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Now Available: Virtual Machine Manager 2016 book

February 28, 2018 1 comment
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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

Authors

  • Roman Levchenko
  • Edvaldo Alessandro Cardoso

Order your Copy

You can order your copy of the VMM 2016 book here

 

Demystifying service management’s role in private cloud by MVP Steve Buchanan

January 20, 2015 Leave a comment

A fellow MVP Steve Buchanan and Savision just launched a new whitepaper regarding Service Management and the Private cloud. The whitepaper sets out to define private cloud, the layers of private cloud, and those layers within which service management operates. It also explores having ultimate visibility into your organization’s business services. Business services discussed in this paper consist of configuration items (CIs), monitoring, and application maps; they are underpinned with incident, change management, and modern day self-service. In addition, the whitepaper explores the integration between Operations Manager and Service Manager, and the role Savision Live Maps plays in this area. 

You can download it here: http://www2.savision.com/l/12082/2015-01-16/q32vf

Clustering Hyper-V and Installing a Highly Available Virtual Machine Manager Cluster

August 16, 2012 1 comment

Interesting  TechNet webcast : how to create a Hyper-V host cluster and install a highly available cluster by using Virtual Machine Manager, a component of Microsoft System Center 2012

http://blogs.technet.com/b/blainbar/archive/2012/07/25/technet-webcast-bare-metal-to-private-cloud-part-3-of-8-clustering-hyper-v-and-installing-a-highly-available-virtual-machine-manager-cluster.aspx

Get hands-on : The Cloud OS Signature Events Sep/5 to Oct/11

August 16, 2012 Leave a comment

Get hands-on with the new technology, and learn how to manage and build your modern  data center with the Microsoft Cloud OS platform:    

  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Azure
  • Visual Studio 2012                  
  • System Center 2012

Pick your track and register for the event today. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/events/signature/#fbid=8R-XXnFl8p2

 

IT Pro Agenda:

Time Duration IT Professional Agenda
8:30am-9:00am 30 min Registration. Visit the Microsoft Partner Pavilion
9:00am-10:00am 60 min Keynote: Moving from Private and Public to Hybrid Cloud; Windows Server 2012, System Center 2012, Windows Azure and Visual Studio 2012
10:00am-10:15am 15 min Break. Visit the Microsoft Partner Pavilion
10:15am-11:15am 60 min Windows Server 2012 Virtualization Enhancements

  • Check out the new capabilities of Hyper-V with Windows Server 2012 in this overview and demo
11:15am-11:30am 15 min Break. Visit the Microsoft Partner Pavilion
11:30am-12:30pm 60 min Windows Server 2012 Storage Enhancements

  • This overview and demo will go over the new storage capabilities in Windows Server 2012 and discuss how to maximize storage capacity with Windows Azure Online Backup and Azure Storage
12:30pm-12:45pm 15 min Recap of the Morning. Account Team Introductions. What’s Next.
12:45pm-1:30pm 45 min Lunch. Visit the Microsoft Partner Pavilion
1:30pm-2:30pm 60 min Overview of Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Hands On Lab

  • Windows Azure started as a Platform as a Service offering from Microsoft.  Just recently, we announced the “beta” of Infrastructure as a Service capabilities in Windows Azure.  This session will provide a quick overview of what this offering means to you.
  • Fifteen minute overview followed by Hands on Lab
2:30pm Closing Remarks and Raffle Giveaway.
2:30pm-4:00pm 90 min Hands On Lab

Solutions for Private, Public, and Hybrid Clouds and Introducing Windows Server 2012 : Free e-books

June 21, 2012 Leave a comment

Introducing Windows Server 2012

If you are looking for an early, high-level view of Windows Server 2012, this guide introduces its new features and capabilities, with scenario-based insights demonstrating how the platform can meet the needs of your business. Click here to download.

Solutions for Private, Public, and Hybrid Clouds

Make sure to read chapter one for information on why cloud computing is the most efficient and cost-effective way to deliver computing resources to users according to your business needs:

Chapter 1: Microsoft Solutions for Private, Public and Hybrid Clouds. Click here.
Chapter 2: From Virtualization to the Private Cloud – Click here
Chapter 3: Public and Hybrid Clouds. Click here

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.datamation.com/cloud-solutions/microsoft-solutions-for-private-public-and-hybrid-clouds.html

20th Australian System Administrators’ Conference

June 1, 2012 Leave a comment

The 20th Australian System Administrators’ Conference (a milestone event for Systems Administration in Australia) will be held 2 – 5 October in the Hilton Cairns Hotel.

This is the premier Systems Administration event in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Technical Program is being held 2-3 October 2012; followed by two days of Tutorials on 4 and 5 October 2012

I will be presenting the session :  Private Cloud with Windows 2012 Hyper V and System Center VMM 2012

Registratiosn are now open : http://conference.sage-au.org.au/files/registration-form_31052012

 

More info : http://conference.sage-au.org.au/

See you there!!

24 Hours in a Private Cloud‏

April 12, 2012 1 comment

Event Description

Every organization has the power to employ cloud technologies in their own way, at their own pace and with their own terms. The use of private cloud technologies help transform how organizations manage infrastructure resources, provision applications and automate services for their business. It also helps them leverage and manage public cloud services that expand their current infrastructure and application capabilities. As an end result, organizations increase IT operational agility, improved business focus and achieve value-add economics that evolves their IT infrastructure into a strategic asset.

Over 24 hours, you will hear from top industry and technical professionals from around the world to help you better understand the private cloud technology solutions that are available today. You will hear from industry organizations about how they view the public cloud and how the role of the IT Professional will evolve as more and more organizations begin a private cloud transformation. Listen to the number of technical professionals who will be on hand talking about the required components to simplify private cloud creation and management. Talk with them and your peers about the numerous operational efficiencies that come from deploying a private cloud with the reduction of servers and the benefits of provisioning and managing virtual applications across multiple platforms.

We hope that you will come away from this event with the knowledge and experience to help you in your private cloud infrastructure decisions and be prepared to have thought-leadership based discussions focused on building and managing your organization’s agile and efficient private cloud environment.

Keynote Speakers

· Jim Reavis, Founding Director, Cloud Security Alliance

· Kevin Smith, Marketing Director, Private Cloud, Dell

· Dejan Milojicic, TBD, IEEE

Technical Areas of Focus

· Private Cloud Infrastructure

· Infrastructure Components

· Application Management

· Service Delivery and Automation

Registration link : http://bit.ly/24hipc

Microsoft’s Certifications Reinvented for the Cloud

April 12, 2012 Leave a comment

Private Cloud and SQL lead the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) reinvention

The need for cloud computing skills has been pushing the market for months. Solution providers are seeking cloud-ready employees to bring their businesses to the next level. The cloud computing market is evolving at such a pace that while the number of job postings is skyrocketing, the talent isn’t there to fill the positions.

The new certification framework has also been streamlined to three skill levels to make it easier to navigate:

  • The Associate Level comprises the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification, which provides a clear starting point for job seekers early in their technology career. Candidates must prove they have the required skills to hit the ground running. This level represents a foundation and is the prerequisite certification necessary to earn an MCSE.
  • The Expert Level comprises the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) or its developer equivalent, Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), and is Microsoft’s flagship certification for individuals who want to lead their organization’s transition to the cloud. These certifications recognize IT professionals and developers with broad and deep skill sets across Microsoft solutions.
  • The Master Level is the Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM) certification that differentiates the select few from their peers and represents the highest bar of knowledge and skills validation.

Microsoft Private Cloud Certification

March 8, 2012 Leave a comment

Get started today by heading over to the Microsoft Private Cloud Certification Overview page. That’s where you can prepare and practice for the certification, sign up for our upcoming Private Cloud Jump Start course, and get a head start on your private cloud certification by starting your MCITP Server Administrator certification.

The traditional datacenter model is changing rapidly—and Microsoft Certification continues to change with it, to help you keep your skills relevant in the new world of the private cloud.

http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-private-cloud.aspx?wt.mc_id=cloud_msl_mctflash_jan

Are you ready for the Microsoft Private Cloud?

January 20, 2012 Leave a comment

On February 21 & 22 Microsoft is running a 2-day virtual training event to help the world learn about the upcoming enhancements with the Creating & Managing a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Jump Start.

It is 100% free and open to the public, so register now!

Sign up today at: http://mctreadiness.com/MicrosoftCareerConferenceRegistration.aspx?pid=298

Event Overview

Adopting this exciting new computing paradigm provides a whole new landscape of technology and career direction for IT professionals. Microsoft Learning and the Microsoft System Center 2012 team have partnered to bring you an exciting opportunity to learn what you need to know to deploy, manage and maintain Microsoft’s private cloud solution. Leveraging the popular Jump Start virtual classroom approach, the industry’s most gifted cloud experts will show attendees why this new private cloud solution, based on System Center 2012 and Windows Server, has garnered so much attention. Presenters include Symon Perriman, Sean Christensen, Adam Hall, Kenon Owens, Prabu Rambadran & Chris Van Wesep and there will be a live Q&A during the event.

Event Agenda

Day 1: Deployment & Configuration (Feb. 21)

· Part 1: Understanding the Microsoft Private Cloud

· Part 2: Deploying the Infrastructure Components

· Part 3: Deploying the Private Cloud Infrastructure

· Part 4: Deploying the Service Layer

· Part 5: Deploying the Applications & VMs

Day 2: Management & Operations (Feb. 22)

· Part 6: Managing the Infrastructure Components

· Part 7: Managing the Private Cloud Infrastructure

· Part 8: Managing the Service Layer

· Part 9: Managing the Applications & VMs

Sign up today at: http://mctreadiness.com/MicrosoftCareerConferenceRegistration.aspx?pid=298

Jump Start Overview

This accelerated Jump Start sponsored by Microsoft Learning is tailored for IT professionals familiar with Windows Server technologies, Hyper-V virtualization, and the System Center management solutions. The course is designed to provide a fast-paced and technical understanding of how and why Microsoft’s approach to the private cloud delivers scalability, security, flexibility and control. Here are few unique benefits of this course:

· Students have the opportunity to learn from and interact with the industry’s best cloud technologists!

· This high-energy, demo-rich learning experience will help IT Professionals understand why Microsoft private cloud solutions are making a splash in the industry.

· Students will see with their own eyes how Windows Server 2008 R2 and System Center 2012 work together to provide the best combination of security and scale.

· Information-packed agenda! Day one of this two-day online course will focus on designing and deploying the right solutions for your organization, while day two will provide an in-depth look at the tools available to help monitor, secure and control the operational aspects of a private cloud.

Sign up today at: http://mctreadiness.com/MicrosoftCareerConferenceRegistration.aspx?pid=298