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Planning for System Center 2012 - Service Manager

Updated: March 4, 2014

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Service Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Service Manager

Welcome to the System Center 2012 – Service Manager Planning Guide. This guide helps you understand the hardware and software requirements as well as software roles you need to prepare for Service Manager before your deploy it in your company or organization. Also in this guide are general guidelines that can help you plan for the better hardware and software performance and scalability.

After you’ve read the planning information in this guide, you should read the Deployment Guide for System Center 2012 – Service Manager to fully understand the steps needed to deploy Service Manager and get it configured for use.

Planning Guide Topics

  • Planning for System Center 2012 - Service Manager Deployment

    Describes the pieces that make up Service Manager, such as the Service Manager management server, the Service Manager database, the data warehouse management server, the data warehouse databases, and the Service Manager console. This section also describes the hardware and software requirements, the databases created by Service Manager, and the port numbers used by Service Manager.

  • Preparing for System Center 2012 - Service Manager Deployment

    Describes how to prepare a computer to host Service Manager. For example, the topics in this section describe how to uninstall a previous version of Service Manager and how to make sure that SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) is installed. They also describe the account considerations for you to consider.

  • Planning for Performance and Scalability in System Center 2012 - Service Manager

    Describes the issues that affect performance and scalability in Service Manager. Also suggests best practices to achieve good performance using suggested hardware configurations.

Other Resources for This Component

Downloadable Documentation

You can download a copy of this technical documentation from the Microsoft Download Center. Always use the TechNet library for the most up-to-date information.

For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012. For instructions and examples, see Search the System Center 2012 Documentation Library.
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