Earlier this morning I had to configure the cloud that some VM’s belonged too and I was having some problems getting it to work. I found the answer with a bit of searching the web. I had to use the Get-SCCloud cmdlet first.
$Cloud = get-sccloud -Name “CloudName”
$VMs = get-scvirtualmachine -VMHost “HostName”
$VMs | foreach Name | set-scvirtualmachine -CostCenter Cost1 -Cloud $Cloud
One of the many useful features that comes in Windows Server 2012 R2 is Automatic Virtual Machine Activation. This feature will allow Windows Server 2012 R2 virtual machines to be activated once the host which has to be running Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter edition has been activated using MAK, OEM or KMS activation mechanism.
There is a detailed blog on the Windows Server Core Team blog and I am not going to repeat the information in that blog. If you want to learn more follow the link.
To activate the VM in an elevated command prompt use the command
slmgr /ipk <AVMA Client Key>
The AVMA keys and the Windows Server editions that they apply to
I was installing the Dell Management pack v5.0.1 on SCOM 2012, and I was looking for some information on installing the management pack. I found a four part series on installing the management by Marnix Wolf who is a MVP in System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management.
One of the issues when installing the management pack is that it looks for Domain Admin privileges. A recent post on the Dell Techcenter explains that it is not necessary to use Domain Admin privileges to run Dell Connections License Manager, the article is here.
Here is a link to the Dell Server Management Pack wiki for some further reading.
I came across this article on the System Center Team blog which gives information on how to build, save and print your own custom book of TechNet Library articles.
There are now previews available for the following products which will RTM later this year
- Windows Server 2012 R2
- System Center 2012 R2
- SQL Server 2014 CTP 1
- Windows Azure Pack
Windows 8.1 should be released later this week (26th June) at the Build conference.