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Everything you cannot do with SCVMM but you were affraid to ask…

niedziela, Kwiecień 17th, 2011

Now, if you search the network you will find a lot of articles on SCVMM and how it differs from Hyper-V Manager. Unfortunately they will concentrate on what you can do with SCVMM and not with HM rather than vice-versa. However, is it really that VMM is all like Hyper-V Manager and more?

Working with both consoles and looking for different solutions I have heard people say that Hper-V Manager is all about managing host(s) an VMM manages VMs. Let’s see then what you can’t do with SVMM:

  • cannot mount iso to a VM when it is installed locally on a host. Can mount from a library only. Frustrating and time wasting;
  • cannot start/stop Hyper-V services and integration services;
  • managing vhds;
  • create clusters;

Do you find anything else?

TS: Windows Server Virtualization, Configuring 70-652

czwartek, Kwiecień 14th, 2011

Today I passed 70-652 exam for Windows Server Virtualization, Configuring. It is really easy if you played with Hyper-V and SCVMM for a while. The books I suggest to learn from are:

Here are some additional materials that can be found useful:

Hyper-V Security Guide – Solution Accelerator

Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 Scripting Guide

Let me know if you have any questions regarding the exam or preparations.

PowerShell in SCVMM 2008 R2 – Part 2: Guest OS Profile

poniedziałek, Kwiecień 4th, 2011

In my last note we saw how easily hardware profiles can be generated using PowerShell Snapin and its cmdlets for SCVMM 2008 R2. Now it is time to have a closer look on Guest OS Profiles that we will use later to create templates and deploy new VMs. Click to continue »

PowerShell in SCVMM 2008 R2 – Part 1

wtorek, Marzec 29th, 2011

Microsoft PowerShell is a great way to automate activities related to VM creation, maintenance and management. Here’s a simple way to create a new hardware profile for SCVMM 2008. Click to continue »

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Beta available!

środa, Marzec 23rd, 2011

The evaluation may be downloaded from here. New features include support for SMI-S providers, rapid provisioning and choosing of network when using Self-Service portal. SCVMM 2012 will enable assigning IP addresses to the virtual machines (including VIP – virtual IP – addresses). Accoring to the official SCVMM 2012 beta web site, it will be able to manage machines running on XenServer hypervisor.