Archive for category Virtual Machine Manager

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 […]


In-place upgrading an Hyper-v host from Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2012 R2

With the overwhelming R2 release on October 18th I had to prepare my lab for several sessions I had to deliver on R2. One of the first tasks was to upgrade my hosts to Windows Server 2012 R2. Alas this upgrade was not as smooth as it should be, so to keep with “what hurts […]

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A Network virtualization primer (#sysctr #scvmm)

Network virtualization is for sure one of the big abstractions brought in by Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Virtual Machine Manager (vmm). If you are involved like I am in private and hybrid cloud deployments, network virtualization is one of the key strategic decision to be taken. This article is […]


Integrating public and private clouds with AppController

The new Azure IaaS features are really promising, the ability to run hybrid workloads part form the private cloud and part from the public one can be an accelerator for new solutions deployments. With the release of System Center 2012 Service pack 1 I started investigating the ability of managing from a “single pane of […]