System Center 2012 R2 Update Rollup 2 and Windows Azure Pack Update 2 are Now Available

Time flies by and Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 R2 is now available. Almost all components are receiving update. There are a lot of nice fixes in this update that you will want to squash. Before doing that in production make sure you test them in your dev environment. Continue reading “System Center 2012 R2 Update Rollup 2 and Windows Azure Pack Update 2 are Now Available”

Updated MP: Windows Licensing Check

Cameron Fuller made small but nice management pack that will alert you when your Windows Server is not activated. Unfortunately this was in 2009 and now the MP does not work with latest version – Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Continue reading “Updated MP: Windows Licensing Check”

New MP: System Center 2012 Management Pack for Microsoft Windows Server File & iSCSI Services 2012 R2

There is a new MP out and it is Windows Server File and iSCSI Services 2012 R2. Besides the support for Windows Server 2012 R2 this management pack adds monitoring for Work Folders. You can download the MP and its guide from here.

New Free Book: Microsoft System Center: Building a Virtualized Network Solution

There is a new free e-book from Microsoft. You can only gain knowledge if you read it. Download it from here.

SQL 2012 and System Center 2012 R2 Guide

I cannot stress enough how important is to have some SQL knowledge when dealing with System Center. I’ve previously blogged about SQL Server guide for System Center 2012 by Paul Keely and I’ve personally used this guide many times when I was designing System Center environment and now there is a new version SQL 2012 and System Center 2012 R2. Actually it is not exactly a new version but more extension to the first guide as many of the stuff are still relevant. If you haven’t checked the first guide do it but also definitely check the new one to learn some cool stuff.