March 2011

Deploying VMM 2008 R2 Now?

March 23, 2011 // 2 Comments

You need to be aware of a few things if you are deploying System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 R2 at the moment. First thing is that VMM 2012 is just around the corner.  The public beta launched yesterday.  It brings about some big changes.  If you are buying that [...]

Want System Center Operations Manager in the Cloud?

March 22, 2011 // 0 Comments

Formerly known as “Project Atlanta”, System Center Advisor (SCA) was talked about today at MMS 2011.  It basically is a cloud version of OpsMgr, capable of monitoring your machines.  Right now, it supports monitoring of x86 or x64 versions of: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 or later [...]

VMM 2012 Public Beta is Launched

March 22, 2011 // 0 Comments

The public beta for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 has been launched today at MMS 2012.  You can download it now. This one is a game changer for Hyper-V administrators.  Cloud, service templates, host/cluster deployment, network/storage integration, XenServer support … VMM [...]

Hardware Support for W2008 R2 Hyper-V Cluster and SP1?

March 22, 2011 // 1 Comment

One of the strengths of Hyper-V is one of its weaknesses: it supports a huge variety of hardware including hosts and storage.  Hyper-V clusters need to be treated like mainframes.  Any change, no matter how small you think it is, needs to be verified and tested (by somebody) before you apply [...]

News Roundup – February 22nd, 2011

March 22, 2011 // 0 Comments

A few different things have happened in the past couple of weeks so here’s a roundup. Internet Explorer 9 RTW IE9 was release by Microsoft with the usual claims of standards compliance, quicker browsing, better security, and so in. I can’t say if all that’s true or not; I stopped [...]

Floppy Drive

March 19, 2011 // 4 Comments

I recently started watching The Sopranos on the advice of some friends. The episode I just watched featured a young mobster called Christopher who was attempting to write a screenplay about mob life – probably not a way to ensure a long life. The final scene showed him ejecting a floppy drive [...]

New Facebook Page

March 18, 2011 // 0 Comments

I’ve just set up a Facebook page to provide links to posts in this blog.  Search for, hit “Like”, and you’ll get updated whenever I update this blog. Please follow and like [...]

Nice Feedback is Soup for the Soul

March 18, 2011 // 0 Comments

I think I’ve mentioned before that writing a book is hard work.  To be honest, when you’re going through the 3rd and 4th edit, you sometimes start to wonder if it’s all worth it or not.  But then when you get positive feedback, sometimes by email or by Twitter, it can perk you up quite a [...]
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