Microsoft Virtualization And Cloud Certification Community Study Group

Microsoft Virtualization and Cloud Certification Study Group(s)     in this post… Study Group Proposal Why Get Certified What Are Microsoft Virtualization Certification Options? Browse Certification Catalog for additional certification options More certification information of value More virtualization and cloud information of value   Study Group Proposal Do you presently […]


How To Add SCSI Controller To Hyper-V Guest Server

How to add a SCSI controller to a virtual guest on hyper-V   We add the controller, add a drive to it, start the VM and initialize and format the drive. If you’re having trouble viewing the video, Click here to download it. The procedures to do this using SCVMM […]


How To Add SCSI Controller To Hyper-V Guest Server

How to add a SCSI controller to a virtual guest on hyper-V We add the controller, add a drive to it, start the VM and initialize and format the drive.     You can download the video below if you prefer that over the embed http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/danstolts/video/ITPROGuru-2011-06-Adding-SCSI-Controller-To-Hyper-V.wmv The procedures to do […]


How To Open Firewall Port 1433 for SQL Server Database Engine For Use With SCOM (or anything else)

In this very short video, I walk you through the step by step process of opening the 1433 firewall port for SQL Server.  I am doing it because I am setting up a new System Center Operations manager server but the procedures would be the same for any other application […]


Resources For System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 (SCOM)

System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Description Notes System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Product Documentation Collection of links to all online documentation of System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2. This Includes: Product Documentation Quick Start Guide Support Configurations Guide Upgrade Guide Design Guide Deployment Guide MOM 2005 Migration Guide […]


System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) Best Practices Poster Rule and Monitor Targeting

You can download the PDF from go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=125048. The poster will help you understand the process and best practices for setting up rules and targeting. System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) Best Practices Targeting All Managed Computers EXAMPLE: You want to monitor failed logon attempts on Windows Computers DO • Use Windows […]


How to Solve Connectivity Issues Connecting To SCOM, SCVMM, AD or Any Other Service–Here is the Easy fix

I have been in the technology industry for more than 25 years now and I have dealt with my fair share of connectivity issues. In the last decade or so a good 85% or more of the issues I have encountered have been DNS issues. There is a very easy […]


How To Merge a Chained Differential VHD Disk So It Can Be Extended and Expanded

In my post Out of Disk Space on Drive C–How To Increase Space on Drive C of a Virtual Machine Running Windows Server 2003 I showed how to expand a drive but these instructions do not work if you have a differencing disk or chain of disks. If you want […]


How To Install IIS 7 on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 For Use With SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1

I am starting with a sysprep’d Windows Server 2008 R2 Server. I have allocated 2 processors and 512mb memory to the guest using dynamic memory. Once I get the system up and running, I will bump up the memory to be close to what I actually need but I will […]