Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Solutions for OLTP Applications on Dell PowerEdge VRTX

Like with reference architectures before, Dell gives you on his global Dell TechCenter now a reference architecture for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 OLTP Applications.

You can find the whitepaper here.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Solutions for OLTP Applications on Dell PowerEdge VRTX

Dell PowerEdge VRTX Tower Version Source: www.dell.com

Windows Server 2012 R2 & System Center 2012 R2 preview are available

With day 1 and right to the keynote from Ben Armstrong, the preview of Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 is available.

You can find them in the TechNet Evaluation Center:

Download Windows Server 2012 R2 preview

Download System Center 2012 R2 preview

Download System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection Preview

Source: http://who-is-awesome.com/

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) – Best Posts of the Week around Windows Server, Exchange, SystemCenter and more – #34

“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@datacenter-flo.de) or reach out to me via Twitter (@FloKlaffenbach). Thanks!

Featured Posts of the Week!

Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V – Online Resizing of VHDX by Aidan Finn

Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V – Linux Support Improvements by Aidan Finn

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1: Installation by Aidan Finn

What’s new in Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Spaces by Thomas Maurer

Azure

IaaS Technical Guidance for Hosting Service Providers and Provisioning #WindowsAzure #SPF #sysctr by James van den Berg

#WindowsAzure Hyper-V Recovery Manager #azure #Hyperv #recovery #msteched #TEE13 #DRaaS by Robert Smit

Exchange

 

Cleanup Shadow Redundancy Queues by Johan Veldhuis

Events

If you are unable to join us for #Microsoft #TechEd Europe in Madrid #TEE13 by Robert Smit

Group Policy

Hyper-V

Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V – Online Resizing of VHDX by Aidan Finn

Upgrading From Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V To Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V by Aidan Finn

Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V – Live Virtual Machine Export/Clone by Aidan Finn

PowerPoint – E2EVC Copenhagen Microsoft Virtualisation Keynote by Aidan Finn

Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V – Linux Support Improvements by Aidan Finn

KB2858695 – Unable To Use kdump or kexec On Linux VMs On Hyper-V by Aidan Finn

The First 2012 R2 Doc – Test Lab Guide For System Center 2012 R2 & WS2012 R2 Hyper-V Network Virtualization by Aidan Finn

Whitepaper – WS2012 Hyper-V Extensible Switch & Cisco Nexus 1000V by Aidan Finn

Comparing WS2012 R2 Hyper-V and vSphere 5.1 by Aidan Finn

Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V – Storage QoS by Aidan Finn

Comparing Microsoft Cloud with VMware Cloud by Aidan Finn

Virtual Machine failed to start/create/take snapshot etc… by Romeo Mlinar

Updated: Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V and Cluster Hotfixes and Updates by Hans Vredevoort

Microsoft Virtualisierungs Podcast Folge 30: Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V in German by Carsten Rachfahl

Lync Server

 

Office 

Office 365

Videocast: Das Dienstupgrade beim SMB P1 Plan durchführen in German by Kerstin Rachfahl

PowerShell

PowerShell: Steht ein Reboot an? by Nils Kaczenski

MSDevWNY PowerShell Advanced Functions by Jeffery Hicks

Sharepoint

 

System Center Core 

System Center App Controller

System Center Avisor

 

System Center Configuration Manager

System Center Dataprotection Manager

Register Backup Vault to DPM 2012 SP1 by Lai Yoong Seng

System Center Operations Manager

System Center Orchestrator

System Center Service Manager

System Center Virtual Machine Manager

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1: Installation by Aidan Finn

Retrieve list of VMs excluded from SCVMM PRO/Dynamic Optimization by Ravikanth Chaganti

 SQL Server

 

Windows Client

 

PoshInternals – Multi Desktop Support by Adam Driscoll

Windows Server Core

What’s new in Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Spaces by Thomas Maurer

Windows Server 2012: SMB 3.0 and the Scale-Out File Server by Aidan Finn

PowerPoint – Why Upgrade To Windows Server 2012 by Aidan Finn

Enhanced Mitigation Experience #Toolkit #EMET Version 4.0 #msteched #TEE13 by Robert Smit

Wie nenne ich mein Active Directory? in German by Nils Kaczenski

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

Dell PowerEdge VRTX #CiB virtualization with Hyper-V Reference Architecture

Dell PowerEdge VRTX Rack Version Source: http://www.dell.com

As you know, Dell announced his Cluster in a Box Solution, Dell PowerEdge VRTX (Vertex) a few weeks ago.

Here a detailed look on the system from Kevin Houston and the commercial.

Now Dell shows the first reference Architectures for Hyper-V and as use case a virtualized Exchange 2013 environment.

To download the Hyper-V Whitepaper please click here.
Microsoft Hyper-V® Server 2012 Reference Architecture on Dell PowerEdge VRTX

The Exchange Whitepaper you can find here.
Microsoft Exchange® 2013 Virtualized Solution with Dell™ PowerEdge™ VRTX