Microsoft working with OVF community to improve virtual machine interoperability

Hello, I wanted to send out this quick note to update everyone on our continued focus on and commitment to portability and interoperability using OVF.  We have gained valuable on-the-ground experience to ensure interoperability with our partners such as Citrix and VMware for Open Virtualization Format (OVF).  Portability and interoperability of virtualization technologies across platforms…

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Update on VMM refreshers - what has changed and what this means to you

Good day, folks! Since System Center 2012 SP1 Beta was released last week, we’re super excited to receive raving interests & feedback just over the past few days.   I’d like to briefly talk about one of the major investment areas in System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager – overall system scalability and performance,…

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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…

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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…

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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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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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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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When should I consider running my VMM Service by using a domain account?

Greetings folks!   Hope you all had a good Valentine weekend last week!   If you noticed, during your VMM Server installation, there is an option of allowing you to select a different account to run VMM Server service (VMMService) from the default computer account.         “When should I consider using this…

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VMM 2008 MP is available for download!

Greetings, My colleague, Alan Goodman, has published a blog entry about the release of VMM 2008 MP, which consists of the following exciting reports: ·         Virtualization Candidates – Helps identify physical computers that are good candidates for conversion to VM. ·         VM utilization – Provides information about your virtual machines. ·         Host Utilization – Shows…

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