New product releases are an exciting time! New features, functionality, integration and so on. However, there are those “practical” considerations we have to take in to account: new hardware, architecture, migration processes, software compatibility, data integrity, etc. Once this migration is complete, how does one know the migration is done?
Unless the migration plan is a “Rip and Replace,” the System Center 2012 database/data warehouse will gather data during the transition from System Center 2007. By using IT Analytics, Administrators, Management and Executives can quickly build granular views and high level dashboards for deep insight to the environment and migration state.
IT Analytics is designed to provide you with the ability to report on your System Center 2007 and 2012 environments – side by side – while you migrate! To do this in IT Analytics, you would create two data connections: one pointing to the 2007 instance and another pointing to the 2012 instance. Once the data from both sources are processed, the data can be viewed and “split” according to the source server. Once your migration is complete, you simply “turn off” the connection to 2007 instance.
This ability to quickly view data from two System Center data sources - in one place - helps to ensure a smooth and successful migration to System Center 2012.
||Rob has over 11 years of experience in software implementation and sales. Since joining Bay Dynamics in 2003, Rob has held a number of technical, sales, and sales engineering positions that have made him a valuable asset to the organization. He continues to assist clients in effectively optimizing both their physical and virtual infrastructure through the use of IT Analytics.