft Private Cloud

A Microsoft private cloud dramatically changes the way your business produces and consumes IT services by creating a layer of abstraction over your pooled IT resources. This allows your datacenter to offer true infrastructure service capability as well as optimally managed application services.

Microsoft private cloud solutions are built on System Center and Windows Server.

System Center 2012 Release Candidate empowers you with a common management toolset for your private and public cloud applications and services. System Center helps you confidently deliver IT as a Service for your business.

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (optional download) will give you improved powerful virtualization capabilities that can transform how you deliver IT services to your end users and enable you to lay the foundation of a private cloud infrastructure.

Please Note: Many Microsoft private cloud scenarios require Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. If you are using an older version, we highly recommend upgrading to experience the full Microsoft private cloud evaluation.
Need more information? See the product details page. Register to access technical product resources at the Microsoft Private Cloud Evaluation Resource Page.

The Microsoft private cloud evaluation includes:

System Center 2012 Release Candidate
Available in these languages: English

  • System Center 2012 Unified Installer is a utility designed to perform new, clean installations of System Center 2012 for testing and evaluation purposes only. If you want to upgrade from an existing System Center installation or choose set up options such as high availability or multi-server component installs, please refer instead to the System Center 2012 component installation guides located on the Microsoft Private Cloud Evaluation Resource Page.
    User’s Guide >>
  • System Center 2012 App Controller provides a common self-service experience across private and public clouds that can help you empower application owners to easily build, configure, deploy, and manage new services.
    System Requirements >>
  • System Center 2012 Configuration Manager provides comprehensive configuration management for the Microsoft platform that can help you empower users with the devices and applications they need to be productive while maintaining corporate compliance and control.
    System Requirements >>
  • System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager provides unified data protection for Windows servers and clients that can help you deliver scalable, manageable, and cost-effective protection and restore scenarios from disk, tape, and off premise.
    System Requirements >>
  • System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection, built on System Center Configuration Manager, provides industry-leading threat detection of malware and exploits as part of a unified infrastructure for managing client security and compliance that can help you simplify and improve endpoint protection.
    System Requirements >>
  • System Center 2012 Operations Manager provides deep application diagnostics and infrastructure monitoring that can help you ensure the predictable performance and availability of vital applications and offers a comprehensive view of your datacenter, private, and public clouds.
    System Requirements >>
  • System Center 2012 Orchestrator provides orchestration, integration, and automation of IT processes through the creation of runbooks that can help you to define and standardize best practices and improve operational efficiency.
    System Requirements >>
  • System Center 2012 Service Manager provides flexible self-service experiences and standardized datacenter processes that can help you integrate people, workflows, and knowledge across enterprise infrastructure and applications.
    System Requirements >>
  • System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager provides virtual machine management and services deployment with support for multi-hypervisor environments that can help you deliver a flexible and cost effective private cloud environment.
    System Requirements >>

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (optional download)
Available in these languages: Chinese (Simplified), English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 is designed to help you increase control, availability, and flexibility of your datacenter and desktop infrastructure while helping reduce costs.
    System Requirements >>
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System Center Orchestrator 2012 First look

June 19, 2011 2 comments

Welcome to the beta release of System Center Orchestrator 2012. Orchestrator provides orchestration, integration, and automation of IT processes through the creation of runbooks, enabling you to define and standardize best practices and improve operational efficiency.

System Center Orchestrator System Requirements

Hardware

The following minimum hardware configuration is required for Orchestrator:

  • 1 gigabyte (GB) of RAM or above (2 GB recommended)
  • 200 megabyte (MB) of available hard disk space
  • Dual-core CPU or better
Operating system

The following table lists the supported operating systems for Orchestrator.

Management server, Runbook server, Orchestrator web service –> Windows Server 2008 R2

Runbook Designer, Runbook Tester –> Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

Software

The following software is required to install Orchestrator:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
  • .NET Framework 4 (if you are installing the Orchestration console or web service)
  • Microsoft Silverlight 4 (for the Orchestration console only)

How to Prepare your Computer for System Center Orchestrator

before you install System Center Orchestrator 2012, perform the following steps to prepare your computer:

  • Ensure your computer meets the minimum system requirements.
  • Add the user you are going to use as the Orchestrator service account to the local Administrators group on your computer.
  • Enable the “Log on as a service” policy for the user.
To add a user to the Administrators group
  1. Log on to the computer where you are going to install Orchestrator as a user with administrative credentials.

  2. Open Server Manager. On the taskbar, click Start, right-click Computer, and then click Manage.

  3. In the navigation pane, expand Configuration, expand Local Users and Groups, and then click Groups.

  4. In the Groups list, right-click Administrators, and then click Properties.

  5. Click Add.

  6. Enter the user account that you want to use as the Orchestrator service account, click OK, and then OK again.

To enable the “Log on as a service” policy
    1. Log on to the computer where you are going to install Orchestrator as a user with administrative credentials.

    2. On the taskbar, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Local Security Policy.

    3. Expand Local Policies, and then click User Rights Assignment.

    4. Right-click Log on as a service, and then click Properties.

    5. Click Add User or Group.

    6. Enter the user account that you are going to use as the service account, click OK and then OK again.

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    How to Install System Center Orchestrator

    Use the following steps to install the beta version of System Center Orchestrator 2012.

    To install Orchestrator

     

    Double-click the SetupSCO.exe program to start the Setup wizard for System Center Orchestrator 2012.

     

    On the Welcome page of the Setup wizard, click Install Orchestrator.

    001Provide a name and company information for the product registration. Review and accept the Microsoft Software License Terms, and then click Next.

    002Select the features that you want to install. For this version, ensure that all features are selected, and then click Next.

    To view a description of each feature and the requirements for the feature, expand each section.

    Your computer is now checked for required hardware and software. If you meet all the requirements, you are taken directly to step 9. If not, proceed with the following steps.

      Review any items that did not pass the prerequisite check. For some requirements, such as Microsoft .NET Framework 4, you can use the link provided in the Setup wizard to install the missing requirement. Others, such as Windows PowerShell or the Internet Information Services (IIS) role, can be installed or configured by Setup.

     

    003

     

    After you address any missing prerequisites, click Verify Prerequisites Again.

    Click Next to continue.

      1. Enter the user name and password for the Orchestrator service account. This account is used to run runbooks and access remote resources. For more information about this account and how it is used, see How to Prepare your Computer for System Center Orchestrator.

        Click Next.

      004

       

      Enter the name of the server and the name of the instance of SQL Server that you want to use for Orchestrator. You can also specify whether to use Windows Authentication or SQL Server Authentication, and whether to create a new database or use an existing database. Click Next.

       

      022

      Enter the name of the local or Active Directory user group that will be used to manage Orchestrator. For more information about this user group and how it is used, see Understanding the System Center Orchestrator Management Group.

      023

      If you want to enable the user account or group to access the Runbook Designer remotely, select that option.

       

      Click Next.

       

      Enter the port numbers that you want to use for the Orchestration console and the web service. By default these are 81 and 82, respectively. Click Next.

      024

      Enter the installation location for Orchestrator. The default location is C:\Program Files(x86)\Microsoft System Center\Orchestrator 2012. Click Next.

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      Review the installation summary. If you have to make any changes, click Previous. To proceed with the installation, click Install.

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      If the installation finishes successfully, you can select to start the Runbook Designer automatically, and then click Close.

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      If installation does not finish successfully, review the features that did not install. View the log files for each feature to identify any issues. Resolve the issues, and then run the Setup wizard again.

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