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System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) offers a ton of flexibility when centrally defining and managing Private Cloud network fabrics across multiple sites, subnets, VLANs and virtualized network address spaces. However, this added flexibility can sometimes make getting started with the basics of networking fabrics a bit overwhelming – because it looks like there’s so much to learn!
Virtual Network Fabrics in System Center 2012 R2 VMM – Lots of Flexbility, and Lots to Learn!
BUT … Getting started with networking in System Center 2012 R2 VMM can be really easy, too! By initially focusing on the core networking elements, you can be up and running in no time with a basic networking fabric that can be consistently applied across multiple hosts!
In this article, we’ll work through a guided step-by-step lab for configuring these core network elements to build a basic networking fabric. In addition, I’ll also provide details on how you can download the accompanying FREE 60-page Step-by-Step Lab Guide (with screenshots) for applying these steps in your own environment.
Baseball season has ended, but March is just around the corner! If you love Major League Baseball as much as I do, you’ll want to keep informed on the latest in MLB coverage with comprehensive up-to-date information, even during off-season. Alex Brown, a local developer in Arkansas, published the MLB Coverage app for Windows 8 to address this very need.
MLB Coverage for Windows 8
In this article, get the details and FREE download information for this Top Local App ...
This month, Yung Chou, Mitch Tulloch and I have published a new book on Hybrid Cloud Management with System Center 2012 R2 App Controller, titled Microsoft System Center: Cloud Management with App Controller. As part of a series of specialized guides on System Center, this book focuses on using App Controller to manage virtual machines and services across private and public clouds.
Inside this book …
Chapter 1: App Controller Essentials
Chapter 2: Managing Private Clouds
Chapter 3: Managing Public Clouds
Chapter 4: Managing Hybrid Clouds
Chapter 5: Automating App Controller
In this article, I'll provide an introduction to this book as well as the details for downloading your FREE copy ...
The FREE Windows 8 Games in this article have been recently published by local developers … They’re great games to keep your kids occupied during long Thanksgiving holiday trips, and it’s also a great way to show your support for our local developer community.
Download the games using the links in this article and feel free to leave comments for the particular games that are your favorites ...
Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 R2 has had a number of significant improvements, which we’ve been discussing in many of the articles throughout this series. However, there’s a particular new Hyper-V feature that, while very useful, has had significantly less fanfare: Guest Services.
Hyper-V Guest Services: At Your Beck-and-Call for VM File Updates
In this article, I’ll provide an overview of Hyper-V Guest Services and also step through a real-world example of how it can be used to perform out-of-band file updates inside running virtual machines ...