Almost Everything You Need To Know About Microsoft Private Cloud (Including, Hyper-V, Networking, HA, SCVMM, SCOM, SCO, The Rest of System Center and MORE)

Some of my friends and peers in the Central Region of the US have collaborated to put together a great blog series Cloud on Your Terms: 30 Days about the Cloud.  This has some really incredible information so I wanted to make you have the opportunity to learn from the wealth of knowledge they have…

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TechNet Webcast-Live! IT Time-Private Cloud Chats

Register for one or more of the Private Cloud Chats: Episode 1 – Live! IT Time: Private Cloud Chat, 11/9/2011 10:00:00 AM Pacific Time Episode 2 – Live! IT Time: Private Cloud Chat, 12/21/2011 10:00:00 AM Pacific Time Episode 3 – Live! IT Time: Private Cloud Chat, 1/11/2012 10:00:00 AM Pacific Time Have questions about…


Microsoft Virtual Labs Available NOW! System Center, Windows, Virtualization, SharePoint, Exchange, SQL, And Lots More!

TechNet Virtual Labs enable you to quickly evaluate and test Microsoft’s newest products and technologies through a series of guided, hands-on labs that you can complete in 90 minutes or less. There is no complex setup or installation required, and you can use TechNet Virtual Labs online immediately, free. Check here for system requirements. OR…

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Exam 70-659: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization Jump Start (Online Today)

I told a bunch of people about this program in the last couple days.  I went in this morning to make sure all was well and realized that the site no longer has the registration for today’s events.  It already rolled over to next months registration .  So, here is the link to the October…


How to build a FREE Private Cloud using Microsoft Technologies

Chris Avis is a friend and colleague.  He created a pretty detailed blog post on how to create a private cloud.  I was planning on writing a similar post but found this one and decided to link to his. I hope you find his post helpful.  He goes through … Architecture: Hardware Requirements: Software Requirements:…


The Free Way To Create a Hyper-V and Virtualization Lab Environment–Step-By-Step–Cloud Foundation

In a prior post, Pay Yourself First-Learn How With Passive Learning-Free Training From Microsoft On Just About Any Topic–Virtualization, Cloud, Phone, Server, Client, SharePoint, SQL, Many, Many More, I shared a massive amount of information on where you can get great and FREE training on Microsoft products.  I would like to expand on that by…

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Pay Yourself First-Learn How With Passive Learning-Free Training From Microsoft On Just About Any Topic–Virtualization, Cloud, Phone, Server, Client, SharePoint, SQL, Many, Many More

Key To Almost Infinite Knowledge – Passive Listening… Do you make the time to keep up with technology?  If you are not expanding your knowledge, you are falling behind.  With the job market the way it is, you would be smart to keep learning.  I know we are all busy and doing more now than…

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How To Add SCSI Controller To Hyper-V Guest Server

How to add a SCSI controller to a virtual guest on hyper-V We add the controller, add a drive to it, start the VM and initialize and format the drive.   You can download the video below if you prefer that over the embed http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/danstolts/video/ITPROGuru-2011-06-Adding-SCSI-Controller-To-Hyper-V.wmv The procedures to do this using SCVMM would be almost…


Management and Deployment 2011 Firestarter – TechNet Events – Resources

Keynote – Stop putting out fires: Proactive IT infrastructure management Do you feel like you’re always in crisis mode? Do you want to learn what it takes to become a proactive and rationalized IT shop? Are you ready for the cloud? In this session, we will address these issues and more as we explore the…


Installing System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 R2 SP1

I am walking through the installation of SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1 on a new server that I just setup in my demo environment.  Hope this is helpful.  First lets look at the system requirements.  If you want to setup your environment with multiple servers or you want to do a custom install you can find…

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How To Install IIS 7 on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 For Use With SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1

I am starting with a sysprep’d Windows Server 2008 R2 Server.  I have allocated 2 processors and 512mb memory to the guest using dynamic memory.  Once I get the system up and running, I will bump up the memory to be close to what I actually need but I will leave it dynamic.  I need…

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System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 R2 SP1- Did You Know You Could Do This

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1 is available for download using your MSDN or TechNet Subscription or from http://Connect.Microsoft.com.  You can also download a trial from http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/en/us/virtual-machine-manager/vmm-try-it.aspx# Notice you can download the 2012 BETA if you like also.  I hope to checkout 2012 Beta in the next few days and do a blog…


MMS 2011 Keynote (Day 1 and Day 2 Keynote Video Recording)

  For those not lucky enough to go to MMS this year, you can get access to the keynote presentations here.  If you want much more information about System Center make sure you attend one of our TechNet Events on Management and Deployment. Keynote Day 1:   Keynote Day 2:


Management and Deployment Firestarter –Must Attend Event

Slides and other resources available for download from: Management and Deployment 2011 Firestarter – TechNet Events – Resources If you missed the national Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) last week, you can still get the highlights by attending the TechNet Firestarter coming to your area this month.   This is a must attend event for all IT…


Management and Deployment Firestarter Must Attend Event

Slides and other resources available for download from: Management and Deployment 2011 Firestarter – TechNet Events – Resources If you missed the national Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) last week, you can still get the highlights by attending the TechNet Firestarter coming to your area this month. This is a must attend event for all IT…


Hot Add Storage to Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Guest Using SCVMM

  In this short video we take a quick look at System Center Virtual Machine Manager Interface then we walk through the process of adding (and then removing) a SCSI disk to a running domain controller which is a guest running on a Hyper-V Machine while the DC if running.   In a nutshell, the…