Monthly Archives: June 2013

Manage Windows Azure using PowerShell: Part 1 – “The Setup”

When companies start using Windows Azure it sooner or later comes to the situation that you want to use the same management tools to manage on premise VMs and apps and azure-based VMs and apps. No big deal: Microsoft delivers … Continue reading

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Quick post: Last 2 days for the System Center Universe 2013 Early Bird!

This is just a quick post to inform you that there are only 2 days left to benefit from the System Center Universe early bird! After July 1st you can still register, but the early bird discount is gone. So … Continue reading

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Error using the Exchange Connector 3.0 RTM

The Service Manager Exchange Connector allows Service Manager to communicate with an Exchange Mailbox to create and update work items. It is mostly used to enable a good communication with end users. Installing the Exchange Connector is straightforward, but there’s … Continue reading

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Connect to a Linux VM on Windows Azure – Part 2/2

This is the second part of the series that will walk you through the process of connecting to a Linux VM that runs on Windows Azure. The first part was focused on SSH connections using regular credentials. This post will … Continue reading

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Connect to a Linux VM on Windows Azure – Part 1/2

Windows Azure allows the deployment of non-Windows operating systems such as Suse, Ubuntu or CentOS. Because those operating systems do not allow connections by using remote desktop as you might know from the Windows world, you have to use SSH … Continue reading

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Network Device Management in the Service Manager CMDB

If you want to manage network nevices in the CMDB you have two options: Either create your own class and attributes for those devices or use the default classesthat are delivered with System Center. If you choose option 1, you … Continue reading

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Windows Azure Services for Windows Server, SPF and SCVMM – Managing Tenants across these components (Part 1)

SPF, short for service provider foundation, adds multi-tenancy capabilities to your System Center environment by offering a web service that in the backend will talk to other management products like System Center Virtual Machine Manager. To give users a good … Continue reading

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