Tag: System Center

Cross platform monitoring System Center Operations Manager

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First of, this is a looong post This is a subject that actually I presented at the NIC conferance in Norway in january. How we can use Operations Manager to monitor other worksloads other then Microsoft / Windows. Since in most enterprises they…

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My little System Center book project!

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For sometime now I have been occupied with my little book project, it has taken a lot of time from my blogging since it has been completely new territory for my part. But! it has been a unique learning experience and I think…

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XenDesktop 7.1 TechPreview Service Template

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Citrix released yesterday a tech preview of their Service Template for XenDesktop 7.1 for System Center Virtual Machine Manager. This template allows for rapid and easy deployment of an entire XenDesktop 7 infrastructure, including setup of Director, License Server, Desktop Delivery Controller and…

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Creating a virtual network for Virtual Machine Manager

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This is going to be a long one, and I want it done properly! Since I have seen multiple blogs containing the same recipe over and over again on how to setup networking within Virtual Machine Manager I have yet to see a…

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Creating VHD from Configuration Manager

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Another fancy feature from within Configuraiton Manager is the ability to create VHDs direcly from the console by using a task sequence. Think of the possibilities of creating golden images by bulding a VHD file and then importing this direcly into SCVMM. In…

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System Center Management Pack for SQL

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Must say that the product teams are working 110% releasing new managemnet packs almost weekly! the lastest update came from the SQL team, which has been updated 3 times the last year. (there has also been alot of changes within SQL) You can…

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Going forward

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So as of right now Im taking a vacation from blogging a couple of weeks ahead, why ? Right now I am having 4 MCT traning courses in a row which takes up a lot of time preparing and energy. Another thing that…

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System Center Management Pack for VMM Fabric Dashboard 2012 R2 released

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Today Microsoft released a Management Pack for VMM 2012R2 Fabric (or a dashboard view) Which can be found here –> http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39635 If you want to install this, there are a couple of prerequistes that you need to take care of.(Which are not stated…

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Monitoring Windows Server 2012 R2

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Microsoft just recently released a preview pack of a management pack that can be used to monitor Windows Server 2012 R2, good job Microsoft! You can download the preview pack here –> http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39375 The management pack includes monitors for most of the Windows…

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Excalibur and Orchestrator Magic

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When Citrix released Excalibur they also included a whole bunch of Powershell which allows you to run Powershell cmdlets to alter anything. If you are inside the Studio console you can see that there is a PowerShell window there, which shows all of…

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