You’ve probably seen this event announced on other fellow bloggers or Twitter but to make sure that you will not miss it I am announcing it also. Even if this is not your area of interest I suggest visit the event.
Is your infrastructure outgrowing your current networking strategy? Want to simplify the process for managing your datacenter? Software-defined networking (SDN) can streamline datacenter implementation through self-service provisioning, take the complexity out of network management, and help increase security with fully isolated environments. Intrigued? Bring specific questions, and get answers from the team who built this popular solution!
Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 are being used with SDN implementations in some of the largest datacenters in the world, and this Jump Start can help you apply lessons learned from those networks to your own environment. From overall best practices to deep technical guidance, this demo-rich session gives you what you need to get started, plus in-depth Q&A with top experts who have real-world SDN experience. Don’t miss it!
March 19, 2014
What time is this in my time zone?
p>Fast-paced live virtual session
This course will benefit networking engineers and architects, virtualization specialists, CIOs, and anyone else with an interest in networking.
There is a new MP out and it is Windows Server File and iSCSI Services 2012 R2. Besides the support for Windows Server 2012 R2 this management pack adds monitoring for Work Folders. You can download the MP and its guide from here.
I’ve been dealing with this issues since the release of R2 and now there is a hotfix for that. Seems that was a bug on Windows Server 2012 R2 side. You can read the full details Kevin Holman’s blog (the one and only).
I would like to introduce another great book authored by my friend Damian Flynn. I can tell you cannot go wrong with this book as you will give a foundation that will definitely need in working with Networking in VMM. I am also have participation in the book as Technical Editor. Grab it in different formats from here.
There is a new free e-book from Microsoft. You can only gain knowledge if you read it. Download it from here.
I cannot stress enough how important is to have some SQL knowledge when dealing with System Center. I’ve previously blogged about SQL Server guide for System Center 2012 by Paul Keely and I’ve personally used this guide many times when I was designing System Center environment and now there is a new version SQL 2012 and System Center 2012 R2. Actually it is not exactly a new version but more extension to the first guide as many of the stuff are still relevant. If you haven’t checked the first guide do it but also definitely check the new one to learn some cool stuff.
Here is the promised Update Rollup 1 for Service Provider Foundation:
- After a request to repair or scale a virtual machine role is returned successfully, there is no corresponding job in System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM).
- A virtual machine template that uses differencing disks does not work correctly.
- You encounter a time-out issue when you run the Set-SCVirtualMachine cmdlet.
- When a tenant is creating a virtual machine under a subscription to a plan, you cannot update the plan.
- The OperatingSystem and OperatingSystemInstance properties are not populated when you perform Create and Update operations on virtual machine and VirtualHardDisk objects.