New SQL MP 6.6.0.0

Microsoft recently released a new Microsoft SQL Server Management pack for SCOM 2012. Here’s my experience importing and reviewing its new features/general operation. The MP can be downloaded here and…

Azure Logic Apps–First look

I’ve recently got a note from a good MVP pal Daniele Grandini about Azure Logic Apps. If you are like me, I had not heard about it before, although I…

Azure Site Recover–Part I : Planning

Azure Site Recovery is the Microsoft Cloud Solution for disaster recovery. It can have multiple flavors, like On-Prem to On-Prem, On-Prem to Azure or VMWare/Physical to Azure. Each one will…

VMM Network Setup for clusters with virtual nics

As a consultant, new customer requests and scenarios are usually a great opportunity to learn new things and new ways of thinking. Recently a customer presented with the following scenario,…

Connecting your Virtual Machine Manager infrastructure to Azure

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 Update Rollup 6 has been recently released and one of the most exciting features is the ability to connect to your Azure workloads….

Testing SCOM 2016 Technical Preview 2

The Technical Preview 2 for System Center Operations Manager (2016) is out. Differently from TP1, which had absolutely nothing different from 2012 R2, this one is supposed to have a…

SCOM 2012 R2 Update Rollup 6 and my experience installing it

What is new: The “Remove-DisabledClassInstance” Windows PowerShell command times out without completing Duplicate closed alerts Topology widget objects lose location when they are opened in a console that has a…

The End is near for Windows 2003

I have written about this before, but it is always important to remember that Windows 2003 is quickly approaching End-Of-Line by July 2015. As I have stated before, it is…

MS Ignite–Journal Posts

I’m sitting right now at the airport waiting for my flight to Chicago. The largest Microsoft Global event is about to begin. It has actually already began, with the pre-sessions…

Creating Hyper-V Host Virtual NICs

In a scenario where you have multiple of your NICs in the hosts teamed, you may not want to dedicate a full gigabit network card only to Heartbeat, CSV or…