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Microsoft System Center: Cloud Management with App Controller

Book Description

Part of a series of specialized guides on System Center - this book focuses on using AppController to manage virtual machines and services across private and public clouds.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Contents
  4. Introduction
  5. Chapter 1 App Controller essentials
    1. System requirements
    2. Installation prerequisites
      1. Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit for Windows 8.1
      2. Installation user and App Controller service account
      3. Microsoft SQL Server instance
    3. Performing the installation
      1. Product key
      2. Prerequisites checker
      3. Installation path
      4. App Controller services
      5. SSL certificate
      6. SQL Server instance and App Controller database
      7. Reviewing the installation results
      8. Verifying installation log files
      9. Verifying App Controller services
    4. Role-based security model
      1. User roles and delegation
      2. Fabric visibility
    5. Operations model and UI
      1. App Controller resource configuring
      2. App Controller UI
  6. Chapter 2 Managing private clouds
    1. Which private clouds can be managed?
    2. App Controller and Virtual Machine Manager
    3. Preparing for self-service private cloud management
    4. Signing in at the portal
    5. Branding the portal experience
    6. Connecting to private clouds using App Controller
    7. Adding a network file share to App Controller
    8. Managing Run As accounts
    9. Deploying new workloads to private clouds
    10. Managing private cloud workloads
    11. Moving files to/from private clouds
  7. Chapter 3 Managing public clouds
    1. Why public cloud?
    2. Introducing Windows Azure
    3. Managing Windows Azure with the Windows Azure Management Portal
    4. Managing Windows Azure with System Center 2012 R2 App Controller
    5. Preparing for self-service public cloud management
    6. Creating a self-signed management certificate
    7. Uploading a management certificate to Windows Azure
    8. Connecting to public clouds
    9. Delegating access to public clouds
    10. Creating a Windows Azure storage account
    11. Deploying new workloads to a public cloud
      1. Configuring a cloud service
      2. Configuring a virtual network
      3. Configuring a virtual machine
      4. Ready to deploy
    12. Managing public cloud workloads
    13. Managing files, disks, and images in public clouds
      1. Moving files to/from Windows Azure storage accounts
      2. Adding disks and images
  8. Chapter 4 Managing hybrid clouds
    1. Copying a VHD from VMM to Windows Azure
    2. Deploying a cloud service in Windows Azure using an uploaded VHD
      1. Destination
      2. Container
      3. Topology and logistics
      4. Payload
      5. Completing the deployment
    3. Copying virtual machines from VMM to Windows Azure
  9. Chapter 5 App Controller cmdlets
    1. How App Controller cmdlets work
      1. Why App Controller cmdlets?
      2. Importing the AppController module
    2. Connecting with the App Controller server
    3. Connecting to VMM
    4. Connecting to Windows Azure
    5. Adding a library share to copy and paste resources between clouds
    6. Adding a VHD to a Windows Azure storage account container
    7. Adding a VHD to a Windows Azure image store
    8. Acquiring a VHD from a virtual machine, template, or the VMM library
  10. About the authors
  11. About the series editor