Mastering Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 is available now!

Greetings folks! As you’re all busy getting ready for the holiday season, I’d like to introduce you another Christmas gift idea for a “VMM geek”. My colleagues, Michael Michael and Hector Linares, just finished writing a new book “Mastering Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2”, and it’s available for order now at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Virtual-Machine-Manager-2008/dp/0470463325/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1260507554&sr=8-1-catcorr#noop. I also helped…

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SCVMM 2008 R2 downloadable docs are available now!

Greetings, folks!   I’m pleased to let you all know that our documentation team has just published the doanloadable version of SCVMM 2008 R2 documents at here:  http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=162764   Available documents for download are: ·         Deployment Guide ·         Guide to Operations Manager Integration ·         Security Guide ·         Operations Guide ·         Scripting Guide ·         Cmdlet Reference…

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It’s here – SCVMM 2008 R2 RTM’ed.

Greetings folks! This is one of the very exciting mements that I have to drop whatever I’m doing and tell you about this. I’ve been busy on a few things. So sorry for not able to post much information lately. And I’ll tell you about what I was working on in a few months. We’re baking…

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VMM 2008 R2 Upgrade Guide

As part of the VMM 2008 R2 launch,  I’m inviting my colleague, Kerim, to provide you some information on how you can upgrade your existing VMM 2008 / VMM 2008 R2 RC versions to the VMM 2008 R2 RTM version.  Here comes Kerim:   ===================    Hi everyone,   My name is Kerim Hanif. I am…

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What’s new in VMM 2008 R2 RC?

Greetings, folks!   Hope you had a good Mother’s Day weekend (if you celebrate that holiday)!   Since VMM R2 Beta was released, the team has been working hard in incorporating feedback from customers. Here is a nice blog from Vishwa that explains the new set of features we’ve added in the upcoming VMM R2…

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VMM Network Location and Network Tag

Hello there! Today I got a guest poster, my colleague, David Armour. David is a senior program manager responsible for SCVMM 2008’s Networking feature. Based on the questions he has seen on the Technet SCVMM forum, he wanted to post this information out to help clarify the concepts and usage of Network Location and Network…

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Got a "Bad Gateway"?

Greetings, folks!   Hope you had a great Easter on last Sunday, if you celebrate that holiday! My kids certainly enjoyed hunting eggs in a typical Seattle drizzling Saturday morning. J   This blog entry is for folks who use or plan to use VMM to manage VMware ESX hosts.   If this is your…

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What you need to know about Maintenance Mode

Hello folks,   As you can see from the news, we’ve released our beta for SCVMM 2008 R2, which offers support to Windows Server 2008 R2 (live migration, etc.) and a bunch of exciting new features.   Today, I wanted to introduce to you our new VMM Maintenance Mode feature in VMM R2.   What…

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SCVMM 2008 R2 Beta is released!

Greetings folks!   I’m pleased to announce that the public Beta of SCVMM 2008 R2 is now available for download at our connect site.  Since shipping SCVMM 2008 in last October, our team has been busy working on an update that supports Windows 2008 R2, takes advantage of the new features in the platform, and…

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VMM Security content is posted on Technet.

Greeting folks!   Hot off press – Our content team has worked hard to produce a set of documents around how to secure your VMM 2008 environment, which includes interesting topics: ·         Basics of VMM security ·         Hardening VMM components (from VMM Server to the VM hosts, from your DB server to your library server)…

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