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System Center Management Pack for VMM Fabric Dashboard 2012 R2 #SCVMM

Microsoft_System_Center_2012_R2_logo_thumbnailFabric Health Dashboard – Monitoring the Health of Private Clouds The Fabric Health Dashboard shows a detailed overview of the health of your private clouds and the fabric that services those clouds. The dashboard helps you answer questions like “What is the health of my clouds and the fabric serving those clouds?”
To view the Fabric Health Dashboard, after you import the management pack, click Monitoring, and in Cloud Health Dashboard, click Cloud Health. Select the cloud you want to investigate, and then, in the Tasks pane, click Fabric Health Dashboard. Feature Summary For each cloud, the Fabric Health Dashboard displays these aspects of the fabric:

  • Host State: monitors the health state of the hosting groups or the computing aspects of the cloud, such as CPU, memory, disks, and network adapters
  • Storage Pools State File Share and LUN State: monitors the health state of the storage aspect of fabric for issues, such as disk space capacity and allocation
  • Network Node State: utilizes network monitoring in Operations Manager and displays the health state of network nodes (devices) that are relevant for the cloud you selected. Only physical network devices within one hop from the hosts are shown. To see the physical network devices, you must enable the Network Monitoring feature of Operations Manager and monitor the physical network devices connected to the hosts. Virtual networks are not shown in the dashboard.

The Active Alerts and Number of VMs fields on this dashboard help indicate which issues are having the greatest impact on your cloud and can help you prioritize your work.
Fabric Monitoring Diagram View – Displays Health States of Cloud and On-Premise Environments The Diagram view gives you a diagram of the entire infrastructure and shows the health state of each part of the fabric. The Diagram view helps you answer questions, such as “What is the health of my entire fabric?” Improvements to the diagram ensure that health rolls up and that the relevant fabric components are part of the Diagram View.
To Open Diagram View, click Monitoring, and in Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager Views, click Diagram View for the environment you want to see displayed as a diagram.

You can download the System Center Management Pack for  VMM Fabric Dashboard 2012 R2 here

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Proud to be Microsoft MVP System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management #MVPBUZZ @MVPAWARD #sysctr

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Today this Microsoft MVP Award package has come with Fedex Express from Microsoft Redmond to Laren in the Netherlands 🙂

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The MVP Award on a nice place in the livingroom 😉

Microsoft and Community Thank you all so much, I’m a very proud to be an MVP SCCDM !


Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) version 8.5 Available #Hyperv #WS2012 #SQL #Cloud


The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) is an agentless, automated, multi-product planning and assessment tool for quicker and easier desktop, server and cloud migrations. MAP provides detailed readiness assessment reports and executive proposals with extensive hardware and software information, and actionable recommendations to help organizations accelerate their IT infrastructure planning process, and gather more detail on assets that reside within their current environment. MAP also provides server utilization data for Hyper-V server virtualization planning; identifying server placements, and performing virtualization candidate assessments.  Learn more.
The MAP Toolkit includes the following components:

  • Microsoft_Assessment_and_Planning_Toolkit_Setup.exe. Installation package containing the tool and SQL LocalDB.
  • readme_en.htm. Available as a separate download. Provides information to read before installing the MAP Toolkit, including installation prerequisites and known issues.
  • Available as a separate download. Contains sample reports and proposals.
  • Available as a separate download. Contains sample database and instructions for completing various exercises.

You can download the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit version 8.5 here


DOWLOAD : Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Preview VHD’s #sysctr #SCVMM #Hyperv

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System Center 2012R2 Preview components that ship Evaluation VHDs can be found at the following locations:

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Today I got the following message in my mailbox from Microsoft :

Dear James van den Berg,

Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2013 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management technical communities during the past year.

I’m very happy with this Microsoft Award and I Like to thank you all :

  • The community on my Blog, Usergroup, Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin followers
  • The Microsoft Product Team, Travis Wright, William Jansen
  • All of my Fellow MVP Mates


James van den Berg