Operations Manager 2016 TP 3–What is new

Recently Microsoft made System Center 2016 TP3 available along with Windows Server 2016 preview as well. This post will evaluate the experience and what changed in TP3. Let’s start by…

Azure Resource Manager–Step 3–The Load Balancer

If you checked my previous articles about the two VMs with external IPs, you may have noticed that both VMs get an external IP and that there is no TCP…

Azure Resource Manager– Step 2–Copy and Public IPs

Previously on Overcast: Azure Resource Manager–First Steps For my next trick, I will try to deploy two VMs, on the same VNET and add external access endpoints. For that, we…

Operations Manager 2012 R2 U7 Released

You can get it here! (use IE if you have windows 10). There’s quite a list of issues solved: · The home page link in the Web Console Noscript.aspx file…

Azure Resource Manager–First Steps

After struggling with Azure Resource Manager for a while and feeling like I didn’t understand the details and nuances of the model, I’ve decided to explorer some of the elements…

Monitoring Abnormal (sudden) Disk Usage with SCOM

A customer recently asked me for a solution to monitor an abnormal growth in usage of a volume or disk. SCOM doesn’t have a native monitor for that. Enters PowerShell…

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,…