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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 Hyper-V hosts 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 Hyper-V hosts with SCVMM 2012: Several new deployment options in VMM 2012 make the life of an IT-pro a bit easier. VMM 2012 promise a much deeper...
  • 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: Error message when you try to install SCVMM Self-Service Portal: “Either the specified server name is not valid, or the server is not reachable”

    I was checking out what’s new over on the TechNet Wiki this morning and came across a neat SCVMM article written by a Microsoft Partner who goes by the screen name Pronichkin .  In it he talks about the cause and resolution to a scenario where you get an error message when you try to install System...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Wiki: The SCVMM 2012 Survival Guide

    If you’ve ever said to yourself “Wow, I sure wish I knew more about all the really cool things System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 could do” or “I wish there was a site that had all the best SCVMM 2012 resources all in one spot” then I’ve got just the site for you. It’s the VMM 2012 Survival Guide...
  • Blog Post: A couple more VMM troubleshooting articles : WinRM and configuring fabric resources

    Just a quick FYI on a couple more System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) articles I found over in our community-driven TechNet Wiki. If you are planning on rolling out VMM, or if you already have, you’ll definitely want to check these out VMM Troubleshooting: Windows Remote Management (WinRM...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Wiki: Optimize your cluster with VMM2012

    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 Dynamic Optimization and Power Optimization in SCVMM 2012: VMM brought us a lot of new stuff. We will take a closer look at the optimization options...
  • Blog Post: VMM: Troubleshooting BITS and WMI

    Here are a couple more VMM troubleshooting articles I stumbled across over in our TechNet Wiki this morning. The first is on troubleshooting BITS and the second is on WMI: Troubleshoot VMM: BITS Troubleshooting : http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/9058.troubleshoot-vmm-bits-troubleshooting...
  • Blog Post: Capability Profiles in SCVMM 2012

    Here’s a heads up on another nice article I found over on the TechNet Wiki today. This is another one written by MVP Kristian Nese and it talks about creating compatibility profiles in SCVMM 2012: Another interesting feature that I have found quite useful, is the possibility to create “Capability Profiles...
  • 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: VMM Troubleshooting: Deploying Virtual Machines and Services in a Private Cloud

    Here’s another great article I found while perusing all the new stuff in our TechNet Wiki. This one was authored by Tim Sherer and goes through some common and maybe not so common issues you may run into when deploying VMM virtual machines and services in a private cloud: VMM Troubleshooting...
  • 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: TechNet Wiki: Load Balancing and Cloud Computing (SCVMM 2012)

    Here’s a heads up on a nice article I found over on the TechNet Wiki today. This is another one written by MVP Kristian Nese and it talks about load balancing and cloud computing in relation to SCVMM 2012: One characteristic of cloud computing is virtualized network access to your applications/services...
  • Blog Post: Two articles on troubleshooting Virtual Machine Manager

    Here’s a quick FYI on a couple new System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) articles I found over in our community-driven TechNet Wiki. If you are planning on rolling out VMM, or if you already have, you’ll probably want to add these to your Favorites: Troubleshoot VMM: DebugView for Windows...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Wiki: Understanding the Service-concept in VMM 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 MVP Kristian Nese and it talks about the concept of services in SCVMM 2012: For those of you that have tested and played around with...
  • Blog Post: News, Requirements and Installation of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

    Here’s another article written by Microsoft MVP Leandro E. Carvalho that’s over in the TechNet Wiki. This one walks you through some of the features and requirements of SCVMM 2012: With the constant adoption of new virtualization solutions and resources by enterprises, is very important to provide a...
  • Blog Post: The Microsoft TechNet Wiki has launched

    I know I've mentioned this here before but in case you haven't seen the TechNet Wiki or had a chance to play with it, let me tell you, you should definitely check this out.  So what makes the TechNet Wiki so different?  Well for starters it's community driven, meaning that it's not just a forum...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Wiki: How to shrink your SCVMM database (Transactional Log)

    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 manage the size of your VirtualManagerDB_log: Ok, you have had your SCVMM server running for a while now, all roles and services...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: New TechNet Wiki SCVMM 2012 article: Sorting things out in the library

    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 all the cool new features that are part of the library in SCVMM 2012: With all the new features in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012, you will...