Cheng's Random Thoughts on System Management

Senior Program Manager, MSD

May, 2008

  • Introducing SCVMM 2008 Performance & Resource Optimization (PRO)

    What is PRO? PRO stands for Performance & Resource Optimization (in some of our Beta documentation, you may also see it referred to as "Physical Resource Optimization"), which: Is a powerful and valuable feature as the result of integration...
  • Intelligent Placement in SCVMM 2008

    Intelligent Placement feature is one of the unique functionalities that you will only find in Microsoft virtualization technology offerings. In VMM 2008, we continue expanding support of our intelligent placement functionality into those newly supported...
  • User Role Management and Self-Service in SCVMM 2008 Beta

    One of the key new investments in SCVMM 2008 is a significantly improved User Role Management. In other products, you may see the same concept referred as Role Base Access Control (RBAC) or other terms. In a nutshell, comparing with the two user roles...
  • How to collect SCVMM traces

    In order to diagnose a failure scenario, it is normally required to reproduce the issue and collect traces at the same time. Here are the instructions on how to collect the traces: From what computer should I collect the trace? If it’s...
  • Unable to add host or hosts in "Needs Attention" state (SCVMM 2008 Beta)?

    These are probably two of the most frequently asked questions in the Technet SCVMM forum . I'm unable to add host, what did I do wrong? What do I need to do when I have host in "Needs Attention" state or my "Connection Status" is "Not Responding...
  • Add host into VMM 2008 Beta

    Well, once you finish installing VMM Server and have your admin console setup, the next you want to do is to start managing your hosts. Virtual Server hosts, Hyper-V hosts and VMware ESX hosts. I talked about managing VMware VCS and how VMM imports...
  • VMM 2008 Architecture

    If you are in MMS 2008 , you've probably seen this architecture diagram: For folks who did not get a chance to go, here are some of the key architectual characteristics that I'd like to point out: On the top-left corner, notice that the...