Cheng's Random Thoughts on System Management

Senior Program Manager, MSD

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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: Removing an ESX host or stopping managing an ESX host?

    We have heard some feedback that some of our customers did not expect VMM to remove an ESX host when a "Remove" action was requested for an ESX host managed through VirtualCenter Server (VC) by VMM Server. So, I think that it might be worth to talk about how exactly this works and how you could do what...
  • 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: Managing VMware

    Why should I use VMM to manage my VMware? In Rakesh's post , he talked extensively on why we decided to manage VMware. From customer value prop point of view, I just wanted to highlight one of the key values SCVMM 2008 brings -- the ability to provide a "single-pane-of-glass" view into your virtualized...
  • Blog Post: Removing an ESX host or stopping managing an ESX host?

    We have heard some feedback that some of our customers did not expect VMM to remove an ESX host when a "Remove" action was requested for an ESX host managed through VirtualCenter Server (VC) by VMM Server. So, I think that it might be worth to talk about how exactly this works and how you could do what...
  • 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: Got a "Bad Gateway"?

    Greetings, folks! Hope you had a great Easter on last Sunday, if you celebrate that holiday! My kids certainly enjoyed hunting eggs in a typical Seattle drizzling Saturday morning. J This blog entry is for folks who use or plan to use VMM to manage VMware ESX hosts. If this is your...
  • 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: Got a "Bad Gateway"?

    Greetings, folks! Hope you had a great Easter on last Sunday, if you celebrate that holiday! My kids certainly enjoyed hunting eggs in a typical Seattle drizzling Saturday morning. J This blog entry is for folks who use or plan to use VMM to manage VMware ESX hosts. If this is your...
  • Blog Post: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Beta has been shipped!

    Greetings! Earlier this morning, at MMS 2008 (Las Vegas), we announced that SCVMM 2008 (vNext) Beta is released and available for download at Connect site immediately. Here is the official press release . More news and pictures about our beta release can be found here . VMM vNext Beta is a much...
  • Blog Post: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Beta has been shipped!

    Greetings! Earlier this morning, at MMS 2008 (Las Vegas), we announced that SCVMM 2008 (vNext) Beta is released and available for download at Connect site immediately. Here is the official press release . More news and pictures about our beta release can be found here . VMM vNext Beta is a much...
  • Blog Post: Managing VMware

    Why should I use VMM to manage my VMware? In Rakesh's post , he talked extensively on why we decided to manage VMware. From customer value prop point of view, I just wanted to highlight one of the key values SCVMM 2008 brings -- the ability to provide a "single-pane-of-glass" view into your virtualized...
  • 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...