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WSV335. Using the Windows Server 2012 Server Manager for Remote and Multi-Server Management . Wale Martins Senior Program Manager Microsoft Corporation. Outline. Short introduction to Server Manager in Windows Server 2012 Deep dive: Functionalities & capabilities

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using the windows server 2012 server manager for remote and multi server management

WSV335

Using the Windows Server 2012 Server Manager for Remote and Multi-Server Management

Wale Martins

Senior Program Manager

Microsoft Corporation

outline
Outline
  • Short introduction to Server Manager in Windows Server 2012
  • Deep dive: Functionalities & capabilities
  • Adapting the console to your needs
  • Troubleshooting and advanced scenarios
what is the average number of windows that users have open simultaneously on their desktop
What is the average number of windows that users have open simultaneously on their desktop?

Consumers

IT Pros, System Administrators

Source: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/e7/archive/2008/09/23/user-interface-starting-launching-and-switching.aspx

windows server management philosophy
Windows Server Management Philosophy

In the past, Windows Server was a great operating system for a single server and its devices.

Windows Server 2012 is a great operating system

  • for manyservers
  • and the devices that connectthem
  • whether they are physicalor virtual
  • onpremises or offpremises
server management tools focus
Server Management Tools Focus
  • Invest in remote multi-machine management
    • Improve admin-to-server ratio
  • Principled UI Design
    • Minimize context switching
    • Glance-able, relevant & actionable information
  • Easier ramp to automation
    • Invest in PoWA and ISE improvements
    • Drive greater parity between Cmdline and GUI solutions
new server manager features
New Server Manager – Features
  • Dashboard view
    • Details view
  • Server, role, & custom group homepages and data tiles
    • Properties; Events; Services; BPA; Performance; Roles/Features
  • More deployment options
  • Integrated role management
  • Rich data controls
    • Filtering; Sorting; Grouping; Custom queries
  • Server Manager Cmdlets
deep dive functionalities capabilities
title

Deep dive: Functionalities & capabilities

Adding/Removing Servers, Dashboard, Server/Role Pages & Data Tiles, Task Model, Advanced Deployment

deep dive core functionalities
Deep Dive: Core Functionalities

Dashboard

Roles

All Servers

GROUPS

DATA

EventsServicesPerformanceBPA

Server Pool

Inventory

Detail Views

VIEWS

REMOTE SERVERS

REMOTE SERVERS

recap
Recap
  • Selecting “my servers” to manage
  • Role-centric dashboard
    • Overview of your environment
    • Surfaces issues requiring attention
  • Detailed role and server views
    • Aggregated data from multiple servers
    • Rich comparison and analysis
  • Contextual task model
deep dive advanced deployment
Deep Dive: Advanced Deployment
  • Improvements over WS2008 R2
    • Consolidate Role and Feature deployment
    • Simplify initial server configuration
  • New deployment options
    • Deploy to offline VHD
    • Reduce footprint by removing unwanted source files
    • Deployment configuration templates
    • Batch deploy via automation
    • Distributed deployments (RDS)
adapting server manager to your needs
title

Adapting Server Manager to your needs

Customizing Server Manager to work with your environment

Personalizing Server Manager to fit the way you work

customizing server manager to work with your environment
Customizing Server Manager to work with your environment

Dashboard

Group Taxonomy

Roles

User Custom

All Servers

Server Set

Data Query

GROUPS

Data Sets+Query

DATA

EventsServicesPerformanceBPA

Server Pool

Inventory

Dashboard Filter

Detail Views

VIEWS

REMOTE SERVERS

recap1
Recap
  • Grouping servers to match “my environment”
  • Configuring groups
    • Getting the right data from the server
    • Making the dashboard data relevant
    • Flexibility of custom group queries
what are the implications of all this data
What are the implicationsof all this data?
  • Confidence in data
  • How does this impact my servers?
  • What is the load on my network?

Under the covers…

  • Data time-stamping
  • Configurable poll interval
  • Provider side caching
  • Data query optimization
query optimization events

Query – SvrDemo1

Query optimization: Events

Next query will include timestamp of last event

query optimization events1

Query – SvrDemo1

Query optimization: Events

Next query will include timestamp of last event

query optimization events2

Query – SvrDemo1

Query optimization: Events

Next query will include timestamp of last event

personalizing your experience
Personalizing your experience
  • Launching your favorite scripts and tools from Server Manager
    • PowerShell scripts launching
    • Organizing your many tools
  • Roaming your Server Manager settings
  • Working on the local server
    • Server Manager – local server experience
    • Server Desktop Experience
troubleshooting manageability states
Troubleshooting Manageability States

Client-side

Remote Access

Server-side

  • Authentication errors
    • Kerberos
    • WinRM
  • Name resolution errors
  • Target is unreachableor inaccessible
  • Missing protocols/services
  • Target is invalid
  • Limited data
  • Irretrievable data
  • Operational states
client side errors
Client-Side Errors
  • Kerberos security error
  • Kerberos target resolution error
  • WinRM Negotiate authentication error
remote access errors
Remote Access Errors
  • Target name resolution error
  • Target computer not accessible
  • Error - Cannot manage the operating system of the target computer
  • Online - Verify WinRM 3.0 service is installed, running, and required firewall ports are open
  • Online - Access denied
  • Online - Server Manager WMI providers not loading on the target server
server side states
Server-Side States
  • Online – Cannot manage a client-based operating system
  • Online – Cannot manage operating systems older than Windows Server 2003
  • Online – Limited data – Windows Server 2003
  • Online – Restart pending
  • Online – Windows PowerShell not installed
  • Online – Performance counters not started
  • Online - Cannot get event data
  • Online - Cannot get service data
  • Online - Cannot get BPA results
  • Online - Cannot get performance counter data
  • Online - Cannot get role and feature data
  • Online - Data retrieval failures occurred
other advanced topics
Other Advanced Topics
  • Automating Server Manager Tasks
    • Cmdline replication & equivalents
    • Server Manager Providers
    • Managing WS08 and WS08 R2
      • Performance QFE for versions earlier than Windows Server 2012
      • Installing Windows Management Framework 3.0
      • Remote deployment not supported
    • Authentication and access considerations
      • Managing to/from workgroups
      • Managing from non-admin accounts
related content
Related Content
  • Breakout Sessions
  • WSV306: Inside Windows Server 2012 Multi-server Management Capabilities
  • WSV335: Using the Windows Server 2012 Server Manager for Remote and Multi-Server Management
  • WSV322: Update Management in Windows Server 2012: Revealing Cluster-Aware Updating and WSUS
  • WSV321: Windows PowerShell Crash Course
  • WSV414: Advanced Automation Using Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • WSV308: Standards Support and Interoperability in Windows Server 2012: Storage, Networking, and Management
  • WSV329: Architecting Private Clouds Using Windows Server 2012
  • WSV301: Building Hosted Public and Private Clouds Using Windows Server 2012

Hands-on Labs

WSV25-HOL: Multi-Server Management with Windows Server 2012 Server Manager and PowerShell 3.0

WSV12-HOL: Introduction to Windows PowerShell Fundamentals 3.0

WSV11-HOL: What\'s New in Windows PowerShell 3.0

  • Product Demo Stations / Find me Later at…
    • Windows Server 2012 Server Manager & PowerShell
    • Windows Server 2012 Active Directory, Group Policy and DAC
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SIA, WSV, and VIR Track Resources

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resources
Resources

Learning

TechNet

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http://northamerica.msteched.com

www.microsoft.com/learning

  • Resources for IT Professionals
  • Resources for Developers
  • http://microsoft.com/technet

http://microsoft.com/msdn

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