Past SCU Network Recordings
Orchestrator 101 - Building Your First Runbook, presented by
This presentation will cover tips and guidelines to assist users just starting out in Orchestrator. Topics covered will include naming conventions, runbook creation tips, working with activities and links, using the runbook tester, determining and working with published data, link filters, and global parameters.
Orchestrator 201 - Advanced Runbook Tips and Tricks, presented by
This presentation will provide advanced tips and guidance on Orchestrator Runbooks. This will be geared towards users who are familiar with Orchestrator, or are just starting out. Topics covered will include Functions, flattening data, loops, runbook sizing and complexity, consecutive jobs, and failover planning.
So You've Installed SCOM, Now What?, presented by
You have survived the sometimes daunting install procedure for SCOM and you are looking at a pristine console. So now what? Join this session to give you a jumpstart on how to quickly get up to speed to show your management that SCOM is monitoring your environment. We'll go over the post install health check as well as how to set up your environment quickly.
How to Safeguard Your Investments in SCOM, presented by
You've spend hours, days and weeks fine-tuning your SCOM environment, survived all of the difficult monitoring scenario questions and delivered a topnotch SCOM environment. Thumbs up! But did you think about safeguarding all your work just in case disaster strikes? Join this session where I will showcase some standard, easy to use scripts out of my toolkit to quickly setup a backup procedure to make sure you have everything at hand to quickly get back up and running in case Murphy's Law came for a visit.
Why VMware Details Matter to System Center Admins, presented by
If you have VMware vSphere and System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) in your environment, you may be missing out on some key metrics for your data centers. In this Veeam® webinar, you'll learn how the vSphere framework can be rolled into System Center Operations Manager from Veeam Management Pack™ (MP) to provide:
- Enhanced reporting capabilities from deep VMware monitoring
- Alert management within SCOM
- Complete visibility to your VMware investment
Operations Manager - The Fast Path to Dynamic Application Maps, presented
by Vic Nyman
There's a new way to get live, dynamic application maps in Operations Manager. BlueStripe's FactFinder automatically discovers all the components that make up distributed applications - for both Windows and non-Windows systems, across physical, virtual, and cloud deployments.
What's New in Configuration Manager 2012 R2 (Part 1), presented by
As you have likely heard, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager is about to release. There have been a number of enhancements added to Configuration Manager as of the newest update. In this two part series, we'll discuss, and demonstrate, some of the new enhancements to System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.
What's New in Configuration Manager 2012 R2 (Part 2), presented by
This is part two of a two part presentations on the enhancements to System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. It would be beneficial to have attended part one before attending part two, but not absolutely necessary.
What's New in Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Unified Device Management (Part 1),
presented by Wally Mead
In the two previous presentations, we covered the changes and enhancements coming in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. In those presentations, we introduced the changes to unified device management. This series will include two presentations (and demonstrations) on the mobile device management capabilities of System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and the upcoming release of Windows Intune.
What's New in Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Unified Device Management (Part 2),
presented by Wally Mead
This is part two of a two part series will cover more information on the mobile device management capabilities of System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and the upcoming release of Windows Intune. It would be beneficial to have attended part one before attending part two, but not absolutely necessary.
SCOM - The One Tool to Monitor Them All, presented by
Ok, you have SCOM installed to monitor your environment. Good for you! But there are still a ton of other in-house, little written apps floating around in your environment which monitor specific applications, networks or other stuff. Join this session to find out how to convince these app owners to move their monitoring into your state-of-the-art SCOM environment. This session will be packed with tips and tricks out of the field to quickly showcase the power of SCOM.
How to Hit a Moving Target - Vulnerability Intelligence for 3rd Party Patching,
presented by Meaghan McKeown
Do you know what software applications need updating in your system today? Once you identify, how are you creating and deploying these patches in your system? With nearly 86% of vulnerabilities coming exclusively from 3rd party software applications, it's more important than ever to patch everything in your environment.
In this session we will go through how vulnerability intelligence can help you prioritize what patches are most important for your environment based on your security risks. Plus, we will demo how you can create and deploy third party patches through Microsoft's System Center Configuration Center 2012.
Managing Distributed Applications in Azure Hybrid Cloud, presented by
Hybrid cloud is the next step in virtualization. Learn how using BlueStripe's FactFinder with System Center 2012 you can manage complex distributed applications that span across Azure, the Windows and non-Windows systems in the datacenter, and third-party services.
Deploying Windows 8.1 with Configuration Manager 2012, presented by
As you know, Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 are about to release. You likely want to start migrating over to the new operating systems. If so, then System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager is the best way to deploy Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. In this presentation, we'll discuss and demonstrate how to deploy the new Microsoft operating systems.
Veeam + System Center Data Protection Manager = Better Together!, presented
by Mike Resseler
How can you make sure that you have a reliable, inexpensive and fast solution for your private cloud? In this webinar, you'll learn how Veeam® Backup & Replication™ combined with System Center Data Protection Manager delivers a single cost-effective, easy-to-manage and complete backup and recovery strategy solution. This webinar will explain: 1) available virtualization backup and recovery strategies 2) building a cohesive Disaster Recovery strategy 3)when it makes the most sense to use both solutions.
Jumpstart Monitoring Your Environment (Mission 1): BASE, presented by
This is mission 1 in a series to get the monitoring of your environment to warp speed as quick as possible. To build your monitoring you need to configure your Basic Availability of Server Environment (BASE) monitoring. This session will be packed with tips and tricks from various SCOM solar systems I've visit to make sure the monitoring of your environment will be up and running in no time.
BlueStripe and System Center - Managing Distributed Applications Across Azure and
the Datacenter, presented by Dave Irwin
BlueStripe's FactFinder and System Center 2012 together provide the complete solution for managing distributed applications. Learn how you can add dynamic application topology maps and response-time alerts to Operations Manager, populate your Service Manager CMDB, and incorporate response-time alerts to your Orchestrator runbooks.
Proper Management Pack Lifecycle Explained, presented by
So are you an IT Rambo or an IT Pro when it comes to implementing management packs in your SCOM environment. Find out what your IT Rambo score is in the field. In this session, we'll go over the proper way to manage your management pack lifecycle so you'll have less hassle down the road. Every management pack should be considered a small project so I'll be showcasing an easy trick to get you going.
The Antidote to the Patch Management Nightmare: Visibility and Prioritization,
presented by Milan Koppen
Within most organizations, patch management is commonly understood as patch deployment. However, deployment is only one area of a Patch Management Process. While most security specialists agree that patching is the foundation for a secure environment, the misunderstanding of the term builds a gap between security and operations, preventing a complete Patch Management approach.
To close the gap, organizations need to understand their environment, the criticality of the data on their endpoints, correlate that information with reliable vulnerability intelligence and having the proper tools to support remediation. Join Secunia's webinar and learn more about completing your Patch Management strategy by tomorrow's standards!
New OSD features in ConfigMgr 2012 R2, presented by
Join Johan Arwidmark in a 30 minute lightning demo covering the new OSD features in ConfigMgr 2012 R2. Learn about the new ADK version, the new dynamic variables and other new OSD features in ConfigMgr 2012 R2.
Jumpstart monitoring your environment (Mission 2): Monitoring Disk Space,
presented by Dieter Wijckmans
This is mission 2 in a series to get the monitoring of your environment to warp speed as quick as possible. A common black hole in a lot of SCOM universes is the Disk monitoring. It can be tricky at first to configure and understand. The force is to understand the different ways to check and handle the different scenarios. This session will guide you through the different options to make sure you know way ahead when there's no room to store any space dust any more.
Jumpstart monitoring your environment (Mission 3): CPU, memory, scheduled tasks,...,
presented by Dieter Wijckmans
This is mission 3 in a series to get the monitoring of your environment to warp speed as quick as possible. To make sure your server starships are free of any issues you need to make sure that they'll have enough fuel to keep them running. Make sure to check the different resources on your machines (CPU, memory, scheduled tasks, etc.) A good solid check on these parameters will assure your environment will be ready for the ongoing adventures in your solar system.
The Benefits of Combined IT Service Management and IT Asset Management, presented
by Gord Watts
IT Service Management (ITSM) and IT Asset Management (ITAM) are separate disciplines that provide significant value independently. When combined, they deliver even greater value and organizational impact. While these two disciplines are typically implemented in separate areas of the organization with entirely different business objectives and mandates, their processes are highly interrelated. They also share much of the same technology and data to support their implementation. Enormous synergy and economies of scale can be realized by combining and consolidating the overlapping processes, technologies and data.
Transitioning to the cloud effectively with System Center 2012, presented
by Jaisson Mailloux
The major shift underway in IT today is indisputably cloud computing. While the resulting transformation is not happening overnight, the disruption caused by the cloud is undeniable, as are the benefits and opportunities. It's fundamentally changing the world of software and IT and will impact every player in the IT world, from service providers and systems architects to developers and even end users -- employees. System Center 2012 offers some truly unique capabilities that will enable you to take full advantage of your existing IT investments as well as enable you to transition more effectively to the cloud. In addition, there are some important licensing changes to the product that will allow you to take advantage of the compelling economics of the cloud. During this webinar we will cover:
- What's Changed with System Center 2012 Licensing
- When is a Management License is Required
- Server Management License Migration options
- The Server and Cloud Enrollment (SCE) offering