System Center

Manage Switch Embedded Teaming from VMM 2016

Since System Virtual Machine Manager 2016 Technical Preview 5 with cumulative update 2, it is possible to manage Switch Embedded Teaming (SET) for non-Network Controller managed host. Before cumulative update 2, the only way to deploy teaming from VMM was to use the classical network teaming. SET brings a lot of advantages compared to classical network teaming as RDMA or ...

Read More »

Manage Storage Space Direct from Virtual Machine Manager

In a previous topic, I shown how to implement a Storage Space Direct on Windows Server 2016 TP2 (it is almost the same thing in Technical Preview 3). In this previous topic I created Storage Pool, storage space and some share from Failover Clustering console. In this topic, I’ll show you how doing the same operation from Virtual Machine Manager Technical ...

Read More »

Rename VM’s Network Adapters automatically with Virtual Machine Manager 2016

The next version of Hyper-V comes with a new feature called Virtual Network Adapter Identification. This feature enables to specify a name when a network adapter is added to the virtual machine and to retrieve this same name inside the VM. This feature can be also managed from Virtual Machine Manager 2016 (Technical Preview 3 where I’m writing this post). ...

Read More »

Upgrade Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 in High Availability to Technical Preview 2

Currently the last build for the next release of Virtual Machine Manager is the Technical Preview 2 (maybe Technical Preview 3 in the end of the month). In this topic, I will explain how to upgrade Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 installed in high availability to the Technical Preview 2. Architecture Overview My Virtual Machine Manager nodes are in a failover ...

Read More »

Manage Azure VM from Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2

Since Update Rollup 6 of Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2, it is possible to manage Azure VM from the VMM console. You can do simple actions as stop or start the machine, establish an RDP connection. In this topic I’ll describe how to add the Azure Subscription to manage Azure VM from Virtual Machine Manager 2012R2. Requirements To follow this topic ...

Read More »

Implement a Hyper-V Cluster from VMM 2012R2

To support the high availability of Virtual Machines, a Hyper-V Cluster is often implemented. In a high density environment, Hyper-V hosts are almost always managed from Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). VMM enables to centralize the management of your fabric (virtual network, storage and Hypervisor). So VMM is able to manage Hyper-V cluster from implementation to management. In this topic I ...

Read More »

Monitor Virtual Machine Manager from SCOM

Virtual Machine Manager can be connected to Operations Manager to monitor the virtual infrastructure. Moreover VMM is able to be connected to an SQL Server Analysis Service to make forecasting analysis. In this topic I will show you how to connect VMM to Operations Manager and so monitor Virtual Machine Manager infrastructure either virtual machines, Hyper-V hosts or fabric. Requirements ...

Read More »

Implement IPAM with Virtual Machine Manager

IP Address Management (IPAM) is a set of tools that enables to plan, deploy, monitor or manage the IP address space. IPAM is able to manage address spaces or virtual address spaces from Virtual Machine Manager. IPAM provides also a centralized interface from the Server Manager. The first feature of IPAM is the Address Space Management (ASM) that enables to ...

Read More »

Update Rollup 4 released for System Center 2012R2 and Windows Azure Pack

Microsoft has just released Update Rollup 4 for System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Azure Pack. This update fix a lot of issues (mainly on VMM) and add new features as DPM which is now able to backup SQL Server 2012SP2/2014. Below, you can find links to download updates: Virtual Machine Manager: KB2992024 Service Provider Foundation: KB2992021 Operations Manager: KB2992020 Service ...

Read More »