Test Lab Guide: R2 Hyper-V Network Virtualization with System Center 2012 R2 VMM

This Microsoft Test Lab Guide (TLG) provides you with step-by-step instructions to create the Windows Server 2012 R2 Network Virtualization with System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) test lab, using computers running Windows Server 2012 R2. This test lab is based on four physical computers, each hosting multiple virtual machines. Updated September 2013…


System Center 2012 VMM add-on and extensions available

VM Recovery Tool The stand-alone Virtual Machine Recovery Tool works with System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) to temporarily remove a host, cluster, virtual machine, or service from VMM when that object is in a failed or persistent warning state due to environmental conditions, third-party applications, or other causes. After resetting the state…


System Center RTM bits break cover – now available for TechNet subscribers

The astute TechNet Subscriber might have noticed some new downloads on the download center.  Yep, the RTM binaries are available for download ahead of the coming out party at the Microsoft Management Summit. If you have a subscription, go get em.


System Center 2012 RC Virtual Machine Manager documentation – download available

I just wanted to make sure you were aware of the location for the RC documentation for the VMM 2012.  In this case we’ve updated the cmdlet reference guide so if you are working with and learning about PowerShell, you’ll probably want to grab the update.   Go get it @ http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=6346.


System Center 2012 RC now available for download

Go get it @ http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9796988. Here’s some bedtime reading while you watch the download, download. ======= A Microsoft private cloud dramatically changes the way your business produces and consumes IT services by creating a layer of abstraction over your pooled IT resources. This allows your datacenter to offer true infrastructure service capability as well as…


System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012 RC – now available for download

System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012 delivers industry leading fabric management, virtual machine management and services deployment in private cloud environments. VMM offers key new features that include hypervisor creation and management, network management, storage management, private cloud creation, self-service usage and service creation. It features deep investments in server application virtualization, service design…


SCVMM Virtual Machine Servicing Tool v3.0 – now available for download

Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 3.0 helps you reduce IT costs by making it easier to update your offline virtual machines, templates, and virtual hard disks with the latest operating system and application patches—without introducing vulnerabilities into your IT infrastructure. This Solution Accelerator includes the following components: Brief Overview. Available online only on Microsoft TechNet. Summary…


VMM 2008 R2 documentation – now available

Haven’t had a chance to download and install System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 yet?  No worries, get a head start by looking at the relevant documentation for the product. File Name: File Size VMM08R2_Deployment.docx 150 KB VMM08R2_OMIntegration.docx 110 KB VMM08R2_Operations.docx 379 KB VMM08R2_Scripting.docx 143 KB VMM08R2_Security.docx 196 KB Go get the docs @…


SCVMM 2008 R2 – now available for download to TechNet subscribers

It took a while, but the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 released bits are now on the TechNet Direct Plus subscriber download area.  Looks like it’s right at 3.4GB so expect it to take at least twenty minutes to download.  Grin.  This is the 64 bit download and here are the highlights for…


TechNet Plus Direct 25% Discount Code – Use TMSAM07

Now is a really good time to purchase the TechNet Plus Direct subscription.  Think about it for a second, Windows 7 is already on the download area.  So is Windows Server 2008 R2.  Exchange 20101, Office 2010 and many others are on the way.  So what better way to get access to all of the…