Automation–PowerShell Workflow Script Spotlight–Creation and Parameterization of Virtual Machine Manager Run As Accounts for “OnBehalfOf” Service Template Deployment

Hello Readers/Viewers! I know it is a bit back-to-back with these examples, but I wanted to continue to share my learnings with you, as I continue down the “Tenant Provisioning POC” path with my team. Today it is all about dynamically creating Virtual Machine Manager Run As accounts for use as parameters during Service Template… Read more

Application Management – Virtual Hard Disk Requirements of Windows Azure Pack Gallery Items

Today we have a guest blogger. Stephen Baron is a Program Manager for System Center on the Virtual Machine Manager team. This is the second part of a two-part blog related to the Windows Azure Pack: Application Management – Service Models Web Platform Installer Gallery Application Management – Virtual Hard Disk Requirements of Windows Azure… Read more

Application Management – Service Models Web Platform Installer Gallery

Today we have a guest blogger. Stephen Baron is a Program Manager for System Center on the Virtual Machine Manager team. He’ll be doing a two-part blog related to the Windows Azure Pack: Application Management – Service Models Web Platform Installer Gallery (this post) Application Management – Virtual Hard Disk Requirements of Windows Azure Pack… Read more

Automation–PowerShell Workflow Script Spotlight–Deploying Virtual Machine Manager Service Templates-More Examples!

Hello, So I was  having an #8minutediscussionwithCharlesJoy recently, and we thought it could be a good idea to build upon his recent blog post on scripting Service Templates, to provide another set of examples. Charles covered how you could create a tenant with VMM through PowerShell, and create/deploy objects on behalf of this tenant, leveraging… Read more

Automation–PowerShell Workflow Script Spotlight–Deploying Virtual Machine Manager Service Templates “OnBehalfOf” Tenant Administrator User Roles

Hello Readers/Viewers! It has been a little while since I posted raw PowerShell, so I figured it was time! What do I have for you this time? Use Case Components Let’s say you have the following things, and want them in a simple working scenario: Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 Multi-Tenant Private Clouds ready for… Read more

Deployment-Minor PDT update 2.5.2508 now available

PDT 2.5.2508 is now available on the TechNet Gallery here.  This release adds download locations for the two Windows Server MPs required for Operations Manager integration with Virtual Machine Manager, and corrects the filesize validation for the Configuration Manager Prerequisites download…. Read more

Automation–Service Management Automation–SMA Runbook Toolkit Spotlight–SMART for Runbook Import and Export

Hello Readers!  Well, it has been a while since I’ve posted, but it has been for a very good reason.  I have something exciting to share that I believe will be of great benefit to those of you embarking down the path of Service Management Automation (SMA) within the Windows Azure Pack (WAP) and not… Read more

SQL Server Self-Service Kit – Installation Instructions for the SMA Edition

This post covers installation information for the SQL Server Self-Service Kit (SQLSSK) v2.0, a.ka. SMA Edition. The main blog post about that release is here and this is where I would recommend starting reading, before getting into the details from this post, which cover: Updated Installation Instructions for this release Instructions to enable deployments of… Read more

SQL Server Self-Service Kit – Updated for System Center 2012 R2 and SMA!

It’s been about a month since the first release of the SQL Server Self-Service Kit (SQLSSK), which provides System Center artifacts to automate deployment and self-service of SQL Server components. As a sample solution, the SQLSSK supports deploying a database/instance on a new/shared standalone server, deploying a database/instance on a shared cluster, deploying a SQL… Read more

Application Management – Clustering SQL Guest Instances in R2 – Part 2

In a previous post, I described how one might use Service Templates to leverage new features in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 to build a guest cluster with a Failover Cluster Instance installation of SQL Server. In this post, I’ll be providing a downloadable sample that you can tailor to your environment and… Read more