SSL and Virtual Server

Q: Rod has this question: “I recently made the switch over to Virtual Server 2005 from VMware.  I love the web based interface but am having troubles with enabling SSL. Can I use SelfSSL from the IIS6 Reskit?  Could I set up a CA in a virtual machine to create the website and VMRC SSL certificates?…


Announcing Virtual Server Deployment Manager (VSDM) 1.3.0

Finally, this very cool tool created by Nelson Araujo is available as a free download from Microsoft (it was demo’d last year at TechEd in WINIL401). VSDM manages a virtual library of templates and ISO images and provides a streamlined way to manage and deploy virtual machines. Administrators can configure VSDM to allow non-administrators to create…


MOM report for evaluating virtualization candidates

Chong Lee and Thomas Mathew — Technology Specialists here at Microsoft — are developing a report that you can load into Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 (MOM) to monitor the performance of physical computers that are candidates for virtualization. This report can help you determine which computers are good candidates for virtualization, and of those, which computers…


Just released: Virtual Server Management Pack for MOM 2005

This Management Pack is an add-on for Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005. It monitors the health, availability, and performance of Virtual Server. You can download it from the Microsoft Web site at: Overview of the Virtual Server Management PackThe Microsof Virtual Server 2005 section of the Virtual Server Management Pack monitors the performance and availability of…


Virtual Server script repository

You probably already know that Virtual Server provides a complete set of COM interfaces for programmatic management (see Start > All Programs > Microsoft Virtual Server > Virtual Server Programmer’s Guide). But did you know about the Virtual Server script repository on TechNet? It contains sample scripts for tasks such as managing virtual hard disks,…


HP Webinar: Virtual Machine Management Pack

HP is delivering a live Webinar on January 14, 2005 on Virtual Machine Management. Here’s the description from HP: “Learn the advantages of virtual machine technology and understand how the Virtual Machine Management Pack allows you to manage and control the VMWare and Microsoft Virtual Server resources in your environment.” To register, go to


Can’t open the Virtual Server Administration Website

(Updated to correct an error: You want to enable DCOM for Authenticated Users rather than Everyone.) On Windows XP SP2, you may no longer be able to open the Administration Website, although you could before you installed Windows XP SP2. This is due to tighter security measures in Windows XP SP2. To fix the problem,…