Troubleshooting Windows Azure Pack & Usage (Part 2)

In the previous post we talked about how you can verify if Usage and Metring is working In this blog post it’s time to see what could go wrong during installation / configuration of Usage & Metering The following are potential issues you might run into: SPF cannot connect to OM DW. WAP Usage is… Read more

Troubleshooting Windows Azure Pack & Usage (Part 1)

Hello Readers. My original plan was to release the troubleshooting blog posts in listed order, but as there have been a few questions around Usage, I have decided to move this topic up the list and share some common challenges installing and configuring Usage for IaaS. As mentioned in a previous blog post (Installing &… Read more

Installing & configuring Service Reporting for IaaS usage and metering

This is the last blog post in a series on how to enable usage and metering for IaaS using System Center and Windows Azure Pack. The series includes the following posts:  IaaS Usage and Service Reporting using System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Azure Pack Configuring VMM and OM for IaaS usage and metering. Configuring… Read more

IaaS Usage and Service Reporting using System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Azure Pack

Following up Brad Anderson & Srikanth’s blog posts here & here, I would like to create a list of blog posts that describe how to deploy usage metering & reporting in System Center 2012 R2 & Windows Azure Pack for IaaS. Some would ask why should I care about usage & service reporting for IaaS?… Read more

Cloud OS Video Series 4–Enabling Chargeback in System Center

The Cloud OS Video series is a collection of videos that help you understand the technology, deployment, and management of the Cloud OS leveraging Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1. Each video is designed to be less than 10 minutes and cover a specific topic. These allows you to target your learning easily… Read more

How to create a Service Manager Dashboard with SharePoint PerformancePoint – Part 2

In the previous blog post we discuss the background behind Reporting and how Service Manager can makes use of this.   To recap this is a tutorial of three blog posts: Blog Post 1: Discuss the background behind Reporting and how Service Manager can makes use of this. (Previous blog post)   Blog Post 2:… Read more

Everything I Needed to Know about Chargeback I learned in Kindergarten – by Jamal Malik

If Jimmy has five apples and he eats two of them, how many apples does Jimmy have left? I’m sure everyone at some point in their lives were asked a question resembling the one above. Interestingly enough, it is not far from a method of chargeback based on consumption based pricing (no pun intended). Although… Read more

Enabling Chargeback in a Service Provider Cloud by Kristian Nese

If you read Michael Lubanski’s article on whether you have a private cloud or not, you’ll understand that in order to actually have a “cloud” you need to enable the five essential characteristics of cloud computing. If you don’t meet those requirements, it’s not a bad thing – it just means that you don’t have… Read more

Chargeback with System Center 2012 SP1 Tutorial Part 3 of 3

In the two previous blog posts (here and here), I discussed how Chargeback works, and how to correctly configure the components around Service Manager. In this post, I will focus on service manager and take a deeper look at what needs to be configured to make chargeback work. As noted in the previous posts, there… Read more

Chargeback with System Center 2012 SP1 Tutorial Part 2 of 3

In the previous blog post we talked about how Chargeback is working overall and some of the areas to consider when implementing Chargeback.   In this blog post we will walk through the configuration that needs to be done in Virtual Machine Manager and in Operations Manager and how you can verify that these are… Read more