Yung Chou and I are back for another episode in our multi-part series on how to Build Your Private Cloud using System Center 2012 SP1. Tune in today as we show how to configure the storage fabric in System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager.  We’ll walk through the process of adding different types of storage into our Private Cloud fabric, including block storage such as iSCSI, Fibre Channel and SAS as well as continuously available file share storage ( SMB 3.0 ).

Configure Storage Fabric in System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager

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Specific topics in this episode include:

  • [01:45] Recap: What is a Private Cloud?
  • [05:42] Recap: Setting up the Private Cloud Foundation
  • [07:03] Recap: System Center 2012 SP1 VMM Overview
  • [07:57] Let’s Talk about Storage. What are some of the challenges that IT Pros face today regarding file storage?
  • [13:29] How do I Configure the Storage Fabric in Virtual Machine Manager?
  • [16:41] DEMO: Adding File Server Storage (SMB 3.0)  
  • [24:29] DEMO: Adding Block Storage (iSCI, FC, SAS)

What’s Next?

After reviewing this video, get prepared to explore the Private Cloud management capabilities of System Center 2012 for yourself in this series with these downloadable resources:

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- Keith