Replicate SCVMM 2012 Clustered VMs using Hyper-V Replica & SQL Always-On

As one of the common scenarios for Disaster Recovery using Hyper-V Replica is to replicate System Center Virtual Machine Manager VM while depend on SQL Server 2012 Always-On to replicate the SCVMM DB, however when SCVMM is implemented to be high available (VMM Cluster), then some points should be considered to allow safe failover to…

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Install Active Directory in Windows Azure in four simple steps

Introduction: There is a very long and complex way to install Active Directory in Windows Azure environment described in details in Windows Azure documentation here http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/manage/services/networking/active-directory-forest/, what I will propose in this post is a simple way to install Active Directory in a new Windows Azure without the need to go through all steps listed…

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Is AD integration or manual SCOM agents required to allow Automatic Windows Agent Failover between multiple SCOM 2012 Management Servers?

Introduction: I observed that some IT professionals confused about System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) 2012 windows agents failover requirements, and the raised question was do I need to configure SCOM Active Directory Integration or do manual agents implementation or use PowerShell to allow windows agents to do automatic failover between multiple SCOM management servers? or…

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