Virtualization Posts

Getting Windows Server Gateway Functionality with PowerShell in VMM

Window Server Gateway is multi-tenant but still has some limitations that you should keep an eye on. More specifically I am talking about the following limits that are visible when you add the Windows Server Gateway as Network Service in Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM): Site to Site VPN Connections Routing Domains These counters are not […]

Automating VMM Deployments

Over the last few months I have been spending a fair amount of time on Private Cloud engagements, migrating customers from VMware to Hyper-V, and implementing new Hyper-V/VMM environments. This has resulted in a fairly solid understanding of VMM fabric, and a fairly deep appreciation for design constraints and gotchas. Networking in VMM is arguably […]

Studying for the 74-409 exam?

If you are interested in the 74-409 exam (Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center) you should definitely check out this free study guide that Veeam has provided at: http://hyperv.veeam.com/study-guide-microsoft-certification-exam-74-409-server-virtualization-windows-server-hyper-v-system-center-4202/. By reading these 8 chapters of the study guide you will learn about: Virtual Machine Settings Virtual machine storage Hyper-V Virtual Networks and […]

WMI Error Upon Network Service (Windows Server Gateway) Refresh in VMM 2012 R2

When you try to refresh Network Service in VMM 2012 R2 and particularly Network Service for Windows Server Gateway you may received the following error: Unable to connect to the network service. Check connection string and network connectivity. Error Execution of Microsoft.SystemCenter.NetworkService::OpenDeviceConnectionEx on yje configuration provider <GUID> failed. Detailed exception: Microsoft.Carmine.WSManWrappers.WSManProviderException: A Hardware Management error […]

Error 500 on Windows Azure Pack (WAPack) Admin Portal

I’ve been playing around with Windows Azure Pack and I’ve deleted all self-signed certificates from the personal store. Apparently I’ve missed some configuration and WAP{ was still using them. After deleting the certificates when I’ve opened the Admin Portal I’ve got white page with Error 500 displayed on it. To get clear description of the […]