Category Archive: System Center

Apr 29 2012

How to Add a VMware vCenter Server to SCVMM

Sometimes you want to control different environments by using a single management console. This guide is one example, where I will show you how to manage a VMware vCenter Infrastructure using the SCVMM console. For this lab I will use a VMware vCenter 5 server (even tough this version is not supported by Microsoft but …

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Apr 15 2012

Installing System Center Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) 2012

The new version of DMP brings us a new interface, and new goodies; backups are going faster, we have centralize monitoring, remote console, role based administration and other new and improved stuff. For full details about what’s new please visit this site. In this guide we are going to take care of the installation of …

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Feb 26 2012

Adding Disks and Tape Libraries to DPM 2010

Now that you have your DMP server installed, the next thing to do, is to add disks for your backups. You can use DAS (Direct Attached Storage) which are hard drives connected directly to your DPM server, iSCSI which is storage accessed through the network, Fiber Channel LUNs which is storage accessed trough fiber optic …

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Feb 10 2012

Creating virtual machines in SCVMM 2008 R2

For those of you that are just getting started with System Center Virtual Machine  Manager 2008 (SCVMM) I think this will be a useful post. After you’re done installing SCVMM is time to create some virtual machines and in this guide I’m going to show you that, so read on.

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Jan 22 2012

Unable to perform the job because…SCVMM 2008 R2 Error 2606

I was trying to do a V2V conversion using SCVMM 2008 R2, and during the conversion I canceled the job. Then the hell came over me, I could not remove the virtual machine from the host any more using VMM console.

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Jan 06 2012

Installing Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) 2010

You have an Active Directory environment, you have Exchange, and some Sharepoint servers, and now you started thinking about backup. Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM from now on) is the right product for you. Now I don’t want to give DPM a 10, because better backup and recovery products exist out there, but for …

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Dec 30 2011

Add Hyper-V hosts to System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 R2

To be able to manage Hyper-V hosts in SCVMM first you need to add them to the VMM Server, and this guide is for those of you that have doubts about the process. Those Hyper-V hosts need to be part of the same forest or domain that VMM is part of.

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Dec 30 2011

Installing Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 R2

If you are reading this post that means you have a bunch of Hyper-V Servers you need to centralize, create reports and monitor. Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager  (SCVMM), part from System Center family can help you with that. You can manage multiple Hyper-V Servers, clone virtual machines on those servers, and more. Not …

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