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System Center Influencers Blog Feed

January 29, 2010 // 0 Comments

I’m lucky enough to be a part of Microsoft’s System Center Influencers group.  VMM is one of my core things.  I’m a user of OpsMgr and I’ll blog about what I learn and do with that too.  I used to be a ConfigMgr MVP but I’ve fallen out of step with it because of changes in [...]

Rough Guide To Setting Up A Hyper-V Cluster

January 29, 2010 // 15 Comments

EDIT: 18 months after I wrote it, this post continues to be one of my most popular.  Here is some extra reading for you if this topic is of interest: Planning CSV and Backup – goes through the process of designing cluster shared volumes, and hammers home why backup policy must be considered [...]

Thinking About HP and Microsoft’s Announcement

January 14, 2010 // 1 Comment

You’ve probably already read about the announcement where HP and Microsoft are aligning their technologies on the virtualisation, management, storage and deployment front.  Slap-bang in the middle of this is Hyper-V. This was interesting.  Even up to last month, HP in Ireland was [...]

DPM 2010 Storage Sizing Beta

December 9, 2009 // 0 Comments

Microsoft has released a beta for sizing storage requirements for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010.  It’s 3 Excel spread sheets.  “These DRAFT storage calculators are for use with those planning DPM 2010 (beta) deployments – with specific calculators for Hyper-V, [...]

Hotfixes for VMM 2008 R2

November 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

Microsoft released a hotfix rollup package (KB976244) for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 (not VMM 2008).  It fixes three issues: If a virtual machine that was created from a template fails during the customization phase, the owner of the virtual machine cannot use the [...]
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