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Microsoft released System Center 2016 TP4

November 20, 2015 Leave a comment

Microsoft today announced the release of Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 Technical Preview 4.

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This new build includes new features that enables hybrid datacenter solutions.

Running at cloud scale also produces technology innovation for management. System Center 2016 brings cloud learnings to the datacenter, enabling seamless management of complex environments. Moving into the hybrid world, System Center 2016 combines with Microsoft Operations Management Suite to provide an integrated, 360-degree view across any cloud, any operating system, from infrastructure to applications. Management anywhere means IT has the ability to take robust data about system performance, security, and emerging issues and turn that into action as rapidly as possible. With management tools designed to handle complexity, IT can allow for more agility in the environment as a whole. Core enhancements in System Center 2016 Technical Preview 4 include:

  • Advanced software-defined datacenter support for Windows Server 2016 including new technologies such as patching of hosts while provisioning, simplified logical network creation, scale-out file server with Storage Spaces Direct and SAN storage automation, and improved storage monitoring.
  • Protecting customer IP through shielded VM’s and Guardian Host deployment and management
  • Easy to use monitoring improvements in Operations Manager through data-driven management of alerts and enhanced visualization

Download Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-technical-preview

Download System Center 2016 Technical Preview 4: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-system-center-technical-preview

 

Microsoft released updates for System Center 2012 SP1

April 11, 2013 Leave a comment

Microsoft released an update rollup for some of the System Center 2012 SP1 family products.

To automatically install the updates

check the  Microsoft Update  or

To manually download the following update packages :

App Controller (KB2815569): http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=2815569

Operations Manager (KB2826664): http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=2826664

Operations Manager – UNIX and Linux Monitoring (Management Pack Update) (KB2828653): http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=2828653

Service Manager (KB2828618): http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=2828618

Orchestrator (KB2828616): http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=2828616

Data Protection Manager (KB2822782): http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=2822782

 

 

More info:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2802159

Hyper-V W2008R2. Full update list. From Oct/2009 and up to June/2012

July 25, 2012 Leave a comment

The latest Hyper-V service packs, updates, and hotfixes for Windows Server 2008 R2 are listed here in chronological order.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/1349.hyper-v-update-list-for-windows-server-2008-r2-en-us.aspx

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

Microsoft MVP 2012 Award

January 2, 2012 2 comments

I would like to share you you all

For the 4th year I got award by Microsoft : Most Valuable Professional in Virtual machine expertise : https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Alessandro

Microsoft Letter: “Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2012 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in Virtual Machine technical communities during the past year.”

I would like to thank the Microsoft Virtualization Team in Redmond led by Ben Armstrong for the credit and support and also my MVP Roseanne Stamell and specially to my wife and kids for their unconditional support.

It’s really amazing to be recognized for something you do by pleasure! Being part of the community, sharing knowledge and experience, writing in blogs, helping in forums and speaking in events it’s for real!!!! You can’t imagine how much I learn from doing this!!

Again thank you all for the support !

Happy 2012!

Running Windows 8 Preview as Hyper-V Windows 2008R2 Virtual Machine

October 13, 2011 Leave a comment

If you are planning to run Windows 8 as a Virtual Machine under your current Hyper-V Windows 2008R2 server, here is an update   that enables the Windows Developer Preview or Windows Server Developer Preview to be hosted in a Hyper-V virtual machine on Windows Server 2008 R2:

Hotfix: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2526776

Without this hotfix you may experience one or more of the following issues:

  • The Windows Developer Preview or Windows Server Developer Preview virtual machine stops responding.
  • The Windows Server 2008 R2 host computer displays a stop error message and restarts automatically. This behavior brings down all other running virtual machines together with the host computer

 

SCVMM 2012 : Ports commnications for Firewall Configuration

August 27, 2011 Leave a comment

When you install the SCVMM 2012 you can assign some of the ports that it will use for communications and file transfers between the VMM components.

Note: Not all of the ports can be changed through VMM.

The default settings for the ports are listed in the following table:

Connection type Protocol Default port Where to change port setting
SFTP file transfer from VMware ESX Server 3.0 and VMware ESX Server 3.5 hosts SFTP 22
VMM management server to P2V source agent (control channel) DCOM 135
VMM management server to Load Balancer HTTP/HTTPS 80/443 Load balancer configuration provider
VMM management server to WSUS server (data channel) HTTP/HTTPS 80/8530
(non-SSL), 443/8531 (with SSL)
These ports are the IIS port binding with WSUS. They cannot be changed from VMM.
VMM management server to WSUS server (control channel) HTTP/HTTPS 80/8530  (non-SSL), 443/8531 (with SSL) These ports are  the IIS port binding with WSUS. They cannot be changed from VMM.
BITS port for VMM transfers (data channel) BITS 443 During VMM setup
VMM library server to hosts file transfer BITS 443 (Maximum value: 32768) During VMM setup
VMM  host-to-host file transfer BITS 443
(Maximum value: 32768)
VMM Self-Service Portal to VMM Self-Service Portal web server HTTPS 443 During VMM setup
VMware Web Services communication HTTPS 443 VMM console
SFTP file transfer from VMM management server to VMware ESX Server 3i hosts HTTPS 443
OOB Connection – SMASH over WS-Man HTTPS 443 On BMC
VMM management server to in-guest agent (VMM to virtual machine data channel) HTTPS
(using BITS)
443
VMM management server to VMM agent on Windows Server–based host (data channel for file transfers) HTTPS
(using BITS)
443
(Maximum value: 32768)
OOB Connection IPMI IPMI 623 On BMC
VMM management server to remote Microsoft SQL Server database TDS 1433
Console connections (RDP) to virtual machines through Hyper-V hosts (VMConnect) RDP 2179 VMM
console
VMM management server to Citrix XenServer host (customization data channel) iSCSI 3260 On XenServer in transfer VM
Remote Desktop to virtual machines RDP 3389 On the virtual machine
VMM management server to VMM agent on Windows Server–based host (control channel) WS-Management 5985 During VMM setup
VMM management server to in-guest agent (VMM to virtual machine control channel) WS-Management 5985
VMM management server to VMM agent on Windows Server–based host (control channel – SSL) WS-Management 5986
VMM management server to XenServer host (control channel) HTTPS 5989 On XenServer host in: /opt/cimserver/cimserver_planned.conf
VMM console to VMM management server WCF 8100 During VMM setup
VMM Self-Service Portal web server to VMM management server WCF 8100 During VMM setup
VMM console to VMM management server (HTTPS) WCF 8101 During VMM setup
Windows PE agent to VMM management server (control channel) WCF 8101 During VMM setup
VMM console to VMM management server (NET.TCP) WCF 8102 During VMM setup
WDS provider to VMM management server WCF 8102 During VMM setup
VMM console to VMM management server (HTTP) WCF 8103 During  VMM setup
Windows PE agent to VMM management server (time sync) WCF 8103 During VMM setup
VMM management server to Storage Management Service WMI Local
call
VMM management server to Cluster PowerShell interface PowerShell n/a
Storage Management Service to SMI-S Provider CIM-XML Provider-specific
port
VMM management server to P2V source agent (data channel) BITS User-Defined P2V cmdlet option