Kerrie Meyler, System Center MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management, is the lead author of numerous System Center books in the Unleashed series. This includesSystem Center Operations Manager 2007 Unleashed (2008), System CenterConfiguration Manager 2007 Unleashed (2009), System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Unleashed(2010), System Center Opalis Integration Server 6.3 Unleashed (2011),System Center Service Manager 2010 Unleashed (2011), and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Unleashed (2012). She is an independent consultant and trainer with more than 15 years of Information Technology experience. Kerrie was responsible for evangelizing SMS while a Sr. Technology Specialist at Microsoft and has presented on System Center technologies at TechEd and MMS.
Cameron Fuller, System Center MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management, is a principal consultant for Catapult Systems and serves as their Corporate Practice Lead for System Center. With 20 years of infrastructure experience, he focuses on management solutions. Cameron coauthored Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Unleashed(Sams, 2006), System Center Operations Manager 2007 Unleashed (Sams, 2008), andSystem Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Unleashed (Sams, 2010), and was a contributor toSystem Center Configuration Manager 2007 Unleashed (Sams, 2009). Cameron has written forWindows IT Professional and TechNet magazines and blogs on System Center related topics. Cameron has presented at numerous Microsoft conferences, including TechEd and MMS.
John Joyner, System Center MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management, is Director of Product Development at ClearPointe, a provider of remote network management and cloud-based Network Operations Center (NOC) services to customers and partners around the world since 2001. John is a coauthor of System Center Operations Manager 2007 Unleashed (Sams, 2008) and SystemCenter Operations Manager 2007 R2 Unleashed (Sams, 2010). He is also a syndicated technology columnist for CBS-Interactive, covering the Enterprise Cloud and Datacenter beats weekly for TechRepublic since April 2011. John has taught at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock as an adjunct professor for an IT course on cloud infrastructure management.
Jonathan Almquist , Alex Fedotyev, Scott Moss , Oskar Landman, Marnix Wolf, and Pete Zerger
This is the first comprehensive Operations Manager 2012 technical resource for every IT implementer and administrator. Building on their bestselling OpsMgr 2007 book, three Microsoft System Center Cloud and Data Center Management MVPs thoroughly illuminate major improvements in Microsofts newest versionincluding new enhancements just added in Service Pack 1.
Youll find all the information you need to efficiently manage cloud and datacenter applications and services in even the most complex environment. The authors provide up-to-date best practices for planning, installation, migration, configuration, administration, security, compliance, dashboards, forecasting, backup/recovery, management packs, monitoring including .NET monitoring, PowerShell automation, and much more.
Drawing on decades of enterprise and service provider experience, they also offer indispensable insights for integrating with your existing Microsoft and third-party infrastructure.
Detailed information on how to
Plan and execute a smooth OpsMgr 2012 deployment or migration
Move toward application-centered management in complex environments
Secure OpsMgr 2012, and assure compliance through Audit Collection Services
Implement dashboards, identify trends, and improve forecasting
Maintain and protect each of your OpsMgr 2012 databases
Monitor virtually any application, environment, or device: client-based, .NET, distributed, networked, agentless, or agent-managed
Use synthetic transactions to monitor application performance and responsiveness
Install UNIX/Linux cross-platform agents
Integrate OpsMgr into virtualized environments
Manage and author management packs and reports
Automate key tasks with PowerShell, agents, and alerts
Create scalable management clouds for service provider/multi-tenant environments
Use OpsMgr 2012 Service Pack 1 with Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012