Tag Archives: System Center

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 [...]

Rolling Cluster Upgrade in System Center 2016 TP3 VMM

One of the best features in Windows Server 2016 will be the Rolling Cluster Upgrade capability. Even better you can orchestrate it with the System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager. The requirements are very low. Your servers only need a baseboard management controller, you must have also a prepared VHD in your VMM library with Windows Server 2016 on it and a physical computer profile. Let us get Read more [...]

Bare-Metal Provisioning Hyper-V Cluster in System Center 2016 TP3 VMM

In System Center 2012 R2 VMM you can do a bare-metal provisioning of a single Hyper-V host or of a Scale Out File Server cluster. Now in System Center 2016 TP3 VMM you can do a bare-metal provisioning of a Hyper-V cluster too. In the Fabric section click on Create in the ribbon bar and select Hyper-V Cluster. Define the cluster name and the host group in which the cluster should be placed after the Read more [...]

Convert Standard Switch to Logical Switch in System Center 2016 TP3 VMM

How often have I rebuild the Hyper-V Switch configuration in the last few years at customer sites? I cannot remember. When ever I implemented VMM or checked the VMM installation at a customer I designed or redesigned the Logical Network configuration and with that the Logical Switch configuration. In System Center 2012 R2 VMM you had to do the following to replace the Standard Switch on a Hyper-V host Read more [...]

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

Today Microsoft released Windows Server 2016 TP3 and System Center 2016 TP3. -> http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2015/08/19/what-s-new-in-windows-server-2016-and-system-center-2016-technical-preview-3.aspx Finally with the release of Technical Preview 3 we got a guide on how to set up the Network Controller role in Windows Server 2016. -> https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt282165.aspx In Read more [...]

Azure / Azure Stack – IaaS VM ARM MMA & Operational Insights Template Integration

Digging deeper into the Azure Resource Manager capabilities and the template design I got involved today with the Azure VM Extensions. Especially with the Microsoft Monitoring Agent and the automatic configuration for Azure Operational Insights. -> http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/operational-insights/ If you are using VMs in Azure you want some monitoring and analyzing capabilities for Read more [...]

Azure / Azure Stack – IaaS VM ARM NSG Template Integration

In my last blog post about the Network Security Group feature I have shown you how to create a NSG via PowerShell and explained why they are important. -> https://www.danielstechblog.info/azure-azure-stack-iaas-vm-arm-network-security-group/ Today I will show you how to implement the creation and attach process directly into the IaaS VM ARM template. First of all we create a new resource for Read more [...]

Cloud Consistency with Azure Resource Manager Whitepaper

Microsoft has announced Azure Stack for the first time at Ignite and a few weeks ago the general availability of the Azure Virtual Machines services in Azure Resource Manager. Azure Resource Manager is the glue between the Azure and Azure Stack consistency. If you are looking for a start with ARM based templates to get ready for Azure or Azure Stack I’m lucky to recommend you a very good whitepaper. Read more [...]