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Happy Holidays and Thank you ! #MSOMS #Azure #AzureStack #Hyperv #Sysctr #HybridCloud

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Thank you for following me @Jamesvandenberg
Thank you Community 😉
Thank you Microsoft
Wish you all the Best !
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Wish you all Merry Christmas & Happy New Innovative Year 2016 !

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Wow a lot has happened in 2015, I don’t even know where to begin with a recap of 2015 in a Mobile and Cloud first world ! What I have learned that’s it’s all about
applications on your Mobile Phone, Tablet, or any Device to Work, Learn in any environment you want. Sharing Microsoft technology with the Community and in Education via Social media is what I love to do on a daily bases. I hope you enjoyed the information in 2015 with Microsoft Products like :

I wish you all a Healthy Life and a lot of Success in 2016 !

Microsoft is transforming Datacenters with New Technology and making Hybrid Cloud possible for your Applications.
What I personally like is the Microsoft Hololens this is something different, but very Cool to be in a Virtual Reality World with
awesome possibilities in 2016 and in the Future 🙂

Thank you Community, Followers, Microsoft Product Teams, MVP Award Program, MVP’s, Developers, ITpro’s, Students, for Sharing !

Best Regards, James van den Berg.

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USE #UserVoice for Feedback to the #Microsoft Developer Teams Make IT BETTER TOGETHER

MSFT UserVoice Feedback

Use Uservoice for getting features into Microsoft Products and give the Developer Teams your feedback.
It’s based on a voting system, the feature or special feedback with the most votes from users around the world will be picked out by the product team 🙂
Here you find some links to Microsoft Product Teams on Uservoice to give your feedback :

Feedback to Azure
MAKE IT BETTER TOGETHER 😉


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Very Proud on the 5th #Microsoft Global MVP Award for SCCDM #SYSCTR

5th MVP Award SCCDM
I’m very proud to receive the 5th Microsoft Global MVP Award for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management (SCCDM) !
A Big Thank YOU community for following me via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and my Blog, is really appreciated 🙂
A Big Thank YOU Microsoft for all the support and PGI sessions, really Awesome working together as a Great Team 😉
A Big Thank YOU MVP Mates for sharing information with the community 🙂
A Big Thank YOU to my Family for supporting me all the way ! 🙂

2015 – 2016 will be a beautiful Microsoft year with Awesome new technologies in Windows Server 2016, Hyper-V, System Center, Azure, and we will Bring
Microsoft Azure Cloud Services to your Datacenter with AzureStack.
A lot of New Microsoft information and Great solutions for blogging and sharing with the Community on Social Media.

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List of Build Numbers for System Center Virtual Machine Manager #SCVMM #sysctr

SCVMM TP2 build

2012 R2

 

Build Number Knowledge Base Article ID   Release Date Comment
3.1.7200.0 n/a System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager Preview
3.2.7510.0  n/a System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager RTM
3.2.7620.0 2904712  2014-01-27 Update Rollup 1 for System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
3.2.7634.0 2932926  2014-04-21 Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
3.2.7672.0 2965414   2014-07-29 Update rollup 3 for System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
3.2.7768.0 2992024  2014-11-08 Update Rollup 4 for System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
3.2.7828.0 3011473  n/a Update Rollup 5 Preview for System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
3.2.7895.0 3023195  2015-02-10 Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
3.2.8002.0 3050317  2015-04-28 Update Rollup 6 for System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

2016

Build Number Knowledge Base Article ID Comment
3.2.9013.0 n/a System Center Technical  Preview Virtual Machine Manager. Blog info
3.2.9234.0 n/a System Center Technical  Preview 2 Virtual Machine Manager. Blog info

Here you can find all the System Center Virtual Machine Manager Build Versions

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Microsoft Azure (Iaas) Cost Estimator Tool #Azure #Hyperv #SCVMM #VMware

Azure Cost Tool 1Select Machine Type in the Microsoft Azure Cost Estimator tool

Azure Cost Tool 2Enter the Machine Details.

Azure Cost Tool 3You can Profiling from Run Once til four weeks

The Azure (IaaS) Cost Estimator has been designed keeping in mind the need to provide the IT manager of next generation organizations the ability to quickly assess running cost of her existing on-premises workload on Azure.

About the tool

  1. The tool provides real world machine hardware usage
  2. It recommends appropriate Azure instance to match the scanned workload
  3. It also generates 30-day cost estimates of running such an Azure instance

Features

  1. The tool supports
    1. Microsoft technologies (Hyper-V, SCVMM)
    2. VMware technologies (vCenter, ESXi)
    3. Physical environments (Windows, Linux)
  2. It is able to export to Excel/.csv that can be used for discussions with Systems Integration partner or a Microsoft representative
  3. No data is sent to Microsoft at any time. All report and profile information resides on the machine where the tool is installed

Value Proposition

  1. Can be Installed and a profile scan completed within 15 minutes (can be deployed on a Windows client)
  2. Enables a comparison with on-premises running costs (e.g. hardware, power, cooling, building, security, and systems management among others)

If you have any questions about the tool, or would like to send us your valuable feedback/comments, please write to Microsoft at feedbackAzureCalc@microsoft.com

You can download the Microsoft Azure Cost Estimator tool 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.

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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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