Free Book: Microsoft System Center: Building a Virtualized Network Solution

I would like to introduce another great book authored by my friend Damian Flynn. I can tell you cannot go wrong with this book as you will give a foundation that will definitely need in working with Networking in VMM. I am also have participation in the book as Technical Editor. Grab it in different formats from here.

New Free Book: Microsoft System Center: Building a Virtualized Network Solution

There is a new free e-book from Microsoft. You can only gain knowledge if you read it. Download it from here.

Dynamic IP Address Learning Not Working on Newly Deployed VMs in SCVMM 2012 R2

With Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 we have the option to assign IP address inside a VM that is using Network Virtualization. This opens other scenarios like guest clustering so you see why this feature is important. Imagine you are in the following situation: Continue reading “Dynamic IP Address Learning Not Working on Newly Deployed VMs in SCVMM 2012 R2”

Notes from System Center Battlefield: Monitoring Guest Clusters with SCOM

So what is guest cluster? A guest cluster is when you create cluster inside of virtual machines. In the past we’ve done that trough ISCSI or FC and lately with Shared VHDX in Windows Server 2012 R2. And like any other cluster you will want to monitor these clusters with SCOM but as they are just like any other cluster where is the catch? Continue reading “Notes from System Center Battlefield: Monitoring Guest Clusters with SCOM”

Quick Tip: Pinging Provider Address in Hyper-V Network Virtualization

If you are familiar with Hyper-V Network Virtualization you know that there is the concept of Provider Addresses and they are kind of different than the normal addresses assigned for physical or virtual network adapters. Continue reading “Quick Tip: Pinging Provider Address in Hyper-V Network Virtualization”