Virtualization Posts

Step-by-Step: Setup and Configure Azure Site Recovery (ASR) for On-Premises Hyper-V Host with Azure Resource Manager (ARM)

This post is a series of blog posts for Azure Site Recovery (ASR). ASR for VMs being hosted within Azure ASR for VMs being hosted On-Premises ASR for an ESXi hosted On-Premises, coming soon… Here is a step by step walk-through on how to go about setting up and configuring ASR (Azure Site Recovery) and […]

Step-by-Step: Setup and Configure Azure Site Recovery for On-Premises VMs with Azure Resource Manager

This post is a series of blog posts for Azure Site Recovery (ASR). ASR for VMs being hosted within Azure ASR for a Hyper-V hosted On-Premises, coming soon… ASR for an ESXi hosted On-Premises, coming soon… Here is a step by step walk-through on how to go about setting up and configuring ASR (Azure Site […]

Step-by-Step: Setup and Configure Azure Site Recovery (ASR) Virtual Machines (VMs) in Azure with Azure Resource Manager (ARM)

So, you have a bunch of virtual machines in Azure, and want to ensure they are backed-up, you know, just-in-case.. Here is a step by step walk-through on how to go about setting up and configuring ASR (Azure Site Recovery) and backing up your Virtual Machines (VMs) with Azure Resource Manager (ARM). First things, first, […]

10 Reasons Why Live Maps Unity will change your World: Part 1

Are you familiar with Live Maps Unity? If you aren’t, check out the first part of this blog series, by SCOM Expert Daniel Örneling, who tells you why Live Maps Unity is a must-have if you want to have clear end-to-end visibility of your IT environment. 1. Business service monitoring made easy When you’ve built your […]

Making Operations Manager alerts actionable

Clint Wyckoff and I have teamed up on our first whitepaper for Operations Manager where we discuss “The Admin Who Cried Alert”. Techniques included in this whitepaper are: 1. Methods available to group objects by their Business Service Level Agreement (SLA) that can result in more actionable alerting 2. How the difference between monitoring and […]

Top 10 lessons learned from attending VeeamON

I had the opportunity to attend and speak at my first VeeamON conference this year in Las Vegas at the Aria from October 26-29. The session I co-presented on was called “Architecting Operations Manager Solutions with Veeam” and I had the honor of co-presenting with both Pete Zerger and Michael Stafford. This was an extremely […]

Adding ESX/vCenter to SCVMM

Adding a Hyper-V host to SCVMM is pretty straight forward, I would only hope so, since they are both Microsoft products. Well, as quick as it is to add a Hyper-V host, adding an ESX/vCenter is just as quick. Here are the steps I took to add an ESX host and vCenter appliance to SCVMM 2012 R2. […]

Cloud Adoption: Tips and Considerations – by MVP Alessandro Cardoso

Are you thinking about Cloud Adoption? The Cloud can be a powerful platform and many organizations are building their business processes around Cloud capabilities as it addresses elasticity, agility, costs and time to market. Today, the decision to invest in cloud solutions has shifted to include other business units (e.g. HR, Finance, Marketing and Sales), each […]