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MUST HAVE : Three Great Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Books to Learn from #Hyperv #MVPBUZZ

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Install and Config

This great Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation and Configuration Guide is made by my fellow MVP’s :

  • Aidan Finn
    Twitter : @joe_Elway
  • Patrick Lownds
    Twitter : @PatrickLownds
  • Michel Luescher
    Twitter : @michelluescher
  • Damian Flynn
    Twitter : @damian_Flynn

The Next great book is Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V : Deploying Hyper-V Enterprise Server Virtualization Platform :

 

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Deploying by

This great book is written by MVP Zahir Hussain Shah
Twitter : @zhshah

And the other great Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Cook Book :

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Cook Book by Leandro

This Great Book is written by MVP Leandro Carvalho
Twitter : @LeandroEduardo

These three Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V books are a pleasure to read and gives you the right information for your Hyper-V solution.
Each book is unique and has great tips to follow.
Of course you can buy these books at your local bookstore or at Amazon.com :

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#Microsoft Technet Virtual LABS #Cloud #sysctr #WindowsAzure #WS2012 #Sharepoint…..

VirtualLabs 1TechNet Virtual Labs enable you to quickly evaluate and test Microsoft’s newest products and technologies through a series of guided, hands-on labs that you can complete in 90 minutes or less. There is no complex setup or installation required.

Related Resources

MSDN Virtual Labs These virtual labs for developers give you hands-on experience with Microsoft’s programming tools and technologies.

TechNet Evaluation Center Download Microsoft technical trial software and install it in your sandboxed environment, and then receive deployment guidance and other resources from the experts.

OR

Go to the Home site of Microsoft TechNet Virtual Labs

 


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The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) and MAT Architecture #SCVMM #Hyperv #VMware

MAT Architecture

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Overview

The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) Solution Accelerator is a Microsoft-supported, stand-alone solution for the IT pro or solution provider who wants to convert VMware-based virtual machines and disks to Hyper-V®-based virtual machines and disks.
MVMC provides the following features:

  • Converts and deploys virtual machines from VMware hosts to Hyper-V hosts including Hyper-V on Windows Server® 2012. As part of the machine conversion MVMC converts the virtual disks attached to the source virtual machine. It also migrates configuration such as memory, virtual processor and so on from the source virtual machine to the converted virtual machine deployed on Hyper-V. It adds virtual network interface cards (NICs) to the converted virtual machine on Hyper-V.
  • Converts VMware virtual disks to Hyper-V based virtual hard disks (VHDs).
  • Supports conversion of virtual machines from VMware vSphere 4.1 and 5.0 hosts to Hyper-V.
    • Note   MVMC also supports conversion of virtual machines from VMware vSphere 4.0 if the host is managed by vCenter 4.1 or vCenter 5.0. You have to connect to vCenter 4.1 or 5.0 through MVMC to convert virtual machines on vSphere 4.0.
  • Offers fully scriptable command-line interfaces for performing virtual machine and disk conversions that integrates well with data center automation workflows and Windows PowerShell scripts.
  • Has a wizard-driven GUI, making it simple to perform virtual machine conversion.
  • Uninstalls VMware tools prior to conversion to provide a clean way to migrate VMware-based virtual machines to Hyper-V.
  • Supports Windows Server guest operating system conversion, including Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2003 SP2.
  • Enables conversion of Windows® client versions including Windows 7.
  • Installs integration services on the converted virtual machine if the guest operating system is Windows Server 2003 SP2.

Here you can get all the information you need on Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter toolkit


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#Microsoft System Center Advisor Connector for Operations Manager Preview #sysctr

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Overview

The System Center Advisor Connector for Operations Manager preview enables Operations Manager users to receive ongoing assessment of configuration for their windows computers. After installing the connector and selecting computers to be analyzed, Operations Managers users will be able to receive Advisor alerts in the Operations Manager console.
Supported operating systems: Windows Server 2012
This Preview requires Operations Manager 2012 SP1 with Update Rollup 2 installed. Complete Operations Manager system requirements can be found at : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj656654.aspx

Instructions

In order to install the Advisor Connector preview:

  1. Download the MSI provided in this page
  2. Extract the contents to a folder in your computer
  3. Import the extracted MPBs into the Operations Manager Console

For more information on configuring the Advisor Connector Preview, visit the Advisor Online Help at: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=293793
You can also ask questions and learn more about Advisor at our blog:  http://blogs.technet.com/b/momteam/archive/2013/04/09/system-center-advisor-connector-for-operations-manager-preview.aspx

You can download the System Center Advisor Connector for Operations Manager Preview here


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#Microsoft Update on System Center 2012 SP1 Update Rollup 2 (UR2) #sysctr #SCVMM

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How to obtain and install Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1

The update packages for App Controller, Service Provider Foundation, Operations Manager, Data Protection Manager, and Virtual Machine Manager are available from Microsoft Update

   To obtain and install the updates from Microsoft Update, follow these steps on a system that has an applicable System Center 2012 component installed:

More information and installation instructions on Microsoft support site