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Credits Author Copy Editors Nasir Naeem Pranjali Chury Vikrant Phadke Reviewers Florian Klaffenbach Project Coordinator Anderson Patricio Nidhi Joshi Lai Yoong Seng Proofreaders Commissioning Editor Ting Baker Dipika Gaonkar Simran Bhogal Acquisition Editors Indexer Richard Gall Rekha Nair James Jones Production Coordinator Content Development Editor Alwin Roy Ruchita Bhansali Cover Work Technical Editors Alwin Roy Rosmy George Ankita Thakur.
About the Author Nasir Naeem lives in Birmingham, England. He works for Inframon as a system center consultant. He has been working in the IT field for just over a decade, mostly working on Windows-based networks with a combination of Cisco as well as VMWare.
About the Reviewers Florian Klaffenbach started his IT career in 2004 as a first and second level IT support technician and IT salesman trainee for a B2B online shop. After that, he moved to a small company working as an IT project manager, planning, implementing, and integrating from industrial plants and laundries into IT enterprise. After spending some years as an IT project manager, he moved to Dell Germany. Here, he started from scratch as an enterprise technical support analyst and later worked on a project to start Dell technical communities and support over social media in Europe and outside of the U.S. Currently, he is working as a solutions architect and consultant for Microsoft infrastructure and cloud specializing in Microsoft Hyper-V, file services, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, and Microsoft Azure IaaS.
Table of Contents Preface 1 Chapter 1: Introduction to System Center 2012 R2 App Controller 5 Issues addressed by System Center App Controller 6 Quick planning primer 6 Installing the prerequisites 7 Windows assessment and deployment toolkit for Windows 8.1 7 Other application requirements and dependencies to consider 14 System Center 2012 R2 App Controller scaling limitations 15 Summary 16 Chapter 2: Installing and Working with Different App Controller Components 17 Installing SQL Server 18 Installing required services 28 Installing Web IIS server 28 Installing the SCVMM console 29 Installing System Center 2012 R2 App Controller 31 Summary 35 Chapter 3: Deploying and Configuring System Center Virtual Machine Manager Server 37 Prerequisites for installation 38 Installing ADK 8.1 38 Account permission requirements 38 Installing System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager 38 Configuring the SCVMM server 42 Adding Hyper-V host to the SCVMM server 44 Creating hardware profiles 45.
Preface This book has been written specifically for IT professionals who need to learn System Center App Controller quickly. In this book, you will find chapters separated by topics that are task-specific, intentionally utilizing the minimum amount of theoretical jargon and providing step-by-step information to complete the task successfully. We hope you will enjoy this book as much as we enjoyed writing it for you.
Introduction to System Center 2012 R2 App Controller It has been a long journey for the evolution of App Controller. We will be discussing how this component evolved during the last couple of iterations of the VMM product.
Introduction to System Center 2012 R2 App Controller Issues addressed by System Center App Controller With the release of System Center 2012 Service Pack 1, the self-service portal was removed from Virtual Machine Manager and introduced as a separate component of the System Center suite. Up to this point, the private cloud and public cloud were two distinct technologies. To manage a public cloud such as Microsoft Azure, we had to log on to the Microsoft Azure Management portal; and to manage our private cloud, we had to log in to the System Center Virtual Machine Manager. System Center App Controller gave us a single pane where we can manage Windows Azure resources in the cloud, on-premises private cloud management capability, and ability to allow access to resources modelled around business function as a user role, hence simplifying security management and administration of a multi-tenant environment.