Happy May Day, comrades! I was tied up with events the last couple of mornings so here is two days worth of news. Note the new beta for System Center Advisor. The security functionality looks very interesting!
- Virtual Processor Scheduling – How VMware and Microsoft Hypervisors Work at the CPU Level: Have you ever wondered how virtual machines get access to the physical processor cores in the server? Ever wonder why one or two VMs run slow sporadically? The topic today is Virtual Processor Scheduling.
- Automating VM Customization tasks using Custom Script Extension: Custom Script Extension can automatically download scripts and files from Azure Storage and launch a PowerShell script on the VM which in turn can install additional software components.
- Window Azure Fault Domain and Upgrade Domain Explained for IT Pros (Reprised): These two terms represent important strategies in cloud computing for deploying and upgrading applications.
- Get a sneak peek at the new Microsoft System Center Advisor Security Intelligence Pack: It looks like some sort of security solution is being added to System Center Advisor: collect security logs, ID patterns, correlate data, change history, and mitigate issues.
- 38% of surveyed financial companies have not budgeted for a DR plan: Wow!
- Disaster Recovery Rights for SPLA: Microsoft has clarified the licensing rules for disaster recovery under the hosting licensing program.
- Hyper-V Virtual Machine Storage Controllers Explained: My latest post on Petri.
- Linux Integration with System Center 2012 R2: This video provides an inside scoop on Linux integration with System Center 2012 R2 for unified management across on-premises and Microsoft Azure cloud environments.