How to resolve non-OS disks offline in multi-disk VM deployment from template

Best practices for server configuration generally suggest installing applications / app data to a separate disk and volume than the OS. However, when you deploy a Windows 2008 or 2012 VM from a VM template in System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), you may find the second disk (vhd or vhdx) containing the application partition … Continue reading “How to resolve non-OS disks offline in multi-disk VM deployment from template”

Inside System Center 3: Best Free System Center Solutions – Show Notes

In this episode, Dan and Pete talk about some of the more robust free solutions for System Center 2012 R2, including a couple of gems you have not seen before! Links to all the resources discussed (and some we didn’t get to) below! New Show Updates To get updates on the latest episodes of Inside … Continue reading “Inside System Center 3: Best Free System Center Solutions – Show Notes”

Simple Self-Service App Deployment with ConfigMgr, SCOrch and SCSM

At a recent meeting of the Houston Area Systems Management User Group, I presented a strategy for delivering effective self-service application deployment that would be achievable for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) admins could potentially implement. By intention, the solution does not require custom management pack authoring, extending Service Manager (SCSM) classes or custom PowerShell. However, … Continue reading “Simple Self-Service App Deployment with ConfigMgr, SCOrch and SCSM”

Inside System Center #2: OpsMgr Dashboarding – Show Notes

In this episode, we had a panel to discuss the host of dashboarding options for System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager. This is a video podcast, so be sure to check out the demos of each vendor presented in this episode!  Watch the episode at https://youtu.be/NuMAUKEDkx0 Savision Resources related to Savision courtesy of Cameron Fuller … Continue reading “Inside System Center #2: OpsMgr Dashboarding – Show Notes”