I intend this to be a series of blog posts about my experience in implementing end to end OSD solution. I will be writing about my lab implementation, as production version has much unneeded clutter that would just confuse the whole blog post.
I thought this blog series would be split in following posts:
OK. So in previous post we covered what and why we want to do. Now it is time for the where. Let me describe what my lab looks like, so you can understand better later on as I will be saying things like connect to SCO or open SCSM Self Service Portal.
Basically we will be using four Microsoft products that are also part of the title. Three from System Center 2012 R2 suite and free toolkit. These are:
- System Center Configuration Manger 2012 R2, or SCCM
- System Center Service Manager 2012 R2, or SCSM
- System Center Orchestrator 2012 R2, or SCO, or SCOrch
- Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013, or MDT
I will also name a few other products as we go along that add some bells and whistles, like Intel AMT, and DaRT.
I am not going to count ADDS and ADCS and DNS and DHCP and … as part of our LAB as this is way beyond this scope.
This way lab contains four servers. Primary SCCM site (CMPS1), SCCM Distribution point (CMDP1), SCO server (SCO1) and SCSM server (SCSM1).
All the servers are running Windows Server 2012 R2 and are virtualized with Hyper-V. For client computers I am using either physical Lenovo computers or I just spin up some virtual computers on my notebook.
CMPS1 has installed many roles, but for this lab we are going to need Enrollment point, Management point, Out of band service point and State migration point
CMDP1 has installed Distribution point and MDT.
SCO1 has all components needed for Orchestrator installed.
SCSM1 has all components for SCSM installed. We do not leverage SCSM Data Warehouse in this example.
Installing all of the different server components is really not in the scope of this post, so here are some helpful links. I will point out what to look out for when installing different components as we go along. For now, just links. Thank you Kevin!
This is it for the lab. Now we need to do something with it. This is now what, why and where. Just the how remains…