Archive for January, 2014

Offline VM Template Servicing Server 2012

Written by Mo Elamin. Posted in Microsoft

With Hyper-v you can have the ability to export sysprepped virtual machines as VM templates for quick provisioning new VMs.

However having VM templates up-to-date with the latest Windows Updates can be time consuming, because the VM templates are not actively running as VMs that can be updated online. So usually you have to turn a VM template to a live machine, update it and then turn back to a template.

Below is a sample PowerShell script, with comments, that you can leverage as the starting point for your own automated offline VM template servicing process.


London VMUG Meeting

Written by Mo Elamin. Posted in Blog, VMWare


I just registered for the upcoming VMUG in London on Thursday 23 January 2014.

Meeting Highlights
  • Presentation from Frank Denneman with PernixData
  • vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) 6 What’s New – Matt Steiner, VMware
  • VSAN – Justin Beck,VMware
  • vCloud Hybrid Service Technical Overview – The Hybrid Bit – Simon Greaves, Computacenter
  • Presentations from 10ZiG and Nimble Storage
  • NSX with an Angle – Peter Bury, VMware
  • VMware Home Lab Lightning Talks
  • How LEGO relocated to a new datacentre – Enrico Laursen, LEGO
  • vCAC Customer Session Real-World deployment
So make sure to sign up! You can find all details on London VMUG Meeting. All you need is a free VMUG account to register, if you haven´t been on a VMUG before.
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