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Grouping Virtual related objects in SCOM 2012

Very often, you will get annoyed by those fragmentation alerts in SCOM. Knowing that many of the hosts reporting are virtual, for which the fragmentation doesn’t really matter and could…

A simple guide for SCVMM Network Configuration–Part II

Continuing from the previous post, we will now create a VM Template and a Service Template that will assign all the necessary network properties. I’m not going into details, but…

MSI Error 1639 when installing SCSM 2012 R2 Web Portal

Just hit this issue yesterday and I think you may hit it as well. This shouldn’t be restricted to this installation procedure, since it seems to be an MSI issue….

Request Error on Orchestrator Web Service after Upgrade to R2

Just had this issue and I think it would be nice to report. After upgrading orchestrator 2012 SP1 to 2012 R2, my web service would fail with this message: It…

A simple guide for SCVMM Network configuration–Part 1

As the name states, it is a simple guide, for a simple configuration. SCVMM + Hyper- V can provide some badass network virtualization scenarios. But not all the time we…

Upgrading to System Center 2012 R2–Part I

Quick series on how the upgrade to R2 went in my environment. What I have: – DPM 2012 SP1 – SCSM 2012 SP1 – SCOM 2012 SP1 – App Controller…

Anatomy of a Cloud

My most recent project gave me an interesting perspective of a private cloud implementation. Even though I was working with a relatively small company, their internal needs pointed directly to…

VM Migraiton Projects – My recent experience and thoughts

I have been recently involved in a massive VMware to Hyper-V migration project. Along with that, System Center was also being deployed. So, below follow a few considerations when planning….

Disk Space Monitoring–Common Practices

If you have been monitoring disk space with SCOM for while, you are very likely aware of how the default disk space monitor works. It has been discussed here by…

SCSM 2012 R2–First Impressions…

Even though the new features are not clearly stated yet, I thought it would be a good idea to check the SCSM 2012 R2 preview that just came out last…