Author Archives: Romain Serre

Romain Serre works in Lyon as a Senior Consultant. He is focused on Microsoft Technology, especially on Hyper-V, System Center, Storage, networking and Cloud OS technology as Microsoft Azure or Azure Stack. He is a MVP and he is certified Microsoft Certified Solution Expert (MCSE Server Infrastructure & Private Cloud), on Hyper-V and on Microsoft Azure (Implementing a Microsoft Azure Solution).

Prepare a VM Template for fast deployment in VMM 2012R2

Most of the time, when a Virtual Machine (VM) is deployed, there are some manual configuration as IP settings, System Center Agent parameters etc. Most settings can be set automatically but it take some time to prepare a template that enable fast deployment with the minimum of manual tasks. Prepare a good template enable also a reliable deployment because without ...

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VM network issue in VMM 2012R2 with IPAM integration

This week two colleagues (“Pitchou” and “Loulou”) and me stumbled on an VM Network issue in VMM 2012R2 with IPAM integration. All VM Subnets associated with IP Pools indicated “VM Subnet has been marked for deletion by the network administrator“. We realized that when we wanted to live migrate a virtual machine. When we were on rating host’s screen on ...

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Fine-Grained Password Policy in Active Directory

Before Windows Server 2008, passwords were only managed via the Default Domain Policy GPO. So only one password policy was possible without do-it-yourself. With Windows Server 2008, Microsoft introduces Password Settings Object (PSO) that enables to apply Fine-Grained password policy linked to users or groups object. However in Windows Server 2008, PSO could only be created with PowerShell command. In ...

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Use Scale-Out File Server with Virtual Machine Manager

Scale-Out File Server (SOFS) is a new feature of Windows Server 2012. This feature provides a file service for application (such as Hyper-V) in an active/active cluster thanks to SMB 3.0. Because this feature uses the Failover Clustering feature, some disks must be connected to each node to convert them in Cluster Share Storage (CSV). These disks can be connected ...

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