Virtualization Posts

Disable Discovery of Virtual Machine Resource Groups in Cluster MP

Both Cluster Management Pack and Virtual Machine Management Pack provide monitoring for Virtual Machine but from different perspective. In some situations the Cluster MP can be very noise as it is monitoring Resource Groups and Resources which could be down just because some virtual machines are shut down. Until now I’ve been using custom solution […]

Going beyond the 20 object display limit on widgets and using the Veeam Traffic Light Widget to provide a NOC view #SCOM #SYSCTR #Veeam

I have spent some time working with the Veeam management pack and recently started development of a NOC (Network Operations Center) dashboard which uses one of the Veeam widgets. The Veeam Traffic Light Widget allows you to show the top 20 or bottom 20 metrics and to color code them based upon the values which […]

System Center Universe (aka Community MMS) Europe 2014 Now Available on Channel9

Just want to tip you that SCU Europe 2014 (aka Community MMS) sessions are now available on Channel9. All 60 sessions are available: Advanced Orchestrator Runbook Authoring and Management Author your own custom gallery item and deploy VM roles in Windows Azure Pack Building a Real self-service platform with SCSM, SMA PowerShell Workflows Building solid […]

Creating Azure-like Windows Server Images with System Center

Update —————————————————————————— A small update on this topic. If you do not want your customers to face error 0x800F0906 when they try to install .NET Fraemwork 3.5 on Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2 I would suggest you to install and disable .net FRamework 3.5 feature with DISM prior syspreping your images. The following commands […]

Tips From the Field: Applying Update Rollup 3 to System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Azure Pack

SCSMWhile I was on vacation UR3 for System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Azure Pack was released. In this release the following components were up for update: SCDPM SCOM SCSMA SCSM SCVMM WAP As always there are some important fixes and feature in this updated so I recommend to apply it. Of course first in […]

Announcing the “100 Days of DevOps with PowerShell” Series

DevOps is a word being thrown around a lot these days. Many job descriptions are now include it, tools are being written around it and perhaps most importantly, IT Pros are being told they need to prepare for it, or risk being left behind. To take a step back in case you are not familiar, […]

MVA Jump Start: Windows Azure Pack: Infrastructure as a Service

A new Microsoft Virtual Academy Jump Start it is on its way. This time on focus will be Windows Azure Pack. I would like to recommend to attend this Jump Start or at least watch it later when it is available later. Details: Windows Azure Pack: Infrastructure as a Service Jump Start Course Outline: Day […]

Microsoft Azure Operational Insights Preview Series – Capacity Planning (Part 4)

Last week I’ve reviewed System Update Assessment, Malware Assessment and Log Management. Now it is time for the crown jewel of System Center Advisor – Capacity Planning Intelligence Pack. When you got to Overview page you will see the Capacity Planning tile. It is a little bit different than the rest because this one is […]

You can help shape the future of Windows Azure Pack

Windows Azure Pack delivers Microsoft Azure technologies for you to run inside your datacenter. It offers rich, self-service, multi-tenant services and experiences that are consistent with Microsoft’s public cloud offering. You can help shape the future of Windows Azure Pack. The Windows Azure Pack team has created a user voice site where you can post […]