Tag Archives: SCVMM

SCVMM 2016 Technical Preview 2 – Operational Notes

If you are testing the SCVMM 2016 Technical Preview 2 I have some operational notes for you. I ran into several issues in the first two days of testing the TP2 release and I want to share the solutions with you. First issue that you will run into it is an error where the VMM console crashes when you try to add an additional cluster node to an existing cluster. As it is mentioned in the release notes Read more [...]

SCVMM 2016 Technical Preview 2 – Logical Switch Improvements

At last week’s Ignite Microsoft has released the Technical Preview 2 of System Center 2016. -> http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenter/archive/2015/05/06/now-available-system-center-2016-technical-preview-2.aspx -> https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-system-center-technical-preview?WT.mc_id=Blog_SC_Announce_TTD The Technical Preview 2 of SCVMM 2016 provides you with some cool Read more [...]

SCVMM/WAP UR6 – VM Role Gallery Item Generation 2 VM Support

Microsoft is listening to our feedback and gives us the Generation 2 VM support for the VM role gallery item with Update Rollup 6 for VMM & WAP. Just want to mention that with VMM Update Rollup 6 Generation 2 VM support for Service Templates is also included. -> http://feedback.azure.com/forums/255259-azure-pack/suggestions/6061875-vm-role-add-gen2-support -> https://systemcentervmm.uservoice.com/forums/280803-general-vmm-feedback/suggestions/7000578-generation-2-vm-support-for-service-templates -> Read more [...]

System Center & Windows Azure Pack – IaaS Usage Metering Configuration Check

Two weeks ago I decided to write a PowerShell script for the purpose to check the whole IaaS usage metering configuration of System Center & Windows Azure Pack. As you already may know I have some kind of addiction for the usage metering & reporting process and the troubleshooting part. -> https://www.danielstechblog.io/azure-like-chargeback-with-system-center-windows-azure-pack-part-1/ -> Read more [...]

Azure like chargeback with System Center & Windows Azure Pack – Part 2

In my previous blog post I have shown you how to do an Azure like chargeback with the different KPI’s out of Service Reporting and the cost calculation. -> https://www.danielstechblog.io/azure-like-chargeback-with-system-center-windows-azure-pack-part-1/ In this blog post I will present you the PowerShell runbooks that will automate the manual part whom I talked about in part one. It is a solution Read more [...]

System Center 2012 R2 VMM – Forecasting for Capacity Planning

Ever thought about a forecasting for your on-premises virtualization infrastructure? No? Maybe the reason for that was the only option you had with System Center Virtual Machine Manager and Operations Manager was SQL Server Analysis Services. Yeah you heard right SQL Server Analysis Services. -> https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh882395.aspx But it’s all good now because we good Read more [...]

Azure like chargeback with System Center & Windows Azure Pack – Part 1

Since the release of Windows Azure Pack a frequently asked question is about the chargeback in Windows Azure Pack. I have heart the question a thousand times why Microsoft does not provide us with the chargeback and billing system from Azure for Windows Azure Pack. The answer is not that easy and I’m not willing to discuss it here in my blog. But I will show you something how you can provide your Read more [...]

SCVMM – Storage Overcommitment PowerShell Script – Version 3.2

Nearly 1000 downloads got my CSV Overcommitment PowerShell script on the TechNet Gallery and again it was time to invest some hours into it. -> https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Discover-Cluster-Shared-859f133c My main focus was to add support for SMB 3.0 file shares which are managed by VMM. Till version 3.1 the script supported only Cluster Shared Volumes and not SMB 3.0 file shares that Read more [...]

SCVMM/WAP UR5 – VM Role Gallery Item Disk Deployment Changes

Microsoft is listening to our feedback and gives us the choice between differencing or dedicated disks for the VM role gallery item with Update Rollup 5 for VMM & WAP. -> http://feedback.azure.com/forums/255259-azure-pack/suggestions/6036538-option-to-select-between-differencing-disk-or-dedi -> http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/3023195/en-us Prior to UR5 you had to use a SMA runbook like Read more [...]

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 by Read more [...]