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MAP 9.0 Beta has been released

November 12th, 2013 No comments

This morning a new beta of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning toolkit has been released and now it is version 9.0

This beta release of the MAP Toolkit helps increase the agility and cost effectiveness of deploying the latest Microsoft technologies. It also enhances usage tracking to include accounting for Remote Desktop Services as well as Server and Cloud Enrollment licensed deployments. MAP 9.0 beta additionally helps organizations assess their environment for Office 2013 and Office 365, track usage of Windows Server 2012, Lync Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2013, Exchange Server 2013, System Center Configuration Manager 2012, and SQL Server 2012. The Windows Azure assessment report has also been updated to include the latest Azure sizing.

I have upgraded my 8.5 to 9.0 Beta

Screen Shot 2013-11-12 at 10.32.58

and when going from the 8.5 to 9 you can upgrade the database, if you have a MAP version 7 there is no possibility to upgrade to 8.5 or 9.

Screen Shot 2013-11-12 at 10.33.10

If you want to get the beta you can sign up at the connect site at this link.

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Installing vSphere vCenter 5.1 on Windows 2012

September 14th, 2012 10 comments

I have tested to install the new VMware ESXi 5.1 in a VM on my Macbook pro, next step was to get the vCenter 5.1 working on Windows 2012.

I downloaded the evaluation ISO from technet and when using the Easy Install I got an error trying to install the OS on the VM, as you can see on the screendump I get a licensing error, my first thought was that it was an error with my iso download and I then downloaded it again but the error persisted.

When I try to set up a new VM without the Easy Install I get the license agreement without error and could deploy the VM without any errors. Did I say that I am using the latest fusion 5.0.1

So to continue with the install, when the OS is upp and running I also need to download/install .net 3.5 (this is not by default available in win 2012 so I need the Media or an Internet connection). This as the .Net 3.5 is a requirement when installing vCenter.

Then I run the simple install from the media that will install the vCenter server, Single sign-on and Inventory service together.

When the installation is finished everything seems to be installed but the vCenter service will not start. It complained about a service that it depended on that was not existing.

I investigated a bit and the Protected Storage Service was deprecated in windows 2008 and only in read-mode and I could not find it for Windows 2012. So I wanted to remove the dependent services.

So how to do this, I type sc config vpxd depend= “” to remove all dependencies and then I typed sc start vpxd and the service took a bit to start but eventually it got to a running state.

Then I installed the vSphere Client and tried to log in and when the client opened I added the vSphere host without any issues.

Now when I got this running I will continue to install PowerCLI 5.1 and test it with PowerShell 3.0

 

 

HP Bladesystem Virtual Connect FW update 3.17

April 16th, 2011 No comments

Ett par veckor sen har detta dykt upp men det kan ändå poängteras och sägas en gång till att det kommit en uppdatering till Virtual Connect och specifikt för FlexFabric och Flex-10 VC-moduler som man har i sitt bladchassi.

Uppdateringen som går att läsa mer om här avhjälper en del besvärande buggar och det referas även till två pdf dokument där man kan se vilka fw och rompacks man bör ha på sina blad/oa och även de drivrutiner som bör appliceras för att få så störningsfri drift som möjligt.

Trevligt FW-helg
//N

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Viktig hotfix från Microsoft ang Hyper-V hostar med westmere proppar

April 16th, 2011 1 comment

Har hittat en hotfix som avhjälper dålig prestanda på hostar med mer än 48 GB ram och som kör Intel westmere proppar. KB 2517329

Har du ett Hyper-V kluster och tycker att dina hostar går segt kan detta vara anledningen.

Detta gäller både Win 2008 R2 samt 2008 R2 SP1.

Läs mer på följande MS-sida

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System Center VMM 2008 R2 remove vhd from VM

April 13th, 2011 No comments

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Vmware vSphere 4.1 update 1 finns nu

February 15th, 2011 No comments

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Windows 2008 R2 SP1 RTM

February 11th, 2011 No comments

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En skön bok om IT Managers

February 9th, 2011 No comments

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