Microsoft System Center 1801 Releases

Microsoft System Center has made the 1st Semi Annual Channel release available to customers and for evaluation. System Center is a data center monitoring and management suite of products. System Center includes the following applications:

The Semi-Annual Channel release follows on after the 2016 release. System Center 2016 will exist as the Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) and will be supported for 5 years of mainstream support and 5 years of extended support. The Semi-Annual channel releases are intended to be supported for 18 months with a new release planned every 6 months.

The 1801 version scheme is structured so the first (2) numbers is the Year of release and the last (2) numbers is the month of release so 1801 translates to January 2018.

Fun with Storage Spaces in Windows 10

In this session, we will explore using Storages Spaces in Windows 10 using in potentially unsupported ways. Also, we will explore how to setup tiered storages spaces through PowerShell and tweaking and changing Storage spaces settings beyond what the GUI allows you to do.

What is Windows Storage Spaces

Storage spaces is a feature in Windows client and server operating system that allows you to combine storage hardware mediums into a single virtual pool of data for storing files and applications.

Installing System Center Virtual Machine Manager 1711 Release Preview

In this session, we will walk you through installing SCVMM 1711 Release Preview into a new virtual machine. This session covers the post VM Deployment steps only.

How to Setup SCVMM 1711 Preview release from VHD image

Getting Started
To get started you will need to download the media for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 1711 Technical Preview. The media is available as a pre-configured VHD that includes Windows Server 2016, SCVMM1711, and SQL Server.

The files can be found here:…

• Host OS with the Hyper-V role installed (Windows Server 2016 or Windows 10 Preferred)
• 40GB of free space for the extracted VHD
• 18GB of free space for the compressed VHD image files

In this video we will cover the following:

  • Installing SQL Server included in VHD image
  • Installing VMM
  • Installing and migrating Agents between VMM instances
  • New Features brief

Project Honolulu – Server Manager Overview

In this session, we explore the Server Manager capabilities available in Project Honolulu

Download Project Honolulu:

In this video we cover:

  • Performance metrics
  • Certificates
  • Device Management
  • Event log management
  • Files and Firewall management
  • Local users and Group management
  • Network Management
  • Process management
  • Accessing the Registry
  • Installing/Removing Roles & Features
  • Services Management
  • Storage Management and more…