SCVMM (Virtual Machine Manager)

Windows Azure Pack for Windows Server – Part 1: Introduction

Windows Azure Pack for Windows Server – Part 1: Introduction

Since Windows Azure has been around for a while, although the features and abilities continue to be added/improved upon, not everyone is ready to move up to “the Cloud”. The Windows Azure Pack gives you the “Azure” portal feel, but…

Windows Azure Pack (WAP) Best Practice Analyzer (BPA)

Windows Azure Pack (WAP) Best Practice Analyzer (BPA)

My attention was drawn to the Windows Azure Pack (WAP) Best Practice Analyzer recently, when attempting to install the Update Rollup 6 for WAP. After you deploy the Windows Azure Pack (WAP) it is a good idea to run the…

Windows Azure Pack (WAP) – Update Rollup Challenge

Windows Azure Pack (WAP) – Update Rollup Challenge

While upgrading all of my lab’s System Center installations to Update Rollup 6 (UR6), I ran into a confusing scenario with the Windows Azure Pack. Normally, in a lab environment, I would have installed the Windows Azure Pack as an…

Patching Hyper-V Hosts with SCVMM 2012 R2 – Part 3: Update Baselines

Patching Hyper-V Hosts with SCVMM 2012 R2 – Part 3: Update Baselines

In the last post we performed additional configurations. In this post we will create and configure Update Baselines to apply updates to our Hyper-V cluster. SCVMM Update Baselines Launch the VMM console, if it isn’t already open, and navigate to Library > Update…

Patching Hyper-V Hosts with SCVMM 2012 R2 – Part 2: WSUS Configurations

Patching Hyper-V Hosts with SCVMM 2012 R2 – Part 2: WSUS Configurations

In our last article we reviewed and setup the Prerequisites. In this article, we will finish with WSUS configuration, synchronize the updates, and connect WSUS to VMM. Synchronize WSUS Updates Now that we have WSUS installed, we need to sync…

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