MMS and TechEd

Effective this year MMS will be merging with TechEd (this was announced at http://blogs.technet.com/b/in_the_cloud/archive/2013/10/01/what-s-next-for-mms.aspx). This may be a tough integration as MMS has a long history and an existing culture. I have been pondering this for a little while and came up with some suggestions which I will summarize below as my MMS 5×5 plan.…

How to change a virtual machine from high availability to normal availability and back

During an upgrade from Windows 2012 to Windows 2012 R2 I ran across a setting called “Availability” for the VM. High availability is available in a host cluster and is documented at: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc967323.aspx “Highly available virtual machines, also known as HAVMs, can easily be migrated to a different virtual machine host in a failover cluster…

Updated management packs released including the Windows Server Operating System management pack

There is a whole slew of updated management packs which Microsoft has released. Information on the recent round of updated management packs is available at: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/16174.microsoft-management-packs.aspx.   The summary of October updated management packs includes: SQL Server    6.4.1.0 10/14/2013 System Center 2012 Service Manager    7.5.3079.0 10/18/2013 System Center 2012 R2 Service Reporting 7.2.68.0 10/18/2013 Windows…