SC 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager Storage Automation with the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3

IBM recently announced support for SC 2012 – VMM storage automation with the IBM XIV storage system using SMI-S. Microsoft® System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Storage Automation With the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 This technical white paper reviews key concepts and provides step-by-step implementation examples for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)…

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SC 2012 VMM: Collecting storage related traces

SC 2012 VMM ships with a new service called the Storage Management Service which communicates with SMI-S based providers from vendors like NetApp, EMC, HP, and IBM. To help you troubleshoot problems, SCVMM include lots of storage related tracing information in its own logs and whenever possible, the CIMXML output from the providers. In some cases however, you…

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Windows Server 8: Standards-Based Storage Management

Great post from Jeffrey Snover   Windows Server 8 is a cloud optimized OS.  You’ve probably heard that phrase or similar comments a lot recently since we introduced Windows Server 8 last month (see Bill Laing’s blog post.)  Let’s drill in a bit to explain what that really means and why it matters to you….

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SCVMM 2012 Quick Tip: Finding which storage arrays a Hyper-V host can see

SNIA SMI Lab kicked off the 4th and final plugfest for 2011 this week. Microsoft is here along with several storage partners. Earlier today, we started testing VMM 2012 with a SMI-S based storage provider and we tried to allocate a LUN to a host group that contained a Hyper-V host. This operation succeeded with…

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List all the VMs hosted on a specific SAN array

 Hey everyone, While preparing for my TechReady session, I reached out to a fellow dev on the team to help me craft a script to list all the VMs hosts on a specific SAN array. This is what he came back with. Thanks Erwien! Enjoy ($array = Get-SCStorageArray | where {$_.Name -eq “FAS2040-SCVMM”}) | fl…

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Storage Automation in VMM 2012 – Overview

Hi, I am Hector Linares, Senior Program Manager on the SCVMM team. This blog is an overview of the storage automation feature set in System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012. The goal of this feature is to simplify and automate the discovery, allocation, and assignment of storage assets in a virtualized environment. Summary VMM…

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Using SCVMM 2012, NetApp SMI-S provider, and Visio to visualize storage

Hello everyone, So the VMM team finally announced BETA at MMS in March. One request we heard from you during the event is the need to visualize storage.  VMM 2012 goes a long way to integrate storage automation into VMM using SMI-S based providers. Through these providers, VMM gets a lot of great data. You can use…

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