Microsoft just released the new Operations Manager 2012 Sizing Helper Tool. There was a similar Tool (basically it is an Excel sheet) for SCOM 2007 R2. But now there is also some guidance on Best Practices Disk Configuration, SQL Temp DB, High Availability and Network Monitoring. This tool can be found here .
If you are going to setup the NetApp OnCommand Plug-in 3.1 as I posted here there is a chance that you run into an “Error 1923Service OnCommand Virtual Infrastructure Management Service (VIM_Service) could not be installed. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to install system services.”
If you move your workloads to production or even preproduction it is highly recommended to protect them not only against data loss but also from accidential deletion. One feature in Azure which can help are Resource Locks. Depending how you configure the lock, you cannot delete the resource, but still read and modify (CanNotDelete lock) […]