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Update Rollup 7 for System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager #SCVMM #sysctr

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Introduction

This article describes the issues that are fixed in Update Rollup 7 for Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). There are three updates available for System Center 2012 R2 VMM. One update for Servers, one update for the Guest Agent, and one update for the Administrator Console. Additionally, this article contains the installation instructions for Update Rollup 7 for System Center 2012 R2 VMM.

Features that are added in this update rollup

  • Support for Windows 10 Client Operating SystemAfter you install this update, you can provision and customize Windows 10 Client Virtual Machines (VMs). This support does not include installing Virtual Machine Manager Console on Windows 10 operating system clients.
  • Support for new Linux Operating SystemsAfter you install this update, you can provision and customize Debian 8 Linux as a Guest Operating System.
  • Support for VMWare vCenter 5.5 management scenariosWith Update Rollup 6, we announced support for basic management scenarios for vCenter 5.5. Based upon our plans for vCenter and VMM integration and supportability, we are announcing a broader supportability matrix to manage vCenter instances in the VMM console.

    For a complete list of scenarios that are supported, click here.

  • Support for Multiple External IP Addresses per Virtual NetworkYou can now have multiple external IP Addresses assigned to a single Virtual Network if you have Update Rollup 7 or a later version installed in your VMM environment.

    Update Rollup 7 includes the ability to set multiple IP addresses for NAT in VMM by using PowerShell. This update raises the capability to a higher level in the stack by having support in VMM for the Fabric Administrator.

    How do I use this functionality?

    $natConnection = Add-SCNATConnection -Name “NAT_Connection1_NatConnection” -VMNetworkGateway $VmNetworkGateway -ExternalIPPool $externalIpPoolVar -ExternalIPAddress “30.30.30.50”

    $natConnection = Add-SCNATConnection -Name “NAT_Connection2_NatConnection” -VMNetworkGateway $VmNetworkGateway -ExternalIPPool $externalIpPoolVar -ExternalIPAddress “30.30.30.51”

    After examining deeply all the pieces in the stack, we realized that the delivery of an effective and reliable solution requires additional work and will not fit into a single UR release. Therefore, we are delivering the ability to set multiple IP addresses per virtual network by using an HNV NAT Gateway in a phased manner.

    A future update rollup for VMM will explore the properties through the complete stack and provide the following functionality all the way through Windows Azure Pack (WAP).

    • When you add a new NAT Rule, a tenant can now use an existing external address or specify a new one.
    • You can let the WAP Administrator set quotas for the external IP addresses that are enabled per user role within the cloud.

    We understand that there is lots of demand around this feature based on the amount of customer feedback that we have received. We are planning to deliver end-to-end support for this feature.

  • Option to Reassociate Orphaned virtual machines to their Service or VM roleIf you ever had to remove a host that hosted Service or VM role virtual machines, and you wanted to wave a magic wand to reassociate a virtual machine to its service or VM role after the host is recommissioned to VMM, we have the solution for you in Update Rollup 7.

    You can now reassociate an orphaned virtual machine to its service or VM role after the host server is recommissioned to VMM.

    For more information, click here.

  • Support for VMM DHCP Extension PXE/TFP ForwardingAdministrators who depend on PXE to set up virtual machines or hosts can now perform a PXE boot by directly taking advantage of VMM DHCP extensions.

Read more on Issues that are Fixed in Update Rollup 7 for System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

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Getting Started with Microsoft #Windows10 for IT Professionals

MVA Windows 10 Deployment

Azure AD ConnectLogon directly with Windows 10 in Microsoft Azure Active Directory

As an IT Pro, how can you securely enable your organization with Windows 10? Find out, in this practical and informative course. Windows offers management features that empower IT professionals to address the current shift toward a mobile workplace, a realization of heterogeneous ecosystems, bring your own device (BYOD) and choose your own device (CYOD) scenarios, and the cloud.

Walk through what’s new in Windows 10 deployment and management, with a team of experts. Look at runtime provisioning, mobile device management (MDM), secure authentication, and much more. Plus, find out what Windows as a Service means for you and your organization.

01 | What’s New in Windows 10 deployment
Focus on upgrading, provisioning, and Wipe-and-Load installations of Windows 10. Take a look at the tools that IT Professionals can use to make Windows 10 deployment happen.
02 | What’s New in Windows 10 Management and the Windows Store

Explore traditional management, with Group Policy, System Center and related components, and mobile device management, which we added in Windows 8.1 and enhanced in Windows 10.

03 | Runtime Provisioning in Windows 10

Since it’s time-prohibitive to re-image a machine, find out the benefits of runtime provisioning (and get precious time back).

04 | Windows 10 Mobile Device Management MDM

Take a closer look at today’s MDM challenges, through more granular device management capabilities.

05 | Protecting Your Data with Containers Without Boxing Yourself In

Since a majority of data leaks happen accidentally, learn how Windows 10 addresses this, without additional cumbersome steps.
06 | A New Era of Threat Resistance for the Windows 10 Platform
Get the details on how Windows 10 addresses ​evolving cyber-threats, with a new approach.

07 | Secure Authentication with Windows Hello
Find out how easy multifactor authentication is now. Learn how to secure your organization via included biometric capabilities made available in Windows 10​. ​

08 | Windows as a Service: What does it mean for your business?
Find out how easy multifactor authentication is now. Learn how to secure your organization via included biometric capabilities made available in Windows 10​. ​

Recommended Resources and Next Steps :
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Download Now the FREE E-Book Building a Virtualized Network Solution Second Edition #sysctr #SDN

SDN Second Edition

Part of a series of specialized guides on System Center, this book is specifically designed for architects and cloud fabric administrators who want to understand what decisions to make during the design process and the implications of those decisions, what constitutes best practice, and, ultimately, what to do to build out a virtualized network solution that meets today’s business requirements while also providing a platform for future growth and expansion. This second edition includes coverage of the Hyper-V Network Virtualization gateway, designing a solution that extends an on-premises virtualized network solution to an external (hosted) environment, details of how to troubleshoot and diagnose some of the key connectivity challenges, and a look at the Cloud Platform System (CPS) and some of the key considerations that went into designing and building the network architecture and solution for that environment.

You can Download the Free Ebook Building a Virtualized Network Solution, Second Edition here


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What’s New in Windows Server 2016 Preview Jump Start #Winserv #Hyperv #NanoServer #MVA

Windows Server 2016

Follow the MVA Jumpstart Course What’s New in Windows Server 2016 Preview

Live Event Details
August 18‒19, 2015
9am‒1pm PDT

Course Outline:

  • Introducing Windows Server 2016 Preview
  • Server Virtualization in Windows Server 2016 Preview
  • Introducing Nano Server
  • Introducing Windows and Hyper-V Containers
  • Software-Defined Storage in Windows Server 2016 Preview
  • Software-Defined Networking in Windows Server 2016 Preview
  • Automation in Windows Server 2016 Preview

Register here on Microsoft Virtual Academy


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Watch the Dutch Microsoft TechDays 2015 Ask Me Anything Videos #Azure #Sysctr #Cloud #MVPbuzz

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This was really great to do on the Dutch Microsoft Techdays 2015 Ask Me Anything sessions.

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Here you can find my session about the Cloud

Here you can find all the Ask Me Anything Video sessions of Microsoft Techdays 2015 Netherlands.

https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechDays/Techdays-2015-the-Netherlands


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Cloud Consistency with Azure Resource Manager Whitepaper by MVP @KristianNese and @FlemmingRiis

Azure Resource Manager

Cloud Consistency with Azure Resource Manager in anticipation of Microsoft Azure Stack, this AWESOME whitepaper of Kristian Nese and Flemming Riis is focusing on Azure Resource Manager and will prepare you on how to create templates, deploy IaaS and PaaS as well as exploring many of its management capabilities.

Here you can download the Cloud Consistency with Azure Resource Manager Whitepaper

A  Great Whitepaper Guys ! ;-)


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UPDATE #Microsoft System Center Management Pack for #SQL Server #SCOM #sysctr

SQL Instance View The Management pack for SQL Server provides the capabilities for Operations Manager 2007 R2 and Operations Manager 2012 to discover SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, and SQL Server 2012. It monitors SQL Server components such as database engine instances, databases, and SQL Server agents. The monitoring provided by this management pack includes performance, availability, and configuration monitoring, performance data collection, and default thresholds. You can integrate the monitoring of SQL Server components into your service-oriented monitoring scenarios. Feature Summary: The following list gives an overview of the features of the SQL Server management pack. Refer to the SQL Server management pack guide for more details. New features and fixes:

  • Dashboards were replaced with the new ones
  • Components of replication functionality are deprecated and disabled by default
  • SPN monitor now correctly handles disjoined namespaces
  • Added support for filegroups containing filestreams and partition schemes
  • Memory Consumption monitor has been fixed
  • Upgradeability from 6.4.1.0 version is supported
  • Added CPU Usage monitor and rule for SQL Server 2005
  • Added ConsecutiveSamples Condition to the Buffer Cache Hit Ratio and Page Life Expectancy monitors
  • AlwaysOn discovery was reworked
  • Minor fixes.

Here you can download Microsoft System Center Management Pack for SQL Server

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Here you can download Microsoft System Center Management Pack for SQL Server 2014

Here you can download Microsoft System Center Management Pack for SQL Server 2014 Analysis Services

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