Inframon presents: The War on Cost

Inframon Presents The War On Cost
HMS Belfast, London



System Center Service Manager 2010
Nigel Cain, Senior PM,

Service Manager – front end/management, reporting, SS portal to CfgMgr & OpsMgr.. e.g. a end-user could request an app, and CfgMgr would deploy… no manual intervention req’d! J

Solutions to automate common IT processes, integrated with rest of SC suite,

–          Beta 2 is available on Connect now, go download it!

–          no extra agents required to populate CMdB

–          engineer/activity tracking built in for measuring against SLA

–          service level management, differing service levels across customer


SCVMM 2008 R2

Single pane of glass view, all orchestration is performed through PowerShell hence powerful scripting, etc.

–          How to manage VM sprawl..

–          PRO tips to manage the Hyper-V host environment


SCDPM 2007 & 2010
Jason Buffington, (

–          DPM 2010 x64 bit only

–          Use the Exchange & DPM storage calculator

–          SQL sizing using perfmon to capture write bytes/min, run for a day then extrapolate

–          LCR dropped for Exchange 2010…

–          DPM DR, run the tapes at the backup site – compliance with off-site, they are already!

–          All Exchange replication technologies are for HA, not archive – DPM is for archive!

–          2010 will auto protect new databases when they come online