First insight into SCOM 2012: What’s up next…

There were actually quite some sessions which gave a good preview of the SCOM2012 version which is pre-beta now and will become RTM by the end of 2012. Until then more and more features will be communicated. One of the most interesting features actually is that SCOM 2012 will tackle one of the biggest nightmares of all SCOM admins: the SPOF which is called RMS. All SCOM admins will have to admit that at one point or another they faced problems with their RMS which was acting up funny. In SCOM 2007 you are only allowed to run one RMS which is actually a MS which has the Root MS role. The SDK service can only and exclusively run on this machine making it the hart of your SCOM environment. Your environment is highly impacted when your RMS is down. The consciences: You cannot perform any admin tasks All consoles (including web) connect to RMS and will not open Product connectors depend on RMS and...
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SCVMM Dynamic Memory: Do we need it?

Among a lot of new things implemented with the recent SP release for Windows Server 2008 R2 were also 2 nice features for Hyper-V. Dynamic memory and Remote FX. This blog post I’ll discuss Dynamic Memory. Dynamic Memory solves a question a lot of customers (and admins) ask me when implementing an Hyper-V environment. How many Memory do I have to give my machines to make them run smoothly? With physical machines it’s rather easy to determine the amount of memory you need. You make an assessment when you buy the machine and order a certain amount of memory for the machine. If all goes well you will never have complaints about out of memory apps. To determine the amount of memory you look into the role of the server and the software manufacturer hardware requirements. You add some more just to be safe and you’re done. BUT if the server is not using all it’s memory it’s just a waste of memory, money,… You’ll never...
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