TechEd 2011: Powered by System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 private clouds

Published Feb 15 2019 06:48 AM 147 Views
First published on TECHNET on May 23, 2011

Have you ever wondered how we pull off an event like TechEd 2011 where we have to setup the demo environments at the different SIM Pods for all of the different products we have?  If so then here’s a special behind the scenes view into how we did it":

With System Center our products are working together, and it isn’t something that we can show with just 1 VM. We can’t really rely on RDP’ing back to Corp, and it is really challenging to bring extra equipment (Pelican Cases, extra baggage charges, breakage, etc.). What we were able to do, was a brilliant little plan concocted by us and one of our partners, HynesITe.

They built us a Private Cloud to host all of the demo vms for the SIM TLC Pods. Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Beta, they created a “Cloud” for each POD, and we were able to log into the system and only see the VMs we had access to, but could manage them ourselves as needed. This showed the true tenants of Private Cloud. We had a shared environment, that was elastic as resource needs changed, it allowed for Self Service, and we were metered by use…

For all the details of what exactly went into building something like this, see Showing the Private Cloud on our own Private Cloud at TechEd 2011 on Nexus SC: The System Center Team Blog.

J.C. Hornbeck | System Center Knowledge Engineer

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