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What is New in Microsoft System Center version 1801 #Sysctr #SCOM #SCVMM #SCDPM

What is New in Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager version 1801 ?

  • Nested virtualization
  • Migration of VMware VM (EFI firmware-based VM) to Hyper-V VM
  • Performance improvement in host refresher
  • Enhanced console session in VMM

Networking :

Security :

Azure Integration :

SCVMM 1801 supports management of ARM-based VMs, Azure Active Directory (AD) based authentication that is created by using the new Azure portal and region-specific Azure subscriptions (namely, Germany, China, US Government Azure regions).

Download here System Center Virtual Machine Manager version 1801 VHD

What is New in System Center Data Protection Manager version 1801 ?

The following features are either new to DPM, or are improved for DPM 2016.

Modern Backup Storage – Using Resilient File System (ReFS) block-cloning technology to store incremental backups, DPM 2016 dramatically improves storage utilization and performance. The storage consumed by backups grows and shrinks with the production data source, and there is no over-allocation of storage.
Resilient change tracking (RCT) – DPM uses RCT (the native change tracking in Hyper-V), which removes the need for time-consuming consistency checks. RCT provides better resiliency than the change tracking provided by VSS snapshot-based backups. DPM also uses RCT for incremental backup. It identifies VHD changes for virtual machines, and transfers only those blocks that are indicated by the change tracker.
Continued protection during cluster aware updates – Windows Server 2016 comes with the cluster OS rolling update, where a cluster can be upgraded to Windows Server 2016 without bringing it down. DPM 2016 continues to protect VMs during the upgrade, maintaining the backup service level agreement (SLA).
Shielded VM Backups – Shielded VMs in Windows Server 2016 help protect sensitive VMs from inspection, tampering, and data theft by malware and malicious administrators. DPM 2016 backups retain the protections provided by shielded VMs to ensure they can be recovered seamlessly and securely.
Hyper-V with Storage Spaces Direct – DPM recognizes and protects Hyper-V VMs deployed on Storage Spaces Direct, delivering seamless backup and recovery of VMs in disaggregated and hyper-converged scenarios.
Hyper-V with ReFS SOFS Cluster – DPM 2016 can back up Hyper-V VMs deployed on ReFS-based SOFS clusters. Backup and recovery of RCT-based VMs and non-RCT VMs is supported.
Upgrading a DPM production server to 2016 doesn’t require a reboot – When you upgrade to DPM 2016, you are not required to reboot the production server. To avoid rebooting the production server, upgrade to DPM 2016 and upgrade the DPM agent on the production servers. Backups continue and you reboot the production server when you want.

DPM to Azure Backup Vault.

Download here System Center Data Protection Manager version 1801 VHD

What is New in System Center Operations Manager version 1801 ?

  • Enter product key from the Operation Console
  • Linux monitoring
  • Improved HTML5 dashboarding experience
  • System Center Visual Studio Authoring Extension (VSAE) support for Visual Studio 2017
  • Enhanced SDK Client performance
  • Updates and recommendations for third-party Management Packs
  • Linux Kerberos support
  • Service Map integration

Microsoft Service Map automatically discovers application components on Windows and Linux systems and maps the communication between services. It automatically builds a common reference map of dependencies across your servers, processes, and third-party services. Integration between Service Map and System Center Operations Manager allows you to automatically create distributed application diagrams in Operations Manager that are based on the dynamic dependency maps in Service Map.

The Microsoft System Center Operations Manager Team published a great blogpost on the New SCOM Web Console version 1801

Download here System Center Operations Manager version 1801 VHD

Download here System Center Orchestrator version 1801 VHD

Download here System Center Service Manager version 1801 VHD

 

Here you find more information about System Center version 1801

Test today the new features of System Center version 1801 with the Evaluation VHD’s 😉

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Jeff Woolsey in action Talking about Windows Server 2016 Security and Containers
Thanks Jeff Great Sessions !

Of course It’s a tradition that @ClusterMVP & @WSV_GUY  & @Jamesvandenberg are on a Picture 😉
Cloud and Datacenter Management Rocks

#MVPbuzz Time with Ask Me Anything (AMA) sessions at the Microsoft Tech Summit 2017
Great questions and feedback on Microsoft :

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Multitasking showing of the Microsoft Surface Studio and supporting the Microsoft Tech Community
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Microsoft Tech Summit 2016-17

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Here you can see in which cities the Microsoft Tech Summit 2017 is

Thank you Microsoft and Community for these Awesome two Cloud and Infrastructure Days in Amsterdam !  😉


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Deploying Storage Spaces Direct with #SCVMM #S2D #Hyperv

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Storage Spaces Direct in SCVMM

Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview introduces Storage Spaces Direct, which enables building highly available storage systems with local storage. Then, this storage can be leveraged by VM”s running on the same cluster (hyperconverged deployment) or the storage can be exported as a File Share (disaggregated deployment). The hyper-converged deployment scenario has the Hyper-V (compute) and Storage Spaces Direct (storage) components on the same cluster. Virtual machine’s files are stored on local CSVs. This allows for simultaneously scaling both Hyper-V compute clusters and the storage it is using. Once Storage Spaces Direct is configured and the CSV volumes are available, configuring and provisioning Hyper-V is the same process and uses the same tools that you would use with any other Hyper-V deployment on a failover cluster

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Here you can read the Complete Document about Deploying Storage Spaces Direct with VMM

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Guarded Fabric Deployment Guide for Windows Server 2016 TP5 #Winserv #SCVMM #Hyperv #HGS

HGS

This document provides guidance for deploying guarded hosts and shielded virtual machines (VMs). The systems described in this document must run:

  • Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5 (build #14300)
  • Optionally, a fabric management system such as Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) in System Center 2016 Technical Preview 5.

This document provides guidance for the deployment of a guarded fabric, that is, the Host Guardian Service (HGS) plus guarded hosts, on which shielded VMs can run. With a guarded fabric, hosting providers and private cloud operators can offer their tenant administrators greater protections for tenant virtual machines, decreasing the risks from malware or from compromised storage, networks, and host administrators. You should consider a guarded fabric as one element in your overall security strategy.

Here you can download The Guarded Fabric Deployment Guide for Windows Server 2016 TP5

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Step-by-step Guide for deploying a SDNv2 using #SCVMM TP5 Blogpost Series

NetworkController via VMM

This topic helps you evaluate the Software Defined Networking (SDN) features available with Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5. In particular, it focuses on using Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2016 Technical Preview 5 to deploy a highly available three-node network controller; a new SDN capability in Windows Server Technical Preview. The network controller is a scalable and highly available server role that enables you to automate network infrastructure configuration instead of performing manual network device configuration.

Here you find the Awesome blogposts of Microsoft Program Manager Larry Zhang :

Step-by-step Guide for deploying a SDNv2 using SCVMM TP5 – Part 1

Step-by-step Guide for deploying a SDNv2 using SCVMM TP5 – Part 2

Step-by-step Guide for deploying a SDNv2 using SCVMM TP5 – Part 3

Step-by-Step Guide for deploying a SDNv2 using SCVMM TP5 – Part 4

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#Microsoft System Center 2016 TP5 VHD’s Available for Download #Sysctr #SCVMM #SCOM

System Center 2016 TP5

VHDThis VHD’s enables System Center customers to evaluate System Center 2016 Technical Preview 5 and Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5.

System Center 2016 Technical Preview 5 VHD’s are on the following locations:

System Center Technical Preview 5 Data Protection Manager – Evaluation (VHD)
System Center Technical Preview 5 Operations Manager – Evaluation (VHD)
System Center Technical Preview 5 Orchestrator – Evaluation (VHD)
System Center Technical Preview 5 Service Manager – Evaluation (VHD)
System Center Technical Preview 5 Virtual Machine Manager – Evaluation (VHD)