System Center VMM 2016 features demos on Channel 9

We now have some quick demos (<5 minutes) published on Channel 9 which provide you with good insights of new features of Virtual Machine Manager 2016. They’re definitely worth checking out and you can find complete list below. Deploy Network Controller: In this video tutorial you will see how you can use the service template-based… Read more

How to recover an HNV Gateway that was deployed through Microsoft VMM 2016

Author: Manish Jha | Program Manager This post contains information about HNV gateways that are deployed through Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2016 (VMM 2016). Please note that with Windows Server 2016 and VMM 2016, you now have an option to use Azure style gateways that are managed by Network Controller. Steps in this… Read more

How to prepare a Windows VHD for upload to Microsoft Azure

Just a quick note to let you know that we have a new article available that describes how to prepare a Windows VHD for upload to Microsoft Azure.  The steps in this article are highly recommended before uploading a Virtual Machine to Azure using Azure Recovery Services (ASR). You can find the article here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/virtual-machines-windows-prepare-for-upload-vhd-image/… Read more

Deploying Highly Available Host Guardian Service using VMM Service Templates Windows Server and VMM Tech Preview 5

~ Maha Ibrahim | Senior Software Engineer This post captures the steps needed to deploy Highly Available Host Guardian Service (HGS) using Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager Technical Preview 5 to use for test or demo environments. For more details outside the scope of this article, please refer to Windows Server TechNet articles about… Read more

Updated guide for deploying Software Load Balancer using Microsoft VMM 2016 Tech Preview 4

NOTE This guide is an updated version of the guide previously published here. ===== Introduction This article helps you evaluate the Software Defined Networking (SDN) features in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview and Virtual Machine Manager 2016 Technology Preview 4. In particular, this topic is focused on scenarios that incorporate Microsoft Software Load Balancer (SLB)… Read more

Updated guide for deploying Gateway using Microsoft VMM Tech Preview 4

NOTE This guide is an updated version of the guide previously published here. ===== Introduction This article helps you evaluate the Software Defined Networking (SDN) features in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview and Virtual Machine Manager 2016 Technology Preview 4. In particular, this topic is focused on scenarios that incorporate Gateway with VMM Technical Preview… Read more

Updated guide for deploying Network Controller using Microsoft VMM 2016 Technical Preview 4

UPDATE: For the latest information on deploying Network Controller using VMM 2016, please see Deploy a Software Defined Network infrastructure using VMM in TechNet. ===== Introduction This article helps you evaluate the Software Defined Networking (SDN) features in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4. In particular, it focuses on using System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)… Read more

Configuring Guarded Hosts with Microsoft Virtual Machine Manager 2016

~ John Patterson | PM for System Center & Services Hi everyone, John Patterson here with some information on setting up guarded hosts using System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). A guarded host is just a host that can run shielded VMs, and once your Host Guardian Service has been set up and configured, configuring… Read more