[This is prerelease documentation and is subject to change in future releases. Blank topics are included as placeholders.]
Essentials Installation and Configuration Planning

Overview of system requirements, supported topologies and environmental prerequisites.
Computer Management in Essentials

Discovery and configuration of computers and devices for management by Essentials.
Virtualization Management in Essentials

Designating and selecting virtual machine hosts and managing virtual machines.
Inventory in Essentials

Viewing hardware and software inventory and how to view inventory reports.
Monitoring in Essentials

Monitoring the health of computers and devices managed by Essentials.
Update Management in Essentials

Configuring update settings, using update catalogs, deploying updates, and viewing the status of updates.
Software Deployment in Essentials

Creating, modifying, scheduling, deploying, and uninstalling software packages.
Reporting in Essentials

Overview of managing reports in Essentials.
Administration and Authoring in Essentials

Administration of Essentials and working with management packs.

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