Category Archives: Virtualisation

Authoring PRO-Enabled Management Packs

Patrick Pendergast (SCVMM Program Manager) has posted that there is a document out to help create PRO enabled MPs. http://blogs.technet.com/scvmm/archive/2009/08/25/writing-pro-enabled-management-packs.aspx This is a 32 page document starting with explaining what PRO is. Physical Resource Optimization (PRO) is extended through a System Center Operations Manager 2007 management pack. PRO enables you to  augment the available knowledge …

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VMM 2008 R2 RTMs

Good news for virtualisation management fans as System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SC VMM) 2008 R2 has now been released and general availability is for 1st Oct. http://blogs.technet.com/systemcenter/archive/2009/08/24/system-center-virtual-machine-manager-vmm-2008-r2-rtms.aspx The post mentions a webcast coming up in September. …upcoming TechNet session ‘Technical Overview of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2’. Presented by our Technical Product …

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Windows Server 2008 R2

RTM was with Windows 7 but it is now available for download on (at least TechNet Plus) and MSDN. This means that System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 is not far away. This is probably the one System Center family member that has most synergy with OpsMgr. For more info about SCVMM R2 there …

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July 2009 Roundup

  Anders used to do a monthly blog post called Links During Month. He has not done one for a while and so I thought that I would have a go to summarise all the new stuff for one month. I can see why he gave it up. It is quite time consuming! The big …

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Windows 7 RTMs and Windows 2008 R2 Too

Build 7600 has RTMed. I have been using the beta/RC and it is a lot smoother than Vista. Probably more important to OpsMgr readers is that Windows 2008 R2 has also RTMed. This is the first OS from Microsoft that is 64 bit only. It can support 256 logical processors. That is a lot of …

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Disk Space CPU % Report Part 2

I blogged in June about this nice report that comes with the Virtualisation MP. I received a number of comments and I have seen the post mentioned in the newsgroups. As I said in the previous post it is report that many people want – Product Group take note! Some info about this report.  I mentioned …

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OpsMgr Licensing Bombshell!

The last two posts I have been mentioning that one OML can monitor all the agents on a virtual server as it is one device. And that is how it started anyway. I had a note from a friend at Microsoft which is why my last post had a warning on the end. Anyway here …

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Standard v Enterprise OML and Virtual Machines

I was explaining the differences between the Standard and Enterprise OML to a client which is athttp://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/opsmgr/howtobuy/opsmgrstdoml.mspx Interestingly one of the MPs that they say only needs a Standard OML is WSS. But WSS requires IIS and .Net v3.http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/sharepoint/bb684454.aspx Therefore having it as a basic workload does not make sense as the only way to …

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VHD Demos

SC VMM 2007 beta 2 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d4e8bc52-3c3b-4bae-b937-987da892fad7&DisplayLang=en SCE 2007 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=27342759-e9d6-4073-918c-e9dff77d0206&DisplayLang=en Both require registration.

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SCVMM Beta 2

Beta 2 of System Center Virtual Machine Manager is now ready for download from Connect. Major upgrades in this release: ·Completely new, easy-to-use and intuitive UI based on the System Center look-and-feel (same as System Center Operations Manager 2007, Service Desk and System Center Essentials) ·Physical-to-Virtual (P2V) Conversions (Windows Server® 2000 or Windows Server 2003 …

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