Monitor Hyper-V Checkpoints with SMA

Some of you might have read the post on how to monitor VM checkpoints (Snapshots) with Orchestrator. A new version on how to monitor it with SMA couldn’t stay left behind. In this blog post we will create a SMA Runbook that will run every morning at 7:00 and look for …

Managing VMM VLAN Network’s with Service Management Automation (SMA)

In this post we are going to play with SMA and VMM. I wanted to achieve that a VLAN depended network was fully provisioned by Service Management Automation (SMA) in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 (VMM). I also wanted to create the option to de-provision the network. Virtual …

Create Virtual Machine in Cloud takes forever in VMM

First a bit of background history. I was at a customer discussing topology and best practices for implementing Logical Networks, Site Definitions and subnets and VLAN’s. The customer had to build VLAN depended networks so the question was why not just create 1 Logical network, 1 Site definition and put …

Add the Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM to SCVMM

Welcome back on the Cisco train that leaves us with the next step of the series Installing Cisco Nexus 1000V into Hyper-V. In the last post we created a simple switch configuration and in this post we are going to connect the VSM and apply the configuration on VMM. There …

Create a configuration for the switch

Welcome back at the series of installing the Cisco Nexus 1000V on SCVMM. In first post we downloaded the VMM Providers, build and deployed the VSM template. In the previous post we ran the first configuration for the HA setup of the VSM Virtual machines. Today we are going to …

Installing the Cisco Nexus 1000v VSM VM’s

This is a follow up on How to install the Cisco Nexus 1000v in a Hyper-V environment. In the last post we installed the VMM provider, created and deployed the VSM template. Now we are going to install the both VSM modules. So here we go! Boot the VM’s we …

Install Cisco Nexus 1000V in Virtual Machine Manager 2012R2

Part 1: Installing the SCVMM provider and create the VSM VM Template (this post) Part 2: Installing the VSM VM’s Part 3: Create a configuration for the switch Part 4: Add the VSM to SCVMM Part 5: Create a VM to use the Switch The Cisco Nexus 1000V is made …

VMM – Azure Pack – Share an isolated resource with another… failed

I was prepping a demo for Azure Pack. All of the sudden when I added a new plan and resources to the plan I got an error in VMM and the plan status was “out of sync”: As the weekend before it was my patch weekend and Rollup 1 (UPDATE: …