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  • Blog Post: How to create Failover Clusters with SCVMM 2012

    Here’s a heads up on yet another cool article I found over on the TechNet Wiki today regarding System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012. This is another one written by Microsoft Partner Kristian Nese and it talks about creating Failover Clusters with VMM 2012: After the Hyper-V hosts are configured...
  • Blog Post: How to create a Cloud in VMM 2012

    The new articles just keeping flying into the TechNet Wiki , and this time it’s one about using SCVMM 2012 to create your own private cloud.  This article written by Microsoft MVP Leandro E. Carvalho who’s been on quite a roll lately with a lot of articles on various Microsoft virtualization technologies...
  • Blog Post: SCVMM 2012: An Explanation of Scale In and Scale Out for a Service

    Hi everyone, Biddappa Berera here, and today I’d like to talk about the scaling of services deployed to hostgroups and private clouds in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012. A service in VMM 2012 is a logical grouping of virtual machines that the user can manage as a single entity. Each service...
  • Blog Post: Creating Service Templates using the VMM 2012 Service Template Designer

    Hi everyone, my name is Alaks Sevugan (Senior SCVMM Program Manager) and today I’d like to take a minute to discuss Service Templates in SCVMM 2012.  Service Templates are being introduced in VMM 2012, to capture the Service model definitions. Service Templates contain the definitions for machines...
  • Blog Post: Tuning SCVMM for VDI deployments

    Our very own Vishwa Kumbalimutt posted a great article on using SCVMM for VDI deployments.  If this isn’t something you’ve considered before, or if it is and you’re planning on doing it soon, you’ll definitely want to give this one a read: While most people are aware of SCVMM (System Center Virtual...
  • Blog Post: How to remove a node from a cluster that is managed by SCVMM 2008 R2

    The steps below demonstrate how to remove a node from a cluster that is managed by System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (SCVMM).  In my example I have used a cluster named CLU224544 and I have 2 nodes.  Both are physical boxes with Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and the Hyper-V role installed...
  • Blog Post: Creating networks with SCVMM 2012

    Here’s a heads up on another interesting article I found over in the TechNet Wiki. This one is by Microsoft Partner Kristian Nese and it talks about creating both logical and virtual networks with SCVMM 2012: So far, I am really impressed by all the improvements in VMM 2012 when it comes to...
  • Blog Post: Green IT and VMM - How to use Dynamic Optimization to Save Energy in SCVMM 2012

    Here’s another interesting article that showed up in the TechNet Wiki yesterday, published by Microsoft Partner and MVP Leandro E. Carvalho. This one discusses how to use the Dynamic Optimization feature in SCVMM 2012 to save energy and save money: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 (VMM2012...
  • Blog Post: Creating a Template and Successfully Deploying New VMs in System Center Virtual Machine Manager

    Our very own Jonathan Jordan just posted some great info on creating templates for use with VM creation: Templates save time! Templates make multiple custom deployments easy! Learn to use Templates! So, essentially I have marked up two great TechNet articles on creating virtual machines from templates...
  • Blog Post: A demonstration of the new Run Script Command feature in SCVMM 2012

    One of the cool new features in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 (SCVMM 2012) is the ability to execute commands remotely to a host. This feature can be useful in scenarios where you want to start a service or collect information from a remote host. You can also use custom resources you added...
  • Blog Post: Updating Services in SCVMM 2012

    Hi everyone, Alaks Sevugan here, and today I’m going to talk about updating your Services.  We have already seen how image based composition makes deployment a breeze, however most of you probably deploy an application once - so the real power in composition is derived from how services are maintained...
  • Blog Post: How to customize and deploy a Service in SCVMM 2012

    Hi everyone, Alaks Sevugan here.  So, have been following my previous posts on Services Overview and Service Templates ? If not, this will be a good time to review the blog posts. In this post, I will be covering how to customize and deploy a Service in VMM 2012. Let’s say that you have created...
  • Blog Post: How to add a new or rebuilt cluster node to SCVMM 2008

    If you are adding a new node to an existing cluster that is being managed by System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (SCVMM), or if you had to rebuild a node of a cluster and need to add it back, here are the steps that are required: First, here is the existing cluster: We will add one more node so...
  • Blog Post: Creating a Private Cloud in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 - Part 2

    Last week I posted a link to an article written by Microsoft Partner and MVP Leandro E. Carvalho that talked about building your own private cloud using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 and now he’s back at it with part 2.  In this installment he goes through how to create User Roles to...
  • Blog Post: Need personalized help implementing a Microsoft product or solution? Our new ProAdvisory service may be for you

    I know this isn’t necessarily specific to Virtual Machine Manager but I wanted to let you know of a new support offering that we're rolling out. I am sure many of you have contacted Microsoft for support in the past and are aware of our various support offerings. We have Consumer support, Professional...
  • Blog Post: Importing and Exporting Templates in SCVMM 2012

    Hi everyone, Konstantin Zoryn here, and today I’d like to talk about importing and exporting Templates in SCVMM 2012.  System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 (VMM 2012) allows creating service and virtual machine templates and there are many configuration details captured inside the templates...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Wiki: How to use VM Templates in SCVMM 2012

    Just a quick FYI on another interesting article by Leandro Carvalho that showed up in the TechNet Wiki yesterday.  This one discusses how to use VM Templates in SCVMM 2012 to deploy a server incredibly quickly and easily: Automation! This is a word that defines one of the best qualities of System...