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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
SCOM 2012 R2 Update Rollup 12, Step-by-Step. UR12 (Update Rollup) has a lot improvements, please see below the many updates being providing in this UR. One thing to mention, UR12 also has resolved an issue with respect to Reporting — please see notes below. Also, it is rather nice to see updates (still) being pushed […]
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!!
Earlier in 2016, Microsoft increased the number of Canadian Data Centers to two: Canada East and Canada Central. With most of my customers being within Canada, naturally they want their Azure Backup data stored within the Canada Data Centers/Regions — makes sense for many (legal) reasons. Only problem is, Azure backup is still very limited to specific […]