Ignite 2015: Platform vision: System Center Mgmt

Session: BRK2459

Note: This session just gave a quick overview of each System Center component. They flashed a slide up with lots of bullet points and did several demos. There are deep dive sessions for most components throughout the week. So if you are interested, check those sessions out for more information.

Challenges: Costs, complexity, integration

Needs: Immediate value, insights to action, flexibility

Shifting landscape: Management as a service, cloud migrations, data analytics, micro-services & containers

System Center will continue to ship as an on-prem solution stack

System Center 2016 will ship together with Windows Server 2016

System Center stack will get quarterly updates and MS highly encourages you to deploy them

Configuration Manager 2016

  • Releasing in Q4 2015, ahead of the entire system center stack
  • Windows 10 support
  • MDM enrollment with Azure AD
  • In-place upgrade from 2012 Sp1 and 2012 R2
  • Increased scale per primary site
  • Manage Windows 10 devices via MDM with on-prem infrastructure

VMM 2016

  • Simplified networking
  • Unified experience for cluster creation
  • Easier cluster upgrades
  • Improved failover cluster consistency
  • Shielded VM management
  • Guarded host management
  • Enhanced SOFS management
  • Azure site recovery integration
  • Add Azure subscription VMs to console

Operations Manager 2016

  • Azure MP
  • O365 MP, SQL MP, Exchange MP, VMM
  • Support nano server, SMI-S
  • Feature update on UR cadence
  • In-place upgrade from 2012 R2
  • LAMP stack monitoring
  • Scheduled maintenance mode
  • Enhanced data visualization
  • Log analytics

Orchestrator 2016

  • Hybrid runbook worker
  • PowerShell DSC
  • Linux Support (native SSH module, support for DSC)
  • Graphical authoring
  • Migration to cloud
  • Role based access control
  • Highly available architecture

DPM 2016

  • Azure IaaS, PaaS and workload backup
  • Centralized management from Azure
  • Recover data anywhere
  • Azure express routes support
  • Shielded VM
  • Storage spaces direct
  • Nano server
  • Mixed mode cluster upgrade
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