This year isn’t over yet…Next speakings… #E2EVC Barcelona and #TechSummit Berlin

      This year has been a busy one already, but more to come up. After speaking at various TechNet events in the beginning of the year, I spoke at E2EVC this spring together with fellow Thomas Maurer on “How to create a Microsoft Private Cloud” using the Cloud OS and the System Center ...

SMA Runbook to update SCVMM R2 UR3 DHCP Server Extension on all Hyper-V Hosts

Some weeks ago Microsoft released Update Rollup 3 for System Center 2012 R2. Part of this RU, SCVMM components also got updated. This time, unfortunately it was not sufficient to update the SCVMM Server / Console components and to execute the post-update SQL script. Microsoft has also updated the SCVMM DHCP Agent extension running on ...

Get a brief Storage Spaces Status Overview via Powershell

Get a brief Storage Spaces Status Overview via Powershell
One of the things I like with Powershell is the way you can handle object output and format conversations in a very easy and efficient way. In this example I’m going to show a Powershell script to generate a HTML report on the current Windows Storage Spaces Status. Although you can monitor the most relevant ...

Hyper-V Replica initial Replication suddenly stops with error (0x800704CD)

The simple the root cause is in this case, the longer it took me to figure it out. Sometimes you don’t see the things which are very close. In this case I just wanted to enable Hyper-V Replica for certain VMs between two Clusters. Below is a little diagram to illustrate the environment. Now when ...

System Center Universe Europe 2014 is around the corner

System Center Universe Europe 2014 is around the corner
System Center Universe opens its doors for the second time in Europe. From September 17-19, 2014, Basel (CH), the community event is going to deliver best of class technical sessions and networking opportunities. SCU Europe will host the crème-de-la-crème of the Windows Server and System Center Community from all over the world including 27 MVPs as well ...

Updated: Service Management Automation White Paper

In February 2014 I released a Service Management Automation white paper on TechNet. It became quite popular, so I decided to make this an ongoing project. I decided to release an update to the document at least 3 times a year. So my next editor round came along a request from Aleksandar Nikolic, the co-founder ...

My first post as a Microsoft MVP

Yesterday was an exciting day as I received the confirmation email from Microsoft for my first MVP Award. I’m proud now being part of this worldwide experts community. I was awarded with MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management, which is a group of ~80 experts around the world. This not only shows that Microsoft is ...

SCVMM / Converged Network Setup and duplicate MAC Addresses explained

SCVMM / Converged Network Setup and duplicate MAC Addresses explained
In this post I’m not going through the topic why you should use a software defined network architecture (SDN), there are plenty of posts out there explaining why THIS is the way to go. Instead I’ll explain how the teaming works in Server 2012 R2 and how it can hurt you while pushing a logical ...

A first look on SMA Studio

A first look on SMA Studio
Although Service Management Automation is IMHO the future of automation and orchestration, it has some downsides compared to the graphical editor capabilities of System Center Orchestrator. I assume that the next version of SMA, will address at least some of the missing features. In the meantime the community starts developing own solutions to make SMA ...

SCVMM Setup fails at post processing step: “server name could not be resolved”

SCVMM Setup fails at post processing step:
Some times things go wrong and sh** hits the fan. But in my case I was pretty sure I’m doing everything correctly when installing a HA SCVMM Cluster. So almost at the end of the SCVMM Server setup process, the setup engine throw an exception and performed a full rollback. 12:36:12:VMMPostinstallProcessor threw an exception: Threw ...
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