System Center 2012 App Controller With SP1 64-bit (Multilanguage) - Microsoft Imagine

System Center 2012 App Controller With SP1 64-bit (Multilanguage) - Microsoft Imagine

Manufacturer:

Microsoft Corporation

Platforms:

Windows

Delivery Type:

Download

Available to:

Academic Users
App Controller provides a unified console that helps you manage public clouds and private clouds, as well as cloud-based virtual machines and services.
 
In App Controller in System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1), the following new features are available:
  • Upload a virtual hard disk or image to Windows Azure from a VMM library or network share
  • Add a virtual machine to a deployed service in Windows Azure
  • Start, stop, and connect to virtual machines in Windows Azure
  • Copy a virtual machine from VMM to Windows Azure
  • Deploy a virtual machine in Windows Azure to create a cloud service
  • Add connection to a hosting provider running Service Provider Foundation

System Center 2012 Datacenter App Controller with Service Pack 1


System Requirements—Server

Hardware Requirements

The following are the minimum and recommended hardware requirements for the App Controller server.
Hardware component Minimum Recommended
Processor Pentium 4, 2 GHz (x64) Dual-Processor, Dual-Core, 2.8 GHz (x64) or greater
RAM 1 GB 4 GB
Hard disk space 512 MB 1 GB

Software Requirements

The following software must be installed before installing App Controller.
Software Requirement Notes
A supported operating system For more information, see Supported Operating Systems n this topic.
Microsoft .NET Framework 4 If .NET Framework 4 is not installed (it is not installed by default), the App Controller setup wizard will install it.
Web Server (IIS) If the Web Server (IIS) role and the following Web Server (IIS) features are not installed, the App Controller setup wizard will install them:

- Static Content
- Default Document
- Directory Browsing
- HTTP Errors
- ASP.NET
- .NET Extensibility
- ISAPI Extensions
- ISAPI Filters
- HTTP Logging
- Request Monitor
- Tracing
- Basic Authentication
- Windows Authentication
- Request Filtering
- Static Content Compression
- IIS Management Console
The VMM console feature in System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1)Virtual Machine Manager Only the VMM console feature is required for App Controller.
A supported version of SQL Server For more information about supported versions of SQL Server, see Database Requirements in this topic.

Supported Operating Systems

Operating System Edition Service Pack System Architecture
Windows Server 2008 R2 (full installation) Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter Service Pack 1 x64
Windows Server 2012 Standard, Datacenter None X64

Database Requirements

App Controller supports the following versions of Microsoft SQL Server for hosting the App Controller database.
Supported SQL Server Edition Service Pack System Architecture
SQL Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2 x86 and x64
SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2 x86 and x64
SQL Server 2012 Standard   x64
SQL Server 2012 Enterprise   x64
SQL Server 2012 Standard Service Pack 1 x64
SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Service Pack 1 x64

Performance and Scale

The items below are the supported scale limits for App Controller.

Measure Value
Maximum number of objects in a Windows Azure storage directory 900
Maximum number of VMM management servers 5
Maximum number of Windows Azure subscriptions per user 20
Maximum number of concurrent users 75
Maximum number of jobs that can be run in a 24-hour interval 10,000

Additional Information

  • The computer on which you are installing the App Controller server must be a member of an Active Directory domain.
  • For better performance, we recommend that you install the App Controller server on a separate computer from the VMM management server.

System Requirements—Client

This section provides information about supported operating systems for running the App Controller website.
The following software must be installed before installing the App Controller web console.
  • Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2
  • A 32-bit browser that supports Silverlight 5
  • Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 9, Internet Explorer 10

System Requirements—Windows PowerShell Module

This section provides information about system requirements and supported operating systems for installing and running the Windows PowerShell Module for App Controller.

Software Requirements

The following software must be installed before installing the Windows PowerShell Module for App Controller.
Software Requirement Notes
A supported operating system For more information, see Supported Operating Systems in this topic.
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 If .NET Framework 3.5.1 is not installed (it is not installed by default), the App Controller setup wizard will enable it for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 only. For all other supported operating systems, you must install .NET Framework 3.5.1 manually.
Windows PowerShell 3.0 Installed by default with Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. For Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2008 SP2, and Windows 7 SP1 it must be installed manually.

Supported Operating Systems

Operating System Edition Service Pack System Architecture
Windows Server 2012 Standard, Datacenter   X64
Windows 8 basic, Pro, and Enterprise   x86 and x64
Windows Server 2008 R2 (full installation) Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter Service Pack 1 x64
Windows Server 2008 (full installation) Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter Service Pack 2 x86 and x64
Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate Service Pack 1 x86 and x64

Windows Safe Mode

App Controller does not operate and the services used by App Controller do not start if Windows is running in safe mode. If you attempt to start the App Controller services manually while in safe mode, the services fail to start and an error is written into the event log.

Preparing for Highly Available Deployments of App Controller

App Controller can be made highly available using the following methods:
  • Making the database highly available by installing the database on a clustered installation of SQL Server
  • Making the App Controller server highly available by either:
    • Installing multiple App Controller servers behind a load balancer
    • Installing App Controller servers on a highly available virtual machine
If you are installing multiple App Controller servers behind a load balancer you will be required to configure an encryption key that is shared between the servers. After installing the first App Controller server you will need to export the encryption key by using the Export-SCACAesKey cmdlet and then provide it when installing subsequent servers. 
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