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Now Available: Virtual Machine Manager 2016 book

February 28, 2018 1 comment

VMM 2016 book

Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2016 is part of the System Center suite to configure and manage private clouds.

Now available: System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager Cookbook – Third Edition

The book will be your best companion for day-to-day virtualization needs within your organization, as it takes you through a series of recipes to simplify and plan a highly scalable and available virtual infrastructure. You will learn the deployment tips, techniques, and solutions designed to show users how to improve VMM 2016 in a real-world scenario. The chapters are divided in a way that will allow you to implement the VMM 2016 and additional solutions required to effectively manage and monitor your fabrics and clouds. We will cover the most important new features in VMM 2016 across networking, storage, and compute, including brand new Guarded Fabric, Shielded VMs and Storage Spaces Direct. The recipes in the book provide step-by-step instructions giving you the simplest way to dive into VMM fabric concepts, private cloud, and integration with external solutions such as VMware, Operations Manager, and the Windows Azure Pack.

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By the end of this book, you will be armed with the knowledge you require to start designing and implementing virtual infrastructures in VMM 2016.

The book has been updated to reflect the updates available on VMM 2016 1801 release.

What You Will Learn

  • Plan and design a VMM architecture for real-world deployment
  • Configure fabric resources, including compute, networking, and storage
  • Create and manage Storage Spaces Direct clusters in VMM
  • Configure Guarded Fabric with Shielded VMs
  • Create and deploy virtual machine templates and multi-tier services
  • Manage Hyper-V and VMware environments from VMM
  • Enhance monitoring and management capabilities
  • Upgrade to VMM 2016 from previous versions


  • Roman Levchenko
  • Edvaldo Alessandro Cardoso

Order your Copy

You can order your copy of the VMM 2016 book here


Hyper-V Security book

January 28, 2015 Leave a comment

A fellow MVP Andy Syrewicze and Eric Siron wrote a Hyper-V Security book. the book is a guide on how to defend your virtual environment from attack.


The book covers securing the Hyper- Hosts, the Virtual Machines, the Network and the Storage as well as how VMM in play changes  the security approach.

You can buy it at


NEW book: System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager #SysCtr #MVPBuzz #HyperV

June 24, 2014 8 comments

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

Order now at

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


VMM 2012 book. Review by Vijay Tewari, Principal Group Program Manager at Microsoft Corp

September 2, 2013 1 comment

I just got the following email from Vijay with a review of my book. It is rewarding to see that coming from Vijay.

System Center 2012, SP1, Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) is the foundation of the Microsoft Private Cloud. Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V is chockfull of capabilities that are very valuable for customers looking to deploy Hyper-V at scale and virtualize literally any workload. VMM is the management infrastructure that enable customers to deploy and manage Hyper-V at scale. Alessandro’s book on VMM, SP1 is packed with useful tips and tricks that can really help you to get the most out of VMM. This is not just any book on VMM, it is your Swiss army knife for deploying and operating VMM. The chapter on installation itself is worth its weight. Thanks Alessandro!!!!
Vijay Tewari
Principal Group Program Manager, System Center Virtual Machine Manager
Microsoft Corp

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Private Cloud & Virtualisation Strategy Event – MELB/BRIS/SYD – All you need to know

May 8, 2013 2 comments

VIP Event.  Few seats available.

NEW CONTENT Added : What’s new in Windows 2012R2. Come and see what is coming!

Help your business gain maximum competitive advantage with minimal risk.


You are invited to an exclusive event, as well the exclusive book launch of Alessandro Cardoso’s book System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Cookbook.

Private Could and Virtualisation strategy with Insight, Microsoft and Veeam.

Mobile. Social. Big data. The cloud. These trends are all impacting how businesses engage with their customers, partners, and employees in order to better compete. We also know that for many modern CIOs and technology leaders, the cloud presents an opportunity to redefine the role IT plays in implementing business strategy.

Why attend?

Envisioning Your Private Cloud: Participate in a scenario based discussion.

  • Make more of your existing investments. Learn how to:
  • Take existing resources and skills to the private and public cloud
  • Use a single toolset to manage traditional and cloud environments
  • Use a common identity infrastructure to mitigate risk
  • Use a common platform to maximise IT and developer efficiency

Embrace the right IT for your business

  • Get maximum control with the private cloud
  • Obtain maximum agility and scalability with the public cloud
  • Get the best of both by extending private to public

Register now at:

Dates and Locations

Melbourne: Wednesday 29th May – 2:00 – 5:00pm
Microsoft – Level 5, 4 Freshwater place, Southbank, VIC, 3006

Brisbane:  Thursday 30th May- 8:30 – 11:30am
Microsoft – The North Stradbroke Island Room Level 28, 400 George Street, Brisbane, QLD, 4000

 Sydney: Thursday 13th June – 8:30 – 11:30am
Microsoft – 1 Epping Road, North Ryde NSW 2113,

Just Published System Center VMM 2012 SP1 Cookbook

January 31, 2013 Leave a comment

Hi folks

I just want to share with all of you that my book is now published :


I will be waiting for your feedback!

Microsoft Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) is a management solution for the virtualized datacenter, enabling Administrators to configure and manage their virtualization host, networking, and storage resources in order to create and deploy virtual machines and services to private clouds.

Covering the VMM 2012 SP1 and Windows 2012 features, architecture design, deloyment planning this book is full of tips, techniques and solutions. It will guide to create, deploy and manage your own Private Cloud with a mix of Hypervisors: Hyper-V, Vmware ESXi and Citrix XenServer.

What you will learn

  • VMM Architecture and planning for a real word deployment
  • Network Virtualization, Gateway integration, Storage integration, Resource Throttling, Availability options
  • Operations Manager (SCOM) deployment and integration with VMM
  • SC APP Controller (SCAC) deployment and integration with VMM to manage Private and Public Cloud (Azure)
  • Cluster deployment with VMM Bare Metal
  • Create and deploying Virtual Machines from Templates
  • Deploy an High Available VMM Management Server
  • Managing Hyper-V, Vmware and Citrix from VMM
  • Upgrade from SCVMM 2008R2 to SCVMM 2012 SP1
  • Monitoring VMware with Veeam Management Pack

Currently, no other book offers thorough coverage of System Center VMM 2012 SP1 and integration with App Controller and SCOM.


It has been an amazing journey and I greatly appreciate all of those who gave me their full support.

I could not have finished this book without the help from the Microsoft System Center and Microsoft Virtualization team in Redmond: Travis Wright, Carmen Summers, Ben Armstrong and Nigel Cain.

In addition, as I wanted this book to be reviewed by the Microsoft System Center team, I would like to acknowledge and thank Carmen Summers and Nigel Cain not only for endorsing my participation in the System Center TAP program, but also for their assistance, working beyond their time to review and to provide great feedbacks that helped out to improve the content, adding substantial value to this book. The readers will truly appreciate that!

I also would like to thank Richard Skinners, Steve Buchanan and Kristian Nese for reviewing the book.

I also would like to thank the Veeam for the great insights about their product.

I would also like to thank the Packt Pub team involved in this great project.