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#Linux Integration Services Version 3.5 for #HyperV

Hyper-V Integration

When installed in a supported Linux virtual machine running on Hyper-V, the Linux Integration Components provide:

•Driver support: Linux Integration Services supports the network controller and the IDE and SCSI storage controllers that were developed specifically for Hyper-V.

•Fastpath Boot Support for Hyper-V: Boot devices now take advantage of the block Virtualization Service Client (VSC) to provide enhanced performance.

•Time Keeping: The clock inside the virtual machine will remain accurate by synchronizing to the clock on the virtualization server via Timesync service, and with the help of the pluggable time source device.

•Integrated Shutdown: Virtual machines running Linux can be shut down from either Hyper-V Manager or System Center Virtual Machine Manager by using the “Shut down” command.

•Symmetric Multi-Processing (SMP) Support: Supported Linux distributions can use multiple virtual processors per virtual machine. The actual number of virtual processors that can be allocated to a virtual machine is only limited by the underlying hypervisor.

•Heartbeat: This feature allows the virtualization server to detect whether the virtual machine is running and responsive.

•KVP (Key Value Pair) Exchange: Information about the running Linux virtual machine can be obtained by using the Key Value Pair exchange functionality on the Windows Server 2008 virtualization server.

•Integrated Mouse Support: Linux Integration Services provides full mouse support for Linux guest virtual machines.

•Live Migration: Linux virtual machines can undergo live migration for load balancing purposes.

•Jumbo Frames: Linux virtual machines can be configured to use Ethernet frames with more than 1500 bytes of payload.

•VLAN tagging and trunking: Administrators can attach single or multiple VLAN ids to synthetic network adapters.

•Static IP Injection: Allows migration of Linux virtual machines with static IP addresses.

•Linux VHDX resize: Allows dynamic resizing of VHDX storage attached to a Linux virtual machine.

•Synthetic Fibre Channel Support: Linux virtual machines can natively access high performance SAN networks.

•Live Linux virtual machine backup support: Facilitates zero downtime backup of running Linux virtual machines.

•Dynamic memory ballooning support: Improves Linux virtual machine density for a given Hyper-V host.

•Synthetic video device support: Provides improved graphics performance for Linux virtual machines.

•PAE kernel support: Provides drivers that are compatible with PAE enabled Linux virtual machines.

You can download the Linux Integration Services version 3.5 for Hyper-V here


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#Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Analyzer #sysctr #SCVMM

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The System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Analyzer is a diagnostic tool that you can use to evaluate important configuration settings for computers that are running any of the following System Center 2012 R2 components: Operations Manager, Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), Service Manager, Orchestrator (plus Service Provider Foundation), Configuration Manager, Data Protection Manager (DPM) and App Controller.

You can download the Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Analyzer here

The System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Analyzer needs the Microsoft Baseline Configuration analyzer 2.1 :

You can download the Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer 2.1 for Windows Server here


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Making a NVGRE Gateway with System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager #SCVMM #sysctr

We made in our TestLAB ICTCUMULUS (Means CLOUDS) a NVGRE (Network Virtualization using Generic Routing Encapsulation) Gateway with System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager.

Before you make the Microsoft NVGRE Gateway see these blogposts here :

From Microsoft Private #Cloud to Hybrid Cloud Services Part 2 of 5 #SCVMM 2012 R2

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The Microsoft Windows Server Gateway is active.

NVGRE 10Here we set the right settings for Front and backend Connection.

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Now we create VM Network with isolation called Tenant Blue.

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We create an IP Pool for the Blue Tenant network.

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We now create a Hyper-V Port Profile for the VM’s in Tenant Blue

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Now we deploy a Virtual Machine

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We Create a Virtual Machine in the isolated Blue Tenant.

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VM is automatically configured with an IP-adress from the IP-Pool (192.168.99.2):

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VM communicates via the NVGRE (via NAT) with the internet:

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Our virtualization gateway host is using a Provider Address (192.168.98.2) used for network virtualization:

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We created two more VM in the blue tenant to see some more results in the next step:

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We can see our three created VMs with Customer address mapped to Provider Address if we run the powershell command Get-NetVirtualizationLookupRecord on the gateway host (ras01):

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Windows Azure Virtual Machine Readiness Assessment #WindowsAzure

WAVMRA2Ready – Set – Move: Download your Virtual Machine Readiness Assessment today. This assessment will automatically inspect your on-premises environment, whether it be bare metal or already virtualized. After that, Microsoft will provide you with tailored guidance and recommendations for migrating your environment to Windows Azure. If you’re running Active Directory, SQL, or SharePoint this tool will make it easy for you to get started.

You can download the WAVMRA tool here


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Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 #sysctr

Ebook System Center 2012 R2 Overview

Whether you are new to System Center or are already using it in your business, this book has something that should interest you. The capabilities of each component of System Center 2012 R2 are first described and then demonstrated chapter by chapter. Real-world and under-the-hood insights are also provided by insiders at Microsoft who live and breathe System Center, and those of you who are experienced with the platform will benefit from the wisdom and experience of these experts. We also included a list of additional resources at the end of each chapter where you can learn more about each System Center component.

Download the Free Ebook Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Technical Overview