Migration Automation Toolkit next steps

Over the last few years our team has had the opportunity to work on multiple VMware to Hyper-V migration toolkits.  These community contributions were not “supported” other than being supplements to supported tools and authored in PowerShell.  Any time you create an example or quick-start type solution the best you can hope for is that… Read more

MAT4Shift 1.6.2 Update

We have published an update for MAT4Shift.  While this is a minor script change, we view the update as critical and would encourage everyone to discontinue use of 1.6.1.  This work came directly from community feedback, so thank you to everyone who is testing and using MAT, and sending information about their experiences. There are… Read more

Migration Automation Toolkit for MVMC 2.0

Migrators, assemble!  The MVMC team has published version 2.0, packed with new features, and in tandem the BCB team is releasing a new version of MAT! MVMC 2.0 MAT for MVMC 2.0 MVMC is a tool for converting VMware virtual machines to Hyper-V virtual machines.  Version 2.0 offers many new features that helped make this… Read more

Migration – MAT4SHIFT 1.6.1 Release to Web

Today we published the latest version of the Migration Automation Toolkit, MAT4SHIFT v1.6.1.  This is largely a maintenance release but does include a few new features. If you are looking at this technology for the first time, MAT4SHIFT is a script framework/toolkit for automating migrations from VMware to Hyper-V.  The unique value is leveraging the… Read more

Automation–Automating Hybrid Clouds with Windows Azure and PowerShell (Part 4): Public Cloud Environment Deprovisioning PowerShell Examples

Hello once again! Here we are at the end of this blog series: Part 4 of the Automating Hybrid Clouds with Windows Azure and PowerShell blog series – Public Cloud Environment Deprovisioning PowerShell Examples. I do think you will be surprised to see how easy it is to remove everything you added. Before we move on… Read more

Automation–Automating Hybrid Clouds with Windows Azure and PowerShell (Part 3): Public Cloud Environment Provisioning PowerShell Workflow Examples

Hi. 🙂 At this point, you know the drill…This is Part 3 of the Automating Hybrid Clouds with Windows Azure and PowerShell blog series – which is kind of the same thing as Part 2, but this time the deliverable is a set of PowerShell Workflow Examples. For reference, here is Part 1 (Intro &… Read more

Automation–Automating Hybrid Clouds with Windows Azure and PowerShell (Part 2): Public Cloud Environment Provisioning PowerShell Examples

Hello Again! Time for Part 2 of the Automating Hybrid Clouds with Windows Azure and PowerShell blog series (find Part 1: Intro & TOC here).  And yes, this post actually has PowerShell Examples! But first, the list of what examples will be provided… Public Cloud Environment Provisioning PowerShell Examples As covered in the intro post… Read more

Automation–Automating Hybrid Clouds with Windows Azure and PowerShell (Part 1): Introduction and Table of Contents

Hello Readers and Viewers! By now, you have likely seen Brad Anderson’s Blog Post (VMware Migration… Like You’ve Never Seen) and its associated video, starring Building Cloud Blog’s very own Migration Mark! And sure, I have a cameo, but let’s be honest, that movie is all about The Migrator and the amazing MAT (powered by… Read more

August 2013 was Automation Month at the Building Clouds Blog!

Augomation? Autogust? Augustomania? Whatever you call it, with 16 Automation Track / Automation Track adjacent posts, it was Automation’s month to shine. You may have not even realized it – heck, I don’t think we did… The Posts… If you have been keeping up, fantastic! If you haven’t, well, we have a bunch of links… Read more

MAT 1.5 is available (now with NIC recreation!)

I am happy to announce that MAT 1.5 is now available. Grab your copy now:  The Migration Automation Toolkit (MAT) 1.5 brings a large number of improvements over the previous MAT and also puts the MAT and the MAT (Powered by Project Shift) at a feature parity. This means that the most asked about enhancement… Read more