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  • Blog Post: Mastering Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2

    Mastering Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 by Michael Michael and Hector Linares is now available on Amazon.com. Order your copy today. http://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Virtual-Machine-Manager-2008/dp/0470463325/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1260507554&sr=8-1-catcorr#noop One-of...
  • Blog Post: SCVMM 2012 Quick Tip: Finding which storage arrays a Hyper-V host can see

    SNIA SMI Lab kicked off the 4 th and final plugfest for 2011 this week. Microsoft is here along with several storage partners. Earlier today, we started testing VMM 2012 with a SMI-S based storage provider and we tried to allocate a LUN to a host group that contained a Hyper-V host. This operation succeeded...
  • Blog Post: List all the VMs hosted on a specific SAN array

    Hey everyone, While preparing for my TechReady session, I reached out to a fellow dev on the team to help me craft a script to list all the VMs hosts on a specific SAN array. This is what he came back with. Thanks Erwien! Enjoy ($array = Get-SCStorageArray | where {$_.Name -eq "FAS2040-SCVMM...
  • Blog Post: Comparison: SCVMM P2V and Sysinternals Disk2VHD

    Sysinterals recently released a free P2V. The comparison table below is for your reference to help highlight the difference in features and functionality between the two. The table is not meant to pin one tool against the other (i.e. who is better). The free tool is not meant to compete against VMM P2V...
  • Blog Post: Storage Automation in VMM 2012 - Overview

    Hi, I am Hector Linares, Senior Program Manager on the SCVMM team. This blog is an overview of the storage automation feature set in System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012. The goal of this feature is to simplify and automate the discovery, allocation, and assignment of storage assets in a...
  • Blog Post: SCVMM 2008 R2 RC Public Release Available Now!

    Today the SCVMM team released SCVMM 2008 R2 Release Candidate. You can read all about it here. http://blogs.technet.com/scvmm/archive/2009/06/06/scvmm-2008-r2-rc-public-release-available-now.aspx Happy Virtualizing!
  • Blog Post: SC 2012 VMM: Collecting storage related traces

    SC 2012 VMM ships with a new service called the Storage Management Service which communicates with SMI-S based providers from vendors like NetApp, EMC, HP, and IBM. To help you troubleshoot problems, SCVMM include lots of storage related tracing information in its own logs and whenever possible, the...
  • Blog Post: Using SCVMM 2012, NetApp SMI-S provider, and Visio to visualize storage

    Hello everyone, So the VMM team finally announced BETA at MMS in March. One request we heard from you during the event is the need to visualize storage. VMM 2012 goes a long way to integrate storage automation into VMM using SMI-S based providers. Through these providers, VMM gets a lot of great data...
  • Blog Post: SCVMM 2012: Live from SNIA SMILab Plugfest – Creating 50 VMs using SAN based Rapid Provisioning

    Today is the 4th and final day of the SNIA SMILab plugfest. One of the tests we use to validate SMI-S providers with SCVMM is to create 50 VMs in parallel using SAN based Rapid Provisioning. We do this in two modes: 50 all at the same time or 50 in batches of 10 (so 5 batches). I kicked off the former...
  • Blog Post: Case of the Unexplained: Lost Client Connections

    At TechEd Berlin I had the opportunity to present a VMM performance troubleshooting case study in Iftekhar Hussain's VIR311 session. You can hear the presentation http://bit.ly/aQ11bP starting at 50:10. Symptoms Reported On our production server, we observed that VMM server became very slow. On...
  • Blog Post: SCVMM 2012: Storage Validation PowerShell Test Harness

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  • Blog Post: System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012 RC - now available for download

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/keithcombs/archive/2011/09/09/system-center-virtual-machine-manager-vmm-2012-rc-now-available-for-download.aspx?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=hypervking Keith Combs - System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012 delivers industry leading...