Connect SCOM 2012R2 to Azure Operational Insights

Microsoft Azure Operational Insights (OpInsights) is a set of tools based on Azure technologies that enables to collect, combine, correlate and visualize all your machine data. OpInsights works with intelligence packs which are collection of logic, visualization and data acquisition rules. These intelligence packs can be added the the OpInsights easily from a gallery. These intelligence packs enable for example ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Understand Microsoft licensing for Virtual Environments by Altaro

Altaro Software has released a new eBook to understand the Microsoft licensing for Virtual Environments. This eBook is really interresting because the connection between hardware and licensing is clearly explained. You can download the eBook “Licensing Microsoft Server in a Virtual Environment” here: Moreover Altaro has planned a Webinar about Microsoft Licensing on December, 4th 2014 with Thomas Maurer and Andrew Syrewicze. You ...

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Windows Azure Pack – Authoring a VM Role

Thanks to Windows Azure Pack, we can deploy standalone Virtual Machines or Virtual Machine Roles from the management portal. The Virtual Machine Role (VM Role) enables to deploy virtual machines with pre-configured Windows Server roles as File Server, Domain Controller, Web Server and so on. Moreover when deploying VM roles, it is easy to increase the number of instances that ...

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Windows Azure Pack – Manage VM role gallery

The VM Role enables to deploy Virtual Machines with a predefined role as Domain Controller, Web Server, Exchange and so on. When deploying VM role from the gallery, the configuration of the related role is made automatically. Usually two packages are needed to deploy a VM role (resource extension package is optional): A resource definition package (*.resdefpkg). This is a ...

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Windows Azure Pack – NVGRE Gateway

In Windows Azure Pack – Manage VM Networks topic, I have talked about network virtualization implemented with NVGRE and I have implemented it without NVGRE gateway. That means that Virtual Machines weren’t able to be contacted from the outside of its VM network boundary. In this topic, I’m going to implement a NVGRE gateway in order to these VM can ...

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TechEd Europe 2014 – Day 4

For this last day to TechEd Europe 2014, I went to these sessions: Session 1: Deploying Hyper-V Network Virtualization; Session 2: Cluster-in-a-Box meats Datacenter Convergence to redefine successful private cloud deployment. Session 1 This session has been presented by Stanislas Quastana and Arnaud Lheureux. This was a demo-oriented session to present how to implement network virtualization from scratch. The speakers ...

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TechEd Europe 2014 – Day 3

For this third day to TechEd Europe 2014, I went to these sessions: Session 1: Designing Hybrid scenario with Microsoft Azure; Session 2: Malware Hunting with Mark Russinovich and the Sysinternals Tools; Session 3: Microsoft Azure Security Compliance Overview; Session 4: Hyper-V Management made easy with System Center and Veeam Management Pack for System Center; Session 5: Planning and Designing ...

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TechEd Europe 2014 – Day 2

For my second day to TechEd Europe 2014 I went to the below sessions: Session 1: Directory Integration: Creating One Directory with Active Directory and Azure Active Directory; Session 2: System Center Operations Manager: Monitoring in a Modern World; Session 3: Protecting Virtual Machines with Veeam: There is More than Just Protection; Session 4: How you can Hack-Proof your clients ...

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