System Center Advisor has been released


Eventually the first product of the System Center family arrives, it’s System Center Advisor completely operated from the cloud and a natural complement to OpsMgr.

Advisor, as the name implies, is a monitoring product built to give advices and best practices to run your infrastructure, these information are based on a scheduled upload of data hence they cannot be relied upon for immediately reactive actions, for this kind of needs OpsMgr is the product.

Read more at: http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2012/01/26/system-center-advisor-released.aspx

Supported Workloads

Advisor currently supports the following workloads:

· SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 (focus on the relational engine)

· Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (focus on Hyper-V and Active Directory)

Proactively Avoid Problems

  • Increase awareness around the state of server deployment through assessment of configuration, and alerts for configuration-related issues.
  • Resolve issues before they become critical through ongoing assessments of the server environment for undetected configuration issues.
  • Assess and understand server configurations from virtually anywhere with from a secure cloud service with security features that meet customer needs.

Resolve Issues Faster

  • Decrease time to resolve issues by easily viewing configuration changes over time with historical data.
  • Decrease time to resolve issues with the ability to share server configuration data with internal support staff or Microsoft Customer Support Services.
  • Accelerate problem solving with instant access to step by step guidance, self-help information and community forums related to identified issues.

Help Reduce Downtime and Improve Performance

  • Increase performance and availability of servers by understanding configuration state and receiving suggestions for improvement to help ensure availability.
  • Help reduce server downtime by getting notifications for key updates specific to the configuration of the server environment.
  • Increase collaboration between IT professionals through centralized data of an organization’s deployment configurations.

- Daniele

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