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TestLAB Windows Server 8 Beta with SC2012 SP1 CTP #SCVMM2012 and #SQL2012 Server

Here you can download the Software you need for a Home Test Lab Server :

  1. Microsoft Windows Server “8” Beta ( 64-Bit ISO and VHD)
  2. The Windows® Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows® 7
  3. Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Express
  4. Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Native Client
  5. Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Command Line Utilities
  6. System Center 2012 CTP for Windows Server “8” Beta support

Installing Microsoft Windows Server “8” Beta with Active Directory, my domain is called Cloud.local.

Prepare the Server with the next software installations :

  • Installing The Windows® Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows® 7
  • Installing Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Express ( ENU\x64\SQLEXPRADV_x64_ENU.exe)
  • Installing SQL Native Client and Command Line Utilities
  • And as last you install System Center 2012 CTP for Windows Server “8” Beta support ( SC2012_SP1_CTP_VMM.exe)

The installation of SC2012 SP1 CTP Virtual Machine Manager is the same installation as before.

Just connect to your Virtual Machine Manager Server on Microsoft Windows Server “8” Beta.

Working Fine, and my Virtualmachine Windows 7 is running in my DMZ again 😉

Can’t wait for the RTM versions :


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#Microsoft System Center 2012 CTP for Windows Server “8” Beta support #SCVMM2012 #Windows8

Overview

This Community Technology Preview (“CTP”) enables System Center customers to jointly evaluate System Center 2012 and Windows Server “8” Beta. Customers should use this CTP for their evaluations of Windows Server “8” beta, and to provide Microsoft with feedback on both products. The CTP includes updates to the Virtual Machine Manager and Data Protection Manager components of System Center 2012.

Feature Bullet Summary: This CTP includes updates to the Virtual Machine Manager and Data Protection Manager components in support of new capabilities in Windows Server “8” Beta:

The CTP enables the Virtual Machine Manager component’s management server to run on Windows Server “8” as well as managing virtual machines (VMs) hosted on Windows Server “8”. The CTP also enables management of new Windows Server “8” features in Virtual Machine Manager:

  • Creation of Hyper-V Virtual Networks using Hyper-V Network Virtualization
  • Creation of virtual machines using the VHDx format
  • SMB 2.2 file servers as storage for virtual machines in a clustered and non-clustered environment
  • Live migration and live storage migration

The CTP enables the Data Protection Manager component’s repository and agents to run on Windows Server ‘8” as well as providing protection in Windows Server “8” environments. The CTP also adds protection for new features in Windows Server “8”:

  • Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Cluster Shared Volumes 2.0 (CSV2.0)
  • Hyper-V Virtual Machines on remote SMB share
  • Files on De-Duplicated Volumes

Download Updates to System Center 2012 allowing for joint evaluation of System Center 2012 and Windows Server“8” Beta


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#Microsoft Windows Server 8 Beta download and More…….. #Windows8 #VDC

 

The next release of Windows Server, Windows Server “8”, offers businesses and hosting providers a scalable, dynamic, and multitenant-aware, cloud-optimized infrastructure. It securely connects across premises and allows IT Professionals to respond to business needs faster and more efficiently. Windows Server:

  • Takes you beyond virtualization
  • Delivers the power of many servers with the simplicity of one
  • Opens the door to every app on any cloud
  • Enables the modern workstyle

Here you can download Windows 8 Server Beta ISO 64Bits and the VHD file

Understand and Troubleshoot Virtualized Domain Controller (VDC) in Windows Server “8” Beta :

Overview

Windows Server “8” Beta introduces the first specific virtualization capabilities to Active Directory Domain Services. Virtualized Domain Controller (VDC) takes lessons learned from twelve years of virtualizing Active Directory and makes a more supportable, more flexible, more intuitive administrative experience for architects and administrators.

Download the Whitepaper on VDC here


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Can #SCVMM2012 RC1 manage a #Windows8 Server Developer’s Preview #HyperV Host ?

Here you can see that Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 RC1 can not manage Hyper-v on Windows 8 Server yet :

Windows 8 Server Hyper-V is not using this service where SCVMM2012 RC1 is looking for.

Here you can find the answer on Microsoft System Center forum