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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NIC teaming and VMM

Greetings folks,   NIC Teaming, also called “Load Balancing and Fail-Over” (LBFO) or “Link Aggregation” or “IEEE 802.1AX-2008”, groups multiple interfaces to provide fault tolerance and load balancing for Network Interface Cards (NIC) connecting Windows Server to the network.  This aggregation combines the individual capacity of multiple interface cards to form a high performance virtual…

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All about refreshers ...

If you have been using VMM for a while, you’ve probably figured out that we use various “refreshers” to pull data from the hosts and VMs that we manage. When deploying VMM in various sized environments, depending on the perf/scale requirements, you might need to tweak the refresher schedule to achieve the best performance.  …

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SCVMM and Network Ports We Use for Communication

More than often, deploying SCVMM server and managing VM hosts require coordination with your network admins. One of the frequently asked questions is “What ports should I ask my network guy to open for me in order to allow SCVMM server to talk to the hosts?”. For a tightly controlled enterprise data center, this question…

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