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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Contest:- VeeamON 2014 Event

 

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Hi reader,

Coming soon a big event called “VeeamON 2014”. Do check out and register yourself to win a FREE Pass to VeeamON 2014, No slogan, no answering question. It is based on your luck. All you need to do is register by entering

  • a) Email address
  • b) Full name
  • c) Phone number.

During this event, you can get:-

  • LAB WARZ: One of the industry’s first hands-on engineering competitions for IT professionals with a chance to win $10,000
  • VMCE Certification: exclusive to VeeamON 2014 attendees, the VMCE training course is available at 80% discounted rate
  • Technical breakout sessions: content catalog is now live and full of technical content. Check out our technical tracks.

Hurry register this contest before 1st Sept 2014. You may be one of the winner to win either

a) Regular Passes [ 5 ]

  • Able to attend all sessions
  • Expo Lounge
  • Veeam User Group
  • Lab Warz and more

b) VIP Pass [1]

  • Able to attend all sessions
  • Expo Lounge
  • Veeam User Group
  • Lab Warz and more
  • VMCE course
  • Free VMCE certification voucher
  • 5 days accommodations
  • Click here to participate this contest.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Webinar :- New Microsoft Storage Best Practices for Hyper-V & SQL Server and Building a Highly Available Hyper-V Cluster Using Free Microsoft Hyper-V Server

 

Webinar 1: New Microsoft Storage Best Practices for Hyper-V & SQL Server: SMB 3.0 and Scale-Out File Servers

Tuesday, September 2, 12pm ET / 9am PT

Featured Speaker: Max Kolomyeytsev, Product Manager, StarWind Software

Windows Server 2012 R2 does SMB 3.0 as a new generation of fast and convenient storage for Hyper-V and SQL server.
Join our webinar to learn how to build a robust and cost effective SoFS cluster with maximum performance and minimum hardware footprint.

Giveaways: 3 attendees will be chosen to receive a $20 Starbucks Gift Card and a 1 year subscription to WIRED magazine.

Registration page: http://w.on24.com/r.htm?e=837357&s=1&k=997FB585049CBAE79958678843BCCEE4&partnerref=starwind

 

Webinar 2: Building a Highly Available Hyper-V Cluster Using Free Microsoft Hyper-V Server

Tuesday, September 9, 2:00 pm ET / 11:00 am PT
Featured Speakers:
Alexander Karavanov, Virtualization Security Engineer, 5nine Software
Max Kolomyeytsev, Product Manager, StarWind Software

Join virtualization experts from 5nine Software and StarWind to learn how to create a cost effective and highly available Hyper-V failover cluster.
Discover best practices on how to:

  • Benefit from highly available Hyper-V failover cluster
  • Simplify the cluster and VM management using 5nine Manager for Hyper-V
  • Cut costs, increase resilience and minimize hardware footprint with StarWind Virtual SAN
  • Adopt the needs of your environment with easy scale up and scale out

Registration page: http://redmondmag.com/webcasts/2014/08/starwind-sep9.aspx?partnerref=starwind4

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Free Service Templates and Gallery Resources for VMM

Rather than build your service templates from scratch, you can opt to download service templates and gallery resources from Microsoft Web Platform.

  • Service Templates – to use in VMM
  • Gallery Resources – to use with VMM and Windows Azure Pack

How to get it?

1. Go and download Web Platform Installer 5.0 from here.

2. Run WebPi and then click on Options link

3. On the Custom Feeds, enter the following URL link

http://www.microsoft.com/web/webpi/partners/servicemodels.xml

Add St-1

Then additional tab appear: “Service Model”.

Click on Gallery Resources

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Click on Service Templates

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List of Service templates (ST) available:-

  • Sharepoint 2013 ST
  • Service Template Example Kit
  • SQL Self Service Kit ST
  • BlogEngine .net Win2012 ST
  • CentOS6 ST
  • Domain Controller – Win 2008 R2 and Win 2012 ST
  • Drupal CMS ST
  • Joomla ST
  • Win 2012 MySQL ST
  • Sharepoint foundation 2012 SP2 ST
  • SQL Server 2012 ST
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 HA ST
  • Wordpress CEntOS6 ST
  • SugarCRM CentOS6 ST
  • PhpBB ST
  • SQL Server Failover Cluster ST
  • SQL Server SMA ST
  • Lync Server 2013 ST
  • Exchange Server 2012 ST

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Free Ebook:- Improve the Key Areas of Your Hyper-V Environment

 

Our blog sponsor has just released free ebook which talked about improving 7 Key Areas of Hyper-V environment.

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With this ebook, you will master Hyper-V in term of

  • Securing Hyper-V
  • Managing Hyper-V environment
  • Configuring Network Teaming
  • Configuring Hyper-V Virtual Switch
  • Learn and Configure Hyper-V Virtual CPU
  • Understand when to use Hyper-V Dynamic Disk
  • Configure Hyper-V to Storage

Total of 66 pages which discuss about how to and best practices to properly configure Hyper-V on your environment.

Interested to get a free copy (sponsor by Altaro), please feel free to click below link:-

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Configure VMM Network Builder

 

Microsoft just released a new UI add-in tool to help customer on creating virtual network using VMM. This UI help customer to create VLAN isolated network in VMM.

After import console add-in, you will able to see an icon “Build a network” appearing on the taskbar.

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Once executed, a wizard will appear, connected to VMM and ask few question to assist on creating virtual network.

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Create Management Network

First, ask if you would like to create a management network.

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Create Logical Network

Next step is to define a logical network

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Define VLAN network and IP Pool

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Create Logical Switch

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Applying to host

Select your target host and apply to which physical NIC that you would like it to apply

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Note:-

  • This tool not suitable to create NVGRE networking configuration.

To try it, please download VMM Network Builder from here

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Error 2606 :- Unable to perform the job because one or more of the selected objects are locked by another job

 

Scenario :-

Encounter error message 2606:- Unable to perform the job because one or more of the selected objects are locked by another job

Product :-

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 / 2012 SP1 / 2012 R2

Resolution:-

To find which job which is causing other job to failed, you need to use SQL query

SQL Query:-

Execute “SELECT * FROM [VirtualManagerDB].[dbo].[tbl_VMM_Lock] where TaskID='Task_GUID'” command.

Posted in KB http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2795040/en-gb

Powershell

1. Open Powershell console from VMM Administrator Console

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Find running job:-

$Job = Get-SCJob | where { $_.Status -eq "Running" }

Kill Job





$Job | Stop-SCJob

Note:-

The Stop-SCJob cmdlet stops one or more System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) jobs that are running, and returns the object for each job in a stopped state. If the VMM job is not currently running, this cmdlet has no effect.
You can find some other useful cmdlet from Technet Library:-
Cmdlet Reference for Virtual Machine Manager in System Center 2012 R2

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Webinar :-“Hyper-Converged or Compute and Storage Separated - Which is Best for Virtualization”

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I want to inform you about upcoming webinar “Hyper-Converged or Compute and Storage Separated - Which is Best for Virtualization”, which will be held on August 20th by Chris Evans, Independent Consultant, Langton Blue Ltd.

Hyper-converged solutions are all the rage these days, with startup vendors making great advances in the marketplace. There are advantages to merging compute and storage into a single package, but are there benefits to keeping the storage and compute layers separate too?
From this webinar, you will learn:

  • Market overview and definition of hyper-converged and non-hyper-converged solutions
  • Issues with using legacy "monolithic" storage with virtual environments
  • A view of distributed storage solutions
  • A definition of scale out storage architectures including software-only solutions

Page for registration is:
http://redmondmag.com/webcasts/2014/08/starwind-aug2014.aspx?partnerref=sw4

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Error Message:- Management Pack Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager PRO Library version 3.2.7510.0 is incompatible with this version of Virtual Machine Manager

 

Scenario:-

  • VMM 2012 R2 has updated with UR3. VMM version is 3.2.7672.0

Problem:-

  • Connection from VMM to SCOM break. Status reported “Error”
  • Integration VMM with SCOM failed

Error message :-

“Management Pack Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager PRO Library version 3.2.7510.0 is incompatible with this version of Virtual Machine Manager”

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Resolution:-

1. Remove the connection between VMM and SCOM using VMM Administrator Console

2. Re-create the connection from Settings | System Center Settings | Operation Manager Server

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Free Veeam Task Manager for Hyper-V

Not long ago, we ‘ve talked about Veeam Hyper-V management pack in this post and we are impressed with Veeam Task Manager.

Guess what news just came in? Yes !

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Veeam has make “Veeam Task Manager for Hyper-V” as standalone and available FREE. We just downloaded it and the size just 550 KB. You can use it as stand alone performance monitoring tool.

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So remember, Don’t use “Windows Task Manager” to monitor Hyper-V performance

You can install this on

  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7

Using this tool, it can support

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V

Just open port 445, to allow connection from Computer running Veeam Task Manager for Hyper-V to Hyper-V Host.

In order to connect to a Hyper-V Host, make sure you have credential with the permission:-

  • Local Administrator on the host or
  • A user added to the Performance Log User Group on the host

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Give it a try !

Credit to Mike Resseler (our MVP Hyper-V peer) who just make this announcement.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Update Rollup for System Center

 

Microsoft has recently released new update rollup for the following System Center:-

System Center 2012 R2 – UR3

For more information & download, please go to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2965090/en-gb

System Center 2012 SP1 –UR 7

For more information & download, please go to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2965089/en-gb

Note:-

We strongly recommend that you perform backup first or test in staging environment before deploy the above update rollup.