On the road for MMS and TechEd 2013

MMS and TechEd season is here and in full swing. MMS in Vegas was a great success and I really enjoyed spending time with customers and partners all week. Next week is TechEd in New Orleans! Make sure to visit the Content Catalog and prepare your schedule for the week. While updating some info about…

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Simplicity is Key to Private Cloud from Microsoft (cross post)

Source:http://community.brocade.com/community/brocadeblogs/data_center/blog/2012/04/25/simplicity-is-key-to-private-cloud-from-microsoft By Sue Hartford, Microsoft Global Alliance Manager at Brocade Simplicity was a key message in Brad Anderson’s keynote at the Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas this month.   And he’s right on target.  Because let’s face it … if the cost and complexity of deploying private cloud are too high, they erase many of…

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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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P2V fails, if App-V is installed on source machine

VMM P2V agent does not like the App-V virtual drive. I was able to repro the following issue using App-V 4.6 package.    Analysis P2V agent installs correctly on source machine… but when it enumerates local volumes, an exception gets raised in the trace logs:   00000323             77.26648712       [11200] 2BC0.2B90::06/19-18:30:24.971#17:hwscout.cpp(130): Disk Properties    …… 00000343             77.50833893       [11200]…

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