System Center 2012 VHD

Hi guys,

With all the Windows 8 consumer preview you would almost forget that Microsoft has released a System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager RC – Evaluation (VHD) today.

You can download all 12 parts here.

System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager delivers industry leading fabric management, virtual machine management and services deployment in private cloud environments. System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager offers key new features that include hypervisor creation and management, network management, storage management, private cloud creation, self-service usage and service creation. It features deep investments in server application virtualization, service design and service modeling all of which can be used to efficiently offer an on-premises private cloud. Continue reading “System Center 2012 VHD”

XenDesktop 5.6 & Upgrade to Microsoft SCVMM 2012

Hi guys,

Citrix has released an article on the possibilities of using Microsoft System Center VMM 2012 and XenDesktop. Here’s the outline and at the end is the link to the complete article.

“The purpose of this document is to highlight the potential issues for XenDesktop users who are planning to upgrade to Microsoft System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM 2012), when SCVMM is being used by XenDesktop to monitor and control XenDesktop Virtual Desktop Agents (VDAs) hosted on a Microsoft Hyper-V server.

Although, at the time of documenting this article, XenDesktop 5.6 and SCVMM 2012 are not released products but the following points might prove to be useful for future references.”

Read the entire article here.

SCVMM 2012 documentation

Hi Guys,

Here’s some official Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 documentation.

Download it right here.

VMM for System Center 2012 Release Candidate documentation

VMM for System Center 2012 General Troubleshooting Guide

Until next time.



SCVMM 2012 RC released

Hi guys,

Today System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 RC has been released. The Release Candidate of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 (VMM) and the corresponding Evaluation VHD.

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 allows organizations to:

  • Deliver Flexible and Cost-Effective Infrastructure
  • Pool and allocate datacenter resources
  • Multi-hypervisor management
  • Flexible delegation with control
  • Self-service infrastructure
  • Provision and Manage Standardized Application Services
  • Provision standardized applications
  • Simplify application management
  • Cloud enable existing apps
  • Optimize Virtualization Management
  • Optimize infrastructure based on application needs
  • Highly available private cloud infrastructure
  • Industry standards support
  • All the improvements on the VMM Team Blog

    SCVMM 2012 communications ports

    Hi guys,

    When you install the SCVMM 2012 you can assign some of the ports that it will use for communications and file transfers between the VMM components.

    Note: Not all of the ports can be changed through VMM.

    The default settings for the ports are listed in the following table: Continue reading “SCVMM 2012 communications ports”

    SCVMM 2012 system requirements

    Hi guys,

    Here are the hardware and software requirements for SCVMM 2012.

    The software requirements of Virtual Machine Manager (VMM/SCVMM) 2012 are easy: Continue reading “SCVMM 2012 system requirements”

    Create failover cluster in SCVMM2012

    After the Hyper-V hosts are configured and doing well in the Fabric, it`s time to take another step toward the highly available environment that everyone is demanding in today’s businesses. It`s time for Failover Clustering.
    Both of my physical servers was installed with Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise SP1
    There are 4 NICs pre-configured on the servers, and both servers are joined to my domain.
    Both servers are connected to the iSCSI-target (used for CSV in my lab).
    I`ve created a RunAs account in the ‘Host computer’ category for managing my physical servers.
    We will still be located in the Fabirc, and creates our cluster from here. Continue reading “Create failover cluster in SCVMM2012”

    Create networks in SCVMM 2012

    So far, I am really impressed by all the improvements in VMM 2012 when it comes to the deepintegrations with hardware resources, hypervisors, and clusters.
    The possibility to administer and manage the entire eco system from a single console, is a huge benefit in our day-to-day work.
    Another interesting improvement is how you can create logical and virtual networks.
    In my last post, I covered the creation process of a Failover Cluster with VMM 2012.
    We will now focusing on the creation of both logical and virtual networks. Continue reading “Create networks in SCVMM 2012”

    how to shrink scvmm 2012 DB

    Ok, you have had your SCVMM server running for a while now, all roles and services installed on a single server. Remember that the SCVMM 2008 R2 server installs a SQL 2005 Express if you don’t specify another instance for this purpose.
    The storage limit for a database in SQL 2005 Express is 4GB, so what do you do when the VirtualManagerDB_log starts to grow out of control ? Continue reading “how to shrink scvmm 2012 DB”