Category: SMA


Virtual Machine Template Patching


Everyone knows it, as soon as a new virtual machine template has been created it’s already out of date because new important security hotfixes are available. These are not just small updates, those can get easily be a few hundred megabytes. However, to simplify new deployments, Microsoft at least releases regularly new ISO images which


Windows Azure Pack and it’s licensing


This article has been published recently in German but seems to be very interesting for a broader audience, why I decided to re-post it in English. Licensing is often a very important (and confusing) topic, especially when you’re designing a new infrastructure or service. With the growing adoption of virtualization in the datacenter, Microsoft has


Windows Azure Pack und die Lizenzierung


Lizenzierung ist immer wieder ein wichtiges Thema, wenn es darum geht eine neue Infrastruktur oder einen neuen Service zu planen. Mit dem Einzug der Virtualisierung vereinfachte Microsoft das Modell um ein vielfaches. Denn mit der Datacenter Edition von Windows Server und System Center konnten sozusagen “unendlich” viele Guests (Virtual Machines) auf dem Host betrieben werden.


Kollege Michael Rüefli hat heute das Whitepaper zum Thema Service Management Automation (SMA) veröffentlicht. Auf folgende Punkte wird in diesem 60-ig Seitigem Dokument eingegangen: Concepts and architecture of System Center 2012 R2 SMA Prerequisites to deploy SMA in your organization Installing and configuring the various SMA components Basics on PowerShell workflow scripting Creating and authoring