Category Archives: Cloud

Creating Tenants in SCVMM 2012 SP1

imageAfter creating Private Cloud in the previous post, we basically created a collection of resources (such as host groups, library objects) and assigned it to demo cloud for its use. Lets now create a new user role for this cloud to define access rights so that members/end-users can interact with this cloud.

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Creating Private Cloud in SCVMM 2012 SP1

Create Cloud

As you might be aware there is no more System Center Self Service portal. Now, System Center App Controller 2012 provides a self-service portal to manage private clouds and Azure clouds. Before installing and configuring System Center App Controller 2012 SP1, I wanted to go over creating private clouds and tenants so that after installation of app controller, I am ready to configure it. Lets start with creating a private cloud.

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Server 2012 Network Virtualization with SCVMM 2012 SP1

imageOne of the building blocks of multi-tenant cloud is Network Virtualization. Dynamic VLAN configuration has always been cumbersome, complex, and hard to manage. Now with Network Virtualization we can run multiple virtual networks on a physical network.

In this post, we will look at how pieces come together with the help of SCVMM 2012 SP1 and will go over creating Logical Network and VM Network setup with NVGRE.

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Windows 2012 & Hyper-V: Converged Network and QoS

imageWith Windows 2012, we are now able to create vNICs in the parent partition. This plays major role in building fabrics by providing us with bandwidth management, classifications, flow control based on priority with the help of new QoS settings and functionality.

TechNet has a a common configuration guide published. I will go over the basics of one of the scenarios presented which I think will be common configuration among all implementations, 2-NIC Configuration with Teaming.

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Network isolation using PVLANs in HyperV 3.0

imageWith PVLANs, we can overcome some of the scalability limitations of VLANs by creating (sub) VLANs within VLANs. This allows us to partition broadcast domain, segregate the VMs traffic from each other hence providing security. The segmentation happens on Layer 2. Hyperv 3.0 comes with HyperV Extensible Layer 2 switch which supports PVLANs and many more features.

PVLANs is configured on the port level and can be one of the three modes below:

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How to create and deploy SQL Server with SCVMM 2012 SQL Profile – Part 3–Service Template and Deployment

imagePart3: Before creating a service template and deploy it, we need to save the vhdx created earlier to the library. You can manually copy the vhdx to the library (SQL Server Image) and then create a VM Template. After copying, refresh the library to make sure the new disk is listed.

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How to create and deploy SQL Server with SCVMM 2012 SQL Profile – Part 2–Creating SQL profile

imageNow we need to create an SQL profile. This will be used later with Service Template and deployment.

To create SQL profile, click on Library, and then right click on SQL Profiles and hit Create SQL profile:

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How to create and deploy SQL Server with SCVMM 2012 SQL Profile – Part 1–Create SQL Server Image / Template

imageIn the first part we will create an sysprep’ed image with SQL 2008 R2 on Windows Server 2008 R2. This will be used as a base for our deployment. I am not going to go into details to slipstream service packs of SQL server into the installer. There is a great article already published on SQL Server Setup blog.

Ok, lets get to work.

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Microsoft Private Cloud Evaluation Software

MS Cloud solution için gerekli dokumanları ve software aşağıdaki linkten indirebilirsiniz.


  • System Center 2012 Unified Installer
  • System Center 2012 App Controller
  • System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
  • System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager
  • System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection
  • System Center 2012 Operations Manager
  • System Center 2012 Orchestrator
  • System Center 2012 Service Manager
  • System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager

Patching the Fabric with SCVMM 2012


Update Catalog and Baselines, first we need WSUS..


You can install WSUS on Windows 8 by selecting the WSUS role:




After doing post deployment config, configure WSUS. Restart the server. I have restarted the service several times but I was getting an error saying that WSUS console 3.0 SP2 needs to be installed.

Go to Fabric, select Update Servers, add your new WSUS server.





well… I cannot continue with Windows 8 beta. Scratch all Smile start with 2k8r2 as a base for VMM.

OK. Time to cont… w/2k8R2

After adding WSUS to update server, updates starts showing up


By default there are two baselines that includes security and critical updates and they have no assignments:


To create a new baseline, you need to select create icon on the ribbon (right clicking on that node does not work Smile)


Baseline can be managed using

  • new-scbaseline
  • set-scbaseline mybaseline –addupdates $updates etc

To use default baselines, assignment needs to be added:


Then the status can be viewed and hosts can be scanned, and remediated:




In WSUS you will see a new container:


From compliance properties, update list can be seen and exemptions can be created (select the update, click create"):



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