A recurring problem that we have now several customers started to use the Storage Space to mount volumes RAID is he not return mounted when the machine is restarted.
Every time a server you have configured disks from Windows Storage Spaces, 2012 is necessary to go in and redo the Volumes Attach the disc.
In Server Manager, configuration of volumes of Storage Space below, in the column of warnings appears a warning yellow, indicating that the disk is okay and you do right click to Attach and he returns to appear on the server with the same configuration and letter originally defined.
When a Storage Space is mounted, one of the options that can be set by the PowerShell (is automatic in the GUI Server Manager) is the IsManualAttach that must be True.
When the disc is moved from one server to another or redefined by adding the Manual Attach disk returns the pattern that is False.
The solution is very simple, use the PowerShell below to list the volumes that are as: manual
Get-VirtualDisk | where IsManualAttach
Will be generated a list as copied below, where you can see that the IsManualAttach is enabled:
Using the name of the disk, which is the name that appears in Windows Explorer, you can disable the attach manual:
Set-VirtualDisk-FriendlyName RAID-VMs-IsManualAttach $False
Dell has two very interesting tools to integrate with SCCM.
The first is the Dell Command | Set that allows you to create executable files to configure your company’s desktops and notebooks. Available at http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/enterprise-client/w/wiki/7532.dell-command-configure
The second is the Dell Command | Warranty that brings online warranty data, customer service and purchase of each equipment registered in SCCM. Available at http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/extras/m/mediagallery/20441033/download
Dell Command | Configure
It is necessary to have standardized security companies, specific options on the machines or standardization of features. For example, enable PXE, TPM, BIOS change password, boot order, power saving options, disable HW features (plates, USB, eSata) and any other existing options in the BIOS.
This tool is very simple to install and use, as can be seen the main screen of the authoring console, the settings options:
- Create a package for any equipment which may be non-existent options in all the company’s equipment
- Create a package based on equipment location, where only what is the template that is being used for the console appears, useful when all equipment are standardized
- Open a package already created to edit or clone
- History of the packages created, edited and exported
To start creating a package simply click the Edit button and select the desired option:
In this case I set the boot order of the machines to avoid it being used the DVD or USB as primary boot. Note that the console have the Add Device button that allows you to configure all kinds of device, in the desired order.
After the edits, just click on the button Export Config to save the package in order to then be able to change it or Export. EXE to generate the executable and the sh file containing the metadata to be imported into the CONFIGURATION MANAGER:
Soon after generating the executable, the next step is in the SCCM console use the Import button Dell Command | Configure Package as the image below shows. Important to remember that the two folders within Packages are created by the installer:
Once created the package, unless the executable and imported into SCCM the process is just like any other package, making the Deploy to the collections that you want to configure the BIOS.
To download and install the Dell Warranty it creates a shortcut that opens a command window, since the tool has no graphical interface from Dell. Below includes the graphical tool link from Microsoft available on TechNet Library:
Note in the window above the first command serves to indicate where is the data through the SCCM database. Below the DellWarranty-CLI command makes the link to the SCCM database:
In the sequel we can ask for the utility with the command DellWarranty-CLI bring all warranty data, as the image below demonstrates with the result in CSV:
Can be seen in details such as type of purchase, complete model, guarantee, warranty and service, etc.
With the Dell Warranty Extension tool available in https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Dell-Warranty-Status-20-ae67cc13 you can view this data by right-clicking the equipment:
Gartner has released in the middle of last month the new quadrant of hypervisors x 86.
In relation to the previous quadrant highlights the gap between VMWare and Hyper-V compared to other products
In the case of Microsoft Suite Gartner highlights the integration of System Center with Hyper-V and Azure for hybrid clouds, but recognize that System Center has superior features in relation to managing the it environment as a whole.
To read the full report click http://www.gartner.com/technology/reprints.do?id=1-2JFZ1KP&ct=150715
Microsoft announced last week an interesting book for anyone who wants to use the Azure along with System Center Data Protection Manager Backup tool.
The book covers the basic concepts of DPM and deepens integration with Microsoft Azure, in addition to basic concepts of data protection, and other platforms.
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One of the novelties of the System Center Technical Preview 2 is in the Virtual Machine Manager now integrates VMs you have in the Azure, which let us orphan with the end of the app controller.
To do this simply go to the console in Azure Subscriptions and insert signatures.
To find the signatures in the web panel of Azure and copy the signature ID and download the certificate in management of tab settings, like the image below:
Multiple signatures may be added in VMM:
VMM will automatically populate the list of VMs each signature, integrating the visualization:
From the integration it is possible to generate reports, view the settings, start and stop VMs and automate with Orchestrator.
There are still limitations, for example it is not possible to create VMs in VMM console what I hope will be possible when there is the launch of System Center 2016.
Microsoft is hosting a virtual event with MVPs in various places in the world available in Portuguese, English and Spanish.
The date of the event will be the same of the other countries of the world in 14 and 15 may, details at http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualconference.aspx
Registration can be done by the link: http://aka.ms/mvpvirtualconference2015
The link http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualconference-sessions.aspx#Brazil it is possible to view the full grid of lectures in English, Portuguese or Spanich, made by native MVPs.
Along with Vidal have two presentations (pt-BR) and invite everyone to participate!