The wait is finally over! Ever since Microsoft unveiled the technical preview of Project Honolulu at Ignite 2017, we’ve been anxiously waiting for its release. And now it’s here, rechristened as Windows Admin Center.
Windows Admin Center is a new web-based management tool from Microsoft built to simplify administration of your Windows data center.
- Single pane of glass: Locally deployed, browser-based management experience that allows you to manage multiple Windows Server configurations from one place, whether running on physical or virtual machines.
- Integrated toolset: No longer do you need to toggle between multiple tools for day-to-day activities. Windows Admin Center gives you a high-level view of your resources that you would normally see in task manager while also giving you the ability to devices details like with device manager.
- Support for GUI and CLI: Manage your infrastructure either using Windows Admin Center’s graphical user interface or a PowerShell command line via a browser from a PC, Mac or other device.
- Designed for extensibility: Windows Admin Center works well with third party extensions such as DataON’s MUST visibility, monitoring and management tool. In addition to giving you dashboard-level metrics, MUST provides SAN-like call home services to notify systems administrators of hardware failures, configuration issues and resource saturation.
DataON is working on updates to MUST to add new functionality that takes advantage of Windows Admin Center. We’ll have more information on that coming soon!
Windows Admin Center has already been downloaded over 50,000 times with over 250,000 customer deployments. Head over to Microsoft to download this free tool!