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MCSE: Private Cloud preparation materials (System Center, Windows 2012….)

October 26, 2012 Leave a comment

For those who are preparing for the Private Cloud, Florian Klaffenbach, Solution Expert – Microsoft & Cloud Computing, prepared a list of links for System Center 2012,Windows Server 2012, Study Guides, Labs and more…

Have a look here: http://datacenter-flo.de/?p=48

 

Windows Server 2012: Free Online Technical Training

October 25, 2012 1 comment

If you are too busy to attend an on site training, here is your chance to get updated with Windows 2012:

Designed to provide you with the key details of Windows Server 2012. The seven modules in this course, through video and whitepaper, provide details of the new capabilities, features, and solutions built into the product. With so many new features to cover, this course is designed to be the introduction to Windows Server 2012. After completing this course, you will be ready to dive deeper into Windows Server 2012 through additional Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) courses dedicated to each topic introduced in this “Technical Overview.”

 Modules:

  • Server Virtualization. This module looks at all of the new server virtualization features and capabilities in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, focusing on scenarios including scale and performance, with a lot of attention given to how Windows Server 2012 greatly expands support for host processors and memory. Mobility and availability are addressed with Hyper-V Replica.  This module serves as a lead-in to the Windows Server 2012: Server Virtualization course.
  • Management & Automation. This module focuses on the new features in Windows Server 2012 that are designed to simplify the server management experience. It provides an overview of standards-based management with Windows Management Framework (WMF), Windows PowerShell 3.0, and the new Server Manager. This module serves as a lead-in to the Windows Server 2012: Management & Automation course.
  • Networking. This module provides a closer look at the features of Windows Server 2012 that facilitate more efficient and cost-effective networking management. The module covers topics including Hyper‑V Network Virtualization, network interface card (NIC) teaming, IP address management (IPAM) and Quality of Service (QoS).  After completing this module, you will have a clear understanding of all of the new networking-related features that Windows Server 2012 introduces, and will be able to dive deeper into the key networking enhancements in the Windows Server 2012: Networking course.
  • Storage. This module introduces several new storage features and capabilities in Windows Server 2012, including Storage Spaces, SMB 3.0, advancements at the file system and storage layers of the storage stack, and improvements to how you can cluster storage. This module serves as a lead-in to the Windows Server 2012: Storage course.
  • Identity and Access. This module looks at the challenges facing today’s organizations as they strive to give workers access to data and information—across varied networks and devices—while still keeping costs down. This module focuses on three enhancements that help organizations to meet these challenges: Dynamic Access Control, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), and DirectAccess. By the end of this module, you will be able to dive deeper into the key identity and access enhancements in the Windows Server 2012: Identity and Access course.
  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services (RDS) provides a single infrastructure to enable both virtual and session-based desktops and RemoteApp programs. This module looks at the enhancements that Windows Server 2012 brings to RDS, including centralized publishing of RemoteApp and desktops, intelligent updating, RemoteFX enhancements, and User Profile disks. By the end of this module, you will be able to dive deeper into Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) enhancements in the Windows Server 2012: Virtual Desktop Infrastructure course.
  • Web and Application Platform. This module explores how Windows Server 2012 supports modern applications by delivering an application platform that provides high performance and supports high-density applications. The module also describes new capabilities in Windows Server 2012 that support delivery of modern applications. The module explains how the new capabilities in Windows Server 2012 tackle the challenges of multitenant high-density websites, high-performance web applications, and consistent and repeatable configurations. By the end of this module, you will be able to dive deeper on these topics in the Windows Server 2012: Web and Application Platform course.

 To get started : http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/tracks/windows-server-2012-technical-overview

Windows 2012 RoadShow Virtualisation event in Sydney : November 19th. Register now

October 17, 2012 Leave a comment

Hurry! Limited seats available.

Join us for the ‘Windows Server 2012 Roadshow : Virtualisation’. Unique opportunity to get knowledge from the best and understand how to build your own Private Cloud, as the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional show you his tips with the latest release.

Get a chance to talk about the challenges to build your Private Cloud and the new features included in Windows 2012 and SCVMM 2012 SP1 that will help your business get into the Private Cloud.

Topics will include:

  • Scenarios for Server Virtualization
  • Hyper-V Enhancements, Mobility and Flexibility, System Center VMM 2012 SP1, plus:
  • Windows Server 2012 – Networking

Connect from anywhere, more working and less waiting, better network management via cost-aware networking. Sound interesting? This session provides a general overview, including many of the improvements to DirectAccess, BranchCache, and general networking improvements in Server 2012.

  • Windows Server 2012 – High Availability & Virtualisation

Do you need your applications and systems to be online all the time. Well listen closely. We will be covering the enhancements to Windows Server 2012 that will help keep your applications and systems online all the time. We will be covering a range of High Availability enhancements in Windows Server 2012. We will discuss, Hyper-V Replicas, Live Storage Migration, Disk De-Duplication and Network Teaming just to name a few.

You will not leave disappointed from this session. With so much to cover, you will not want this presentation to end.

Target audience

Decision makers, IT Professionals, IT Managers.

Cost Details

FREE. Event supported by Microsoft and Dell

Registration and venue details

Sydney

Free Windows 2012 RoadShow event in Sydney : November 19th. Don’t miss out

October 5, 2012 Leave a comment

Hurry! Limited seats available.

Join us for the ‘Windows Server 2012 Roadshow’. Unique opportunity to get knowledge from the best and understand how to build your own Private Cloud, as the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional show you his tips with the latest release.

Get a chance to talk about the challenges to build your Private Cloud and the new features included in Windows 2012 and SCVMM 2012 SP1 that will help your business get into the Private Cloud.

Topics will include:

  • Scenarios for Server Virtualization
  • Hyper-V Enhancements, Mobility and Flexibility, System Center VMM 2012 SP1, plus:
  • Windows Server 2012 – Networking

Connect from anywhere, more working and less waiting, better network management via cost-aware networking. Sound interesting? This session provides a general overview, including many of the improvements to DirectAccess, BranchCache, and general networking improvements in Server 2012.

  • Windows Server 2012 – High Availability & Virtualisation

Do you need your applications and systems to be online all the time. Well listen closely. We will be covering the enhancements to Windows Server 2012 that will help keep your applications and systems online all the time. We will be covering a range of High Availability enhancements in Windows Server 2012. We will discuss, Hyper-V Replicas, Live Storage Migration, Disk De-Duplication and Network Teaming just to name a few.

You will not leave disappointed from this session. With so much to cover, you will not want this presentation to end.

Target audience

Decision makers, IT Professionals, IT Managers.

Cost Details

FREE. Event supported by Microsoft and Dell

Registration and venue details

Sydney

  • November 19th 2012 – Dell Australia, 14 Aquatic Drive, Frenchs Forest. Capacity : 50 seats

Registration Link : https://ws2012rocks.msregistration.com/abstract.aspx?id=7d701162-706c-474e-a801-3ad70ab0658f&Eventid=196

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Cookbook

September 25, 2012 Leave a comment

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Cookbook
I had a pleasure to be one of the tech reviewers of this book. I am sure you will enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed reviewing it.

Overview
Take advantage of numerous Hyper-V best practices for administrators
Get to grips with migrating virtual machines between servers and old Hyper-V versions, automating tasks with PowerShell, providing a High Availability and Disaster Recovery environment, and much more
A practical Cookbook bursting with essential recipes

What you will learn from this book

Learn to deploy, migrate and upgrade Hyper-V and virtual machines
Configure disks, network, memory, security and auditing settings for virtual machines
Take a deep dive into high availability and disaster recovery
Save time and money by getting to grips with PowerShell automation
Understand the new features around network virtualization, Shared Nothing Live Migration, Hyper-V Replica and much more
Gain a full view of your virtual machines and host servers with monitoring, reporting and troubleshooting tips
Take advantage of bonus appendice explaining Hyper-V architecture and the difference between versions

 

Click here to pre-order : http://www.packtpub.com/windows-server-2012-hypervisor-based-cookbook/book

 

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

Windows 2012 : Converting a Full (GUI version) To Server Core and Vice Versa

August 9, 2012 6 comments

For Windows 2012 servers with a full operating system (GUI version) as the base installation:

  • To convert a full operating system installation to a server core installation:
    • By using DISM cmdlets:

 c:\>Dism /online /disable-feature /featurename:ServerCore-FullServer

  • By using Powershell  (run as Administrator):

PS c:\>Import-Module DISM

PS c:\>Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature -online -Featurename Servercore-Fullserver

  • To convert a server core installation back to a full operating system installation (GUI version)
    • By using DISM cmdlets:

c:\>Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:Server-Gui-Mgmt /featurename:Server-Gui-Shell /featurename:ServerCore-FullServer

  • By using Powershell  (run as Administrator):

PS c:\>Import-Module DISM 

PS c:\>Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -online -Featurename Servercore-FullServer,Server-Gui-shell,Server-Gui-Mgmt

For servers with server core as the base installation:

  • To convert a server core installation  to a full operating system installation (GUI version)

1. Create an folder called C:\w2012\image

mkdir C:\w2012\image

2. Insert the Windows 2012 media into the optical drive and copy install.wim from

copy D:\sources\install.wim  C:\w2012\image

3.  Run the following command to retrieve the name or index number of the image:

Dism /Get-ImageInfo /ImageFile:C:\w2012\image\install.wim

4. Create an folder called  C:\w2012\MountPoint

mkdir C:\w2012\MountPoint

5. Run the following command to mount the offline Windows image (Note: index:2 = Standard Edition index:4 = Datacenter Edition) :

Dism /Mount-Image /ImageFile:C:\w2012\image\install.wim /index:4 /MountDir:C:\w2012\MountPoint  /ReadOnly

6. Upgrade the operating system by running the command:

          c:\>Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:Server-Gui-Mgmt /featurename:Server-Gui-Shell /featurename:ServerCore-FullServer /source:c:\w2012\MountPoint\windows\winsxs  

         or by using Powershell:

PS c:\>Import-Module DISM

PS c:\>Install-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra,Server-Gui-Shell –Restart –Source c:\w2012\MountPoint\windows\winsxs

  • To convert a full operating system installation (GUI version) back to a server core installation

 c:\>Dism /online /disable-feature /featurename:ServerCore-FullServer