Category: System Center Virtual Machine Manager

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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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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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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...

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Virtualizing Your Data Center with Hyper-V and System Center

Free online event with live Q&A: http://aka.ms/virtDC Wednesday, February 19th from 9am – 5pm PST If you’re new to virtualization, or if you have some experience and want to see the latest R2 features of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V or Virtual Machine Manager, join us for a day of free online training with live Q&A to get all your questions answered. Learn how to build your infrastructure from the ground...

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How to plan your System Center Virtual Machine Manager Networks

For several times I have just ending up to explain how we should handle with networks on SCVMM in different scenarios. Here is the base that I use to planning SCVMM networks for all scenarios. SCVMM provides many options when you plan to connect your virtual machines to a physical network. You can use these options on their own or in a mixed environment, depending on your needs. VLAN-based configuration...

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Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V vs VMware vSphere 5.5

  On my search for comparing the newest version of VMware with Hyper-V 2012 R2 I found this chart that I think it will summarize what you need to know about the two Hypervisors. How to compare? Rather than simply comparing feature-by-feature using just simple check-marks in each category, I’ll try to provide as much detail as possible for you to intelligently compare each area.  For each comparison area, I’ll...

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System Center 2012 R2 Infrastructure overview

The notion of infrastructure provisioning is about enabling enterprises and service providers to provision physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructure that meets key requirements such as workload scale and performance, multi-tenancy, and chargeback. Enterprise-class performance When virtualizing top-tier applications, you need a virtualization platform and virtualization management solution that can provide the necessary scale and performance to meet your business requirements. Many virtualization efforts do not realize their full potential; in...

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What’s new in System Center 2012 R2 – Virtual Machine Manager?

During the last TechEd North America, Microsoft wraps off what will be the new System Center 2012 R2. The upgrade follows the impressive number of new features on Windows Server 2012 R2 as well as improvements to existing capabilities in Windows Server 2012. Here are some of the new and improved features related to System Center 2012 R2 – Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM): Infrastructure improvements Guest and host support for...

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Update on System Center 2012 SP1 Update Rollup 2 (UR2) for Virtual Machine Manager

Yesterday Microsoft added Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager to System Center 2012 SP1 Update Rollup 2 release.  The master KB article for  System Center 2012 SP1 Update Rollup 2 has been updated to reflect the summary of issues and installation instructions for Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 SP1 – VMM.  You can refer to it here.  Important actions for Update Rollup 2...