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”
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.”
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.
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.
During the evolution of the VMM server product from VMM 2007 to VMM 2008 R2 we saw many customers tying their workflows to VMM and even more using VMM to carve out and give compute resources to their internal departments. One consistent evolution fact of the product is that we see more and more VMM servers used as mission critical servers in customer environments. This fact makes VMM service’s highly availability feature very important for many customers, with this new feature VMM is able to sustain a failure on the VMM Service Level. Continue reading “SCVMM 2012 – Creating a HA VM Cluster”