IPD Guide for System Center 2012 – Operations Manager

The Infrastructure Planning and Design team is working on a new guide:System Center 2012 – Operations Manager.

This guide outlines the infrastructure design elements that are crucial to a successful implementation of Operations Manager. It guides you through the process of designing components, layout, and connectivity in a logical, sequential order. You’ll find easy-to-follow steps on identification and design of the required management groups, helping you to optimize the management infrastructure.

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