Archive for the ‘System Center Virtual Machine Manager’ Category

I have been preparing our TechEd session last weeks. During this I have solved a number of challenges in Windows Azure Pack. In this post I will share challenges and solutions. Challenge 01 – Unexpected error This occurred when a tenant tries to deploy an instance of a VM role from the tenant portal. I started […]

I read on Technet that Microsoft recommend to use service templates in VMM 2012 even for a single server. Instead of using a VM template we should use a service template to deploy a new virtual machine. In Orchestrator there is an activity in the Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) integration pack that can create a […]

A couple of weeks ago I needed to build a solution where disk IOPS are allocated when a new virtual machine is deployed. The scenario was that virtualization administrators wanted to make sure no disks was over allocated looking at disk performance. When Virtual Machine Manager deploy a new virtual machine it doesn’t look at what […]

I have built a scenario where I use Opalis, Virtual Machine Manager, Operations Manager and Service Manager to control number of web servers in a web farm. The web farm is behind a NLB cluster. The scenario was to only have enough with IIS running, no extra IIS machines that is not doing anything. If […]

In my sandbox I often need to install a new server or a new server application for example SQL, IIS or Operations Manager. Unfortunaly I have never really learned how to use Configuration Manager to do that, deploy software and operating system. But lucky for me I have learned a bit about Virtual Machine Manager […]

Windows Server 2008 templates

Posted: 13th July 2008 by Anders Bengtsson in System Center Virtual Machine Manager

This is a short step by step guide how to create a windows server 2008 template in SCVMM 2008. In the Virtual Machine workspace, create a new Windows Server 2008 virtual machine. Install Windows and configure as you like, for example run Windows Update. The templating process expects either a blank password or injects one, […]

Vmware > SCVMM

Posted: 29th June 2008 by Anders Bengtsson in System Center Virtual Machine Manager

This weekend I have been playing in the sandpit with Hyper-V (build 6.0.6001.18016), System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (beta), Vmware and Windows Server 2008. I had a lot of issues first (for example I often lost the connection to the server from the console) but after I applied SCVMM2008_Beta_ServerUpdate.msp the console started to work much better. […]