Archive for category DPM

#SysCtr 2012 R2 is still kicking -VMWare support and more

Waiting for the 2016 wave and stunned by OMS auto-fire in terms of new features and solution pack, we cannot forget our good old System Center 2012 R2. This is the tool that helps today protecting and monitoring our hybrid cloud. The end of August brought UR11, and UR11 brought the long overdue VMWare support […]

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#Azure Backup workload protection as I understood it

The new #Azure Backup has been announced Azure Backup GA and it introduces the long awaited support for application workloads (SQL, Active Directory, …). Prior to this release application level workloads on Azure could only be protected in two ways (often combined): An host based VM backup using Azure Backup A combination of System Center […]

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#DPM 2012 Addendum management pack #sysctr

Today is an exceptionally snowy day, power is on and off again, lovely day to write something using my surface battery power. Today subject is DPM SLA monitoring. In my experience monitoring is just a matter of perspectives. Whichever is yours, it’s always useful to have very actionable alerts and begin able to predict systems […]

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Error 8007041d Applying Update Rollups for System Center 2012 DPM

Another quick note on an annoying issue. Let’s say you’re trying to apply some brand new Update Rollup to System center 2012 DPM and the update process always stops in error, if the error code is 8007041d then you’re probably in a situation a colleague of mine get into a few weeks ago. It’s just […]

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DPM: when licensing just doesn’t make sense

Recently Microsoft decided to change the DPM licensing requiring an Enterprise License to backup the System State of protected machines. Initially we won’t believe in such a change (the DPM console still shows the old licensing model where only a standard license was required for system state backups), but eventually we got a final statement […]

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