How to Automate VM Provisioning for SCVMM and VMware vCenter in 20 Minutes using Service Manager and Opalis

Jim and Travis put together a great ‘how-to’ video on getting a good workflow going with Service Manager and SCVMM using Opalis.  They show you step-by-step how to configure each object and how to configure Service Manager – including creating the management pack using the Service Manager Authoring Tool (you can download this HERE). http://blogs.technet.com/b/servicemanager/archive/2010/11/16/how-to-automate-vm-provisioning-in-20-minutes-using-service-manager-and-opalis.aspx…


FREE Virtualization Jump Start Event

Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals  –  Free Online Classes  –  March 29 – 31 Just one week after Microsoft Management Summit 2011 (MMS), Microsoft Learning will be hosting an exclusive three-day Jump Start class specially tailored for VMware and Microsoft virtualization technology pros.  Registration for “Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals” is open now and will…


KB2492980: Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 Hotfix Rollup Package, February 8, 2011

With SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1 on the way…in the meantime: Microsoft released a hotfix rollup package for VMM 2008 R2 via Windows Update on February 8th.  This update includes fixes for 5 issues: Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO) Tip alerts are not displayed in the SCVMM Admin Console if the alert resolution state is set…


Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 RTM

On behalf of the Windows Server and Cloud teams at Microsoft, I’m pleased to announce that today we released Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 – adding two new virtualization capabilities: RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory. To learn more about RemoteFX, take a look at Michael’s Kleef’s blog posted today. I’ll…


All You Ever Wanted To Know About Dynamic Memory

Hyper-V Question of the Day: Q: My customer has questions about Dynamic Memory such as: · What is Dynamic Memory? What problems does it solve? · Is Dynamic Memory good for Servers and VDI? · How does it compare to VMware’s Overcommit? · How does Dynamic Memory work? A: Here are the links to a…


Using PowerShell to find the virtual processor to logical processor ratio of Hyper-V

I lifted the code from Ben Armstrong’s MSDN Blog here – so have to give credit where credit is due: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2010/08/13/using-powershell-to-find-the-virtual-processor-to-logical-processor-ratio-of-hyper-v.aspx BUT… I’ll take it a step further… I wanted to run this script from my VMM Library instead of on every phyiscal host.  So, I modified the script so that you could enumerate the…