In this guide I walk quickly through the installation and a sample configuration for collecting windows data, performance data and creating some simple reports.
Taken straight from the beta readme file here is the list of changes from the previous version:
•Added Server and Cloud Enrollment scenario
•Added Remote Desktop scenario
•Added Capability to inventory software using SWID tags
•Added option to open reports folder from report generation progress window
I came across a blog on twitter today at the below URL. I thought I would at least spend a few minutes checking it out, due to some of the erroneous information in it I decided I would re-post but with my comments on some of the points raised.
Before people jump in, yes I work with MS technology but I’ve also spent years working with VMware hypervisors. Personally I don’t really care which one people use, it’s more important to spend time on CSI than argue over hypervisors. I do care about advice being correct though…. So here goes.
The below was tweeted by @vmwarearmy
Hyper-V 2012 versus VMWare vSphere 5
Tasked with investigating whether a big P2V project should go the Hyper-V 3 (Server 2012) route or the VMWare (vSphere 5.1) route, I spent a few weeks testing both solutions. I also spent some time googling the subject – and that is actually why I am writing about it here. The classic “VMWare versus Hyper-V” search yielded absolutely no useful information. In this post I will add my findings in the hope that this will be useful to someone.
Ok so here is a quick fire guide to configuring azure backup and backing up some example data!
Select RECOVERY SERVICES > BACKUP VAULT
I’ve deployed SCVMM 2012 today and noticed the service was crashing (causing a disconnect of my console session). It appears that the cause of this was my Remotefx resolution being outside of the expected range. The reason I believe it was this is that the error (virtual Machine Manager – event ID 1 stated System.infexOutOfRangeException: Index was outside the bounds of the array. at Microsoft.VirtualManager.Utils.MonitorResolutonLimits.GetMonitorResolution(int32 numMonitors, Int32 monitorsResolutionIndex)
In addition to this I noticed that the dynamic memory maximum amount was also outside of a supported configuration limit of SCVMM. Since changing the memory limits and setting any remotefx adaptor resolutions to 1280 x 1024 the crashes and event logs have stopped. (edit: Its been about an hour now and no service crashes!)
If you ever need a list of reasons as to why Server 2012’s hypervisor is a good thing here it is:
It will be interesting to see what occurs in hypervisor space now that Windows has started to get some legs 😉
I just ran into this, the GPO policy description seems to omit this. To resolve this error you need to specify the correct port (http default = 8530 https default = 8531). This obviously requires everything on the server side to be configured correctly and functional as well 😉
I’ve started to write a Server 2012 Core Active Directory Installation Guide. 2012 has heap of new features, configuration posibilities and what appears to be a better management hat on. One of the cool articles I have just read exaplins a little about how 2012 can help in terms of forest restore capabilities.
How Windows Server 2012 Improves Active Directory Disaster Recovery Process
I’ll be writing a series of how to’s and posting them in the near future.
Watch this space!
I found this article today. I’m still a bit behind the curve on the Server 2012 platform. Time permitting I’ll start upgrading the lab next week.