System Center Virtual Machine Manager – General VMM Feedback

This week the VMM team has opened the general VMM feedback site for the public! Do you have an idea or suggestion based on your experience with VMM? We would love to hear it! Please take a few minutes to submit your idea in the one of the forums available on the right or vote up an idea submitted by another VMM customer. All of the feedback you share in these forums will be monitored and reviewed mehr [...]

System Center 2012 R2 VMM – VM Console Connect Error (0x0003, 0x0000)

This week at one of my customers I got an error during the VM console connect that was initiated over the VMM console. Virtual Machine Manager lost the connection to the virtual machine for one of the following reasons. Another connection was established to the console of this machine The virtual machine has been shut down or put into the saved state The user credentials provided do not have the mehr [...]

Join the Windows Azure Pack Community

You are working with the Windows Azure Pack and have not joined the Windows Azure Pack Community yet? Then it’s time to join the community to stay up to date. -> You will get prior to the release date the newest information about the next upcoming Update Rollup. What bug fixes are included and when it is scheduled for release. Additionally you get a lot mehr [...]

Microsoft Azure – Cross-premises connectivity with FortiGate

Last week I have implemented an Azure PoC at a customer site and was faced with the configuration of the S2S VPN tunnel between Azure and the on-premises site. You can check on the MSDN website which VPN devices are supported. -> The customer is using a FortiGate as VPN device and as you can see on the MSDN website you are forwarded mehr [...]

Microsoft Azure – VM Extensions are not installed

If you have a S2S VPN gateway connection between your on-premises and Microsoft Azure with a DNS server entry pointing to an on-premises DNS server you can experience the  issue that the VM extensions are not installed. In the scenario you want to deploy a new VM in Azure, but the gateway connection between your on-premises and Microsoft Azure is not established, disconnected or otherwise interrupted. mehr [...]

System Center 2012 R2 VMM – Network Configuration Script – Version 2.0

Last year I had published the first version of my Network Configuration Script for the System Center Virtual Machine Manager. -> Today I have added some additional configuration options and published version 2.0. With version 2.0 the PowerShell script supports the following options. Define mehr [...]

Linux Deployment – WAP VM Role Gallery Item – Addition One

As I have mentioned it in my previous blog post about the Linux deployment of a Windows Azure Pack VM Role that I will test some more Linux distributions. -> I have tested four new Linux distributions now. fedora 21, Oracle Linux 6.6, openSUSE 13.2 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12. Have a look at the table for the mehr [...]

Book review – Hyper-V Best Practices

During the holidays I had the time to review the new book “Hyper-V Best Practices” written by my MVP colleague Benedict Berger. First of all the book is divided into eight chapters. Chapter 1: Accelerate Hyper-V Deployment Chapter 2: High Availability Scenarios Chapter 3: Backup and Disaster Recovery Chapter 4: Storage Best Practices Chapter 5: Network Best Practices Chapter 6: mehr [...]

Microsoft Azure Site Recovery – Hyper-V on-premises to Azure

Microsoft is investing a lot in its DR solution Azure Site Recovery. The newest public GA announcement is about the DR scenario on-premises to Azure. Since mid-December 2014 Azure Site Recovery does not rely anymore on VMM to enable the on-premises to Azure scenario. All you need is a Hyper-V host or cluster and an Azure subscription. As of today Azure Site Recovery covers the following DR scenarios. On-premises mehr [...]

Microsoft Azure – Windows Server 2012 R2 VM not activated

I had a strange situation last week. I deployed two Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter VMs in Azure and tried out the new management experience through the preview portal. At the same time I had done some VM configurations in the current portal. Maybe that was the reason why one of the VMs became not activated. I don't know. But no worry Microsoft Azure is using Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter mehr [...]