Hybrid Cloud with NVGRE Whitepaper (WSSC 2012 R2)

Hybrid Cloud with NVGRE Whitepaper (WSSC 2012 R2)

There is a new whitepaper on Hybrid Cloud with NVGRE (WS SC 2012 R2). This was put together by the following team:

 

Authors:

Kristian Nese, Cloud & Datacenter Management MVP and Flemming Riis, Cloud & Datacenter Management MVP.

 

Reviewers:

Daniel Neumann, Cloud & Datacenter Management MVP and Stanislav Zhelyazkov, Cloud & Datacenter Management MVP.

 

This whitepaper covers how t...

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Update Rollup 3 for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1

Today Microsoft has released Update Rollup 3 for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1. This update applies to the following::

  1. App Controller 2012 Service Pack 1
  2. Data Protection Manager 2012 Service Pack 1
  3. Operations Manager 2012 Service Pack 1
  4. Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Service Pack 1

It can be downloaded here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2836751/en-us

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Free System Center e-books

Microsoft has released a bunch of free e-books. The list covers a wide variety of technologies. Some of interest me to are SharePoint 2013, Server 2012 and even a couple on System Center. There is a really cool Cmdlet Reference for App Controller and System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager.

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Click here to view and download the e-books.

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Integration points for System Center SP1

Microsoft recently update the Integration points for System Center map for Service Pack 1.

The map is a diagram that illustrates the integration points between all the technologies in the System Center stack.

Here is what the map looks like:

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This can be downloaded here:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36429

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Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Cookbook published

I am happy to announce the Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Cookbook was published on March 26th 2013. I had the opportunity to be a  technical reviewer on this book. If you administer SCVMM you will want this book.

The author is Microfost MVP Edvaldo Alessandro Cardoso.

 

You can visit his blog here: http://virtualisationandmanagement.wordpress.com

 

Here is the cover and the link to purchase it:

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New System Center book & SC troubleshooting tool

This is an exciting week for System Center. First there is a new tool released by Microsoft called System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Analyzer (SCCA). The System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Analyzer works these System Center products in the stack:

 

  • Operations Manager
  • Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)
  • Service Manager
  • Orchestrator (plus Service Provider Foundation)
  • Configuration Manager
  • Data Protection Manager (DPM)

     

     

    It can be...

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    MCSE: Private Cloud Certification

    I am happy to announce that today I passed the final exam to obtain the MCSE: Private Cloud certification.

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    I was able to upgrade from the MCITP: Server Administrator requiring me to only pass two exams. Out of the 70-246 Private Cloud Monitoring and Operations with System Center 2012 and 70-247 Private Cloud Configuration and Deployment with System Center 2012 the 70-247 exam was the harder of the two.

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    Tech Review on Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Cookbook

    I have been staying busy. I recently finished technical review of a new book titled Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Cookbook. Here is what the book will look like.

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    Here is an overview of what you can expect from the book:

     

    • How to use VMM Architecture and plan for a real word deployment
    • Utilize Network Virtualization, Gateway integration, Storage integration, Resource Throttling, and Availability options
    • De...
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