Monitoring Azure Site Recovery

In this blog post I will cover the monitoring capabilities of Azure Site Recovery. Specifically, we will answer the following questions: How do I monitor the replication health of my protected virtual machines? How do I check the status of my Jobs? How do I monitor my virtual machines once they are failed over to… Read more

A demonstration of the new Run Script Command feature in SCVMM 2012

One of the cool new features in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 (SCVMM 2012) is the ability to execute commands remotely to a host. This feature can be useful in scenarios where you want to start a service or collect information from a remote host. You can also use custom resources you added to… Read more

How to remove a node from a cluster that is managed by SCVMM 2008 R2

The steps below demonstrate how to remove a node from a cluster that is managed by System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (SCVMM).  In my example I have used a cluster named CLU224544 and I have 2 nodes.  Both are physical boxes with Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and the Hyper-V role installed.  It’s a… Read more

Creating a Stand-Alone Virtual Machine with a Blank Virtual Hard Disk in Virtual Machine Manager 2012

Have you ever wanted to know how to create and deploy a stand-alone virtual machine with a blank virtual hard disk (.vhd) using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012?  If so then we have the video for you.  Microsoft’s own Tessa Wooley just posted a great how-to video demo that covers this entire process from… Read more

SCVMM 2012: An Explanation of Scale In and Scale Out for a Service

Hi everyone, Biddappa Berera here, and today I’d like to talk about the scaling of services deployed to hostgroups and private clouds in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012. A service in VMM 2012 is a logical grouping of virtual machines that the user can manage as a single entity. Each service is backed with… Read more

Importing and Exporting Templates in SCVMM 2012

Hi everyone, Konstantin Zoryn here, and today I’d like to talk about importing and exporting Templates in SCVMM 2012.  System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 (VMM 2012) allows creating service and virtual machine templates and there are many configuration details captured inside the templates such as hardware description, operating system settings, application settings, network configuration,… Read more

Updating Services in SCVMM 2012

Hi everyone, Alaks Sevugan here, and today I’m going to talk about updating your Services.  We have already seen how image based composition makes deployment a breeze, however most of you probably deploy an application once – so the real power in composition is derived from how services are maintained and updated. Update Process Let’s… Read more

How to create Failover Clusters with SCVMM 2012

Here’s a heads up on yet another cool article I found over on the TechNet Wiki today regarding System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012. This is another one written by Microsoft Partner Kristian Nese and it talks about creating Failover Clusters with VMM 2012: After the Hyper-V hosts are configured and doing well in the… Read more