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System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager Book by MVP Alessandro Cardoso #SCVMM #Sysctr #Cloud

SCVMM Seconde Edition

Alessandro Cardoso is a passionate technology evangelist and a subject matter expert in cloud, virtualization and management. Author and speaker at key technical events in Australia and New Zealand.
He wrote a Awesome System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager Cook Book in 2013 and now he wrote the Seconde Edition of System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager.

Covering : Windows 2012R2 and Hyper-V new features, System Center 2012 R2 VMM, Operations Manager, App Controller and Azure integration as well Veeam Management Pack.

  • Plan and design a VMM architecture for real-world deployment
  • Configure network virtualization, gateway integration, storage integration, resource throttling, and availability options
  • Integrate Operations Manager (SCOM) with VMM to monitor your infrastructure
  • Integrate SC APP Controller (SCAC) with VMM to manage private and public clouds (Azure)
  • Deploy clusters with VMM Bare Metal
  • Create and deploy virtual machines from templates
  • Deploy a highly available VMM Management server
  • Manage Hyper-V, VMware, and Citrix from VMM
  • Upgrade from previous VMM versions

I can recommend everyone to buy Alessandro his excellent book System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager Seconde Edition with Great Tips for the SCVMM Administrator and ITPRO.

You can order his new book here

Alessandro Cardoso


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A Big Thank You to the Community – Microsoft – MVP Mates #MVPbuzz #sysctr #Azure #Cloud #Hyperv #SCVMM #SQL

MVP Award 2014


I’m very happy with my fourth Microsoft MVP Award for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management


  • The Community for following me and sharing my blogposts and tweets on Social media.
  • Microsoft Productgroups for supporting me.
  • Microsoft MVP Leads
  • Microsoft MVP Program
  • System Center User Groups
  • My MVP Mates
  • My Family

I will do my best for sharing Microsoft System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management Technology for now and in the future ;-)

MVP Thank You

MVP Lead

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Microsoft Azure (Iaas) Cost Estimator Tool #Azure #Hyperv #SCVMM #VMware

Azure Cost Tool 1Select Machine Type in the Microsoft Azure Cost Estimator tool

Azure Cost Tool 2Enter the Machine Details.

Azure Cost Tool 3You can Profiling from Run Once til four weeks

The Azure (IaaS) Cost Estimator has been designed keeping in mind the need to provide the IT manager of next generation organizations the ability to quickly assess running cost of her existing on-premises workload on Azure.

About the tool

  1. The tool provides real world machine hardware usage
  2. It recommends appropriate Azure instance to match the scanned workload
  3. It also generates 30-day cost estimates of running such an Azure instance


  1. The tool supports
    1. Microsoft technologies (Hyper-V, SCVMM)
    2. VMware technologies (vCenter, ESXi)
    3. Physical environments (Windows, Linux)
  2. It is able to export to Excel/.csv that can be used for discussions with Systems Integration partner or a Microsoft representative
  3. No data is sent to Microsoft at any time. All report and profile information resides on the machine where the tool is installed

Value Proposition

  1. Can be Installed and a profile scan completed within 15 minutes (can be deployed on a Windows client)
  2. Enables a comparison with on-premises running costs (e.g. hardware, power, cooling, building, security, and systems management among others)

If you have any questions about the tool, or would like to send us your valuable feedback/comments, please write to Microsoft at

You can download the Microsoft Azure Cost Estimator tool here

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Software-defined networking with Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 #SDN #SCVMM #Azure

SDN Microsoft Azure

Read Software-defined networking with Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 to learn more about software defined networking

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Enabling Hybrid Cloud Today with Microsoft Technologies whitepaper #CloudOS #sysctr #Azure #Hyperv

Multi-Platform Mobile App

With the ambient credo to “do more with less, with a better agility and time to market”, IT inevitably becomes a service provider for its enterprise and need to run like a business. The undertaking also requires a step further in the way the IT delivers its services to its customers: internal businesses and beyond. IT has indeed to deliver the services in an industrialized way for greater speed and lower cost. This requires increasing their overall core infrastructure operational maturity in two main areas.

The first one aims at improving the management of their own on-premises IT landscape and traditional services by evolving towards a private cloud, i.e. an optimized and more automated way to provision and operate (a catalog of) services for businesses. The second one consists in enhancing their service offerings by utilizing off-premises public cloud augmentations (for acceptable cases of use) as (lower-cost) add-ons to existing services in the catalog.

The combination and interaction of these two cloud paradigms results in the emergence of the hybrid cloud which meets the demands and the expectations of the business. Hybrid cloud spans the two above implementations. A service request can be instantiated in either implementation, or moved from one to another, or can horizontally grow between the two implementations (cloud bursting for instance).

This paper discusses how Microsoft can help your organization achieve a successful hybrid cloud strategy and present the enabling technologies from on-premises, cross-premises, and off-premises implementation of (parts of) the services. Several typical patterns and common scenarios are illustrated throughout this paper.

You can download this Microsoft Enabling Hybrid Cloud whitepaper here


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