That’s on. After months of writing and reviews, my new book System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager is now released.
Covering : Windows 2012R2 aand Hyper-V new features, System Center 2012 R2 VMM, Operations Manager, App Controller and Azure integration as well Veeam Management Pack.
- Plan and design a VMM architecture for real-world deployment
- Configure network virtualization, gateway integration, storage integration, resource throttling, and availability options
- Integrate Operations Manager (SCOM) with VMM to monitor your infrastructure
- Integrate SC APP Controller (SCAC) with VMM to manage private and public clouds (Azure)
- Deploy clusters with VMM Bare Metal
- Create and deploy virtual machines from templates
- Deploy a highly available VMM Management server
- Manage Hyper-V, VMware, and Citrix from VMM
- Upgrade from previous VMM versions
Create, deploy, and manage datacenters and private and hybrid clouds with hybrid hypervisors using VMM 2012 R2. Integrate and manage fabric (compute, storages, gateways, and networking), services and resources, and deploy clusters from bare metal servers. Explore VMM 2012 R2 features such as Windows 2012 R2 and SQL 2012 support, converged networks, network virtualization, live migration, Linux VMs, and resource throttling and availability
Cloud opportunities and offerings that will benefit organisations, as well as the challenges and Migration Strategies to help overcome these.
- Microsoft Azure PaaS and IaaS offerings:
◦Application Lift & Shift Scenarios
◦Cloud-born Applications that Leverage Office 365 & Yammer
- Cloud-enabled Mobile Device Management with Windows InTune
- Hybrid Cloud deployment model involving Hyper-V and System Center
- Migration strategies to Public Cloud
◦Driving SaaS Adoption
Decision Makers, CTO’s, CIO’s, IT Managers, Dev Managers
Time, Date, Venue and Registrations:
Registrations open at 8.30am. A light breakfast will be provided. Presentations will commence at 9am sharp and finish at 11am.
- Sydney :29 August 2014 – Sydney, NSW – REGISTER HERE
- Melbourne : 31 Jul 2014 – Microsoft | Level 5, 4 Freshwater Place, Southbank, Melbourne – REGISTER HERE
- Brisbane : 05 August 2014 – Cliftons | Brisbane – REGISTER HERE
- Perth : 19 August 2014 – Microsoft | Level 3, 100 St Georges Terrace, Perth – REGISTER HERE
For more Information about the events, see http://readify.net/events/
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About the Presenters
Alessandro Cardoso | Readify National Manager – Platform Solutions
Alessandro Cardoso is a passionate technology evangelist and a subject matter expert in cloud, virtualization and management. He recently published his book; ‘Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Cookbook’ http://wp.me/p15Fu3-mK, and has reviewed 5 other books. Alessandro is a speaker at key technical events in Australia and New Zealand and has been a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional since 2009 leading major Cloud, Virtualization, UC&C, AD and Exchange projects for large customers in APJ.
Mitch Denny | Readify Platform Technology Specialist
Mitch Denny has been working with the .NET platform since the year 2000 when the first alpha releases shipped. Since then he has been awarded MVP status nine times in ASP.NET and more recently Microsoft ALM. Currently Mitch is working as Readify’s Platform Technology Specialist – focusing on bringing exciting new products and services to market and working with technical specialists to continually refine our technical vision.
Microsoft published an infographic about security in Azure. The Infographic is an overview of security, privacy, and compliance in Azure and it is a great place to start if you are unsure about security in the Cloud space.
You can download the infographic here : http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/infographics/cloud-security/
You can find more about Security in Azure here:
- Security, Privacy, and Compliance Whitepaper. New whitepaper details how Azure helps customers achieve the economic benefits of the cloud while furthering security and compliance.
- Privacy Overview Whitepaper.New whitepaper describes how Azure helps safeguard the privacy of customer data in the cloud.
- And much more on the newAzure Trust Center Resourcespage.
No surprise, Microsoft landed in the Leader Quadrant in the Gartner IasS Magic Quadrant report.
The Gartner Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Magic Quadrant published with Microsoft landing in the Leader Quadrant. This report evaluates Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services, and overall, Gartner validates Microsoft’s technology and vision, as well as its platform execution and customer momentum. In the report, Gartner states, “Microsoft has a vision of infrastructure and platform services that are not only leading stand-alone offerings, but also seamlessly extend and interoperate with on-premises Microsoft infrastructure (rooted in Hyper-V, Windows Server, Active Directory and System Center) and applications, as well as Microsoft’s SaaS offerings. Its vision is global, and it is aggressively expanding into multiple international markets. “
When you have an on premises environment you normally configure the virtual machines with static IP’s ( at least in most cases ). But what happens when you want migrate to Azure?
Well some things will need to ensure first:
- The Hyper-V Virtual Machine was created as Generation 1 VM.
- The Hyper-V Virtual Machine disk was created with VHD disk and not VHDX (if you have a VHDX, convert it with the Convert-VHD Windows PowerShell cmdlet) and confirm it sizes is less than 1023GB.
- The Hyper-V Virtual Machine has only ONE network adapter and that it is of type synthetic and NOT legacy.
- The network connection is configured to obtain its IP address automatically (static IP addresses within the VM will not work).
Last February Microsoft announced the support for static IP’s on the Virtual Machines. The Virtual Network static IP feature is now available through Windows Azure PowerShell (available at the Window Azure website.) . For the steps to install Windows Azure PowerShell, see: http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/documentation/articles/install-configure-powershell/
The commands to setup the IP are:
#Get the Virtual Machine name
PS C:\> $VM = Get-AzureVM -ServiceName YourCloudServiceName -Name VMWeb01
#Update the Virtual Machine (in my case VMWeb01) with a static IP (10.1.2.30)
PS C:\> Set-AzureStaticVNetIP -VM $VM -IPAddress 10.1.2.30 | Update-AzureVM
#Get the assigned IP address of a Virtual Machine
PS C:\> Get-AzureStaticVNetIP -VM $VM
#Removes the static IP address of the VM
Remove-AzureStaticVNetIP – VM $VM
#Confirm availability of a certain static IP address
Test-AzureStaticVNetIP -VNetName WebServersVNet -IPAddress 10.1.2.30
syntax: Test-AzureStaticVNetIP -VNetName <network name> -IPAddress <IP address string>
- The virtual machine guest operating system still have to be configured to get IP from DHCP (obtain IP address automatically)
- The configuration of a static IP address can only be done by using Windows Azure PowerShell. There is no GUI
- The Virtual Machine must be part of an Azure Virtual Network.
- As oppose of what many blogs says, you can specify the static IP at any time as long as the VM is stopped. The information that you can only configure a static IP address in the context of the CREATION of the Virtual Machine is not correct
Also Microsoft is now offering VIP Reservation for a virtual Machine, which means that the virtual IP address (public IP) won’t change for example if you move the VM to a different region (e.g. USA to Singapore) or removing and redeploying the services. This together with the ExpressRoute MPLS connections, will open many scenarios like SharePoint Hybrid, External Monitoring, Database backend…