System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 CTP2 available

This Community Technology Preview (“CTP2”) enables customers to jointly evaluate System Center 2012 and Windows 2012 Release Candidate. CTP2 includes and enhancements to the following 2012 components:

    • Improved Support for Network Virtualization
    • Extend the VMM console with Add-ins
    • Support for Windows Standards-Based Storage Management Service, thin provisioning of logical units and discovery of SAS storage
    • Ability to convert to VHDX, use as base Operating System
  • Configuration Manager
    • Support for Windows 8
    • Support for Mac OS clients
    • Support for Linux and Unix servers
  • Manager
    • Improved backup performance of over CSV 2.0
    • Protection for over remote SMB share
    • Protection for Windows 2012 de-duplicated volumes
    • Uninterrupted protection for VM live migration
  • Controller
    • Service Provider Foundation API to create and operate Virtual Machines
    • Support for VM; migrate VHDs from VMM to Windows Azure, manage from on-premise
  • Operations Manager
    • Support for 8
    • Monitoring of WCF, MVC and .NET NT services
    • SDK support
  • Orchestrator
    • Additional support for Integration Packs, including 3rd party
    • Manage VMM self-service User Roles
    • Manage multiple VMM ‘stamps’ (scale units), aggregate results from multiple stamps
    • Integration with Controller to consume Hosted clouds
  • Service Manager
    • Apply price sheets to VMM clouds
    • Create chargeback reports
    • Pivot by cost center, VMM clouds, Pricesheets
  • Server
    • Support for applications that create scheduled tasks during packaging
    • Create virtual application packages from applications installed remotely on native server

You can get the System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 CTP2 Downloads here:

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