Archive for category powershell

#SOFS logical configuration reference

Scale-out File Server (SOFS) is a great new technology we can find in Windows 2012 R2 (debuted in 2012). We have endorsed SOFS with or without storage spaces (see Aidan blog). In either cases SOFS is a great NAS solution based on SMBv3 that can be leveraged by Windows OS (file sharing, hyper-v vhdx, SQL […]

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Powershell Deployment Toolkit quick startup #sysctr #wapack

Powershell deployment toolkit is a great accelerator to have your System Center POC environment up and running in a few hours. Until recently I seldom used it, but the need to prepare a “CloudOS POC in a Day” made me realign to the latest version. This post is more a collection of notes than a […]

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Automating Windows #Azure VM backups

Using Azure IaaS is great, but like all IaaS solutions it still requires some administrative efforts. In my last installment, I detailed how to use Windows Azure backup and recovery services to protect data contained in virtual machines and how to monitor the success of the backup operations with System Center Operations Manager (https://nocentdocent.wordpress.com/2014/03/01/windows-azure-backup-agent-monitoring-with-sysctr-scom-2/). Protecting […]

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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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Network devices dynamic group membership #sysctr #scom

The scenario As a System Center solution provider and consultant I often face complex scenarios where multi tenancy and administrative delegation is a must. One of the latest challenges I faced has been about Operations Manager console scoping in a complex and distributed architecture. The customer used to have gateways and sites to partition the […]

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