System Center Service Manager what’s next cross-post: Service Manager – A phoenix in its own right

Hello Readers As some good insight was just released on the Service Manager Blog, we wanted the readers of Building Clouds to be aware of this. Christian Booth has just released a new blog post where the Service Manager Team explains some important future investments of Service Manager. What? Some facts about Service Manager Some… Read more

Troubleshooting Windows Azure Pack and Gallery Items (Part 2)

Hello Readers   Following up from the previous blog post (Troubleshooting Windows Azure Pack and Gallery Items (Part 1)) it’s now time to talk about potential challenges you might run into when configuring and deploying Gallery Items (VM Roles) using Windows Azure Pack (WAP) and Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). After I have installed the Windows… Read more

Troubleshooting Windows Azure Pack & Gallery Items (VM Roles) (Part 1)

Hello readers Today we are going to look at another new area which came to market with Windows Azure Pack (WAP) and System Center 2012 R2. The new concept is called Gallery Items and is a new way to distribute applications and workloads (e.g PaaS apps, VM Templates) using Windows Azure Pack and Virtual Machine… Read more

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

Troubleshooting Windows Azure Pack, SPF & VMM

Troubleshooting Windows Azure Pack, SPF & VMM As a follow-up from the troubleshooting Installation of Windows Azure Pack it’s time to look at the next item on our list being troubleshooting Service Provider Foundation (SPF) & Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). In this blog post I will describe how you can: Verify integration between WAP, SPF… Read more

Troubleshooting Installation of Windows Azure Pack

The first blog post for troubleshooting WAP will logically be on installation challenges. Some of my issues were due to security others were caused by not reading the manual. It’s my understanding that many IT Pros goes to the web when searching for help, so hopefully this can point you in the right direction. Below… Read more

Troubleshooting Installation & Configuration of Windows Azure Pack – An Introduction

The Windows Azure Pack (WAP) is the new boy in town and has got quite a bit of attention over the past few months. Therefore I want to create some prescriptive guidance on how to troubleshoot potential issues with Windows Azure Pack. After installing Windows Azure Pack several times and integrating it with SPF, SMA… 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

Configuring VMM and OM for IaaS usage and metering

In the previous blog post (here) I explained how usage and reporting works in Windows Azure Pack and System Center 2012 R2. As a follow up, I will take a deeper look into how usage and reporting can be configured step by step, This should allow the reader to setup this scenario without having to… Read more