Tag Archives: SPF

Deploying Gallery Item trough SPF

This blog post aims at exploring Service Provider Foundation. Charles Joy already covered how to deploy Gallery item trough WAP API and VMM PowerShell in series of blog posts. Although the SPF API for Gallery Items is similar I will show you how it is done there and what are the differences. Let’s first from […]

How to Add RD Gateway for Remote Console to SPF without WAP

Lets say for some reason you are not using Windows Azure Pack but you are still using Service Provider Foundation and you want to add RD Gateway server so you can take advantage of Remote Console. This can be done trough the following simple lines of PowerShell: import-module spfadmin $stamp = get-scspfstamp $GWserver=”rdgw.contoso.com” New-SCSPFServer -Name […]

Tips for Applying Update Rollup 2 on System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Azure Pack

I’ve been applying UR2 across almost all System Center 2012 R2 components so I’ve decided to share some tips with you: You can apply UR2 directly on RTM version. It is not needed to apply UR1 first. SCSM I’ve stumbled on error applying the update. More here. SCSPF Applying the SPF Update will require stopping […]

Update Rollup 1 for System Center 2012 R2 SPF

Here is the promised Update Rollup 1 for Service Provider Foundation: After a request to repair or scale a virtual machine role is returned successfully, there is no corresponding job in System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). A virtual machine template that uses differencing disks does not work correctly. You encounter a time-out issue when […]

System Center 2012 R2 Update Rollup 1

The first update rollup for System Center 2012 R2 is here. Description of Update Rollup 1 for System Center 2012 R2 SCOM and SCVMM Updates require running some scripts against the databases. Be sure to read carefully the instructions and run those scripts.There is instruction video for installing UR1 to VMM 2012 R2. Update Rollup […]

Working in VMM like Service Provider Foundation and Windows Azure Pack

As we know Service Provider Foundation is the API of VMM. SPF is a web service that can execute tasks against VMM server and WAP just connects to SPF to communicate with VMM so we have the following communication path VMM<->SPF<->WAP. SPF and WAP both have service accounts they use but when a Tenant initiate […]

Quick Look at System Center Service Provider Foundation Management Pack

Last week the SPF MP for SCOM was released so let’s look on how to install it and configure it. First we need to install it: Then we need to import in SCOM After it is imported we need to create account/s. According to the guide you need to create two accounts in SCOM: One […]

Making System Center 2012 SPF SP1 Highly Available and Scalable

The overall architecture of Service Provider Foundation is very simple. SPF have two components Web Service and Database. As the database is SQL database it can be made highly available by making SQL Cluster and putting the database there. There is no information if SQL Always On is supported but the SPF database is not […]