Cheng's Random Thoughts on System Management

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  • Blog Post: All about refreshers ...

    If you have been using VMM for a while, you’ve probably figured out that we use various “refreshers” to pull data from the hosts and VMs that we manage. When deploying VMM in various sized environments, depending on the perf/scale requirements, you might need to tweak the refresher...
  • Blog Post: 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 UIs (admin console and self-service portal) are all...
  • Blog Post: All about refreshers ...

    If you have been using VMM for a while, you’ve probably figured out that we use various “refreshers” to pull data from the hosts and VMs that we manage. When deploying VMM in various sized environments, depending on the perf/scale requirements, you might need to tweak the refresher...
  • Blog Post: 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 the existing ESX hosts managed by the VCS. Next,...
  • Blog Post: VMM and PowerShell

    We, at SCVMM team, have made our automation and integration stories super easy and fun through the powerful PowerShell interface. And the reason we chose PowerShell is that it is not only a powerful commandline tool for IT admins, it also provides strong API level integration capabilities and automation...
  • Blog Post: VMM and PowerShell

    We, at SCVMM team, have made our automation and integration stories super easy and fun through the powerful PowerShell interface. And the reason we chose PowerShell is that it is not only a powerful commandline tool for IT admins, it also provides strong API level integration capabilities and automation...
  • Blog Post: SCVMM 2008 R2 downloadable docs are available now!

    Greetings, folks! I'm pleased to let you all know that our documentation team has just published the doanloadable version of SCVMM 2008 R2 documents at here : http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=162764 Available documents for download are: · Deployment Guide · Guide...
  • Blog Post: 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 the existing ESX hosts managed by the VCS. Next,...
  • Blog Post: 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 UIs (admin console and self-service portal) are all...
  • Blog Post: SCVMM 2008 R2 downloadable docs are available now!

    Greetings, folks! I'm pleased to let you all know that our documentation team has just published the doanloadable version of SCVMM 2008 R2 documents at here : http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=162764 Available documents for download are: · Deployment Guide · Guide...