SAN Replication based Enterprise Grade Disaster Recovery with ASR and System Center

If you been following the progress of Azure Site Recovery throughout this year, you will recall that our priority has been to make Disaster Recovery (DR) solutions available to everyone, available everywhere, and easy to use. We first announced the General Availability of orchestrated DR across on-premises private clouds based on Hyper-V Replica in January… Read more

Logical Networks (Part V) – Network Virtualization

In this post, we complete our review logical networks by looking at the implications of Network Virtualization and Externally Defined Networks on your logical network design. Note that in the latter case, the VMM administrator has no insight into how the network is constructed, nor do they have any visibility into the method of network… Read more

Logical Networks (Part IV) – PVLAN Isolation

In this blog, we continue our review of tenant isolation by looking at the implications of PVLANs on your logical network design – we will look at Network Virtualization and complete our review of Logical Networks in the next post. We Look forward to your feedback and comments. Nigel Cain & Damian Flynn   Introduction… Read more

Networking in VMM 2012 SP1 – Logical Networks (Part I)

In this blog, the second in our series, we will take a closer look at Logical Networks and review some of the key considerations, best practice recommendations and guidance for designing, implementing and managing this component of your Virtualized Network Solution. This posting took a lot longer and became a lot more involved than we… Read more

Virtual Networking in VMM 2012 SP1 and 2012 R2

In Brad Anderson’s Why Architecture Really Matters blog series, he talks about the Mobile First, Cloud First world that we live in today, and are going to live in for the foreseeable future and that the architecture of the solutions you use to support your organization are going to be critical to your success. For… Read more

VMM Troubleshooting: Deploying Virtual Machines and Services in a Private Cloud

Here’s another great article I found while perusing all the new stuff in our TechNet Wiki. This one was authored by Tim Sherer and goes through some common and maybe not so common issues you may run into when deploying VMM virtual machines and services in a private cloud: VMM Troubleshooting: Deploying Virtual Machines and… Read more

TechEd 2011: Powered by System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 private clouds

Have you ever wondered how we pull off an event like TechEd 2011 where we have to setup the demo environments at the different SIM Pods for all of the different products we have?  If so then here’s a special behind the scenes view into how we did it": With System Center our products are… Read more