Automating Service Template deployments in SCVMM 2012

One of the great new capabilities in System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012 is the feature of Service Templates. A service template allows us to design, deploy and manage a group of virtual machines as a cohesive service. In case you’re not familiar with Service Templates yet, see these posts for more information:  Overview…


Fabric management in SCVMM 2012

Recently I’ve had the experience of working with an F5 Networks Big IP 6800 load balancer, and been able to connect this with System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012.  The overall scenario here is automating datacenter and application management for a global enterprise.  In this article I’ll share some of the steps needed to…