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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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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VMM and PowerShell

We, at SCVMM team, have made our automation and integration stories super easy and fun through the powerful PowerShell interface. And the reason we chose PowerShell is that it is not only a powerful commandline tool for IT admins, it also provides strong API level integration capabilities and automation framework for ISVs. (See Jeffrey’s comments about “PowerShell is not…

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Add host into VMM 2008 Beta

Well, once you finish installing VMM Server and have your admin console setup, the next you want to do is to start managing your hosts. Virtual Server hosts, Hyper-V hosts and VMware ESX hosts. I talked about managing VMware VCS and how VMM imports the existing ESX hosts managed by the VCS. Next, let me…

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VMM 2008 Architecture

If you are in MMS 2008, you’ve probably seen this architecture diagram:   For folks who did not get a chance to go, here are some of the key architectual characteristics that I’d like to point out: On the top-left corner, notice that the UIs (admin console and self-service portal) are all 100% built on…

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