Automation dramatically increases both productivity and quality of IT Operations—with the move to the cloud, the benefits of automation multiply. Two new virtual labs at the TechNet Evaluation Center show you how to build efficient automation and self-service features with System Center 2012 SP1. The automation and applications labs below are last in a five-part series to prepare your datacenter to offer true infrastructure service capability as well as optimally managed application services. The first three labs are detailed here.

New Virtual Labs get you started, hands-on, free, without complicated installation.



Services & Automation

Review and modify the Orchestrator configuration. You'll also create, customize and fulfill a self-service request. You’ll also create and test a runbook.


Deploy an application through self-service, scale out an application tier, configure application performance monitoring and view the monitoring data.

System Center SP1 2012 is an integrated platform offering comprehensive management of applications, services, physical resources, hypervisors, software defined networks, configuration, and automation. Download System Center 2012 SP1 at the TechNet Evaluation Center.

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