Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Final Version Released

Solutions Accelerator team released the final version of MVMC that will allow you to convert VMware virtual machines to Hyper-V virtual machines. Documentation is also provided with the tool. More about the tool and download location are located here.

Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2012 Final Version is out

Microsoft release final version of Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2012 designed to work with System Center 2012 –Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 SP2. With this free tool you will be able to update your offline virtual machines, templates, and virtual hard disks with the latest operating system and application patches.

Download the tool from here.

Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks by Mark Russinovich at TechEd North America 2012

Another great session by Mark at TechEd. In this session you can learn all bout the new IaaS capabilities of Windows Azure. Just watch the session and I promise you that this one hour won’t be wasted. The video is here.

Lifecycle Virtual Machines with Service Manager and Orchestrator – A Real World Private Cloud Scenario

Anders Bengtsson one of Microsoft MVPs and author of System Center Service Manager 2010 Unleashed wrote an amazing article titled “VM lifecycle in Service Manager with Orchestrator magic”. Not only he provides the knowledge on how to built lifecycle scenario for virtual machines but also he provides for download the runbooks and the management packs used by him. Such service is often desired by customers and without a lot of effort you can build it by reading the article and taking advantage of provided for download content.

Free “Enterprise Virtual Machine Discovery Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 R2 and 2012 (SCOM)” by Infront

Infront Consulting is providing free MP to the community. This MP is very useful if you have virtualization infrastructure with Hyper-V, VmWare or Citrix XenServer. Read the full capabilities of the MP and find download link on this article.