Infrastructure-as-a-Service Product Line Architecture Guidance

In a joint effort between Microsoft product development and Microsoft Services, the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Product Line Architecture (PLA) has been created to help organizations develop and implement private cloud infrastructures quickly while reducing complexity and risk. The IaaS PLA utilizes the core capabilities of the Windows Server operating system, Hyper-V, and System Center to deliver… Read more

Windows Server 2012 – About Clustered Storage Spaces Issue

In this post I’ll examine a specific issue in Storage Spaces while using with Enclosure awareness. Storage Space Setup with Enclosure awareness: Note: There are only 2 enclosures for the disks. The Scenario for the Issue: 1. Create Storage Pool in a cluster. 2. Use IsEnclosureAware flag to enable the Storage Space enclosure to be… Read more

Bare Metal Deploy through VMM PowerShell (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this blog series I explained the steps to deploy BMC (Bare Metal Deploy) and configure the physical network adapter settings using Logical Networks created in VMM. In this post, I will explain the steps to deploy BMC and configure the physical network adapter settings using Logical Switches created in VMM through… Read more

Bare Metal Deploy through VMM PowerShell (Part 1)

Most ITpros follow an automated process when deploying OS to bare metal servers, and when it comes to VMM (Virtual Machine Manager) there is a really nice built-in feature for this bare-metal deployment. System Center 2012 SP1 (VMM) includes several enhancements to this feature, and the most important among them are: 1. Deep Discovery that… Read more

Building Clouds – Introduction to “Fabric” Track:

With the release of Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1 it is really amazing to see customers (including service providers) deploying large scale clouds to deliver services such as IaaS, DaaS and SaaS. While both these technologies possess a huge set of features that help to build a robust Cloud platform (The “Fabric”)… Read more