Over 40 practical recipes to help you plan, create, and manage reports efficiently for all components of Microsoft System Center
About This Book
- Create and deliver high value reports to show the value of your System Center investment
- Gain access to real world solutions in the art and science of report planning and creation using System Center data
- Practical cookbook with recipes that will help you get the most out of Microsoft System Center through the creation of business valued reports
Who This Book Is For
This book is for IT professionals who are responsible for producing report using the data from System Center components. Basic knowledge of Microsoft System Center technologies is assumed.
Microsoft System Center 2012 is an integrated management platform that helps you to easily and efficiently manage your data centers, client devices, and hybrid cloud IT environments.
This hands-on cookbook will guide you through how to create ready-to-use reports for all the components of System Center. The book starts by showing you how to plan business valued reports, while also discussing the building blocks of your reporting framework. Moving on from the basics, the later recipes demonstrate how you can create System Center Configuration Manager reports using the report builder tool and System Center Operations and Virtual Machine Manager reports with data available from the Operations Manager databases.
The book will then teach you how to build on and enhance the reports previously created by delving into advanced reporting techniques such as creating database reports, based on combined data sources. Finally, you will use Power BI to analyze and visualize System Center data, while also looking into the seamless integration between cloud services and System Center.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Understanding the Goals of Reporting
Chapter 2. Planning System Center Report Design
Chapter 3. Unpacking System Center Report Building Tools
Chapter 4. Creating Reports for System Center Configuration Manager
Chapter 5. Creating Reports for SCOM and SCVMM
Chapter 6. Creating Reports for System Center Data Protection Manager
Chapter 7. Creating Reports for System Center Service Manager and Orchestrator
Chapter 8. Creating System Center Advanced Reports
Chapter 9. Using Power BI to Analyze and Visualize System Center Data
- Author: Dieter Gasser, Kurt Van Hoecke, Nasira Ismail, Samuel Erskine
- Pages: 355 pages
- Edition: 1
- Publication Date: 2015-03-27
- Publisher: Packt Publishing
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1782171800
- ISBN-13: 9781782171805
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