Official technical blog for the Microsoft Dynamic Datacenter

  • DPM 2010 Support in DDCTK-H

    For those who wish to use DPM 2010 and supply end user backup/restore functionality to users, we just published a DPM 2010 WCF service on Code Gallery.  This first release works with the agent based backup in the VM just like the old version. ...
  • Get free DDC Training Online

    Edit – not long after I posted the original links, Microsoft Hosting University went live with DDC training - here is an update with a link to Hosting University content.  The Hosting University experience is great! http://www.hosting-university...
  • RDP connections to a Virtual Machine via the Hyper-V Host

    One question we frequently have from hosters is how to be able to remotely control a virtual machine before the operating system is running(ie BIOS level, boot config etc). SCVMM uses a custom Active-X control that is a wrapper around the standard RDP...
  • Using SNMP from SCOM

    This entry comes from James Henigan with Microsoft in the UK and www.fasthosts.co.uk one of the premiere hosting providers in the UK. The goal was to use SCOM to collect information by having SCOM leverage (Simple Network Management Protocol) SNMP installed...
  • Provisioning/Deployment technologies for a Dynamic Datacenter

    Technorati Tags: WDS , SCVMM , WAIK , WebPI , MDT 2010 , SCCM When it comes to provisioning either servers or applications in a Dynamic Datacenter, there are many options to choose from. Microsoft alone has the Microsoft Automated Installation Kit(WAIK...
  • Rapid provisioning with SCVMM 2008 R2

    Technorati Tags: Rapid Provisioning , SCVMM , Hyper-V , VHD A common question we get from hosting providers is around rapid provisioning of virtual machines in Hyper-V. In the hosting world, when a customer purchases a new VM, the hosting provider wants...
  • Calling into the WCF services from a Web application

    Some of you have asked how to get started coding a user interface using the WCF based services in the Management services for hosters. This brief presentation walks though a simple demonstration in just a few lines of code. Calling into WCF from ASP.NET...
  • Bare metal provision Windows 2008 Server R2 to boot from VHD

    Technorati Tags: VHD , USB , Provision , Bare Metal Ever have one of those you can’t get there from here problems. The problem I faced was I wanted take a bare metal server with nothing on it and be able to boot it up and run Windows Server 2008 R2. Easy...