Handling Equivalent Objects in multiple VMM Libraries

Everyone who has to work with a central VMM management server installation and multiple VMM Libraries in different sites has to deal with the equivalent objects. Managing equivalent objects through the VMM console is not appropriate, if you have a lot of objects in your VMM Library. -> https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg610650.aspx Some weeks ago I was faced again with the equivalent mehr [...]

Attestation failed with a transient error – System Center 2016 TP3 VMM

At the moment I am testing and working in my lab on the Shielded VM and Guarded Fabric scenario. Due to the fact that my Hyper-V hosts in my lab are not having any TPM chip, I am forced to use the AD-based attestation. After a business trip I started my lab again and ran into this error message under the status tab in the properties of my Hyper-V hosts. Error (20588) Attestation failed on HV-02.neumanndaniel.local mehr [...]

Working with VM Update Functional Level in System Center 2016 TP3 VMM

In Windows Server 2016 Microsoft introduces the next VM version 6.2 as they have always done with every new Server version since Hyper-V. This time an important part is different. VMs will not get updated automatically to the newest VM version. The reason for that is the new Rolling Cluster Upgrade feature. In short VMs with version 6.2 are not compatible with Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V, but mehr [...]

SCVMM – Storage Overcommitment PowerShell Script – Version 4.0

Today I am releasing version 3.4 and 4.0 of my Storage Overcommitment PowerShell script and first of all I want to talk about the changes I have made. -> https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Discover-Cluster-Shared-859f133c Version 3.4 adds support for selecting multiple Hyper-V clusters and will be the GUI version from now on. That said you will use version 3.4 not on a regular basis compared mehr [...]

Speaking at Experts Live 2015

Yesterday I got the message that I will be one of the speakers presenting at Experts Live 2015 in November. I am really happy that one of my sessions got accepted. The session will be about “What’s new in System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager?”. Have a look at the agenda! It is an awesome line up. -> http://www.expertslive.nl/programma/ mehr [...]

MCSD Azure Solutions Architect

Yesterday I successfully passed my last exam on the way to the Microsoft Certified Solution Developer Azure Solutions Architect. In comparison to the previous ones the 70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions was the hardest exam out of this three. It is targeting developer stuff and that made it really difficult for me. The other two exams are the 70-533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure mehr [...]

Speaking at Microsoft Technical Summit 2015

After being a speaker at the first Microsoft Technical Summit in 2014, I’m invited once again to speak at the Microsoft Technical Summit 2015. The Technical Summit this year will take place in Darmstadt from 17th to 19th November. The first two days are the general conference days and on day three you can join different workshops, if you have signed up in advance. My session by the way will mehr [...]

Getting started with Windows Server Containers

The last month I have played a bit with Docker and now I’m looking forward to have some time to get in touch with Windows Server Containers. If you have not done something yet with Docker or did not play around with the Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 which includes the Windows Server Container capability you might be interested in some getting started information. First starting point mehr [...]

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 [...]