Tag Archives: System Center Service Provider Foundation

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 […]

Authentication Error has Occurred (Code : 0x607) on Remote Console After you Apply UR4 for SPF 2012 R2

If you are applying Update Rollup 4 for System Center Service 2012 R2 Service Provider Foundation and you have have configured Remote Console to use IPv4 by using this solution (by Marc van Eijk) you may receive the following error when you try to connect to VM: An authentication error has occurred (Code: 0x607). This […]

Tips From the Field: Applying Update Rollup 4 to System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Azure Pack

So we have another Update Rollup available for System Center 2012 R2 and Azure Pack. This is the last one for the year. The main KB is here. The following components are updated: SCDPM SCOM SCSM SCSPF SCSR SCVMM WAP WAP Web Sites v2 Along with some new features on some components there are also […]

How SPF and WAP Make Tenant Separation for VM Clouds Resource Provider

Lately I’ve been exploring and challenging my self with some DevOps. Got to follow the trend. It is not something deep but you have to start from somewhere. Le’s get started: We all know that we can query the SPF web service even with Internet Explorer: https://SPFserver.contoso.com:8090/SC2012R2/VMM/Microsoft.Management.Odata.svc/ https://SPFServer.contoso.com:8090/SC2012R2/VMM/Microsoft.Management.Odata.svc/VirtualMachines() But these queries result in returning all […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

System Center 2012 R2 Update Rollup 2 and Windows Azure Pack Update 2 are Now Available

Time flies by and Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 R2 is now available. Almost all components are receiving update. There are a lot of nice fixes in this update that you will want to squash. Before doing that in production make sure you test them in your dev environment. Here are the fixes: […]

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 […]