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March 21, 2014
Server virtualization is a mature technology, but vendors say there are still new features to come.
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A misconfigured SCVMM service template can cause serious headaches. Before deploying service templates in production, validate them with SCVMM Manager or PowerShell. Continue Reading
It's getting difficult to keep track of all the service templates in SCVMM. Is there a simple command that enables us to query and export them easily? Continue Reading
With Microsoft SCVMM, you can leverage templates and profiles, deploy a Hyper-V cluster and create a database backup plan, among many other virtual environment management tasks. Continue Reading
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Virtualization offers many advantages by abstracting workloads from hardware, but you may still need to find the VM host computer. You can do so using these queries and commands. Continue Reading
Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager is great for managing Hyper-V hosts and VMs, but it comes up short when managing Azure VMs. Continue Reading
Backup software vendors are beginning to bolster their products with cloud backups and hypervisor integration. See what other backup trends are catching on. Continue Reading
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With a virtual IP template, you can control the way load balancing is handled in SCVMM for an individual workload. Follow these easy steps to create one. Continue Reading
System Center Virtual Machine Manager offers a number of tools to help preserve consistency and ease VM deployment. Continue Reading
Managing a virtual data center can be a daunting task, but bringing in additional assistance by temporarily granting administrative privileges to IT staff can help relieve the stress. Continue Reading
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The creation of too many VMs and the continued existence of unused VMs plague modern IT infrastructure. This three-part guide looks at the ongoing battle against virtual machine sprawl, with a focus on strategies and tools for tracking VM lifecycles. Servers can be virtualized so easily, a reality that is both a blessing and a curse. Unneeded VMs waste an organization’s resources and can create licensing complications. To combat these inefficiencies, IT teams should put specific controls in place and adopt strategies that prevent VM sprawl. This guide emphasizes the importance of business policies that require users to justify the need for and duration of a VM. Without reasonable controls in place, VMs will proliferate and, over time, diminish the effectiveness of a virtualized infrastructure.
While many organizations have adopted sound practices for deploying virtual machines, they have not succeeded in effectively managing these virtualized environments. As a result, they are confronting server sprawl and losing the full benefit of their virtualization investments. Products exist to address this issue; some are from major virtualization vendors and others from third-party vendors. Combined with firm policies, these products can assist admins in managing VM sprawl, if not stopping it altogether.Continue Reading
Removing every potential failure point is usually prohibitively expensive. Instead, start by mapping potential failures and assessing business needs. Continue Reading
SCVMM offers a wide variety of configuration options but some settings can be overlooked or are unknown because they don't appear directly in the management console. Continue Reading