Although it is only simple actions (i.e such as restart, refresh, and view) you can use Virtual machine Manager 2012R2 to manage both on premises and Azure Virtual Machines, by adding Azure subscription to VMM.
Let’s hope the VMM team extend those tasks beyond that.
for more information on new features on VMM 2012 R2 UR6 check http://blogs.technet.com/b/scvmm/archive/2015/04/29/an-overview-of-the-new-features-in-vmm-2012-r2-update-rollup-6.aspx
Unified management through the VMM console
With VMM 2012 R2 UR6, Virtual Machine Manager offers a very simple way for a VMM Fabric administrator to add a Microsoft Azure subscription to VMM. After users have added the Microsoft Azure subscription to VMM, they can get a view of their Azure instances directly from the VMM console, and they can perform some simple actions on these instances.
Although in the long term Microsoft vision is to establish WAP as the console of choice for on-premises and Azure workload management, we still see this feature as a value-add to a large set of users who don’t yet use WAP or who don’t want to incur the overhead of WAP. This option of performing simple VM management tasks such as restart, refresh, and view on Azure VMs through VMM consoles gives Fabric administrators the flexibility to manage both on-premises and Azure public cloud VMs from within a single VMM management console
With Update Rollup 6 for System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager, you can now overcommit clouds and host groups in your VMM environment.
This brings significant savings for the cloud and host group resources and helps you manage your datacenter in a more economical way.
After applying Update Rollup 6, to enable overcommit of replica VMs to a cloud or host group you simply need to configure the following registry key on the VMM Server:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager Server\Settings\Placement
Note: If the Placement key doesn’t exist you will need to create it.
Later, if you need to disable overcommit simply change the Registry Value for IgnoreMemoryForStoppedReplicaVM to 0
The Hyper-V team is conducting a survey and they want to hear from you!
In this survey they:
- Ask for some basic information about how you are using virtualization
- Ask for feedback on Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 R2
- Give you the option to participate in future Hyper-V surveys
We’re heading for the big day. Come and join us. This will be a one day deep dive Azure sessions held on Saturday, 2nd May.
A conference for learning about Microsoft Azure right here in Brisbane. Saturday, 2nd May 2015 – 9:00am – 5:00pm
The location will be at Microsoft, 400 George Street, Level 28.
Event Organizers: Alessandro Cardoso, Daniel Toomey and Damien Berry
- Given the requirement to set up tables, we must limit the attendance to 50* persons. Therefore, if you RSVP and then find you are unable to attend, please change your RSVP so that another party will have the opportunity.
– Because this event is on a Saturday, lifts will be locked. Please arrive within the 30 minute window prior to start time so we can activate the lift for you. Latecomers will not be able to gain access.
Event Website: http://tinyurl.com/BrisbaneAzureBootcamp2015
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Recently Savision release a web-based dashboard solution for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager, easily customizable that gives you access to the critical information you need accessible in any device, anywhere.
Savision is running a ‘Dashboards by Savision’ introduction webinar
Join Steven Dwyer, Savision’s VP of R&D, for the ‘Dashboards by Savision‘ introduction webinar. During the webinar, you will learn how to view key performance metrics for your most critical applications so that you can proactively respond to changes in load or behaviour.
You can download the free Dashboards by Savision here !
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Last October, Microsoft and Docker, Inc. jointly announced plans to bring containers to developers across the Docker and Windows ecosystems via Windows Server.
Hyper-V Containers will ensure code running in one container remains isolated and cannot impact the host operating system or other containers running on the same host. Applications developed for Windows Server Containers can be deployed as a Hyper-V Container without modification, providing greater flexibility for operators who need to choose degrees of density, agility, and isolation in a multi-platform, multi-application environment.
The new Microsoft Container technology offers flexibility and choice through Windows Server containers, Linux containers, and Hyper-V containers both in the cloud and on-premises.