Archive for category SCVMM

How-to create a scale out file server (SOFS) with #scvmm #sysctr

This post is a quick guide on how to create a Scale Out File Server using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 starting from existing Windows Server 2012 R2 hosts. The scenario is different form provisioning a SOFS from bare metal. I hadn’t been able to find a comprehensive  documentation for this scenario so […]

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Virtualizing Your Data Center with Hyper-V and System Center

Some pretty good MS evangelists are going to run an interesting online event on MS Virtualizations and management solutions + some competitive comparison with VMWare vSphere. I will try to get in to answer some questions. Virtualizing Your Data Center with Hyper-V and System Center Free online event with live Q&A: http://aka.ms/virtDC Wednesday, February 19th […]

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Leveraging #sysctr #scvmm IP address management and keeping networking guys happy

One of the many cool features of VMM is fabric management and in specific network management. Of all the possibilities offered, I am going to focus on IP address management. Basically you can have VMM assign static IP addresses from a pool. Pools are defined per Logical Network and Network Site. When you provision a […]

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Removing ghost objects from #scvmm #sysctr

Recently I had to manually remove ghost objects from my VMM infrastructure, we had two different cases: An host stuck with inconsistent DB data Duplicated VMs on a failover cluster The first issue is very similar to the one reported here http://www.miru.ch/how-to-manually-remove-a-host-from-scvmm-2012-sp1/ and don’t ask me why I don’t like iSCSI. What’s missing is some […]

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VMM wrong Virtual Switch discovery post updated

The post VMM wrong Virtual Switch discovery has been updated to reflect the fact a fix is now available. Eventually Microsoft fixed the issue with the February 2011 VMM hotfix rollup http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2492980 – Daniele This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

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