Blog Posts

How to Enable Nested Virtualization on Hyper-V Windows Server 2016

This post may be useful if you’re like me and testing out Azure Stack. If you are unaware of Azure Stack, in short, it allows organizations to have Azure (Cloud) on their own environment/datacenter. Here is a LINK for more information on Azure Stack. Azure Stack is currently in phase TP2 (Technical Preview 2) and this […]

Step-by-Step – Installing System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2016

For this installation, I will be installing SCVMM 2016 on Windows Server 2016 (with UI) and on a virtualized machine within a Hyper-V (2016) environment. There is no fancy storage here, so I will omit that for this configuration/blog post. Prerequisites, you will need some service accounts: SCVMM Service Account SCVMM Administrator Account SCVMM Administrator […]

Getting your colleagues engaged with SCOM

Q: How do I get my teammates engaged in SCOM? A: Disable Email alerting Q: What? A: Let me explain what we did. I had an interesting conversation the other day on how to get people more involved with SCOM. After going through what we have done over the years I figured it’s a topic […]

Using OMS for Patch Deployment

Not too long ago, the OMS team introduced the Update Management solution. This solution has definitely made the patch management process a lot easier, however at the same time, has raised some questions, such as: What’s the future of SCCM (Configuration Manager) with OMS now deploying patches? Can this be used concurrently/dual-homed with SCCM for on-premises […]

New Azure Preview Portal

Hey Guys, This is really exciting, the new preview portal was just launched by Microsoft for Azure. This portal contains much needed performance improvements while browsing through the blades. You can test this portal with your existing subscription. The link is below. https://preview.portal.azure.com/ Enjoy!!

Azure SQL Best Practices

To followup the last post about SQL server migration to Azure SQL, this post is about the best practices used for the SQL databases on Azure SQL. More on this can be found here.