Fun with Hyper-V Replica in WS2012 RC

HVR Failover Runbook The other day, I was messing around with the new Hyper-V Replica feature in my lab.  I quickly came to the conclusion that although it is nice to be able to right-click on a VM in the Hyper-V MMC to initiate a failover, it would be even better if I had to…

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Trouble with CM 2012 App Catalog Web Site…

So I ran into an issue I have run into now twice so in case there is a third time, I can refer back to this entry!  If after installing the Application Web Catalog web site and web service in CM 2012, you receive this when browsing to the site:   Could not load type…

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How to set up Round-Robin IR Assignment in Service Manager Using Orchestrator–a Basic Example…

In discussing the use of Service Manager for ITIL Service Desk needs, I have had a few customers desire a  way to automate the assignment of a helpdesk analyst/technician.  Through Service Manager’s workflow features, this is possible to accomplish with a few basic Orchestrator workflows or RBA’s.  The below shows three RBA’s that work together…

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Demonstration video on how to install Hyper-V to a Bare Metal Server from VMM 2012

One of my peers, Carmen Crincoli,  on the State/Local Government side shot a short video walking through the process of installing a Hyper-V server remotely to a bare-metal server.  Pretty awesome stuff.  Video can be found here:    Bare Metal Deployment of Hyper-V with VMM 2012

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