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VMM – Stop the Refreshers to remove locked systems

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Cisco Nexus 1000v Overview

The Cisco Nexus 1000V is a Layer 2 distributed virtual switch, originally developed and implemented in 2009 for VMware vSphere 4.0. The Nexus 1000v is crafted from the same operating system which Cisco utilizes for their physical Nexus switches, Cisco NX-OS. Additionally, the Nexus 1000v is fully standards compliant, ensuring that you do not require to have physical Nexus switches to bridge the physical and virtual worlds, permitting you to utilize your current infrastructure. Environment which are already Nexus enabled will benefit from a single unified experience spanning both the physical and virtual ecosystems, with the Nexus 1000v seamless integrating into your current network management solutions, from Cisco and 3rd Parties, e.g. SolarWinds.

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Cisco Nexus 1000v Public Beta Program

Brace yourself, the fun is about to truly begin. On Wednesday March 6th, Cisco will unveil its greatly anticipated Distributed Switch solution for Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V; the Nexus 1000V.

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I’m Back!

Good gosh, looks like I have been ignoring my own blog, which is just wrong in so many ways.

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MVP 2013: System Center Cloud and Datacenter

After 2 amazing years, meeting and working with some amazing people, completing my first book ever (I am still trying to get over that one). New Year’s day has become interesting as we cook and monitor the email box, in the anticipation that lighting might just strike again.

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FIM Sync Integration Pack

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“VIRTu Alley” Conference

As all of you know, virtualization management is not a destination, but a journey. To help guide you through this journey, Dell Software (vKernel) **is hosting **VIRTu Alley, a two-day online symposium, where industry experts and thought leaders will share the latest and greatest tips, tricks, trends and best practices in virtualization and cloud management.

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Import and Export VMM 2012 Metadata

A number of years back, in the era of VMM 2008, a smart cookie from Microsoft called “Michael Michael” (or M2) , published an article on exporting and importing VM data (http://blogs.technet.com/b/m2/archive/2010/04/16/saving-and-re-applying-the-virtual-machine-metadata-in-vmm.aspx) in the event you needed a hammer and sledge option for resolving unnamed issues.

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AD Forest Consolidation - Validation

In the previous posts of this series, we covered the ground works to get our AD and Exchange environments into shape, getting us to the point where we can run a validation pass. The objective is to successfully migrate a user from the old source domain to our host target environment, along with their exchange mailbox.

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AD Forest Consolidation – Exchange Preparation

With the AD stud organised for now, we will move our focus over to the exchange side of the environment. To ensure a minimal disruption to the services there are a few steps which we need to consider and address as we prepare the environment to flow mails correctly before, during and after the migrations.

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