Manage Windows Server 2016 TP3 Network Controller with System Center 2016 TP3 VMM

Actually in the Technical Preview 3 you can use either PowerShell or System Center 2016 VMM to manage a Network Controller instance. I had not the time yet to test the management capabilities provided by System Center 2016 Operations Manager. You can manage your datacenter network with Network Controller by using management applications, such as System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM), and System mehr [...]

Working with vNIC Consistent Naming in System Center 2016 TP3 VMM

Windows Server 2016 TP3 Hyper-V includes a very interesting feature that got several names out there vCDN, Consistent Naming of Virtual Network Adapters and Virtual Adapter Identification. Only the last two are a good wording for it, because it is not Consistent Device Naming. In this blog post I use the following wording vNIC Consistent Naming regarding to the TechNet Library description and will mehr [...]

Rolling Cluster Upgrade in System Center 2016 TP3 VMM

One of the best features in Windows Server 2016 will be the Rolling Cluster Upgrade capability. Even better you can orchestrate it with the System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager. The requirements are very low. Your servers only need a baseboard management controller, you must have also a prepared VHD in your VMM library with Windows Server 2016 on it and a physical computer profile. Let us mehr [...]

Bare-Metal Provisioning Hyper-V Cluster in System Center 2016 TP3 VMM

In System Center 2012 R2 VMM you can do a bare-metal provisioning of a single Hyper-V host or of a Scale Out File Server cluster. Now in System Center 2016 TP3 VMM you can do a bare-metal provisioning of a Hyper-V cluster too. In the Fabric section click on Create in the ribbon bar and select Hyper-V Cluster. Define the cluster name and the host group in which the cluster should be placed after mehr [...]

Convert Standard Switch to Logical Switch in System Center 2016 TP3 VMM

How often have I rebuild the Hyper-V Switch configuration in the last few years at customer sites? I cannot remember. When ever I implemented VMM or checked the VMM installation at a customer I designed or redesigned the Logical Network configuration and with that the Logical Switch configuration. In System Center 2012 R2 VMM you had to do the following to replace the Standard Switch on a Hyper-V host mehr [...]

Connect Windows Server 2016 TP3 Network Controller with System Center 2016 TP3 VMM

Today Microsoft released Windows Server 2016 TP3 and System Center 2016 TP3. -> http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2015/08/19/what-s-new-in-windows-server-2016-and-system-center-2016-technical-preview-3.aspx Finally with the release of Technical Preview 3 we got a guide on how to set up the Network Controller role in Windows Server 2016. -> https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt282165.aspx In mehr [...]

Using Veeam FastSCP for Microsoft Azure for on-premises workloads

This month Veeam released the RTM version of FastSCP for Microsoft Azure. -> http://www.veeam.com/blog/fastscp-microsoft-azure-available.html I really like the tool for my Microsoft Azure VM workloads. But you can use the tool also for your on-premises VM workloads. Just make sure you have enabled Windows Remote Management and the Port 5985 is open. You can easily test it with PowerShell and mehr [...]

Azure Site Recovery InMage Scout with VMware Series – Linux Protection

In the first blog post of this series I have given you an overview of the InMage Scout architecture. In this blog post I will show you how to set up the protection for a Linux VM. After you have successfully installed your Linux Master Target start the vContinuum console. Navigate to Administrative Tasks and click on Push Agent. A new window will come up where you have to enter the IP address mehr [...]

Azure Site Recovery InMage Scout with VMware Series – Linux Master Target Installation

In the first blog post of this series I have given you an overview of the InMage Scout architecture. For a short recap of what the Master Target is read the following lines. The Master Target is used as repository and for retention. The Process Server sends its data of the Protected VM to the Master Target. In the next step the Master Target creates the Replica VM in the secondary site and holds mehr [...]