As I wrote ain an earlier post, there is no better time to write your exam for 70-659 Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization, than now and particularly before May 31, 2012. So to aid in that endeavour, Joseph Yedid, an IT specialist with Enhansoft in Ottawa, has put together a series of posts focused on getting IT folk ready to pass this exam. Joseph writes his blog at www.josephyedid.com but has allowed me to repost this series here.

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In this section, I will cover remote management.

Remote Management

VMM Agents are installed automatically on all hosts and library servers. The agents can also be installed manually or locally through the VMM setup or with the vmmAgent.msi file. When installing in a perimeter network, you must use the vmmAgent.msi file and provide additional information.

Firewall rule settings also need to be applied to allow for remote management

Firewall rules are added automatically when Hyper-V is installed and when a host is added from VMM.

To enable remote management from the command line use the following:

netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group="remote administration" new enable=yes

Configuring Virtual Network Manager settings consists of 2 categories: Virtual Networks and Global Network Settings. Virtual Networks allow you to create External, Internal, or Private networks. It also allows you to configure LAN and cluster settings. The Global Network Settings allow you to configure MAC ranges to be assigned to VMs dynamically.

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Joseph-1Joseph Yedid is an IT specialist working at Enhansoft a company based in Ottawa, Canada, that develops products and services to extend the value of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (SCCM) and System Center Configuration Manager 2012. He is an avid user of technology and is certified in many areas of Microsoft infrastructure technologies. He is MCTS and MCITP certifed - Windows Server 2008 and Microsoft Vista/Windows 7. Other interests revolve around virtualization technologies, System Center and Private Cloud. Joseph is a member and on the executive of the Ottawa Windows Server User Group.