Infrastructure-as-a-Service Technical Guidance for Hosting Service Providers

Microsoft published a guide for Hosting Service Providers that use or will use System Center and Windows Server. The guide just gives an overview from which you will be able to get the big picture on where to start but it is useful for starters. Download this document from here.

Guide to SQL Server Maintenance Plan

When dealing with System Center components you also have to deal with SQL. Some SC specialist are more advanced with SQL others not. Every SQL server needs at least some basic maintenance. For those who are not familiar with some of the maintenance tasks in SQL there is one good guide that will help you.

Tips on planning SQL for System Center 2012

I think many of us have faced the challenge to make the design of SQL for their System Center components. Even though we have knowledge of SQL at some certain level we are not hardcore experts in it. Thanks to Paul Keely a Microsoft MVP we now have some guides on dealing with SQL for System Center. You can download his guide

SQL Server guide for System Center 2012” which for SQL 2008 R2 but there is no reason to use the same tips for SQL 2012.

System Center 2012 Integration Guides

With System Center 2012 the different products of the family became components. This was not just changing of words. This change has the goal to tip that all components come in one license and that their integration is way better compared to the previous versions. To help us leverage that integration community project created Integration guides for System Center 2012 components:

The purpose of the Integration Guide is to provide an overview of each System Center component in its role as a programmable platform to be leveraged for the Microsoft Private Cloud.  It is intended to provide an abstraction layer that guides partners and customers on their decision process for methods to build automated solutions across System Center components and between System Center and other systems.

IPD guide for System Center 2012 – Operations Manager‏ is now available

The final version of Infrastructure and planning guide for System Center 2012 Operations Manager is available for download. The guide will help to architect and design you SCOM 2012 infrastructure. Download is available here.