Restarting Storage Space Direct Cluster Nodes managed by SCVMM 2016

So most of my experience recently with Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) have been deploying stand alone clusters that are not managed by System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2016.  I have another blog in the works that documents how I

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Deploy Storage Spaces Direct 4 Node Cluster

I have been doing a lot of work with Storage Spaces Direct lately for a project I am working on.  We are deploying a Hyper-Converged Microsoft solution using Windows Server 2016, Storage Spaces Direct (S2D), and Software Defined Networking (SDNv2).

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Keep IT Simple? Live migration of ‘Virtual Machine ‘ failed.

Started out with looking up Live Migration errors that lead me to configuration of the constrain delegation not being truly configured correctly.  Why, because the SPN’s for three of the Hyper-V services where not registered correctly because the NTDS ports on my domain controllers had been restricted to ports not in the dynamic ranges that Hyper-V uses to register those SPN’s.  At the end of the day if I would have focused on the SPN issues and just looked at my domain controllers I would have saved myself a lot of time.  

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Posted in Hyper-Converged, Hyper-V, Storage Spaces Direct

MMS and User Groups

So this week I basically put a fire hose in my mouth and turned it on.  Yes, I attending probably the best conference for anyone that deals with Systems Management.  MMS has just ended and I am getting ready to

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Building A Microsoft Hyper-Converged Private Cloud Solution.

For my next blog I have decided to follow a project I am about to start with a larger client that is moving from VMware to a Microsoft Hyper-Converged solution using Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016.  This part

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Automating Computer Naming after Deploying Windows 10 Images

I was recently at a client planning on delivering a Windows 10 Pilot as normal.  However, during our kick off meeting a wrench was thrown into our standard practice.  The client didn’t have a working Configuration Manager or MDT environment

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Posted in Active Directory, OSD, PowerShell, Windows 10

Java EE WebLogic Manual Discovery and Universal Discovery Issues in SCOM 2012 R2

This week I was tasked to start monitoring WebLogic applications using our Operations Manager environment.  We have an existing OEM (Oracle Enterprise Manager) system in place that was our primary resource for monitoring Oracle Databases and WebLogic as well.   However,

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Hyper-V and NAT Virtual Switch in Windows 10

Before Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016, trying to NAT within Hyper-V, well was a challenge.

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Upgrading Configuration Manager 2012 R2 SP1 to System Center Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection (current branch – version 1511)

As of today the current branch version for System Center Configuration Manager is now available.   I won’t go into the new features or explain much about the new name.  However, you can read more about the current branch on the

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Include CU3 Client Update in OSD Task Sequences and Client Push Installations

Microsoft has added some nice features to ConfigMgr 2012 for instance the ability to auto upgrade your ConfigMgr clients.  Great feature however, it only includes service packs and revision upgrades.  So when a cumulative update comes out this feature is

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