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Windows Server 2012 NIC Teaming (LBFO) Deployment and Management #WS2012 #Hyperv #SCVMM #TEE12

Overview

NIC teaming, also known as Load Balancing/Failover (LBFO), allows multiple network adapters to be placed into a team for the purposes of bandwidth aggregation, and/or traffic failover to maintain connectivity in the event of a network component failure. This guide describes how to deploy and manage NIC Teaming with Windows Server 2012.

Download the Microsoft Whitepaper here  about Windows Server 2012 NIC Teaming (LBFO) Deployment and Management

Great Whitepaper voor the IT Pro.


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# Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 CTP2 – Virtual Machine Manager – Evaluation (VHD) #sysctr #SCVMM

 

Download System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 CTP2 – Virtual Machine Manager – Evaluation (VHD)

Overview

This Community Technology Preview (“CTP2”) VHD enables System Center customers to jointly evaluate System Center 2012 and Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate. For detailed information about each component, see the component documentation at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=254803
Feature Summary

  • Improved Support for Network Virtualization
  • Extend the VMM console with Add-ins
  • Support for Windows Standards-Based Storage Management Service, thin provisioning of logical units and discovery of SAS storage
  • Ability to convert VHD to VHDX, use VHDX as base Operating System image

Other System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 components that ship Evaluation VHDs can be found at the following locations:


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Create & Manage Virtual Machines in Windows #Azure and Copy VM’s from private #Cloud with #SCVMM

System Center 2012 CTP2 – Virtual Machine Manager :

Windows Azure Virtual Machine support: In addition to supporting Windows Azure PaaS workloads, App Controller adds support to the newly announced IaaS virtual machines in CTP2. You can easily deploy, manage, and operate Windows Azure Virtual Machines.
Copy VMs from private cloud to public cloud: In CTP2, you can select a VMM private cloud VM and copy it to Windows Azure. App Controller makes upload disk, convert settings, and deploying a new virtual machine into an easy migrate flow!

 


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Technical Documentation Download for the CTP2 release of System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 #sysctr #SCVMM

Overview

The downloadable files listed on this page contain the product documentation for the CTP2 release of System Center 2012 Service Pack 1. The available downloads include:

  • App Controller in System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 – last updated June, 2012
  • Data Protection Manager in System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 – last updated June, 2012
  • Operations Manager in System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 – last updated June, 2012
  • Orchestrator in System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 – last updated June, 2012
  • Server Application Virtualization in System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 – last updated June, 2012
  • Service Manager in System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 – last updated June, 2012
  • Service Provider Foundation in System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 – last updated June, 2012
  • Virtual Machine Manager in System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 – last updated June, 2012
  • Virtual Machine Manager Cmdlet Reference for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 – last updated June, 2012

Download the CTP2 Release documentation of System Center SP1 Here

 

Overview

This Community Technology Preview (“CTP2”) enables System Center customers to jointly evaluate System Center 2012 and Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate. CTP2 includes updates and enhancements to the following System Center 2012 components:

  • Virtual Machine Manager
    • Improved Support for Network Virtualization
    • Extend the VMM console with Add-ins
    • Support for Windows Standards-Based Storage Management Service, thin provisioning of logical units and discovery of SAS storage
    • Ability to convert VHD to VHDX, use VHDX as base Operating System image
  • Configuration Manager
    • Support for Windows 8
    • Support for Mac OS clients
    • Support for Linux and Unix servers
  • Data Protection Manager
    • Improved backup performance of Hyper-V over CSV 2.0
    • Protection for Hyper-V over remote SMB share
    • Protection for Windows Server 2012 de-duplicated volumes
    • Uninterrupted protection for VM live migration
  • App Controller
    • Service Provider Foundation API to create and operate Virtual Machines
    • Support for Azure VM; migrate VHDs from VMM to Windows Azure, manage from on-premise System Center
  • Operations Manager
    • Support for IIS 8
    • Monitoring of WCF, MVC and .NET NT services
    • Azure SDK support
  • Orchestrator
    • Additional support for Integration Packs, including 3rd party
    • Manage VMM self-service User Roles
    • Manage multiple VMM ‘stamps’ (scale units), aggregate results from multiple stamps
    • Integration with App Controller to consume Hosted clouds
  • Service Manager
    • Apply price sheets to VMM clouds
    • Create chargeback reports
    • Pivot by cost center, VMM clouds, Pricesheets
  • Server App-V
    • Support for applications that create scheduled tasks during packaging
    • Create virtual application packages from applications installed remotely on native server

Download Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 CTP2 here


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#Microsoft Private #Cloud Computing Book Release by MVP’s

Monday June 18,  2012 The Microsoft Private Cloud Computing book will be released made by four MVP’s :

Aidan Finn (MVP Virtual Machine @joe_elway)
Patrick Lownds (MVP Virtual Machine @patricklownds)
Damian Flynn (MVP SCCDM @damian_flynn)
Hans Vredevoort (MVP Virtual Machine @hvredevoort)

Kristian Nese (@kristiannese) did the technical review.
I will buy the Book guy’s, Let it be a bestseller !