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”

Evolution of SCVMM

This topic is about the evolution of Virtual Machine Manager.

First we used the Microsoft Hyper-V release 1 manager in our datacenter with each virtualmachine it’s own LUN’s (fiberdisk)
In this picture below is a service roll in Windows 2008 Enterprise Server.

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SCVMM 2012 Beta Overview

VMM 2012 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. This is not the SCVMM of yesterday. It is packed full of new and exciting features! Continue reading “SCVMM 2012 Beta Overview”

SCOM in the cloud??

Anyone working in the ICT or having any related job for that matter, can’t deny it: things are changing. Much is to be found and told about the cloud and what it can do.

The cloud comes in many shapes and formats, like IaaS, Paas & SaaS. Also the formats can be different, like public, private, hybrid and community based. Even though this blog isn’t about the cloud, there is no doubt that it will affect SCOM as well. The question isn’t when nor why but more like how?

The first steps in moving SCOM into the cloud have been made. What started under codename ‘Atlanta’ has been rebranded into Microsoft System Center Advisor (SCA).

What it does? For now it does NOT deliver real time monitoring like SCOM. Taken directly from the website: Continue reading “SCOM in the cloud??”

Microsoft System Center: The New Look of SCCM

Enterprise systems management is changing, so the tools you use must change as well. System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), the stalwart management solution from Microsoft, is following that trend.

One of the biggest changes—at least within SCCM—is the shift toward User Centric Management (UCM). This Continue reading “Microsoft System Center: The New Look of SCCM”

SCOM R2 VHD download

Microsoft offers since a few days a VHD test drive for Operations Manager 2007 R2.It allows external customers and partners to download and import a pre-configured, working OpsMgr environment allowing easy evaluation of all major product components while eliminating the need to have an evaluation environment available or deep understanding of the installation process and server components. Continue reading “SCOM R2 VHD download”

System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Cumulative Update 4

Microsoft released CU4 for SCOM 2007 R2.

From the KB notes:

Cumulative Update 4 for SCOM 2007 R2 resolves the following issues: Continue reading “System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Cumulative Update 4”

Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 End of Support

everyone, a date has come and passed, and we wanted to make sure readers of this blog were aware of it.  As of January 11th, 2011 ConfigMgr SP1 Support has ended.  The most current Service Pack organizations should be on to remain fully supported is Service Pack 2.  Continue reading “Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 End of Support”