Creating a Windows Virtual Machine and Availability Set at the same time using the Azure Portal

In this article, you are creating a new Windows virtual machine and Availability set at the same time using the Azure portal. An Availability sets provide redundancy to your application during downtime, such as during maintenance. We need at least two or more similarly configured virtual machines in an availability set. The primary purpose of an availability set is to […]


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Hyper-V

Upgrading the VM configuration version in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V

In the earlier versions of Hyper-V host, after you have upgraded your Hyper-V host to a new operating system, VMs configuration version will be upgraded automatically as the Hyper-V host as soon as you moved the virtual machine. With Windows Server 2016, Hyper-V host will not automatically upgrade VMs configuration version. Instead, upgrading is now a manual process. With rolling […]


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Hyper-V

Configuring an anti-virus protection and exclusions on Server Virtualization Hyper-V Host

This is one of the most common discussions on the Internet (blogs and communities) about whether a Hyper-V Host really needs to have antivirus software installed. According to the book “Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V: Deploying Hyper-V Enterprise Server Virtualization Platform” by Zahir Hussain Shah, the author highly recommends installing antivirus software with exclusions on Hyper-V Host.


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Hyper-V

Implementing Virtualization Software Hyper-V Backup and Recovery with the Windows Server Backup (WSB)

The Windows Server Backup (WSB) is the built-in feature in Windows Server 2012 and is not an enterprise –wise backup solution. The WSB supports backing up virtual machines on stand-alone hosts and clustered hosts with CSVs. With the improvements in the Windows Server 2012, administrators can select backup and restore virtual machines (VMs) on the same Hyper-V Server. For medium […]


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Hyper-V

Creating a Private Cloud and Deploying Virtual Machines with App Controller

In the previous article, we have completed connecting App Controller to SCVMM server. In this article, we will configure creating a private cloud and deploying virtual machines with App Controller. A private cloud is a cloud, where an organization manages their own infrastructure, resources and assets in the organization’s data center. So, private cloud has complete control over the cloud […]


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System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

Connecting App Controller to the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 Server

In the previous article, we have completed App Controller Installation. In this article, we will configure App Controller to connect to System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) Server and begin managing private clouds via App Controller.


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System Center 2012

Installing System Center 2012 R2 App Controller Step by Step Guide

System Center 2012 R2 App Controller is one of the easiest to implement and light component in System Center 2012 R2, which is an extension of Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). App Controller is a web-based self-service tool for end users that allow them to manage, deploy, and view both private and public cloud resources. App Controller can connect to private […]


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System Center 2012 VMM

Cloning a Virtual Machine in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2

Cloning a virtual machine is an alternative way to deploy a new virtual machine (VM) with an exactly same copy of identity and associated configuration files and installed software as the original VM. Cloning a VM can be useful for the purpose of creating backups of existing VMs, testing and creating VMs templates. During the cloning process, no modifications occur […]


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System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

Deploy a new Virtual Machine from a Virtual Machine Template in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2

In the previous article, we have created virtual machine template from an existing VMs. Here, we will create a new virtual machine from a template to enable the standardized and accelerated deployment of VMs from a known configuration source and speeds up the deployment process, as compared to specifying each configuration item individually.


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System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

Creating a Virtual Machine Template From an Existing VM in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2

A virtual machine template is a master copy of a virtual machine used to create new virtual machines that have a consistent set of configuration settings. Virtual machine templates can be created from existing VMs, virtual disks and other templates. A virtual machine template is a library resource that contains following components associated with them:


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