For a growing number of businesses, the journey to cloud computing starts with private cloud implementation. A Microsoft private cloud dramatically changes the way your business produces and
consumes IT services by creating a layer of abstraction over your pooled IT resources, enabling your datacenter to offer true infrastructure service capability as well as optimally managed application services.

Click and learn how to use System Center 2012 SP 1 with new hands-on Virtual Labs






Create a host group, a file share, a library server, add Hyper-V hosts, deploy the System Center Operations Manager agent to your hosts, configure monitoring integration.



Configure storage, network, and services. Create a private cloud, import VMware virtual machines, and deploy services.


Private Cloud

Deploy a failover cluster, configure user roles, create a dashboard view, configure advanced cluster settings and design a multi-tier service template.

EDIT: The next two labs in this series, Application Development, Services and Automation are now online.


How to try out this solution free, full-featured?

Download System Center 2012 SP1 from the TechNet Evaluation Center. More free virtual labs will be added this month.


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