Oracle Self Service Kit : See it in action in this video

As a follow up to this series of posts introducing the Oracle Self Service Kit, here is a video going over a quick overview of the kit, as well as a demonstration (deploying a new database on a new dedicated server). Oracle Self Service Kit Overview and Demonstration Thanks for watching!… Read more

Oracle Self-Service Kit : Provisioning Oracle Database components using the System Center stack

With the recent announcements from Oracle and Microsoft, many of you are getting in touch with us to understand how you can deploy and manage Oracle workloads on Hyper-V. This post is the opportunity to highlight one of the items we have on that front, called the “Oracle Self-Service Kit”. A picture being worth a… Read more

Oracle-Self Service Kit : Gimme the details (part 2)

This is the second of two posts getting into more details about the “Oracle Server Self-Service Kit”. It goes through 2 sample uses, to highlight how the solution works and what the outputs are. Table of content of the full series Introduction post Overview and scenarios Download link What you get, and how each deployment… Read more

Oracle Self-Service Kit : Gimme the details (part 1)

This is the first of two posts getting into more details about the “Oracle Server Self-Service Kit”. It goes through 2 sample uses, to highlight how the solution works and what the outputs are. Table of content of the full series Introduction post Overview and scenarios Download link What you get, and how each deployment… Read more

SQL Server Self-Service Kit : Gimme the details (part 2)

This is the second of two posts getting into more details about the “SQL Server Self-Service Kit”. Table of content of the full series Introduction post Overview and scenarios Download link What you get, and how each deployment type is handled Supported versions Looking ahead Gimme the details (part 1) Sample execution #1 : Requesting… Read more

SQL Server Self-Service Kit : Gimme the details (part 1)

This is the first of two posts getting into more details about the “SQL Server Self-Service Kit”. It goes through 3 sample uses of the SQL Server Self-Service Kit, to highlight how the solution works and what the outputs are. Table of content of the full series Introduction post Overview and scenarios Download link What… Read more

SQL Server Self-Service Kit : Provisioning SQL Server as a Service with the System Center stack

“Can I use System Center to provision SQL Server components?”… “Can I provide database as a service to my business users or application owners?”… The ability to automate SQL Server provisioning is probably one of the top customer requests I’ve heard about over the last 12 months! The goal of this post is not only… Read more

Application Management – System Center and the Web Platform Installer (WebPI)

In this post I’ll try to introduce you to a technology that has been around Microsoft for a while but is now helping users gain access to new System Center and Windows Server components like Windows Azure Pack (WAP) and Windows Service Bus. For more details on WAP please click here. This is also your… Read more

Application Management – SQL Server using STEK

I constantly hear around the water cooler and in different places, ‘wouldn’t it be nice to have a SQL server service as a VMM service template?’ and my reply is almost always the same thing every time, ‘we do.’ A few months back I created a series of Service Template Examples I nicknamed STEK ‘Service… Read more

Application Management – Challenges in Service Templates, Dynamic Connection String and NLB DNS entry

This blog is actually derived from my earlier post about creating a Service Template for DotNetNuke, read about it here. I decided to separate this content from that post for 2 reasons, first is that it would have been too long, next is that this information can simply help any service templates using NLB and… Read more