DPM

CTP of SP1 for System Center 2012

March 10, 2012 // 0 Comments

Following my post on information for VMM 2012 SP1 CTP, Microsoft released the CTP downloads.  This includes the VMM download and a download for DPM 2012 SP1 CTP.  The CTP enables the Data Protection Manager component’s repository and agents to run on Windows Server ‘8” as well [...]

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Replica … In Detail

March 5, 2012 // 80 Comments

If you asked me to pick the killer feature of WS2012 Hyper-V, then Replica would be high if not at the top of my list (64 TB VHDX is right up there in the competition).  In Ireland, and we’re probably not all that different from everywhere else, the majority of companies are in the small/medium [...]

Licensing DPM 2010

October 13, 2011 // 1 Comment

Two of the System Center products that are generally available have unusual licensing.  System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 is one of those 2 unusual ones. Typically for an installation you will buy: A server license: For example System Center Operations Manager, optionally with SQL [...]

Great Big Hyper-V Survey 2011 Is Now Closed

September 5, 2011 // 0 Comments

I closed the Great Big Hyper-V Survey of 2011 this morning at 10:05 (Dublin time, 11:05 CET, 5:05 EST).  Thank you to all who completed the survey.  Myself, Damian Flynn (another Hyper-V MVP), and Hans Vredevoort (Failover Clustering MVP) will be sharing the results on this Wednesday (7th [...]

Hyper-V Replica DR Strategy Musings VS What We Can Do Now

July 28, 2011 // 0 Comments

See my more recent post which talks in great detail about how Hyper-V Replica works and how to use it. At WPC11, Microsoft introduced (at a very high level) a new feature of Windows 8 (2012?) Server called Hyper-V Replica.  This came up in conversation in meetings yesterday and I immediately [...]

Slide deck – Private Cloud Academy: Backup and DPM 2010

April 27, 2011 // 0 Comments

Here’s the slide deck I presented at the Microsoft Ireland/System Dynamics Private Cloud Academy event on how to design Hyper-V cluster shared volumes (CSV) for backup and use System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010 to backup virtualised workloads.  Like the previous sessions, it [...]
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