GRE Tunneling with NVGRE Gateways and SCVMM 2012 R2 UR5

GRE tunneling option was enabled with Update Rollup 5 in SCVMM 2012 R2. But to fully enable it you had to install some update on NVGRE Gateways. I’ve predicted that such hotfix will be available soon and now it is out. You can find it here and enable the full scenario with VMM and NVGRE Gateways. Continue reading “GRE Tunneling with NVGRE Gateways and SCVMM 2012 R2 UR5”

Azure Pack / SCVMM NAT Rule Port Ranges

When you are creating NAT rules either in VMM or Azure Pack you should know there are some limitations on Source and Destination Ports. Continue reading “Azure Pack / SCVMM NAT Rule Port Ranges”

Adding Windows Server Gateway Cluster as Network Service in VMM 2012 R2 UR2 for Monitoring with SCOM

Not so long ago I’ve reported an issue where Multi-Tenant RRAS (Windows Server Gateway) is not discovered by by the Multi-Tenant RRAS Management Pack. This problem has been fixed in Update Rollup 2 for System Center  2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager. If you add Windows Server Gateways as Network Service in VMM as usual you will not notice a difference in the wizard and after the gateway is added successful you will probably had to create that Client Access Point resource manually. That is because the fix is not exposed directly in the wizard, it is actually a parameter that you have provide in the connection string. And actually the parameters are two: Continue reading “Adding Windows Server Gateway Cluster as Network Service in VMM 2012 R2 UR2 for Monitoring with SCOM”

Quick Look at Multi-Tenant RRAS Management Pack

If you are using Network Virtualization from Microsoft you probably also using Multi-Tenant Gateways. In such scenario the gateways become critical part of your infrastructure and would be best if you can monitor them. Continue reading “Quick Look at Multi-Tenant RRAS Management Pack”