Azure Stack: Patch and Update a Dell EMC VxRack.

The last blog I did on updating Azure Stack was focused around the Microsoft PNU processes.  This blog I will walk through how to update the Dell EMC Hardware LifeCycle Host (HLH) Server along with the OME and OMNM VM that runs on the HLH server. From what I understand, firmware and drivers will be included in … Continue reading Azure Stack: Patch and Update a Dell EMC VxRack.

Updating Azure Stack to 1804 – Logs, Logs, and More Logs – Part III

This is part III of my series on updating Azure Stack to 1804.  My last blog was Updating Azure Stack to 1804 – Installing The Updates – Part II which covered how to download and import the updates into your stack.  This next blog I will talk about how to monitor the update process using the privileged endpoint as … Continue reading Updating Azure Stack to 1804 – Logs, Logs, and More Logs – Part III

Updating Azure Stack to 1804 – Installing The Updates – Part II

In my previous blog Updating Azure Stack to 1804 – Features, Fixes, and Updates – Part I  I talked a little about the new features and the one that grabbed my attention the most, along with what the update fixed and some of the updates that are not included in the release but are related. In Part … Continue reading Updating Azure Stack to 1804 – Installing The Updates – Part II

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 built out a 4 node S2D cluster using VMM and PowerShell.  It piggy backs on … Continue reading Restarting Storage Space Direct Cluster Nodes managed by SCVMM 2016

Installing Cumulative Update 1 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Cumulative Update 1 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager has been released by Microsoft.  To download and get more detailed information about what this update fixes please visit the official Microsoft KB Article, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2938441. I will walk through how to update a primary site with a single site server.  How to create custom collections … Continue reading Installing Cumulative Update 1 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Deploying System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager – Single Site Server Scenario – Part III – Configuration

Part III – Configuration Configuring Configuration Manager 2012 R2 In Part I – Infrastructure I walked through my infrastructure needs for my ConfigMgr Deployment at a higher level.  We created our Active Directory security groups, services accounts, and users that we will need.  We installed WSUS and SQL on our primary site server.  We also … Continue reading Deploying System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager – Single Site Server Scenario – Part III – Configuration

Deploying System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager – Single Site Server Scenario – Part II – Installation

Part II – Installation Installing Configuration Manager 2012 R2 In Part I – Infrastructure I walked through my infrastructure needs for my ConfigMgr Deployment at a higher level.  We created our Active Directory security groups, services accounts, and users that we will need.  We installed WSUS and SQL on our primary site server.  We also … Continue reading Deploying System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager – Single Site Server Scenario – Part II – Installation

Deploying System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager – Single Site Server Scenario – Part I – Infrastructure

  Part I – Infrastructure Preparing the infrastructure for ConfigMgr 2012 R2 In this blog I will be deploying ConfigMgr 2012 R2 to a fictional company called Turner & Sons Time Travel.  (Yes, sorry, I am not that creative and my other the first thought of Turner Tots was all over the web.)  Turner & … Continue reading Deploying System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager – Single Site Server Scenario – Part I – Infrastructure

Deploying System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager – Single Site Server Scenario

My previous blog I posted talked about how to Deploy System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager with Multiple Site Servers for a Lab Environment.    It was an example I to show how one can deploy ConfigMgr across many site servers based off of different deployment scenarios.  I decided to do a quick follow up blog … Continue reading Deploying System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager – Single Site Server Scenario

Deploying System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager with Multiple Site Servers for a Lab/Production Environment

This blog is information on how to plan and install Configuration Manager 2012 R2 in a lab environment but can also be used for a production environment if needed for a smaller organization. However, I don't recommend you use this example for a production environment for one main reason. I will be going off the … Continue reading Deploying System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager with Multiple Site Servers for a Lab/Production Environment