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SCVMM bare metal deployment failure with SuperMicro servers

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I am not sure if laziness is side effect of automation or automation was born out of laziness, either way it has helped transform IT by increasing efficiency and reducing errors while performing repetitive tasks. It removes human element of error, it increases speed of deployments and it frees up valuable time of IT personnel which can be utilized for more important tasks that need more human brain cells. Ever since I came to know about SCVMM’s ability to deploy HyperV on bare metal hardware, I was eager to deploy…read more

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Why is my HNV gateway not working?

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I wrote an article on LinkedIn titled “Your gateway is responding! What is network virtualization doing to your network?”. This article is technical follow-up to the precursor. Not too long ago, I set out to create virtualized networks using Microsoft Hyper-V Network Virtualization (HNV) technology. I merrily went on with creation of required fabric and VM network components. I dedicated a host to HNV gateway function. I created Client VMs and a gateway VM. Here’s what the setup looks like: The setup is pretty simple. Two tenant VMs connected to…read more

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ESX Server Host status shows “OK (Limited)” in System Center VMM 2012 R2

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Preface Microsoft’s System Center VMM helps you manage virtual and cloud environments. It includes full support for Windows Server capabilities and also supports VMware vSphere and Citrix XenServer. While Hyper-V has come a long way, and when combined with VMM, it provides great platform for virtualization and private or hybrid cloud deployments. And ofcourse, Microsoft’s Hyper-V isn’t the only hypervisor out there, so even if your organization is now fully committed to Microsoft offerings, it may still have VMware implementation for you to manage. Or you are one of those…read more

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