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Carsten Rachfahl en Jan Kappen were two of the many visitors of the Hyper-V.nu event on the 19th of January. But these guys have done a very good job during the event and especially afterwards. They’ve recorded all sessions and have done some nice video editing. You can view the results over here:
These videos are uploaded to the youtube Hypervcommunity channel from our German friends:
Again thanks for the really nice job!
On the 19th of January we organised our first Hyper-V.nu event for the year 2012. After the registration opened we were over booked within two days and had to disappoint a lot of people, sorry for that!
But…. This meeting was really, really great! With a fully loaded room (people were even sitting on the stairs), great speakers with great sessions and a very satisfied crowd we must be very happy and satisfied, and we are!
Specials thanks to our sponsors: Altaro, VEEAM, Inovativ, PQR, Wortell and Microsoft! Without their support it was not possible to organise this event. Also a special thank to our German friends Carsten Rachfall en Jan Kappen who have recorded all sessions. These video’s will be published very soon, so keep an eye on www.hyper-v.nu for links to these recordings.
We will also thank our guest speakers Aidan Finn and Ronald Beekelaar. Both of them were from overseas! They both have given a great session with a lot of immersion into Windows 8!
Last but not least we will thank the visitors for attending this event. We hope that you all come again to our next event!
Here are the presentations of this great event:
Today I encountered an issue that some might categorize as “DUH!”. For others it might be a handy tip and a warning to not install SCVMM 2012 RC in a high availability configuration as I did. This configuration was not intended to be this way but for some reason I ended up with it. Lucky me!
Before, the only way to check what the version of the “VM Additions” of a VM were was to fabricate a script and run it remotely or on the VM locally. Luckily the people at Microsoft have integrated a column in SCVMM 2012 in the “VMs and Services” section where you can now select “VM Additions” to show the version number of the “VM Additions”.
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Besides the excellent information regarding SCVMM 2012 Beta on this blog here is some very usefull information if you are playing around with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Beta!
This download provides technical documentation for the Beta release of VMM 2012.
Another great resource for information is the Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Community Evaluation Program Application or the System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012 Beta Resource Page.
Installation of Data ONTAP Simulator in a Hyper-V guest (CentOS) and using an SMI-S provider to connect to SCVMM 2012
If you are a NetApp Customer or if you are an Advantage Partner (or if you have good friends among them) you can get access to the NetApp Data ONTAP Simulator. The reason why I wanted to try this out is to have an SMI-S compliant storage device which I could use in my System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 lab. As you may know Microsoft decided to use the SMI-S provider (SNIA Standard) to enable deep integration of storage arrays for Virtual Machine Manager 2012. I wrote a detailed blog about it here.
Getting the simulator was one thing, installing a Linux VM with Hyper-V Integration Components was another. Fortunately it was easy to find some good step-by step guidance by Yusuf Ozturk (1 and 2) and Michel Lücher (3)
Installing Hyper-V v2.1 IC’s Setting up a CentOS 5.6 Desktop installation on Hyper-V and mouse support – Part 2
Because I don’t expect everyone to be able to read German, I will translate the instructions here and blog about my findings.
By the way, I have a third challenge … I don’t know anything about NetApp either, so this blog really describes my first steps into the Linux and NetApp world. At least the Hyper-V and System Center world is familiar territory.
I will not go through steps 1 and 2 because if you exactly follow Yusuf’s steps, you will end up with a Hyper-V aware CentOS guest. I downloaded the DVD ISO for CentOS 5.6 here.
The Netapp Data ONTAP simulator can be downloaded here.
On June 7th, 2011 the Dutch System Center User Group has scheduled a number of presentations of a variety of System Center products. The event is sponsored by HP and will be held at HP’s office in Amstelveen, Startbaan 16.
There will be three presentations on the newly announced System Center 2012 products during MMS2011 in Las Vegas in March.
So if you want a concise overview of what’s next with System Center, come to “Best of MMS”
12.00 – 12.45: Lunch
12.45 – 13.00: Welcome
13.00 – 14.15: Virtual Machine Manager 2012 (Mark Blok)
14.15 – 15.30: System Center Operations Manager 2012 (Oskar Landman)
15.30 – 15.45: Break
15.45 – 17.00: System Center Configuration Manager 2012 (Tom Klaver)
If you want to attend this SCUG meeting?
Please register via: email@example.com (please mention your name and company name).
SCUG | Tuesday June 7th, 2011 | Start: 12.00 | HP, Startbaan 16 te Amstelveen
This culminating blog in a series on SCVMM 2012 shows how to create a Hyper-V R2 cluster in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012. With the arrival of Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2, cluster creation has almost become a trivial job, largely because of the excellent Cluster Validation Wizard. The previous blogs showed us what preparations to make before we could perform a successful bare metal deployment. One moment you have 16 unconfigured blades, the other you have 16 fully installed Windows Server 2008 R2 hosts including the Hyper-V role. All that is left is to build a cluster from them … the easy way!
Because I didn’t have 16 available blades I had to settle for only two. But you’ll get the idea despite of this.
Instead of one big article, I decided to split the Bare Metal Deployment blog in a number of smaller pieces to reach the final goal: automating the creation of a Hyper-V cluster. If you go back a few articles you’ll see several other blogs about SCVMM 2012. Although only recently in beta, it is a remarkable piece of software with a great number of new and astounding features aimed at creating and managing what we have come to call the private cloud.
Let me first point out that although SCVMM 2012 is well equipped to manage Hyper-V, VMware and XenServer hosts, some features are currently focusing on Hyper-V as its primary citizen. In the current version Bare Metal Deployment and Cluster Creation can only be done with Hyper-V R2. The primary reason for this is the technology used: boot from VHD which is an R2 feature not seen in VMware or XenServer.
In my previous blogs I explained the concept of Run As Accounts/Profiles, Out of Band Management, adding HP iLO2 to OOB and Host Profiles in SCVMM 2012.