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Download Now the FREE E-Book Building a Virtualized Network Solution Second Edition #sysctr #SDN

SDN Second Edition

Part of a series of specialized guides on System Center, this book is specifically designed for architects and cloud fabric administrators who want to understand what decisions to make during the design process and the implications of those decisions, what constitutes best practice, and, ultimately, what to do to build out a virtualized network solution that meets today’s business requirements while also providing a platform for future growth and expansion. This second edition includes coverage of the Hyper-V Network Virtualization gateway, designing a solution that extends an on-premises virtualized network solution to an external (hosted) environment, details of how to troubleshoot and diagnose some of the key connectivity challenges, and a look at the Cloud Platform System (CPS) and some of the key considerations that went into designing and building the network architecture and solution for that environment.

You can Download the Free Ebook Building a Virtualized Network Solution, Second Edition here


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Watch the Dutch Microsoft TechDays 2015 Ask Me Anything Videos #Azure #Sysctr #Cloud #MVPbuzz

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This was really great to do on the Dutch Microsoft Techdays 2015 Ask Me Anything sessions.

AMA2015

Here you can find my session about the Cloud

Here you can find all the Ask Me Anything Video sessions of Microsoft Techdays 2015 Netherlands.

https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechDays/Techdays-2015-the-Netherlands


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Cloud Consistency with Azure Resource Manager Whitepaper by MVP @KristianNese and @FlemmingRiis

Azure Resource Manager

Cloud Consistency with Azure Resource Manager in anticipation of Microsoft Azure Stack, this AWESOME whitepaper of Kristian Nese and Flemming Riis is focusing on Azure Resource Manager and will prepare you on how to create templates, deploy IaaS and PaaS as well as exploring many of its management capabilities.

Here you can download the Cloud Consistency with Azure Resource Manager Whitepaper

A  Great Whitepaper Guys ! 😉


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UPDATE Windows Server 2012 R2 Gallery Resource to deploy first party workloads in #CPS #WAPack #Cloud

CPS

  • How to deploy the Microsoft Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) workload on the Microsoft Cloud Platform System (CPS).
  • How to deploy the Microsoft SharePoint Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Skype for Business, and Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) workloads on the Microsoft Cloud Platform System (CPS)

You can find it here in the Windows Server 2012 R2 Gallery Resource with Step-by-Step Instructions

 

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#Microsoft Windows Azure Pack Websites V2 Update Rollup 6 #WAPack #SCVMM #Hyperv

WAPack 2

 

Update highlights

This release introduces a new interactive installation, upgrade, and offline installation process that addresses user feedback about the original process. A new Windows Azure Pack Web Sites Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in is included in this update. This updates offers functionality that was previously available only through Windows PowerShell commands. In addition, the MMC snap-in can be used to perform clean installations on a stand-alone or preconfigured file server and to configure a secondary controller

New features

Update Rollup 6 for Windows Azure Pack Web Sites version 2 adds the following new features to the platform:

    • Web Jobs
    • Windows Azure Pack Web Sites enables tenants to run custom jobs (running executables or scripts) on your web app in one of three ways: on demand or continuously. For more information, see

How to Using the WebJobs feature of Windows Azure Pack Websites

    • Site Slots
    • Windows Azure Pack Web Sites enables tenants to deploy a separate deployment slot. For example, a tenant could create a deploymentto a staging slot to validate changes before swapping the staging slot with the production slot. For more information, see

How to Use the Site Slots feature in Windows Azure Pack Websites

    • HttpPlatformHandler
    • Windows Azure Pack Web Sites can now take advantage of the HttpPlatformHandler to host Java and other runtimes. For more information, see

How to Use the HttpPlatformHandler feature in Windows Azure Pack Websites

Here you can download Microsoft Windows Azure Pack Websites V2 Update Rollup 6 

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Summary of System Center Virtual Machine Manager News #SCVMM #sysctr #Hyperv #WAPack #Cloud

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Here is a summary of System Center Virtual Machine Manager New Features from the SCVMM Blog :

Platform Vision & Strategy (6 of 7): What’s New in System Center for Management

http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/BRK2459

  • Great for an all up view across System Center
  • VMM content starts at 26:40

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager: Technical Overview and Roadmap

https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/BRK2473

  • Overview of features recently available through URs and the Operations Management Suite as well as roadmap and announcements about vNext.

Announcements:

  • Initial management of VMware 5.5 in 2012 UR6

vNext announcements:

  • Bare metal ease of use improvements
  • Rolling upgrade support
  • Improved Diff Disk management
  • Simplified logical switch creation and deployment
  • Guarded host and shielded VM support
  • Storage replication automation with ASR
  • Improved Storage Monitoring with SCOM
  • Software load balancer and network controller support
  • CDN support for guests
  • SOFS with Storage Spaces Direct and with SAN storage automation
  • Storage QoS policy management

Demos:

  • User voice
  • Azure view in UR6
  • Capacity management with the Microsoft Operations Management Suite
  • Disaster Recovery using Azure Site Recovery
  • Rolling upgrade
  • Spaces Direct

Managing and Securing the Fabric

http://channel9.msdn.com/events/Ignite/2015/BRK3502

Announcements:

  • Shielded VM support in VMM
  • Mixed mode cluster support in VMM
  • Cluster rolling upgrade orchestration through VMM

Demos:

  • Creating a shielded VM
  • Creating a shielded VM template
  • Configuring a guarded host
  • Cluster rolling upgrade orchestration through VMM

Managing Storage with Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager: A Deep Dive

http://channel9.msdn.com/events/Ignite/2015/BRK3498

Demos:

  • Hyperconverged block storage management
  • Managing Scale-out File Server backed by SAN
  • Deployment and management of Storage Spaces Direct
  • Site to Site Disaster Recovery with Azure Site Recovery
  • Site to Azure Disaster Recovery with Azure Site Recovery and NetApp NPS

Deploying Hyper-V Network Virtualization

http://channel9.msdn.com/events/Ignite/2015/BRK3492

  • Great overview of HNV Networking
  • Why deploy network virtualization?  Value proposition behind deploying network virtualization in the datacenter.
  • How to prepare your infrastructure for network virtualization.
  • Isolating network traffic and configuring QoS.
  • Detailed explanation of the various HNV Gateway roles
  • Configuration of Multi-tenancy in the Gateways and Firewall requirements
  • Integrating HNV Gateways with your infrastructure
  • Insider tips and tricks for making network virtualization really perform

Demos:

  • Step-by-step deployment of HNV Networks including NVGRE Gateways!
  • Setup Logical Networks
  • Setup Static IP Pools
  • Create and configure Logical Switches and Port Profiles
  • Logical Switch Deployment
  • Deployment and configuration of Windows Server 2012 R2 NVGRE NAT Gateway.
  • Hidden tips and gotchas with HNV Network Deplyoments
  • HNV Diagnostics PowerShell script for validating HNV Gateway deployments and troubleshooting configuration and connectivity issues included in the presentation deck!

Enjoy!

Jonobie Ford | Senior Program Manager | Microsoft

Thank you Jonobie for this summary of System Center Virtual Machine Manager Overview 😉


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Microsoft MVP Virtual Conference May 14 & 15 8am-6pm (PT) #MVPbuzz #sysctr #Hyperv #Azure #SQL

MVP Conference 2015

MVP Conf Register

Steve Guggenheimer

MVP Conf Day1

MVP Conf Day2

More information about the Microsoft MVP Virtual Conference 2015 here