With the Unified Installer it's possible to install all System Center products as once, without the need to install a single product multiple times. That way products can be installed quicker and less screens are needed to install them. Just download Microsoft Private Cloud Evaluation Software first.
Just start the Setup.exe in the Unified Installer folder. Then the Install System Center button becomes available! After that a message box is diplayed.
Then the installation begins..
- Microsoft Software License Terms
- Component Selection (Orchestrator, Virtual Machine Manager, App Controller, Operations Manager, Configuration Manager, Service Manager & Data Protection Manager)
- Keep the following in mind:
- Orchestrator is a required Product Component (Unified Installer requires Orchestrator)
- App Controller depends on Virtual Machine Manager
- I've selected Orchestrator, Operations Manager & Configuration Manager here
- Component Media Location (for all products selected)
- Configuration Manager License Terms
- Prerequisite License Terms
- Prerequisite Media Location (e.g. SQL Server 2008 R2 + SP1 + CU4)
- Installation Destination Location (for all products selected)
- Servers (for all products selected)
- Service Accounts (Installer Account)
- Component Specific Questions (e.g. OpsMgr Management Group, ConfigMgr Site Code & Site Name)
- Communications and Updates
- Installation Validation
- Deployment Progress
- Deployment Summary Report
That's all you need to do to install the Microsoft Private Cloud Evaluation software. The hardest part here is to have enough available servers, download the Microsoft Private Cloud Evaluation software and all prerequisites needed for all products. Then the rest is fairly easy.
Update 30-1: Unfortunately it doesn't work in my demo environment. Even when I follow all needed preparation from Microsoft Technet, it's still failing on the first server, which is System Center Orchestrator. The error message displayed is: ERROR - Could not execute System Center Orchestrator Failed WinRM configuration checkWinRM configuration not confirmed. I like to hear feedback from other people on this specific installation. Maybe it's a known issue for you?
Update 6-2: Today I started the installation again because of new feedback (see comments). Thanks to ThomasH it's working now. Probably using WinRM is not enough when domain policies are also into place. Using Local Policies will start the installation and pass the WinRM configuration, which was failing before. Thanks for all feedback guys!
More information about the Unified Installer can be found on Microsoft TechNet: Unified Installer Release Candidate