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TryCatch blogger also joins as SCVMM blogger

9:51 pm in Uncategorized by

Hi VMM lovers,

My name is Kurt Roggen.  I’m a MVP in Management Infrastructure and specialize in the Microsoft Server Virtualisation stack, covering Hyper-V, SCVMM, SCOM, Windows Failover Clustering, Powershell and related.

Since last year, I have been working intensive on both SCVMM 2008 R2 and SCVMM 2012. I will be posting on the SCVMM blog with 1 purpose: sharing knowledge and information.
BTW: Questions/Suggestions are always welcome

Hope you enjoy it, too!!

Kurt Roggen [BE]

System Center Service Manager Integration with Product Manager Nigel Cain

10:43 am in Uncategorized by evilbart

In this session, we will take a detailed look at how Service Manager integrates with Operations Manager (SCOM) and Configuration Manager (SCCM) to help you to more effectively manage systems in your data center, learn how to define and manage business services, manage change to those services and create incidents when components fail or degrade.

Speaker: Nigel Cain, Senior Program Manager

Nigel Cain is a Senior Program Manager in the Virtualization & Datacenter Management team responsible for driving customer focused design and development efforts.  His primary product responsibilities include System Center Service Manager and System Center Virtual Machine Manager.  Nigel joined Microsoft in 1998 as technical consultant and moved into a Program Management role in 2003. Since then he has worked on a number of different products and initiatives but his primary focus has always been on solutions that make Microsoft technologies easier to manage

Agenda Thuesday, January 19, 2010

  • 18:00 Registration and lunch
  • 18:45 Welcome
  • 19:00 System Center Service Manager Integration  by Nigel Cain
  • 21:00 Q&A and drink


MVUG Event Securing Hyper-V

5:49 pm in Uncategorized by chanelwlkTB

Securing Hyper-V (with the Winsec User Group)

Date and time: THURSDAY 1st October 2009, start at 18u30 until around 21u00.
Event Location:
Microsoft BELUX – Corporate Village – Leonardo Da Vincilaan 3 – B-1935 Zaventem
Entry: Free
Registration: send a mail to
Focus: with
the rising popularity of virtualization, it is time to start thinking
about how you secure your virtual environment. During this
presentation, best practices for securing a virtual environment based
on Microsoft’s Hyper-V are discussed, both from the angle of the
Hyper-V host as from the angle of the guests. Further it will be shown
how you can use Authorization Manager (AzMan)
to provide role-based access control for Hyper-V, separating host
administrators from guest administrators and precisely delegating
control to them, which will also be shown using System Center Virtual
Machine Manager (SC VMM).


More information can be found on the MVUG site

Microsoft Virtualization User Group Meeting – May 28th

5:11 pm in Uncategorized by evilbart

The Belgian Microsoft Virtualization User Group organizes their second get together on May 28th and will talk about following topics:

Hyper-V scripting (Part2) – PowerShell
So, you want to Script Hyper-V ? After the April session where we discussed WMI and Hyper-v,
you can come to this session and you will discover how to use the James O’Neill’s created library: PSHyperv.

What’s new Hyper-V R2 and SCVMM 2008 R2

What are the new features of Hyper-V R2 and VMM 2008 R2 ? Come to this session and we will explain them for you.
Some of the features we will cover will be:

  • Live Migration

  • Hot addition/removal of Storage

  • New optimized networking technologies

  • Enhanced storage and cluster support

  • SAN migration into and out of clustered hosts

  • Expanded Support for iSCSI SANs

XP Mode and VPC 7 Demo
There will be a short demo of all the new features of Virtual PC 7 and XP Mode.


17:30 – 18:00 Arrivals 

21:30 End of meeting


BDC SNACK – 1st Floor – Buro & Design Center
Heysel Esplanade B62
1020 Brussels


Please register by sending an email

Presenting @ KulenDayz

4:41 am in Uncategorized by evilbart

Last Saturday I presented at an event in Croatia called KulenDayz (aka Cool’n’days). Kind of funny to present at a Sausage (salami) event. Sausage? Yes Kulen means sausage and actually it’s a local spicy sausage, tastes nice.


This event is organized by the community for the community. So my journey towards Croatia started with a short flight to Zagreb where I spent a few hours into the Microsoft office. Then we had to travel for almost 4 hours towards the event location in Beli Manastir.

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I really enjoyed to be there I must say that the community did a tremendous job organizing this event. The location is perfect, I have a very nice hotel room with my personal steam bath :).

There are several MVP from the region that came to the event to talk to other members of the community and to my surprise I was not the only Belgian guy in the room, one of our own MVP’s Marc Gregoire also traveled to Croatia to join the event.

I had quite some attendees at my Hyper-V session and I told them at the end of my session that I would be around during the day and if they had any questions around Hyper-V they just could grab me and buy me a beer. I had to drink many beers :)

I hope they will invite me back next year.

Notes From the Field: Virtualization Strategy @ the customer

2:00 pm in Uncategorized by evilbart

Last week I gave a System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 session for a Belgian partner and I had the opportunity to talk to some of the IT Pro’s who attended my session and here is an excerpt of a mail I received from one of those IT Professionals who relies on our Technology to run their infrastructure.

Following your presentation and our discussion, I would like to provide you with more information on my current virtualization strategy & projects :


A resources optimization initiative set off a new Infrastructure Strategy. The core approach is centralizing IT resource management achieve consolidation and move forward to a more dynamic infrastructure while reducing costs.

High Level Description and Scope

The main scope is reducing the number of legacy servers via Virtualization Technology. The new Infrastructure relies on high-speed SAN and IP network. The backbone builds on Microsoft System Center and Virtual Server Technologies and SQL 2005 as highly available datatier



The Infrastructure meets our customers highest security requirements including advanced auditing, reporting, use of strong Kerberos Based authentication and authorization along with SSL encryption


The backbone fully integrates with Active Directory, Exchange and MOM 2005 legacy Infrastructure

            Available – Resilient

High Availability is achieved using Virtual Server 2005R2SP1 and Microsoft Cluster Integration. The resiliency is achieved via System Center Data Protection Manager which provides advanced snapshots and ability to quickly recover virtual machines.

            Scalable and Flexible

The infrastructure has been designed to adapt to the customer demands. Flexibility is achieved via System Center Virtual Machine Manager which delivers fast and efficient provisioning from a single management console. Furthermore the design is ready for next generation Hypervisor Hyper-V


The chosen solution is highly economical and achieves 45% difference with VMWare competitor while bringing unique advantages.