Category: System Center

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Interview with MVP

Kevin Kaminski is a Windows and Devices MVP, he had this brilliant idea of creating The Virtually There with Kevin Kaminski series  various people. I had the honor to be the first one. Here is more details about is series and in special about this episode “The Virtually There with Kevin Kaminski series is a concept where I interview various people in the industry that I’ve come to know over...

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Implementing Azure Site Recovery – Part 2 – For Hyper-V Virtual Machines in SCVMM Clouds

After I post the series of Azure Site Recovery (ASR) Planning considerations, I received an enormous quantity of feedback how It should be implemented, following those considerations. So, this is the second post of a series of 4 (see the first post here), about how to implement Azure site recovery based protection on the scenarios describe on the previous series posts. If you want to visit the series where I...

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Azure Site Recovery Planning Considerations – Part 3 – For Hyper-V Virtual Machines in SCVMM clouds

On these post series, I want to cover some of the planning considerations that I usually use, when I’m designing/planning with my costumers, an ASR deployment/infrastructure. I broke down in several posts so I can cover and make easy to find the considerations that you are looking for. In this post, I will cover additional considerations when you need to configure Azure-based protection of Hyper-V virtual machines based on System...

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Azure Backup – Part 4 – System Center and Azure Backup

On the first post (see here), I explained how the Azure backup works. On this post, I’m explaining how to integrate Azure Backup with System Center Data Protection Manager. If your environment contains a large number of systems that require protection, you might want to consider implementing Microsoft Azure Backup Server. Alternatively, if you have an existing implementation of System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM), you will likely benefit from...

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Transform the Datacenter – Part 4 – Extend to the cloud

This post is a continuation of series of posts about Transform your datacenter. You can see the previous post: Transform the Datacenter – Part 1 Transform the Datacenter – Part 2 – Software-defined Datacenter Transform the Datacenter – Part 3 – Automate and Secure Extend into the cloud to scale on demand while keeping costs low and the complexity of the solution simple is the major challenge when you think...

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Transform the Datacenter – Part 3 – Automate and Secure

I’ve talked about the infrastructure fabric, and how there are enhancements available in Windows Server 2012 R2 on the previous blog post (see here). But how do you think about the services that run on top of that infrastructure? How do you ensure that you’re managing effectively and building security into your processes? Build and operate Building the right platform is only half of what you need to do to...

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Transform the Datacenter – Part 2 – Software-defined Datacenter

This post is a continuation of series of posts about Transform your datacenter. You can see the previous post here. So, the first pillar to transform your datacenter is Software-defined Datacenter. What is Software-defined Datacenter? “Software-defined” has become an industry term—but what does it really mean for us? With a software-defined datacenter, you gain the ability to manage diverse hardware as a unified resource pool. You get greater flexibility and...

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Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

Microsoft just release the Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager. From all the bug that this rollup is fixing, it’s also introducing some new features. Features that are added in this update rollup · Differencing disk as an option in the Windows Azure Pack VMRole deployment When a user deploys VMRoles, the user has no option to specify either "differencing disk" or "dedicated disk." By...

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Software-Defined Networking with Windows Server and System Center Jump Start

Free online event with live QA with the WAP team: http://aka.ms/WAPIaaS Two half-days – Wednesday July 16th & Thursday July 17th – 9am-1pm PST IT Pros, you know that enterprises desire the flexibility and affordability of the cloud, and service providers want the ability to support more enterprise customers. Join us for an exploration of Windows Azure Pack’s (WAP’s) infrastructure services (IaaS), which bring Microsoft Azure technologies to your data...

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SCOM Alert: WinRM is not functional or not the right version

On System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager (SCOM) (with UR2) starting to appear Critical Alerts coming from System Center Advisor (SCA) saying that my System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) (with UR2) “WinRM is not functional or not the right version”. The alert description is: An issue was found with Windows Remote Management (WinRM) on the specified server.The specified server cannot be used for VMM server roles such...