In the previous blog post i talked about how you should define your host groups. Separate Datacenters, what type of “servers” they are, if they are Fabric Management, IaaS, SQL clusters and so on. Depending on your servers. Now let’s have a look at your Logical NetworksRead more
So let’s talk about Host Groups, this is in my opinion one of the most important part of setting up VMM right. You wan’t to separate and segregate your hosts and virtual machines.Read more
In this blog series I will try to explain to you how you should build your System Center Virtual Machine Manager environment.Read more
So i was at a client a week ago to add 2 nodes to an existing S2D cluster. This was setup by a colleague of mine with VMM and WDS for Bare Metal Deployment. And was working a few months ago.Read more
A few day’s ago the System Center team posted a blog on the Windows Server blog post about the upcoming 2019 release this month.
For the 2019 release there was not alot of new features but i wanted to highlight one, the new Azure Monitor overview page. It’s an integration between the DPM server wich is connected to Azure Backup and Azure Log Analytics.Read more
In the first Part of this 2 part i showed you how to configure and enable the replication to Azure Site Recovery Vault
In this part i will show you how to run a failover test on the virtual machine you replicated over.Read more
One of the neat things you can do with Virtual Machine Manager is configure it to replicate Virtual Machines to a Azure Recovery Services Vault. And you can use Azure Site Recovery to fail those Virtual Machines over to Azure if you need to.Read more
So you have a DPM server and are thinking, it could be nice to have a offsite backup of my backups.
There are 2 ways to go. You can enable the DPM Azure Cloud backup. Wich is a nice feature. But it’s more for having a longer retention of your backup. And you will need to either reinstall the DPM server or install the Azure Backup Server somewhere and connect it to the Recovery Service Vault to restore the data.
4 weeks ago i started my new job at CTGlobal here in Norway. Where i will be focusing on S2D, VMM, OMS, Azure Stack and other datacenter solutions. As we are deploying S2D with VMM we wanted to build an easy to use but robust way of configuring VMM and deploy the physical hosts for S2D and configure them all the way til we create the cluster and enable S2D. Deploying the host require BMC deep discovery of the host. It detects everything from disks, controller, network cards and so on. In my home lab i have Mellanox CX3 cards and are using them for host mgmt and SMB, so i am using a setSwitch with this. And configured this in the script.
About a week ago another person in our IT department installed KB3211320 (Update for Windows Server 2016 for x64-based Systems) on our DPM servers.