Cloud computing is here to stay, but with it comes the problem of supporting and managing one or more servers that could either be in the room next door or in a location hundreds of miles away.
While managing one cloud server is fairly straightforward -- just fire up a remote access connection and connect to the server over the internet and you've got complete control -- as you start to add further servers your workload seems to grow exponentially. Not only do you need a separate connection for each server, any changes, updates, or patches need to be applied to each machine separately, which can be time-consuming and prone to errors if you're managing 10s of servers.
However with the new Server Manager feature in Windows Server 2012 managing multiple servers remotely just got a lot easier. With Server Manager you can monitor multiple servers from a single dashboard and either control them or make changes to them, individually or as a group from the same console.
To help you to get the most out of the new Server Manager tool, and to ease you into the new way of managing multiple Windows servers, IT training experts Firebrand Training have created this handy Windows Server 2012 Infographic that takes you step-by-step through the capabilities of Server Manager
The content for the Infographic was written by Ed Baker, Firebrand's lead instructor for Windows Server Training.
Marcus Austin works for Firebrand Training as a Technical Author. Marcus has over 25 years experience in the technology and business sector. His recent work includes constructing a mobile strategy for the Guardian Media Group, together with writing and editing for magazines and websites including TechRadar, Internet Retailing, IT Perspectives and Santander Breakthrough.
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