Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) – Best Posts of the Week around Windows Server, Exchange, SystemCenter and more – #72

“The Elway Gazette”

Hi Community, here is my compilation of the most interesting technical blog posts written by members of the Microsoft MVP Community. The number of MVPs is growing well, I hope you enjoy their posts. @all MVPs If you’d like me to add your blog posts to my weekly compilation, please send me an email (flo@cloud.klafox.rocks) or reach out to me via Twitter (@FloKlaffenbach). Thanks!

 

Featured Posts of the Week!

WINDOWS AZURE PACK ARCHITECTURE by Thomas Maurer

Using WatchGuard XTM To Create A Hybrid Cloud With Windows Azure by Aidan Finn

Windows Azure Pack with ADFS and Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication – Part 3 by Marc van Eijk

 by Jaap Wesselius

Azure 

Using WatchGuard XTM To Create A Hybrid Cloud With Windows Azure by Aidan Finn

Microsoft Windows Azure Service Dashboard monitoring #Cloud #WindowsAzure by James van den Berg

Windows Azure Pack with ADFS and Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication – Part 3 by Marc van Eijk

Azure Pack

WINDOWS AZURE PACK ARCHITECTURE by Thomas Maurer

Wish List For Next Version of Windows Azure Pack by Hans Vredevoort

Exchange

Events

Hyper-V

TIPS FROM THE FIELD: NETWORK ADAPTERS ARE MISSING IN NETWORK CONNECTIONS by Stanislav Zhelyazkov

KB2901896 – WS2012 CSV Cache Causing Poor Performance For Hyper-V VMs by Aidan Finn

KB2913659 – WS2012 R2 Hyper-V Crashes When Network Traffic Passes Through A Virtual Switch by Aidan Finn

INFOWORLD: AUTOMATE LIVE VM EXPORT by Jeffery Hicks

Lync Server

 by Jaap Wesselius

Office 

Office 365

Videocast: Office 365 von Newsfeed zu Yammer in German by Kerstin Rachfahl

PowerShell

#PSTip Get currently available MAC address from Hyper-V MAC address pool by Ravikanth Chaganti

FRIDAY FUN: FIND FILE LOCKING PROCESS WITH POWERSHELL  by Jeffery Hicks

#PSTip Reading file content as a byte array by 

Sharepoint 

System Center Core

WHITEPAPER UPDATE: TROUBLESHOOTING AND FAQ – HYBRID CLOUD WITH NVGRE (WSSC 2012 R2) by Stanislav Zhelyazkov

System Center App Controller

System Center Avisor

System Center Configuration Manager

Upgrading Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 to R2 by Damian Flynn

system center 2012 configuration manager r2 upgrade notes from the field by Chris Nackers

System Center Dataprotection Manager

System Center Operations Manager

FIXING EVENT ID 31553 ON SCOM MANAGEMENT SERVER by Stanislav Zhelyazkov

System Center Orchestrator

Using Orchestrator Health Checker to Troubleshoot Runbooks by Damian Flynn

System Center Service Manager

System Center Virtual Machine Manager

SQL Server

Windows Intune

Windows Client

Windows Server

KB2929078 & KB2929869 – CSV Snapshot Corrupted After File Modifications On WS2012 by Aidan Finn

Configuring Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) Cache by Aidan Finn

Tools

MVPs I follow

James van den Berg - MVP for System Center Cloud and DataCenter Management
Kristian Nese - MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management
Damian Flynn - MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management
Daniel Neumann - MVP for System Center Cloud and DataCenter Management
Marcelo Sinic - MVP for System Center Cloud and DataCenter Management
Stanislav Zhelyazkov - MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management
Ravikanth Chaganti - MVP for PowerShell
Jan Egil Ring - MVP for PowerShell
Jeffery Hicks - MVP for PowerShell
Keith Hill - MVP for PowerShell
David Moravec - MVP for PowerShell
Aleksandar Nikolic - MVP for PowerShell
 - MVP for PowerShell
Adam Driscoll - MVP for PowerShell
Jeff Wouters - MVP for PowerShell and the man who had his own Newsletter Category before 😉
Marcelo Vighi - MVP for Exchange
Johan Veldhuis - MVP for Exchange
Jaap Wesselius - MVP for Exchange
Lai Yoong Seng - MVP for Hyper-V
Rob McShinsky - MVP for Hyper-V
Hans Vredevoort - MVP for Hyper-V
Leandro Carvalho - MVP for Hyper-V
Didier van Hoye - MVP for Hyper-V
Romeo Mlinar - MVP for Hyper-V
Aidan Finn - MVP for Hyper-V
Carsten Rachfahl - MVP for Hyper-V
Thomas Maurer - MVP for Hyper-V
Alessandro Cardoso - MVP for Hyper-V
Steve Jain - MVP for Hyper-V
Benedict Berger - MVP for Hyper-V
Nils Kaczenski - MVP for Hyper-V
Alessandro Pilotti - MVP for Hyper-V
Susantha Silva - MVP for Hyper-V
Niklas Akerlund - MVP for Hyper-V
Robert Smit - MVP for Cluster
Ramazan Can  - MVP for Cluster
Michael Bender - MVP Windows Expert-IT Pro
Ulf B. Simon-Weidner - MVP for Windows Server - Directory Services
Meinolf Weber - MVP for Windows Server - Directory Services
John Policelli - MVP for Windows Server - Directory Services
Kerstin Rachfahl - MVP for Office 365
Martina Grom - MVP for Office 365
Nick Whittome - MVP Small and Medium Business
Matthias Wolf - MVP Group Policy
Robert Mühsig - MVP ASP.NET/IIS
Thorsten Hans - MVP Sharepoint
Andrew Connell - MVP Sharepoint
Toni Pohl - Client Development
Hasitha Willarachchi - Enterprise Client Management
David O'Brien - Enterprise Client Management
Chris Nackers - Enterprise Client Management
Marc van Eijk - Windows Azure

VMware vCenter Server 5.5 U1 with support for Windows Server 2012 R2

VMware annouced to support Windows Server 2012 R2 with their new Version from vCenter Server 5.5 U1.

Whats New:
vCloud® Hybrid Service™ vSphere® Client Plug-in, is now available in vSphere Web Client
vCenter Server is now supported on Windows Server 2012 R2
This release delivers a number of bug fixes

To see the original blog and read more please click here.

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) – Best Posts of the Week around Windows Server, Exchange, SystemCenter and more – #71

“The Elway Gazette”

Hi Community, here is my compilation of the most interesting technical blog posts written by members of the Microsoft MVP Community. The number of MVPs is growing well, I hope you enjoy their posts. @all MVPs If you’d like me to add your blog posts to my weekly compilation, please send me an email (flo@cloud.klafox.rocks) or reach out to me via Twitter (@FloKlaffenbach). Thanks!

 

Featured Posts of the Week!

Dealing With Event ID 10103 “The virtual machine ‘VM001′ cannot be hot backed up since it has no SCSI controllers attached. Please add one or more SCSI controllers to the virtual machine before performing a backup. (Virtual machine ID DCFE14D3-7E08-845F-9CEE-21E0605817DC)” In Windows Server 2012 R2 by Didier van Hoye

INSTALLED MMA 2012 R2 AGENT ON VIRTUAL WINDOWS SERVER 2012 R2 DOMAIN CONTROLLERS GIVES A LOT OF HEALTH SERVICE HEARTBEAT FAILURE ALERTS by Stanislav Zhelyazkov

How to Expand a Virtual Disk in Windows Azure? by Lai Yoong Seng

Some Insights Into How Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V Backups Work by Didier van Hoye

Azure 

Create Your Own Base Virtual Image in Windows Azure by Lai Yoong Seng

Authoring VM Roles for Windows Azure Pack by Kristian Nese

1 Monat seit der Windows Azure Migration – was kostet denn der Spaß? in German by Robert Mühsig

How to Transfer Files to Virtual Machine in Windows Azure ? by Lai Yoong Seng

How to Expand a Virtual Disk in Windows Azure? by Lai Yoong Seng

Troubleshooting a Failed Windows Azure Pack Installation by Hans Vredevoort

Running Remote Desktop Services in Windows Azure by Lai Yoong Seng

Windows Azure Pack – VM Role custom Virtual Machine sizes by Marc van Eijk

Exchange

 by Jaap Wesselius

 by Jaap Wesselius

Events

 

Hyper-V

Dealing With Event ID 10103 “The virtual machine ‘VM001′ cannot be hot backed up since it has no SCSI controllers attached. Please add one or more SCSI controllers to the virtual machine before performing a backup. (Virtual machine ID DCFE14D3-7E08-845F-9CEE-21E0605817DC)” In Windows Server 2012 R2 by Didier van Hoye

#PSTip Setting Hyper-V client settings by 

Using Shared VHDX to Create a Guest Cluster in Windows Server 2012 R2 by Aidan Finn

Capacity Planner for Hyper-V Replica #hyperv #winserv #scvmm by Robert Smit

Some Insights Into How Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V Backups Work by Didier van Hoye

#PSTip Setting VM Bandwidth Management QoS in Hyper-V using PowerShell by 

Lync Server

 

Office 

 

Office 365

 

PowerShell

Out of memory exception in PowerShell by Jeff Wouters

#PSTip Restarting PowerShell as an administrator by 

Is Desired State Configuration (DSC) everything I need? by Ravikanth Chaganti

#PSTip Installing and setting up AWS PowerShell Tools by Ravikanth Chaganti

Sharepoint 

BreezeJS Makes Client-Side SharePoint 2013 REST Development a… BREEZE! by Andrew Connell

Understanding Challenges Using Breeze & SharePoint Out-Of-The-Box by Andrew Connell

System Center Core

 

System Center App Controller

System Center Avisor

 

System Center Configuration Manager

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Deployment Architectures by Damian Flynn

Windows 8.1 Wireless promt during OSD by Chris Nackers

 

System Center Dataprotection Manager

 

System Center Operations Manager

 

System Center Orchestrator

PDT Deployment – VM Refresh Error im Virtual Machine Manager in German by Daniel Neumann

System Center Service Manager

 

System Center Virtual Machine Manager

NEW MP: SYSTEM CENTER 2012 MANAGEMENT PACK FOR MICROSOFT WINDOWS SERVER FILE & ISCSI SERVICES 2012 R2 by Stanislav Zhelyazkov

CLOUD ADVISOR FOR SYSTEM CENTER VIRTUAL MACHINE MANAGER by Thomas Maurer

UPDATE : Technical Documentation for System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager #SCVMM by James van den Berg

SQL Server

Cannot connect to WMI Provider by Chris Nackers

Windows Intune

 

Windows Client

 

Windows Server

INSTALLED MMA 2012 R2 AGENT ON VIRTUAL WINDOWS SERVER 2012 R2 DOMAIN CONTROLLERS GIVES A LOT OF HEALTH SERVICE HEARTBEAT FAILURE ALERTS by Stanislav Zhelyazkov

How Would Microsoft Design a Scale-Out File Server? by Aidan Finn

KB2935810 – CSV Failover Takes Longer Than Expected In Windows Failover Cluster by Aidan Finn

How Would Microsoft Design a Scale-Out File Server: Disks, Networking, and More by Aidan Finn

A port on the virtual switch has the same MAC as one of the underlying team members on Team Nic Event ID 16945 #winserv by Robert Smit

#PSTip Identifying read-only domain controllers by 

Tools

Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit #EMET #security by Robert Smit

MVPs I follow

James van den Berg - MVP for System Center Cloud and DataCenter Management
Kristian Nese - MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management
Damian Flynn - MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management
Daniel Neumann - MVP for System Center Cloud and DataCenter Management
Marcelo Sinic - MVP for System Center Cloud and DataCenter Management
Stanislav Zhelyazkov - MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management
Ravikanth Chaganti - MVP for PowerShell
Jan Egil Ring - MVP for PowerShell
Jeffery Hicks - MVP for PowerShell
Keith Hill - MVP for PowerShell
David Moravec - MVP for PowerShell
Aleksandar Nikolic - MVP for PowerShell
 - MVP for PowerShell
Adam Driscoll - MVP for PowerShell
Jeff Wouters - MVP for PowerShell and the man who had his own Newsletter Category before 😉
Marcelo Vighi - MVP for Exchange
Johan Veldhuis - MVP for Exchange
Jaap Wesselius - MVP for Exchange
Lai Yoong Seng - MVP for Hyper-V
Rob McShinsky - MVP for Hyper-V
Hans Vredevoort - MVP for Hyper-V
Leandro Carvalho - MVP for Hyper-V
Didier van Hoye - MVP for Hyper-V
Romeo Mlinar - MVP for Hyper-V
Aidan Finn - MVP for Hyper-V
Carsten Rachfahl - MVP for Hyper-V
Thomas Maurer - MVP for Hyper-V
Alessandro Cardoso - MVP for Hyper-V
Steve Jain - MVP for Hyper-V
Benedict Berger - MVP for Hyper-V
Nils Kaczenski - MVP for Hyper-V
Alessandro Pilotti - MVP for Hyper-V
Susantha Silva - MVP for Hyper-V
Niklas Akerlund - MVP for Hyper-V
Robert Smit - MVP for Cluster
Ramazan Can  - MVP for Cluster
Michael Bender - MVP Windows Expert-IT Pro
Ulf B. Simon-Weidner - MVP for Windows Server - Directory Services
Meinolf Weber - MVP for Windows Server - Directory Services
John Policelli - MVP for Windows Server - Directory Services
Kerstin Rachfahl - MVP for Office 365
Martina Grom - MVP for Office 365
Nick Whittome - MVP Small and Medium Business
Matthias Wolf - MVP Group Policy
Robert Mühsig - MVP ASP.NET/IIS
Thorsten Hans - MVP Sharepoint
Andrew Connell - MVP Sharepoint
Toni Pohl - Client Development
Hasitha Willarachchi - Enterprise Client Management
David O'Brien - Enterprise Client Management
Chris Nackers - Enterprise Client Management
Marc van Eijk - Windows Azure

Supported v-Center Version with Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Supported VMware v-Center Server versions for Windows Server 2012 & 2012 R2 as hostsystem from VMware Compatibility Guide.

OS Release Bits Supported Releases
Windows Server 2012 R2

64

v-Center Server

5.1 U2

Windows Server 2012

64

v-Center Server

5.5

5.1 U2

5.1 U1

5.1

 

http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/wizard/request.php

Clustered Storage Spaces on Dell JBODs Introduction

This information were collected together with my old team @Dell TechCenter and Dell Engineerin and one of my best friends Carsten Rachfahl – MVP Hyper-V.

Most of you know Storage Spaces already and you know how to use them for Scale out File Server but in the past there were some “issues” we have to fight with.

For all of you who need a recap for Storage Spaces, Scale out File Server and those stuff. I would highly suggest you Jose Barretos blog (Principal Program Manager at Microsoft).

One was, that you need SCSI Endclosure Service 3.x on your JBOD or direct attached SAS storage enclosures. There are a bunch of small vendors like dataon, who use this version in their systems but many of us have a preferred vendor like HP, EMC, NetApp, IBM or Dell.

Most of them do not support this SES version. Dell came up a few weeks ago with it’s first solution that supports SES 3.x and Storage Spaces. With the second they will come up in Q2 2014 with SES 3.x support.

First solution is the Dell PowerVault MD1200 and Dell PowerVault MD1220 together with the SAS 6 Gbit/sec HBA.

For Dell PV MD1200 Hardware Specs, you can find more details here.

For Dell PV MD1220 Hardware Specs, you can find more details here.

For Dell SAS 6 Gbit/Sec HBA, you can find more details here.

To see the supported designes please check out the guides on Dell Tech Center.

 

Dell MD 12x0

Dell PowerVault MD 1200 (above) & MD 1220 (below) Source: www.dell.de

 

The second combination could be the Dell PowerVault MD3060e (Codename Roadking) together with LSI 9206-16e. There are no official information yet.

For Dell PV MD3060e Hardware Specs, you can find more details here.

For LSI 9206-16e HBA, you can find more details here.

Dell PowerVault MD3060e (Roadking)