Tagged: SCVMM

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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 Site Recovery

Azure Site Recovery (ASR) is by far one of the Azure features that I always like to play with. The improvement along the time is above extraordinaire! When I’m talking about Azure and Cloud to costumers I always ask what is their disaster recovery plan. I got a lot of different options. So far, as my best knowledge, I didn’t find any compelling solution then ASR. So what is ASR?...

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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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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...

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Update for SCVMM 2012 SP1 on Windows server 2012

If you are using System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager Service Pack 1 (SCVMM) to manage storage and assign LUNS, there is a collection of updates that may improve this functionality. These updates are for Windows Server 2012 and need to be applied on hosts, VMM servers and any other system that will interact with storage. These updates are offered via Windows Update (see KB2785094) but you can also download...

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Dynamic Optimization on SCVMM 2012

SCVMM 2012 introduced the ability to constantly monitor and rebalance load on clusters by using “Dynamic Optimization”.  How Dynamic Optimization works, will help understand its behavior and get the most out of this feature. What does Dynamic Optimization do?  Simply put, it searches for live migrations within a Host Cluster that will improve the overall health of the cluster.  “Health” describes two main facets – Host load and VM configuration....