Category Archives: Hyper-V / SCVMM

Managing Nano Server with System Center 2016 TP4 VMM

This week Microsoft has released the Technical Preview 4 for Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016. -> Finally the package bits of the SCVMM agent for the Nano Server are included in the ISO. When you are creating your Nano Server Read more [...]

Deploying Storage Spaces Direct on a Single Node SOFS Cluster

In my previous post on how to deploy Windows Server 2016 TP3 onto an SD card I introduced you to my new server system. -> The reason why I bought this system was to play around with Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2016 TP3. Regarding the testing guide Microsoft recommends four servers to test Storage Read more [...]

System Center 2012 R2 VMM Update Rollup 8 introduces Port ACL Management

Today Microsoft published the Update Rollup 8 for the System Center 2012 R2 Suite and Windows Azure Pack. -> But I want to talk about a specific feature that Microsoft has added to the Virtual Machine Manager in UR8. It is the management capability of Hyper-V Port ACLs in VMM. Ability to deploy extended Hyper-V Port ACLs With Update Rollup 8 for VMM, Read more [...]

Handling Equivalent Objects in multiple VMM Libraries

Everyone who has to work with a central VMM management server installation and multiple VMM Libraries in different sites has to deal with the equivalent objects. Managing equivalent objects through the VMM console is not appropriate, if you have a lot of objects in your VMM Library. -> Some weeks ago I was faced again with the equivalent Read more [...]

Attestation failed with a transient error – System Center 2016 TP3 VMM

At the moment I am testing and working in my lab on the Shielded VM and Guarded Fabric scenario. Due to the fact that my Hyper-V hosts in my lab are not having any TPM chip, I am forced to use the AD-based attestation. After a business trip I started my lab again and ran into this error message under the status tab in the properties of my Hyper-V hosts. Error (20588) Attestation failed on HV-02.neumanndaniel.local Read more [...]

Working with VM Update Functional Level in System Center 2016 TP3 VMM

In Windows Server 2016 Microsoft introduces the next VM version 6.2 as they have always done with every new Server version since Hyper-V. This time an important part is different. VMs will not get updated automatically to the newest VM version. The reason for that is the new Rolling Cluster Upgrade feature. In short VMs with version 6.2 are not compatible with Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V, but the Read more [...]

SCVMM – Storage Overcommitment PowerShell Script – Version 4.0

Today I am releasing version 3.4 and 4.0 of my Storage Overcommitment PowerShell script and first of all I want to talk about the changes I have made. -> Version 3.4 adds support for selecting multiple Hyper-V clusters and will be the GUI version from now on. That said you will use version 3.4 not on a regular basis compared Read more [...]

Getting started with Windows Server Containers

The last month I have played a bit with Docker and now I’m looking forward to have some time to get in touch with Windows Server Containers. If you have not done something yet with Docker or did not play around with the Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 which includes the Windows Server Container capability you might be interested in some getting started information. First starting point are Read more [...]

Manage Windows Server 2016 TP3 Network Controller with System Center 2016 TP3 VMM

Actually in the Technical Preview 3 you can use either PowerShell or System Center 2016 VMM to manage a Network Controller instance. I had not the time yet to test the management capabilities provided by System Center 2016 Operations Manager. You can manage your datacenter network with Network Controller by using management applications, such as System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM), and System Read more [...]

Working with vNIC Consistent Naming in System Center 2016 TP3 VMM

Windows Server 2016 TP3 Hyper-V includes a very interesting feature that got several names out there vCDN, Consistent Naming of Virtual Network Adapters and Virtual Adapter Identification. Only the last two are a good wording for it, because it is not Consistent Device Naming. In this blog post I use the following wording vNIC Consistent Naming regarding to the TechNet Library description and will Read more [...]