This scenario helps you apply cloud-based pricing on Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) fabric and show that information to customers to try to minimize virtual machine (VM) oversubscription and underutilization.
This scenario includes examples to help illustrate how System Center is used by an example administrator, Chris Green.
This scenario is intended to serve as a high-level example, not as comprehensive or detailed guidance. We hope that you will use the example scenario as a guide to posting descriptions of your own scenarios that are particular
to your business or organization. Then, other members of the community can follow your scenario descriptions to get ideas for how to combine System Center components to meet their business requirements. You can view an example template on the TechNet wiki
By using various System Center 2012 components together and with minimal configuration, you can use:
The scenario focuses on administrative tasks and is optimized for an administrator persona.
Chris Green at Contoso Hosting Solutions is an administrator and he needs to communicate with his customers to show them how the VMM capacity they pay for is consumed. Using chargeback reports,
he can use cloud-based pricing to:
Microsoft’s cloud strategy is hosted on the
Private Cloud Solution Hub where architectural guidance is located. The strategy describes how
a private cloud enables organizations to deliver information technology as services by providing a pool of computing resources delivered as a standard set of capabilities that are specified, architected, and managed based on requirements defined by a private
In order to prepare your environment for this scenario, you should review guidance in the System Center 2012 Integration Guide hosted on the Microsoft TechNet wiki at
. There you can review community information of each System Center component in its role as a programmable platform to be used for the Microsoft Private Cloud. It is intended to provide an abstraction layer that guides partners and customers on their decision
process for methods to build automated solutions across System Center components and between System Center and other systems.
Once you have the System Center 2012 components and other requirements met, you’re ready to test the scenario.
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