System Center 2012 Self-Study Guide (Part 7 - Unified Installer and Virtual Machine Manager)

Finally, after much time and many installments, we finally come to the last two components that make up System Center 2012!  In this post, I'll cover Unified Installer and Virtual Machine Manager.  As usual, I will focus on the self-study material that is freely available from Microsoft so that you and your team can get up to speed on these important technologies.  Once again, to help those who might not fully understand the purpose of the two components under consideration in this post, let me start with a brief definition of each:

Unified Installer - "You run the Unified Installer to deploy System Center 2012 components. After you select a System Center 2012 component to install, the Unified Installer prompts you for the prerequisites that the component requires. Then, the Unified Installer installs the component and its prerequisites."

Virtual Machine Manager - "System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) is a management solution for the virtualized datacenter, enabling you to configure and manage your virtualization host, networking, and storage resources in order to create and deploy virtual machines and services to private clouds that you have created."

 

System Center 2012 Self-Study Guide (Part 7 - Unified Installer and Virtual Machine Manager)

Top-level link for System Center 2012 is: http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter

Unified Installer

Videos/Webcasts

Podcasts

Articles/Documentation

  • Unified Installer
    • Release Notes for System Center 2012 - Unified Installer
    • User's Guide for System Center 2012 - Unified Installer
      • System Requirements for System Center 2012 - Unified Installer
      • Preparing an Installer Computer for System Center 2012 - Unified Installer
      • Preparing a Target Computer for System Center 2012 - Unified Installer
      • Running the System Center 2012 - Unified Installer
      • Log Files in System Center 2012 - Unified Installer
    • Microsoft System Center 2012 - Unified Installer Privacy Statement
    • Microsoft System Center 2012 - Unified Installer Supported Configurations
    • Microsoft System Center 2012 - Unified Installer Next Steps
  • Installing System Center 2012 using the Unified Installer

Useful Websites

Useful Blogs

Downloads

Forums

Virtual Machine Manager

Microsoft Virtual Academy

Videos/Webcasts

Podcasts

Articles/Documentation

    • Virtual Machine Manager
      • Getting Started with Virtual Machine Manager
        • Overview of System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager
        • What's New in System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager
        • Glossary for System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager
        • Evaluating System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager by Using a Pre-Configured VHD
        • Resources for System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager
        • Release Notes for System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager
      • Deploying Virtual Machine Manager
        • System Requirements for System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager
        • Installing System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager
        • Installing a Highly Available VMM Management Server
        • Upgrading to System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager
      • Administering Virtual Machine Manager
        • Configuring Fabric Resources in VMM
        • Deploying Virtual Machines and Services in a Private