Windows Admin Center Blog articles https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/bg-p/Windows-Admin-Center-Blog Windows Admin Center Blog articles Mon, 18 Oct 2021 03:23:24 GMT Windows-Admin-Center-Blog 2021-10-18T03:23:24Z Windows Admin Center version 2103.2 is now generally available! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/windows-admin-center-version-2103-2-is-now-generally-available/ba-p/2384136 <P>Today, we are releasing an update ("hotfix") to our latest generally available version of Windows Admin Center! Windows Admin Center version 2103.2 is now generally available. Thank you to our customers, partners, and fans for helping us to continue to improve and make Windows Admin Center better! We’re working constantly to ensure users of our product have the best user experience.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>This version of Windows Admin Center includes key bug fixes and feature updates to the Azure sign in process, support for Azure China, support for seamless over-the-air updates for Azure Stack HCI as well as additional updates to the Events and Remote Desktop tool experience.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P data-unlink="true"><STRONG><A href="#" target="_self">Download Windows Admin Center v2103.2 today</A> </STRONG></P> <P data-unlink="true"><STRONG>or navigate to gear icon (Settings) on the top right corner and go to Updates to install the update from within Windows Admin Center.</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><FONT size="6" color="#000000"> Platform updates</FONT></H2> <H3>&nbsp;</H3> <H3><FONT size="5" color="#000080">Windows Admin Center now supports signing into the Azure China cloud</FONT></H3> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The request for Windows Admin Center to expand their Azure support matrix to sovereign clouds has been a long-standing ask, especially as we continue to introduce additional hybrid capabilities to Windows Admin Center. In this release, when you register your gateway to Azure, you will be prompted to select the cloud you’d like to register in. The two options in this dropdown are Azure Global and Azure China, with Azure Global selected by default. After registering your gateway with your selected cloud, Windows Admin Center will assume that further Azure operations, like Azure sign-in, will be done through the cloud your gateway is registered in.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Prasidh_Arora_0-1621953617211.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/283517i246BD636B5AE1431/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Prasidh_Arora_0-1621953617211.png" alt="Prasidh_Arora_0-1621953617211.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Some of the Azure services included in Windows Admin Center are not currently supported in Azure China. For more detailed information on the regional support for each Azure service, visit the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Azure website</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><FONT size="5" color="#000080"> Support of seamless over-the-air updates for Azure Stack HCI clusters</FONT></H3> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Today, we are introducing an all-new way of updating Azure Stack HCI clusters in Windows Admin Center. This experience will enable you to update clusters to the preview build of Azure Stack HCI 21H2 in a simple intuitive manner. The <STRONG>updates</STRONG> tool in Windows Admin Center is enhanced to allow Azure Stack HCI clusters to get over-the-air cumulative updates.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Prasidh_Arora_2-1622043803692.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/283928i8384E57744D21E57/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Prasidh_Arora_2-1622043803692.png" alt="Prasidh_Arora_2-1622043803692.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The update experience has built-in prechecks that would provide you with the required validations before the update run is triggered. This cross-stack validation informs you, as the IT admin, of any setup issues ahead of time that can cause failure of the update.</P> <P>Windows Admin Center invokes the cluster-aware-updates (CAU) rolling-upgrade plugin to orchestrate the updates across the clusters. The update process status is polled in at regular time intervals and relayed back to Windows Admin Center. The Azure Stack HCI cumulative update releasing in June is only for non-production/test environments.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Prasidh_Arora_0-1622043891007.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/283929i0F250CCBB3A656F7/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Prasidh_Arora_0-1622043891007.png" alt="Prasidh_Arora_0-1622043891007.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><FONT size="5" color="#000080">Support to join preview channel for Azure Stack HCI clusters</FONT></H3> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Only clusters that join the preview channel for Azure Stack HCI will receive over-the-air updates. In order to obtain the preview version of Azure Stack HCI, clusters need to join the preview channel either through Windows Admin Center or PowerShell. Click on <STRONG>Settings</STRONG> in cluster manager and navigate&nbsp; to <STRONG>Join the preview channel</STRONG>. The Azure Stack HCI cumulative updates will be available starting June 2021.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Prasidh_Arora_1-1622044055432.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/283930i4C8E3791D9B89F0B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Prasidh_Arora_1-1622044055432.png" alt="Prasidh_Arora_1-1622044055432.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><FONT size="5" color="#000080">Windows Admin Center supports Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) on Azure Stack HCI</FONT></H3> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In this release, Windows Admin Center makes Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) on HCI deployment natively available.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In just a few moments, Windows Admin Center allows you to deploy an AKS-HCI management cluster. This is a simple 7-step wizard that does system checks, allows you to set the appropriate network configuration and Azure registration required to successfully setup the management cluster.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Prasidh_Arora_2-1622044119294.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/283931i53991270B3E2C1B7/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Prasidh_Arora_2-1622044119294.png" alt="Prasidh_Arora_2-1622044119294.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>You may also create a Kubernetes workload cluster through the AKS management cluster dashboard by clicking <STRONG>Add cluster</STRONG>. This starts a wizard that takes inputs for the workload cluster creation and creates the Kubernetes cluster. You now have a successfully deployed Kubernetes workload cluster to run your container applications.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Prasidh_Arora_8-1621953617344.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/283523i39F4982C94C92E9F/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Prasidh_Arora_8-1621953617344.png" alt="Prasidh_Arora_8-1621953617344.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><FONT size="5" color="#000080">Bug fixes</FONT></H3> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>"Access Denied” fixed</STRONG></P> <P>We understand several users were met with an “Access denied” error upon starting Windows Admin Center and were unable to use the Windows Admin Center v2103 as a result. We have updated the logic of our automatic extension updates feature to fix this issue.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>PowerShell commands fixed</STRONG></P> <P>In the 2103 release, several users were unable to <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">utilize PowerShell to manage their Windows Admin Center settings and connections</A>. In this release, you should be able to effectively use these commands to configure your Windows Admin Center gateway.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Certificate error fixed</STRONG></P> <P>In the 2103 release, some users were having difficulties navigating and were presented with an SSL certificate error message. In this release, we have added a fix for this issue and this SSL certificate error message should not occur.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Other updates</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI>Option to “Install now” for automatic updates (in Windows Admin Center update settings)</LI> <LI>Improvements to the Azure sign-in process and bugfixes</LI> <LI>Updates to notification styling</LI> <LI>Accessibility improvements and bug fixes</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><FONT size="6" color="#000000"> Core management tools</FONT></H2> <H3>&nbsp;</H3> <H3><FONT size="5" color="#000080">Re-imagined Events tool</FONT></H3> <P>When we released the new look of the Events tool in our v2103 release, we did so with the caveat that not all the existing Events tool functionality was available in this new experience. In this release, we work towards rectifying that with the following improvements:</P> <UL> <LI>The Details pane is now available in the new experience.</LI> <LI>We’ve fixed loading issues that occurred when changing event attributes while viewing events in stacked bar format.</LI> <LI>We’ve tweaked the dropdown menus slightly, so the displayed information remains accurate, even when you modify attributes of an event.</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Prasidh_Arora_9-1621953617356.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/283527i2D7972C1F5B47E86/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Prasidh_Arora_9-1621953617356.png" alt="Prasidh_Arora_9-1621953617356.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><FONT size="5" color="#000080">Remote desktop tool updates</FONT></H3> <P>We’ve made a few changes to the Remote desktop tool in this release based on feedback we’ve received through UserVoice.</P> <P>Windows Admin Center uses TLS ciphers in the Remote Desktop tool when connecting to a client machine. Historically, many of the ciphers offered by Windows Admin Center in this tool were cipher block chain (CBC) ciphers. In this release, we’ve upgraded the remote desktop web client library, and it now includes a wider selection of supported ciphers for you to choose from when you’re setting up RDP on your Windows Admin Center gateway. You should now be able to select ciphers from several suites, with options for both CBC and Galois/Counter mode (GCM).</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Additionally, several users had reported through&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">UserVoice</A>&nbsp;that the language of their keyboard in the Remote Desktop tool did not match the language that had been selected. This was a large fix and it is currently only available to users who have access to our Windows Admin Center Insiders extension feed. To add the Insiders extension feed, navigate to the&nbsp;<STRONG>Feeds</STRONG>&nbsp;tab in&nbsp;<STRONG>Extension manager</STRONG>&nbsp;and add&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://aka.ms/wac-insiders-feed</A>&nbsp;to the feed list. Then, look for the updated "Remote Desktop" extension.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><FONT size="5" color="#000080">The Windows Time Service extension is now in preview!</FONT></H3> <P>The Windows Time service extension uses the Windows Time service (W32Time) to synchronize the date and time for all computers running in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). Time synchronization is critical for the proper operation of many Windows services and line-of-business (LOB) applications. The Windows Time service uses the Network Time Protocol (NTP) to synchronize computer clocks on the network. NTP ensures that an accurate clock value, or timestamp, can be assigned to network validation and resource access requests.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Prasidh_Arora_0-1622063792503.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/283996iA38B6BAB8A032322/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Prasidh_Arora_0-1622063792503.png" alt="Prasidh_Arora_0-1622063792503.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>This extension is currently only available to users who have access to our Windows Admin Center Insiders extension feed. To add the Insiders extension feed, navigate to the <STRONG>Feeds</STRONG> tab in <STRONG>Extension manager</STRONG> and add <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://aka.ms/wac-insiders-feed</A> to the feed list.</P> <H3>&nbsp;</H3> <H3><FONT size="5" color="#000080">Containers extension</FONT></H3> <P>Over the past year, we've been hard at work improving the&nbsp;Containers Extension. These improvements include better management of your container images either locally or in a container registry - including Azure Container Registry (ACR), a new wizard to create new container images based on existing applications, running your container images locally or on Azure Container Instance and much more.</P> <P>Today, we're happy to announce the capabilities in the Containers extension that will help you deploy workloads on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and AKS on Azure Stack HCI (AKS-HCI).</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Prasidh_Arora_0-1621954789331.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/283529i5F680A723F036E31/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Prasidh_Arora_0-1621954789331.png" alt="Prasidh_Arora_0-1621954789331.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>A new option to create Workload Definitions allows you to create new YAML files based on existing container images on ACR. With this option, you can provide details on your application and Windows Admin Center provides you with a deployment file ready for your AKS clusters. It also ensures your AKS nodes can securely retrieve the authentication for your ACR registries. Not only that, you can target AKS or AKS-HCI with these Workload Definitions and check if these were deployed correctly.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>This extension is available publicly through our Windows Admin Center extension feed. Download it today by navigating to the gear icon on the top right corner and clicking on&nbsp;<STRONG>Extensions</STRONG>.</P> <H3>&nbsp;</H3> <H3><FONT size="5" color="#000080">Other changes</FONT></H3> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Azure hybrid center bug fixes</STRONG> – We want your experience using Windows Admin Center and Azure to be clean and seamless. In this release, we made several bug fixes to enhance the look of the tool.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Azure Arc bug fixes</STRONG> – In this release, we improved the Azure Arc user experience by fixing several bugs. Users should no longer face issues with the links in the Azure Arc tool and the disconnect experience.</LI> </UL> <H2>&nbsp;</H2> <H2><FONT size="6" color="#000000">Partner ecosystem</FONT></H2> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Windows Admin Center continues to value the collaboration efforts we have with our partners, and these past few months have been a very active period! Since our 2103 release in March, five of our partners have released new or updated versions of their extensions. If you’re interested in developing a Windows Admin Center extension, visit our <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">documentation</A> to get started.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><A href="#" target="_self">The HPE Azure Stack HCI Cluster Deployment and Update Snap-in</A> is now available.</STRONG> The HPE Deployment snap-in reports the firmware and software inventory and status generated by HPE Smart Update Manager (SUM), then initiates installation of the selected components, followed by showing the completion status. The HPE Update snap-in reports the firmware and software inventory and status generated by HPE Smart Update Manager (SUM).&nbsp; The selected components will get updated on the cluster from Cluster-Aware-Updating (CAU) orchestration.</P> <P>The cluster deployment snap-in will appear in the Azure Stack HCI cluster create wizard, and the update snap-in will appear in the update wizard in the Updates tool when connected to a cluster.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Prasidh_Arora_4-1622044245006.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/283933i8FC1296F6292A822/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Prasidh_Arora_4-1622044245006.png" alt="Prasidh_Arora_4-1622044245006.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><A href="#" target="_self">Fujitsu Software Infrastructure Manager (ISM)</A> is now available.</STRONG> By installing ISM, multiple and various types of information and communications technology (ICT) devices can be managed in an integrated way. With this software, you can monitor the status of all the ICT devices in a data center or a machine room. You can also execute batch firmware updates for multiple devices and configure servers automatically. It can reduce costs of operation management and increase the operation quality.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Prasidh_Arora_5-1622044283733.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/283934i46CB0B6DDD2764ED/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Prasidh_Arora_5-1622044283733.png" alt="Prasidh_Arora_5-1622044283733.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><U>Other partner extension updates</U></P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>DataON MUST Pro v2.1.0</STRONG> - This version of DataON MUST Pro includes slight improvements to the inventory page.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Fujitsu ServerViewR RAID v1.2.1</STRONG> – The overview page has been updated to include a refresh button.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Fujitsu ServerViewR Health v2.0.1</STRONG> – There are several improvements in this release, including the addition of a refresh button to the overview page and new Windows Admin Center notifications for network error messages. Additionally, you can now perform health monitoring without ServerView agents.</LI> <LI><STRONG>HPE Server and Azure Stack HCI v1.3.0</STRONG> - The Inventory tab of the Server extension now reports SSD drive life expectancy and surfaces a warning message upon crossing a threshold. The Overview tab of the Azure Stack HCI extension has been updated with improved cluster classification and storage information reporting.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Lenovo XClarity</STRONG> <STRONG>Integrator v3.1.23</STRONG> - The newest release of this extension includes several bugfixes.</LI> <LI><STRONG>QCT Management Suite v2.3.0</STRONG> - Updates to this extension include Redfish support, a redesigned overview page, optimization for update experiences, and LLDP support.</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><FONT size="6" color="#000000">Download today!</FONT></H2> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We hope you enjoy this latest update of Windows Admin Center, the various new functionality in preview, and all the extensions now available.&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_self">Learn more and download&nbsp;today</A><SPAN>!</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>As always, thanks for your ongoing support, adoption, and feedback. Your contributions through <A href="#" target="_self">user feedback</A> continue to be very important and valuable to us, helping us prioritize and sequence our investments.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&lt;3,&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>Windows Admin Center Team (<A href="#" target="_self"><SPAN>@servermgmt</SPAN></A>)</P> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> Wed, 26 May 2021 21:16:52 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/windows-admin-center-version-2103-2-is-now-generally-available/ba-p/2384136 Prasidh_Arora 2021-05-26T21:16:52Z Windows Admin Center version 2103 is now generally available! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/windows-admin-center-version-2103-is-now-generally-available/ba-p/2176438 <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Today</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">we&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">are&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">excited to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">announce the general availability of Windows Admin Center version 2103</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">!</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">A big THANK YOU to the Windows Admin Center community, customers, partners and fans!&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">We</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;have</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;continu</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">ed</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">listen to</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">your feedback&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">and</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">,</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;as a result,</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;develop</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">ed</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;Windows Admin Center into&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">a unique, multi-purpose&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">management&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">tool that</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">just keeps getting better</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">We have several new&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">features i</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">n this release</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">, including in-app updates for both the Windows Admin Center platform&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">a</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">nd&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">extensions</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">We expect this update feature to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">deliver</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;continuous</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;functionality&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">updates and an improved</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;user experience</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">Additionally</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">,</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;we’ve&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">made&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">improvements to</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">both&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">accessibility and&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">to</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;core tools</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;like the</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;Events</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;tool,</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">the</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;V</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">irtual&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">M</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">achine</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">tool</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">and</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">Azure&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">h</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">ybrid&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">c</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">enter</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">Our partners have also begun&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">releasing</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">their&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">integrated</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;snap-in&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">experiences&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">for Azure Stack HCI workflows</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">providing</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;a seamless driver&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">and firmware update mechanism</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">. This&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">ensure</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">s</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;that</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;IT&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">A</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">dministrators keep their Azure Stack HCI systems up</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">to date.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Here’s&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">a video</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">demoing</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">the</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;new features</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;in&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">Windows Admin Center version 2103</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Download Windows Admin Center v2103 today!</SPAN></STRONG></A><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><FONT size="6" color="#000000">New features and updates</FONT></H2> <H3>&nbsp;</H3> <H3><FONT size="5" color="#000080">Windows Admin Center supports Azure IoT Edge for Linux on Windows</FONT></H3> <P><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW135045102 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW135045102 BCX8">Early this year</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW135045102 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW135045102 BCX8">, the Azure IoT Edge team<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><A class="Hyperlink SCXW135045102 BCX8" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><SPAN class="TextRun Underlined SCXW135045102 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW135045102 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">announced the public preview</SPAN></SPAN></A><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW135045102 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW135045102 BCX8"><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>of Azure IoT Edge for Linux on Windows. IoT Edge for Linux on Windows works by running a Linux virtual machine on a Windows<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW135045102 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW135045102 BCX8">host</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW135045102 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW135045102 BCX8">. The Linux virtual machine comes pre-installed with the IoT Edge runtime. The IoT Edge extension for Windows Admin Center facilitates installation, configuration, and diagnostics of IoT Edge on the Linux virtual machine. By using Windows Admin Center, you can deploy IoT Edge for Linux on Windows on the local device or can connect to target devices and manage them remotely.</SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Prasidh_Arora_0-1614649784056.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/259460i47FCE1DCE3E482C0/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Prasidh_Arora_0-1614649784056.png" alt="Prasidh_Arora_0-1614649784056.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW41992886 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW41992886 BCX8">For more information about IoT Edge for Linux and how to get started,<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW41992886 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW41992886 BCX8">check out this<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><A class="Hyperlink SCXW41992886 BCX8" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><SPAN class="TextRun Underlined SCXW41992886 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW41992886 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">video</SPAN></SPAN></A><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW41992886 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW41992886 BCX8"><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW41992886 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW41992886 BCX8">and<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW41992886 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW41992886 BCX8">see th</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW41992886 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW41992886 BCX8">is</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW41992886 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun CommentStart SCXW41992886 BCX8"><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><A class="Hyperlink SCXW41992886 BCX8" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><SPAN class="TextRun Underlined SCXW41992886 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW41992886 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">documentation</SPAN></SPAN></A><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW41992886 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW41992886 BCX8">.</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="EOP SCXW41992886 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:257}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><FONT size="5" color="#000080">Windows Admin Center in the Azure Portal is now in public preview</FONT></H3> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">In addition to the general availability announcement of Windows Admin Center v2103, today we&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">also&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">announced the public preview</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;of Windows Admin Center in the Azure Portal.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">This new capability enables seamless and granular management of your&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Windows Server</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;Azure IaaS virtual machines (VMs) from within the Azure Portal.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">The user interface in this experience is the same as&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">the Windows Admin Center you know and love</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">which allows you to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">configure, troubleshoot, and perform maintenance tasks in a familiar way,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">all while providing cloud capabilities&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">that were once only available to on-premises&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">users.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">To read more about Windows Admin Center in the Azure Portal, see&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">this documentation</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;or visit the Azure Portal to start using it today</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><FONT size="5" color="#000080">What's new in Windows Admin Center v2103</FONT></H3> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Platform updates</STRONG></FONT></H3> <H4>&nbsp;</H4> <H4><STRONG>Automatic in-app updates</STRONG></H4> <P><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW171038010 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW171038010 BCX8">We are happy to share that we are addressing one of our oldest User Voice requests! Windows Admin Center is introducing in-app and automatic updates. Your Windows Admin Center instances are always going to be up to date with seamless auto-updating for both your gateway and extensions. This will not only allow you to get updates faster, but also reduce the bi-yearly struggle of filling out our evaluation form to get the latest updates.</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="EOP SCXW171038010 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:257}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Please note that this feature is currently in preview and will be improving over our next few releases.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:257}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">A</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">utomatic platform&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">updates</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">:</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <OL> <LI data-leveltext="%1." data-font="MS 明朝" data-listid="8" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Navigate</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;to the&nbsp;</SPAN><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Settings</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;menu using the gear on the top right corner</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="%1." data-font="MS 明朝" data-listid="8" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Select&nbsp;</SPAN><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Updates</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </OL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Prasidh_Arora_1-1614649985236.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/259461i3B9F996545377605/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Prasidh_Arora_1-1614649985236.png" alt="Prasidh_Arora_1-1614649985236.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Automatic extension updates</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">This new feature allows you to keep all your extensions up-to-date, even between releases of the Windows Admin Center platform, all by using a toggle. Manage your automatic extension updates by following these steps:</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <OL> <LI data-leveltext="%1." data-font="MS 明朝" data-listid="12" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Navigate to the&nbsp;</SPAN><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Settings&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">menu using the&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">gear on the top right corner</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="%1." data-font="MS 明朝" data-listid="12" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Select&nbsp;</SPAN><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Extensions</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="%1." data-font="MS 明朝" data-listid="12" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Select the toggle near the top of the page to enable or disable automatic extension updates</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </OL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Prasidh_Arora_2-1614650260887.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/259462i3DAF6752DEAA8A9A/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Prasidh_Arora_2-1614650260887.png" alt="Prasidh_Arora_2-1614650260887.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4><STRONG>Gateway proxy support</STRONG></H4> <P><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW76579968 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW76579968 BCX8">Windows Admin Center can now redirect your outbound traffic through a proxy. This means you can access Azure services, extensions, and internet communication through your custom proxy.<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW76579968 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW76579968 BCX8">This has been a widely requested feature for many years so we’re glad to bring this to you.</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW76579968 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW76579968 BCX8"><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW76579968 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW76579968 BCX8">Set a proxy server by navigating to the<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><STRONG><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW76579968 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun CommentStart SCXW76579968 BCX8">Proxy</SPAN></SPAN></STRONG><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW76579968 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW76579968 BCX8"><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG>tab in settings:</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="EOP SCXW76579968 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:257}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Prasidh_Arora_13-1614652625749.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/259490i65FB20DB5DA2A935/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Prasidh_Arora_13-1614652625749.png" alt="Prasidh_Arora_13-1614652625749.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4><STRONG>Pop-out tools</STRONG></H4> <P><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW181627950 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW181627950 BCX8">Each of the tools in Windows Admin Center can now</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW181627950 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW181627950 BCX8"><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>be managed in a pop-up<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW181627950 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW181627950 BCX8">window. You can</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW181627950 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW181627950 BCX8"><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>“pop out”<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW181627950 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW181627950 BCX8">the tool<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW181627950 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW181627950 BCX8">by hovering on the tool</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW181627950 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW181627950 BCX8"><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>name in the tools list.</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW181627950 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW181627950 BCX8">&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="EOP SCXW181627950 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:257}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Prasidh_Arora_4-1614650316365.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/259464iF36A6B9C18A305DA/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Prasidh_Arora_4-1614650316365.png" alt="Prasidh_Arora_4-1614650316365.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4><STRONG>Privacy</STRONG></H4> <P><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW254964726 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW254964726 BCX8">We’re bringing your Windows Admin Center privacy settings front and center. We know that your privacy is very important. To help you manage these settings, we have a new page for you to toggle the amount of data your Windows Admin Center instance sends to Microsoft. In this release, you will see two new screens for privacy management: one in your gateway settings (</SPAN></SPAN><STRONG><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW254964726 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW254964726 BCX8">Diagnostics &amp; feedback</SPAN></SPAN></STRONG><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW254964726 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW254964726 BCX8">) and one in the installer itself.</SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Prasidh_Arora_5-1614650350565.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/259465i56A68DB5E4D5EBCE/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Prasidh_Arora_5-1614650350565.png" alt="Prasidh_Arora_5-1614650350565.png" /></span></P> <H3><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Core management tools</STRONG></FONT></H3> <H4>&nbsp;</H4> <H4><STRONG>Events tool redesign</STRONG></H4> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">We know t</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">he Event</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;Viewer is a staple for IT&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">A</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">dmin</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">istrator</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">s and is&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">regularly&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">us</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">ed</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;by customers to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">better understand what is going on with their systems</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;When you need to investigate or troubleshoot</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">there’s no better place to turn&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">than Event Viewer.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;The classic Event Viewer interface was introduced in 1993 and hasn’t changed much since. We</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">,</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;on the Windows Admin Center team</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">,</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;believe</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">d</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">it was about time you got an upgrade</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;That’s why in this release, we’ve&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">enhanced&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">the way in which you</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;understand how features, apps, and devices are working</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">You can access our new and improved Event Viewer by</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;enabl</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">ing</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;the preview toggle in the top right corner of the tool.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">With this&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">look and feel</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">, you can tailor your experience to the specific events and severity levels you’re interested in and display the data over&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">a period</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;in</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;the form of both a list and a new stacked bar format. Like our Performance&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">M</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">onitor tool, you</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;can create and save workspaces, allowing you to bring up all your desired data quickly and easily.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">You are no longer restricted to viewing events&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">one at a time</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">which</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;was the case&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">in</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;the previous Events tool</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">Now you can easily&nbsp;g</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">roup&nbsp;events from different channels.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">This tool is under active development and is still missing some crucial features. The original event viewer will remain accessible.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Prasidh_Arora_14-1614653089958.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/259494i2396780C5FA1463D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Prasidh_Arora_14-1614653089958.png" alt="Prasidh_Arora_14-1614653089958.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4><STRONG>Virtual Machine tool</STRONG></H4> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Virtual Machine management continues to be a large area of investment for the team. We are working to continuously improve the experience and bring you new features.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">In this release, new and improved features include:</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="11" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Integration services</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;settings</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;–&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">There is now an&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">Integration Services tab in the VM settings menu</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">You can use this tab to configure settings like&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">time synchronization, heartbeat, and shutdown.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="11" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Editable columns and groupings</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;–</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">The&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">ability to edit your columns and groupings is here. As an IT admin, you now have full control of which information about our virtual machines you are interested in and what your view looks like, whether in the server or cluster view.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">Just like in some of the other tools, the button is on the top right corner of the tool.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Prasidh_Arora_7-1614650516754.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/259468i2409879FD189C7EE/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Prasidh_Arora_7-1614650516754.png" alt="Prasidh_Arora_7-1614650516754.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:360,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="11" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1"><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Edit virtual switches during VM move</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;–&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">In the past, your virtual machine migration would fail if the name of the virtual switches between the source and destination were not the same. Not anymore! When migrating a VM with a virtual switch configured between nodes or clusters, you now have the option to reassign your virtual switches using a simple drop down.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Prasidh_Arora_8-1614650516759.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/259469i4C82AFF6F35662FF/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Prasidh_Arora_8-1614650516759.png" alt="Prasidh_Arora_8-1614650516759.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:360,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="11" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Bug&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">fixes</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;–&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">We’ve fixed several bugs in this tool, including an error that would result when you attempted to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">load a&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">cluster with a large number of nodes and a large number of clustered VMs.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4><STRONG>Azure hybrid center</STRONG></H4> <P><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW216805863 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW216805863 BCX8">We’re investing in improving Windows Admin Center’s Azure services, and we’re starting off with the main tool—Azure hybrid center. In this release, you’ll notice we modified the UI to make your experience of setting up Azure services more streamlined. We now recommend you onboard to Azure Arc prior to onboarding to other Azure services for the best user experience.</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="EOP SCXW216805863 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Azure Stack HCI</STRONG></FONT></H3> <H4>&nbsp;</H4> <H4><STRONG>Cluster deployment</STRONG></H4> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">We’ve&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">also made</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;improvements&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">to</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">networking</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">in</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;the deployment wizard</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;of Windows Admin Center</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">Some of these improvements include</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;address</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">ing</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;issues&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">with</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;adapter detection</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">,</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;management adapter teaming</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">detection</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;o</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">f RDMA supportability and&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">storage&nbsp;spaces</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;configuration</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:257}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">The</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;announcement&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">that we are most excited about&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">in this space is the release of&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">integrated snap-in experiences by&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">some of our Original Equipment Manufacturing</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;(OEM</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">) partners</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">. These extensions provide a&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">seamless integrated experience in the deployment wizard. If you are running HCI clusters on a validated OEM partner hardware, the WAC partner snap</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">-</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">in will bring in the latest firmware and drivers to keep your cluster nodes up to date.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:257}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">These snap-in integrations are also available as part of Cluster-Aware Updating (CAU). If you’re planning on</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;trying out a snap-in experience, make sure you have&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">the latest version of the&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">Cluster Manager extension.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:257}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Partner Ecosystem</STRONG></FONT></H3> <P>Windows Admin Center is built to be an extensible platform, and we value&nbsp;the contributions of our partners to the Windows Admin Center ecosystem. Our partners have been hard at work developing their&nbsp;integrated snap-ins for Azure Stack HCI workflows.&nbsp;As of today, four partners have released extensions containing snap-ins.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Dell EMC OpenManage</STRONG></A></H4> <P><STRONG><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW22929763 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW22929763 BCX8">The Dell EMC&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2 SCXW22929763 BCX8">OpenManage</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW22929763 BCX8">&nbsp;extension has been updated&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW22929763 BCX8" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW22929763 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun" data-ccp-charstyle-defn="{&quot;ObjectId&quot;:&quot;f8d6741c-ce9d-48be-836f-96363fbd2791|85&quot;,&quot;ClassId&quot;:1073872969,&quot;Properties&quot;:[134233614,&quot;true&quot;,201340122,&quot;1&quot;,469775450,&quot;normaltextrun&quot;,469778129,&quot;normaltextrun&quot;,469778324,&quot;Default Paragraph Font&quot;]}">with an</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW22929763 BCX8" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW22929763 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></STRONG><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW22929763 BCX8" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW22929763 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun"><STRONG>integrated snap-in for both the Azure Stack HCI cluster deployment flow and Cluster-Aware Updates</STRONG>,&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW22929763 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW22929763 BCX8">as well as</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW22929763 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW22929763 BCX8"><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>performance improvements</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW22929763 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW22929763 BCX8">.<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun Highlight SCXW22929763 BCX8" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW22929763 BCX8">The Dell EMC<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2 SCXW22929763 BCX8">OpenManage</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW22929763 BCX8"><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>extension for Windows Admin Center enables IT administrators to manage Dell EMC PowerEdge servers as hosts, Microsoft failover clusters created with PowerEdge servers,<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW22929763 BCX8" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW22929763 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">Dell EMC Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW22929763 BCX8" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW22929763 BCX8"><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW22929763 BCX8" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW22929763 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">HCI,<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun Highlight SCXW22929763 BCX8" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW22929763 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">and Dell EMC HCI Solutions for Microsoft Windows Server with</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun Highlight SCXW22929763 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW22929763 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun"><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun Highlight SCXW22929763 BCX8" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW22929763 BCX8">Dell EMC Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes or AX Nodes. This</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun Highlight SCXW22929763 BCX8" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW22929763 BCX8"><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>simplifies the tasks of IT administrators by remotely managing PowerEdge servers, clusters,</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun Highlight SCXW22929763 BCX8" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW22929763 BCX8"><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>HCI</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun Highlight SCXW22929763 BCX8" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW22929763 BCX8"><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>and Dell EMC Solutions for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI throughout their life cycle</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun Highlight SCXW22929763 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW22929763 BCX8">.</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun Highlight SCXW22929763 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW22929763 BCX8">&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Prasidh_Arora_9-1614650828475.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/259475iEFDFD2EBA5A3E6CE/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Prasidh_Arora_9-1614650828475.png" alt="Prasidh_Arora_9-1614650828475.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Version 2.0.0 of the Dell EMC&nbsp;OpenManage&nbsp;extension contains several major updates and feature improvements, including:&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="11" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Support for the management and monitoring of Azure Stack HCI version 20H2 OS</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="11" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Hardware, firmware, and BIOS updates in the Windows Admin Center Azure Stack HCI cluster create wizard through snap-in integration</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="11" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Full stack Cluster-Aware Updating through the integration of a snap-in, which provides hardware, BIOS, and firmware updates in addition to the operating system updates available in Windows Admin Center</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="11" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="4" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Schedule Cluster-Aware Updating for hardware updates</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="11" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="5" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Numerous enhancements, including support for target nodes running Windows Server Core, an improved Update Source catalog selection view, improvements in compliance generation, and a new way to view license details</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Prasidh_Arora_10-1614650850325.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/259476iC9C2DBFF383F9E2D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Prasidh_Arora_10-1614650850325.png" alt="Prasidh_Arora_10-1614650850325.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW109888202 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW109888202 BCX8">For a complete list of new features and updates, check out the Dell EMC<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2 SCXW109888202 BCX8">OpenManage</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW109888202 BCX8"><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>version 2.0.0<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><A class="Hyperlink SCXW109888202 BCX8" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><SPAN class="TextRun Underlined SCXW109888202 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW109888202 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">release notes</SPAN></SPAN></A><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW109888202 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW109888202 BCX8">.&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="EOP SCXW109888202 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Lenovo XClarity Integrator</STRONG></A></H4> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">The Lenovo&nbsp;XClarity&nbsp;Integrator extension has been updated&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">with an integrated snap-in for the Azure Stack HCI Cluster create wizard</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;and several new features</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">.&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">The Lenovo&nbsp;XClarity&nbsp;Integrator for Windows Admin Center provides IT administrators a smooth and seamless management experience across Windows Server hyper-converged and physical infrastructure. This standalone Windows Admin Center solution extends Server Manager, Failover Cluster Manager, Firmware Update, and Hyper-Converged Cluster Manager in a single unified UI to enable simple server management.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Version 3.0.5 of the Lenovo&nbsp;XClarity&nbsp;Integrator extension&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">includes the following&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">improvements and&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">updates:</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="14" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="6" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Firmware/driver update snap-in for Azure Stack HCI cluster creation</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="14" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="7" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Firmware/driver updates without the need for Lenovo&nbsp;XClarity&nbsp;Administrator installation</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="14" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="8" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Firmware/driver update package repository management</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="14" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="9" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="none">HTTP proxy settings</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="14" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="10" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Log settings</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="14" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="11" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Native OS management settings</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="14" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="12" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Support for previous versions of Windows Admin Center and&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">XClarity&nbsp;Integrator</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Prasidh_Arora_15-1614653418446.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/259503iECD9EF72555D7073/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Prasidh_Arora_15-1614653418446.png" alt="Prasidh_Arora_15-1614653418446.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>DataON MUST Pro</STRONG></A></H4> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">The&nbsp;DataON&nbsp;MUST Pro extension is now generally available.&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">DataON&nbsp;MUST Pro integrates with the Windows Admin Center cluster deployment flow and cluster-aware updating functionality to simplify deployment and updates to Microsoft Azure Stack HCI, with minimal disruptions to your infrastructure. MUST Pro automatically compares your&nbsp;DataON&nbsp;Integrated Systems for Azure Stack HCI against&nbsp;DataON’s&nbsp;latest quarterly validated server component image baseline. It also ensures that servers have the same OS version, drivers, firmware, BIOS, and BMC, and checks the drivers and firmware for network cards, host bus adapters, and SSD and HDD drives.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">This extension release includes the following features:</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="18" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="13" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Support initial HCI Cluster creation flow via full integration WAC  </SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="18" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="14" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Support maintenance update flow via Microsoft cluster aware update features for bios, firmware, drivers and BMC</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="18" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="15" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Support both Online and Offline mode</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="18" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="16" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Update MUST Inventory Page to support bios, firmware, drivers and BMC comparison between existing cluster hardware to latest golden image built&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="18" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="17" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Support&nbsp;DataON&nbsp;Integrated Systems for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Prasidh_Arora_11-1614651034526.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/259478iF24CB0D1E2E37DE8/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Prasidh_Arora_11-1614651034526.png" alt="Prasidh_Arora_11-1614651034526.png" /></span></P> <H4>&nbsp;</H4> <H4><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>SecureGUARD Blazics Updates</STRONG></A></H4> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">The&nbsp;Secure</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">GUARD</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;Blazics Updates extension is now generally available</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">The&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">S</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">ecure</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">GUARD</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">B</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">lazics Update extension for Windows Admin Center provides an easy-to-use interface to select and install&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">S</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">ecure</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">GUARD</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">-approved updates for&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">S</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">ecure</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">GUARD</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">B</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">lazics server</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">s</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">. The mechanisms for driver and firmware updates are directly integrated into the workflow when creating a hyperconverged cluster based on Azure Stack HCI OS 20H2 as well as the workflow for cluster-aware updates (CAU).</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">This extension is a snap-in and will appear when using the cluster create wizard or cluster-aware updating (CAU) flows.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Prasidh_Arora_12-1614651154081.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/259480i7569A478402F6CE6/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Prasidh_Arora_12-1614651154081.png" alt="Prasidh_Arora_12-1614651154081.png" /></span></P> <H4>&nbsp;</H4> <H4><STRONG>Other partner extension updates</STRONG></H4> <UL> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="13" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="none"><STRONG>QCT Management Suite</STRONG> – The new version of this extension includes an added firmer/driver</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;download list.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="13" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="none"><STRONG>DataON&nbsp;MUST</STRONG> – The new version of this extension includes bug fixes.</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Download today!</STRONG></FONT></H3> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">We hope you enjoy this latest update of Windows Admin Center, the various new functionality in preview, and all the extensions now available. </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Learn more and download today</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">!</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">As always, thanks for your ongoing support, adoption, and feedback. Your contributions through&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">user feedback</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;continue to be very important and valuable to us, helping us prioritize and sequence our investments.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">&lt;3,</SPAN> <SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240,&quot;469777462&quot;:[2595],&quot;469777927&quot;:[0],&quot;469777928&quot;:[1]}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Windows Admin Center Team (</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">@servermgmt</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">)</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Tue, 02 Mar 2021 14:57:23 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/windows-admin-center-version-2103-is-now-generally-available/ba-p/2176438 Prasidh_Arora 2021-03-02T14:57:23Z Announcing general availability of the cluster creation extension in Windows Admin Center https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/announcing-general-availability-of-the-cluster-creation/ba-p/1978332 <P>Version 1.456.0 of the Cluster Creation extension</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Deploying infrastructure is always a challenge. There are many variables to track and environmental factors to consider. Windows Admin Center provides an easy-to-use workflow to ensure your Azure Stack HCI deployments progress smoothly and intuitively. All you need to do to get started is to install the Azure Stack HCI Cluster Creation extension. This multi-stage workflow guides you through installing features, configuring networking, creating the cluster, setting by S2D and much more. &nbsp;The cluster creation extension is now available on the Windows Admin Center public nuget feed for you to deploy hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) clusters on servers running Azure Stack HCI 20H2. Customers running our latest GA version of Windows Admin Center (v2009) will need to update their Cluster Creation extension from the extension feed.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H1>How do I get this update?</H1> <P>Updating to the latest version of the Cluster Creation extension is easy!</P> <UL> <LI>Select the gear icon on the top right corner of Windows Admin Center</LI> <LI>Under <STRONG>Gateway</STRONG>, navigate to <STRONG>Extensions</STRONG></LI> <LI>Under <STRONG>Available extensions</STRONG>, find the extension titled <STRONG>Cluster Creation</STRONG> and select <STRONG>Install</STRONG></LI> <LI>Navigate back to the Windows Admin Center landing page by selecting <STRONG>Windows Admin Center</STRONG> in the top left corner</LI> <LI>Select <STRONG>Add</STRONG> and then <STRONG>Create new</STRONG> under <STRONG>Server clusters</STRONG></LI> </UL> <H1>&nbsp;</H1> <H1>What’s New?</H1> <H2><STRONG>RDMA support</STRONG></H2> <P>RDMA provisioning is now a part of the deployment flow. Azure Stack HCI customers can fully leverage RDMA capable network adapters using the latest cluster-creation extension in Windows Admin Center. The workflow automatically discovers the supported protocol (iWARP or RoCE V2) and guides with recommended settings for bandwidth and traffic priority.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="pic1.jpg" style="width: 626px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/239735iAE320A498313DAAF/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="pic1.jpg" alt="pic1.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>Stretch Cluster</STRONG></H2> <P>Azure Stack HCI stretch clusters provide a solution for disaster recovery with automatic failover. This release of cluster-creation enables to choose to deploy single-site or multi-site/stretch cluster. The wizard flow provides network configuration options and runs required network connectivity tests to validate user inputs before performing the new cluster creation. The wizard also has in-built ingenuity to auto-assign sites based on AD site provisioning.</P> <DIV id="tinyMceEditorPriya_Satheesh_0" class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="pic4.png" style="width: 915px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/239740iBD1103E9AEF887CD/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="pic4.png" alt="pic4.png" /></span></P> <H2><STRONG>Integrated solutions updates</STRONG></H2> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Azure Stack HCI is supported on a broad range of vendor systems and is available through Microsoft’s rich selection of partners and system integrators (SIs). Windows Admin Center provides further integrated solutions through OEM extensions within the cluster deployment flow. This allows Azure Stack HCI customers to not only be up to date with OS updates but also the curated firmware/drivers updates from respective OEMs based on make and model of Azure Stack HCI nodes. This will simplify the deployment of full-stack updates across your Azure Stack HCI cluster infrastructure.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Picture5.png" style="width: 626px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/239741i0EEF9A708212590E/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Picture5.png" alt="Picture5.png" /></span></P> <H2><STRONG>Download today!</STRONG></H2> <P>As always, thanks for your ongoing support, adoption, and feedback. Your contributions through <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">user feedback</A> continue to be very important and valuable to us, helping us prioritize and sequence our investments.</P> <P>&lt;3</img></P> <P>Windows Admin Center team (<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">@servermgmt</A>)</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Fri, 11 Dec 2020 02:09:34 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/announcing-general-availability-of-the-cluster-creation/ba-p/1978332 Priya_Satheesh 2020-12-11T02:09:34Z Windows Admin Center version 2009 is now generally available! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/windows-admin-center-version-2009-is-now-generally-available/ba-p/1696665 <P>Today we announce the general availability of Windows Admin Center version 2009, the latest version of our reimagined server management experience. Windows Admin Center continues to be extremely popular with millions of servers managed every day. Based on your feedback, we are continuously making it better and building on our core tools while introducing unique new features. By popular demand, we are also expanding Windows Admin Center to manage related platforms.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In this release, we have made improvements across the product with new support for Azure Kubernetes Service on Azure Stack HCI. Note that this release is pronounced as “twenty oh-nine” in regard to this year and month, and not in reference to the year 2009.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Download Windows Admin Center v2009 today!</STRONG></A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><FONT size="6" color="#000000">New features and updates</FONT></H2> <H3>&nbsp;</H3> <H3><FONT size="5" color="#000080">Windows Admin Center supports Azure Kubernetes Service on Azure Stack HCI</FONT></H3> <P>Today we announced Azure Kubernetes Service on Azure Stack HCI, a new way for customers to set up Kubernetes and deploy Kubernetes clusters on their Azure Stack HCI environments.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To find out more about Azure Kubernetes Service on Azure Stack HCI or sign up for the public preview, check out the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">blog post</A> for more details.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="AKSHCIBlogGif.gif" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/220641iA12C75AD5B0352D2/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="AKSHCIBlogGif.gif" alt="AKSHCIBlogGif.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><FONT size="5" color="#000080">Windows Admin Center: Now available in the Azure Portal</FONT></H3> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Windows Admin Center, your favorite server management tool, is now available in preview on Azure. </STRONG>Check out <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">this blog post</A> to learn more and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">sign up for the private preview</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><FONT size="5" color="#000080">What's new in Windows Admin Center v2009</FONT></H3> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Core management tools</STRONG></FONT></H3> <H4>&nbsp;</H4> <H4><STRONG>Virtual machine management</STRONG></H4> <P>The tool is one of our most used extensions, and we see this metric increasing with our support for Azure Stack HCI. We are working hard to bring in new features and improvements to this tool. We hope you enjoy. Here are a few highlights:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Modified VM dropdown&nbsp;</STRONG>for easier navigation - No more searching through a long list!</LI> <LI><STRONG>Live storage migration </STRONG>- Finally, Admin Center supports live storage migration of your virtual machines. Look for it under Manage &gt; Move.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Affinity/Anti-Affinity rules </STRONG>- Are you running an Azure Stack HCI cluster? Manage your virtual machines Affinity rules using a new section under VM settings or Hyper-V host settings.&nbsp;</LI> <LI><STRONG>Connect using Windows Admin Center </STRONG>- Manage any virtual machine using the native Windows Admin Center tools. Look for it under Connect &gt; Use Windows Admin Center.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Join a domain </STRONG>- Easily join a domain with a simple UI right from within the Virtual Machine tool. Find it under Manage &gt; Domain Join.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Clone a VM</STRONG> – Windows Admin Center brings in an optimized VM clone experience that significantly reduces user effort, time, and engagement needed for the process. Find it under Manage &gt; Clone.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Minor performance improvements</STRONG></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Prasidh_Arora_0-1600737129446.png" style="width: 615px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/220719i020D412A7EE9F5BF/image-dimensions/615x298?v=v2" width="615" height="298" role="button" title="Prasidh_Arora_0-1600737129446.png" alt="Prasidh_Arora_0-1600737129446.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To learn more about virtual machine management using Windows Admin Center, check out <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://aka.ms/ManageVMwithWAC</A> to watch a short video.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>This tool is under active development and we will continuously be pushing new updates through the extensions feed! Let us know what new features you are looking for through <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">User Voice</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4><STRONG>Improved File Shares tool</STRONG></H4> <P>The SMB file server is the most used role in Windows Server and gets continuous feature development but has not had a Windows Admin Center update in years. That changes now with the release of the revamped “File and file shares” extension with the following improvements:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>New location</STRONG> – the original File Shares tool is now a part of the Files extension. We bet many of you never found it in the past!</LI> <LI><STRONG>New landing page look </STRONG>– The grid of all SMB Shares now shows useful information around local and UNC paths, number of connected clients, encryption, offline files, and other details.</LI> <LI><STRONG>New share creation &amp; editing workflow </STRONG>– creating shares now adds helpful folder browsing, Active Directory and local security browsing, plus security, offline files, and advanced options.</LI> <LI><STRONG>New global settings page </STRONG>– changing file server security no longer requires PowerShell! You can now control encryption, signing, and even detect and uninstall SMB1.</LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Prasidh_Arora_1-1600738423307.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/220736iE0EB8627FE83D46F/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Prasidh_Arora_1-1600738423307.png" alt="Prasidh_Arora_1-1600738423307.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4><STRONG>Containers tool</STRONG></H4> <P>In this release, we also have a new version of the Containers tool available on our public feed. Install the latest version in your extension manager today and check out these new features:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Install Containers feature + Docker</STRONG>— If the extension is enabled and the host is not a properly configured container host, the extension will now offer the option to install the Containers feature on Windows Server, install Docker, restart the server and start the Docker service right after.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Common images to pull</STRONG>— We now list the most common used Windows base container images and have it ready to be pulled with no need to type the image name and tag.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Disabling extension functionality for Kubernetes nodes</STRONG>— If the targeted server is part of a Kubernetes cluster, the Containers extension will have destructive operations (such as stopping a container) disabled. This will ensure WAC does not interfere with Kubernetes deployments, while still allowing users to use the extension to create new container images.</LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Prasidh_Arora_3-1600738656061.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/220744iDBF538F59FC1810E/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Prasidh_Arora_3-1600738656061.png" alt="Prasidh_Arora_3-1600738656061.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Check out the <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/containers/september-2020-updates-to-containers-extension-on-windows-admin/ba-p/1675845" target="_blank" rel="noopener">blog post</A> from the Windows Containers team to learn more about the new functionality.</P> <H3>&nbsp;</H3> <H3><FONT size="5"><STRONG>User experience</STRONG></FONT></H3> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <H4><STRONG>New look</STRONG></H4> <P>Windows Admin Center has some new color! We hope you like our new top navigation bar color and the design changes we have made to make Windows Admin Center look more modern. Windows Admin Center has historically been tied to Windows Server, but now it has become its own independent product. While the license terms have been updated, this does not affect your usage of Windows Admin Center in any way.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="menu.png" style="width: 606px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/220649i6D8351ED19E18190/image-dimensions/606x391?v=v2" width="606" height="391" role="button" title="menu.png" alt="menu.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4><STRONG>Bug fixes and accessibility improvements</STRONG></H4> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Various bug fixes: </STRONG>Bugs have been fixes across the product and more fixes will continue coming through our extension feed over the next few months.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Accessibility fixes: </STRONG>Accessibility continues to play a crucial role throughout the product. This release is our most accessible version of Admin Center ever. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=mailto:wacchat@microsoft.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">wacchat@microsoft.com</A>.</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Azure Stack HCI management</STRONG></FONT></H3> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <H4><STRONG>Software Defined Networking</STRONG></H4> <P>The Windows Admin Center cluster deployment workflow now supports Software Defined Networking (SDN) deployment. We are introducing a new capability that will allow users to provision the Network Controller component of SDN deployment. SDN will be part of Stage 5 of our cluster deployment flow (Add &gt; Cluster &gt; Create New), wherein all required parameters for SDN will be validated and deployed. SDN deployment is optional and users can skip Stage 5.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Unfamiliar with Software Defined Networking? The Windows Admin Center workflow makes it easy to get started for novice users! Check it out today.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="snd.gif" style="width: 853px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/220731i4EB0D34A5C9540C8/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="snd.gif" alt="snd.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG style="color: inherit; font-family: inherit; font-size: 18px;">Cluster deployment workflow</STRONG></P> <P>New exclude/include functionality – The cluster creation tool now allows users to choose and include or exclude adapters for cluster networking. It allows users to bring in hardware with additional USB NICs or specialized NICs that are purposed for management or BMC connectivity, but still be able to run through cluster creation by explicitly excluding them in the networking stage.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Prasidh_Arora_2-1600738595517.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/220742iC10F344B28001ACE/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Prasidh_Arora_2-1600738595517.png" alt="Prasidh_Arora_2-1600738595517.png" /></span></P> <H4>&nbsp;</H4> <H4><STRONG>Improvements to Cluster-Aware Updates (CAU)</STRONG></H4> <P>Hardware updates – We now have hardware updates integrated as part of Microsoft Windows Updates. Currently this is just a placeholder. Our OEM partners are working actively to get hardware specific snap-ins that would be available in an integrated manner to keep the clusters always up to date.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="contoso.JPG" style="width: 625px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/220724i860E6D317FEE31E3/image-dimensions/625x463?v=v2" width="625" height="463" role="button" title="contoso.JPG" alt="contoso.JPG" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG style="font-size: x-large; color: inherit; font-family: inherit;">Partner Ecosystem</STRONG></P> <P>Our Windows Admin Center partners have been hard at work developing new extensions to enhance your Windows Admin Center experience. In the short time since our last release, our partners Dell and HPE have released three completely new extensions. Additionally, updates have been made to several extensions from Dell, HPE, DataON, and QCT.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Dell PowerPath</STRONG></A></H4> <P><STRONG>The Dell EMC PowerPath extension is now generally available</STRONG>. Dell EMC PowerPath is a host-based multipathing software that ensures consistent application availability and performance across I/O paths on physical and virtual platforms. Dell EMC PowerPath with Microsoft Windows Admin Center enables users to manage Dell EMC PowerPath servers as hosts. It simplifies the tasks of IT administrators by remotely managing the Dell EMC PowerPath servers throughout their lifecycle.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Dell EMC PowerPath.png" style="width: 581px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/220664iE259431C4C8D51B6/image-dimensions/581x261?v=v2" width="581" height="261" role="button" title="Dell EMC PowerPath.png" alt="Dell EMC PowerPath.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>HPE OneView</STRONG></A></H4> <P><STRONG>The HPE OneView extension for Windows Admin Center is now in preview.</STRONG> The HPE OneView extension provides server inventory with health status monitoring, firmware and driver monitoring, as well as network inventory management of HPE ProLiant and Synergy servers. This extension uses HPE OneView as the data provider.&nbsp; The Windows Admin Center server must have connectivity to HPE OneView. This extension is available for ProLiant and Synergy Gen8, Gen9, and Gen10 servers.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="HPE OneView.png" style="width: 616px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/220665iEE9D05265DA697E8/image-dimensions/616x285?v=v2" width="616" height="285" role="button" title="HPE OneView.png" alt="HPE OneView.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>HPE Storage Manager</STRONG></A></H4> <P><STRONG>The HPE Storage Extension is now in preview.</STRONG> The HPE Storage Extensions include both the HPE Storage connection and HPE Storage tool extension. The HPE Storage connection enables configuration of the HPE Primera and HPE 3PAR Storage systems, while the HPE Storage tool extension enables management for HPE Primera and HPE 3PAR storage under Windows Admin Center. The preview edition, HPE Storage Extension 1.0 includes the monitoring features such as general system health, physical and logical inventory view, and performance metrics in terms of total IOPS, bandwidth, and latency.</P> <P>This extension supports the following storage systems:</P> <UL> <LI>HPE Primera – all OS versions including 4.2.0</LI> <LI>HPE 3PAR OS 3.3.1 MU5</LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="HPE Storage.png" style="width: 597px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/220667i6BA31A6F8FAC1DA4/image-dimensions/597x389?v=v2" width="597" height="389" role="button" title="HPE Storage.png" alt="HPE Storage.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4><STRONG>Updated partner extensions</STRONG></H4> <P>In addition to the new partner extensions that have been released in the past few months, several of our partners have updated their existing extensions:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Dell EMC OpenManage</STRONG></A> – The latest version includes compatibility updates for the latest version of Windows Admin Center.</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>HPE Server and Azure Stack HCI</STRONG></A>— HPE has made many improvements to this extension with their latest version, including support for Gen10 and Gen10 Plus servers as well as Azure Stack HCI cluster models.</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>DataON MUST</STRONG></A>— In the latest build of this extension, DataON has extended the Azure Stack HCI solution monitoring and management experience and fully integrated with Azure Monitor and Azure Analytics for a true hybrid cloud management experience.</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>QCT Management Suite</STRONG></A>— QCT has added support for the QuataMesh T4048-IX8D and QuataMesh T7032-IX7D in their latest build.</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Known Issues</STRONG></FONT></H3> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4><STRONG>Azure Stack HCI cluster creation</STRONG></H4> <P>The SDN phase of the cluster creation workflow will take a long time to complete (~1 hour or more). Often it depends on the Hyper-V host configuration and available free space. As SDN gets deployed, there are additional SDN logs created on the Hyper-V hosts at <STRONG>C:\Users\&lt;user&gt;\Documents\SDNExpress-&lt;date&gt;-&lt;timestamp&gt;.log</STRONG> that help you keep track of the deployment process.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Refer to the new <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">WAC SDN guide</A> for more information.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In addition, the ability to utilize the SDN controller to connect a virtual machine to a logical network and apply Access Control Lists (ACLs) for micro-segmentation is not yet available and planned for an upcoming update through the extension feed.&nbsp; In the meantime, you can connect virtual machines to a virtual switch without applying SDN policy, or you can perform the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">optional steps</A> to enable virtual networking, software load balancing and/or gateways.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4><STRONG>Logging into Azure</STRONG></H4> <P>In this release, you may run into issues logging into Azure or registering your Windows Admin Center gateway with Azure. The guidance below should help you mitigate these issues:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>Before using any Azure capabilities within Windows Admin Center, including gateway registration, make sure you are signed into your Azure account in a different tab or window. We suggest signing in through the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Portal</A>.</LI> <LI>If you successfully sign into Azure during gateway registration but do not see visual confirmation on the <STRONG>Azure</STRONG> page of your Windows Admin Center <STRONG>Settings, </STRONG>try navigating to a different page in settings before navigating back to the Azure page.</LI> <LI>The Azure sign-in pop-up may appear more frequently in this build and may require administrators to grant Windows Admin Center permissions more frequently.</LI> <LI>If you have already given admin approval for Windows Admin Center in the Azure Portal and you are still seeing an error message saying “Need admin approval”, try signing into Azure using one of the banners (pictured below) around Windows Admin Center instead of in the <STRONG>Settings</STRONG> page.</LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Prasidh_Arora_11-1600733170581.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/220636i6B9E6C98C913B6A0/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="Prasidh_Arora_11-1600733170581.png" alt="Prasidh_Arora_11-1600733170581.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>For more details about known issues in Windows Admin Center, visit our <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">documentation</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Download today!</STRONG></FONT></H3> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We hope you enjoy this latest update of Windows Admin Center, the various new functionality in preview, and all the extensions now available.&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>&nbsp;and <A href="#" target="_self">download today</A>!</P> <P>As always, thanks for your ongoing support, adoption, and feedback. Your contributions through <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">user feedback</A> continue to be very important and valuable to us, helping us prioritize and sequence our investments.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&lt;3,</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Windows Admin Center Team (<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">@servermgmt</A>)</P> Tue, 22 Sep 2020 15:04:26 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/windows-admin-center-version-2009-is-now-generally-available/ba-p/1696665 Prasidh_Arora 2020-09-22T15:04:26Z Windows Admin Center version 2007 is now generally available! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/windows-admin-center-version-2007-is-now-generally-available/ba-p/1536215 <P>Windows Admin Center version 2007 is generally available today. In this release, we have made Windows Admin Center compatible with the new Azure Stack HCI, which required substantial updates to the cluster deployment experience and various tools across the product. Note that this release is pronounced as “twenty oh-seven” in regard to this year and month, and not in reference to the year 2007.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_self">Download Windows Admin Center version 2007</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><FONT size="6" color="#000000">Windows Admin Center version 2007 new features and updates</FONT></H2> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><FONT size="5" color="#000080">Windows Admin Center supports the new Azure Stack HCI</FONT></H3> <P>Today we announced the release of a new version of Azure Stack HCI for on-premises hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) clusters. This version is a subscription-based Azure service that combines the price-performance of our HCI solution with native Azure hybrid capabilities, all while letting enterprises leverage existing skills.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To find out more about the new Azure Stack HCI, check out the <SPAN><A href="#" target="_self">Azure Stack HCI page</A>.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><FONT size="5" color="#000080">What’s new in Windows Admin Center</FONT></H3> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Cluster deployment</STRONG></FONT></H3> <P><SPAN>Windows Admin Center now provides a graphical cluster deployment workflow. The cluster deployment workflow allows users to deploy multiple cluster types based on the operating system that runs on their choice of servers.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4><STRONG>New location and UI</STRONG></H4> <UL> <LI>To launch the workflow, from the All Connections page, click on “+Add” and select “Create new” on the server clusters tile.</LI> <LI>Users can create hyperconverged clusters running Azure Stack HCI, or classic failover clusters running Windows Server.</LI> <LI>The cluster deployment workflow is included in Windows Admin Center without needing to install an extension.</LI> <LI>For the first time ever, use Windows Admin Center to deploy a cluster that’s stretched across two sites.</LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="3.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/206877i6C5FBB393CBA3B08/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="3.png" alt="3.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4><STRONG>Workflow details</STRONG></H4> <UL> <LI>You can bring in your workgroup servers and get them domain-joined as part of the cluster deployment workflow.</LI> <LI>Windows Admin Center detects the cluster type that is deployed and installs the necessary roles and features.</LI> <LI>We support multiple network topologies to cater to different customer scenarios.</LI> <LI>Windows Admin Center is working to provide an integrated firmware/driver update experience as part of deployment workflow.</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><U><STRONG><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="9toms-gx2il.gif" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/206896i92FA4CE00ED1D2A1/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="9toms-gx2il.gif" alt="9toms-gx2il.gif" /></span></STRONG></U></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>If you’re having difficulties with any of these new features, please consult the cluster deployment section of the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">known issues</A> page of our documentation.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><FONT size="5"><STRONG>User experience</STRONG></FONT></H3> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4><STRONG>New look</STRONG></H4> <P>Windows Admin Center has some new color! We hope you like our new icons and the design changes we have made to make Windows Admin Center look more modern. Windows Admin Center has historically been tied to Windows Server, but now it has become its own independent product. While the license terms have been updated, this shouldn’t affect your usage of Windows Admin Center in any way.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="new look.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/206864i905F0D67F7A42BCD/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="new look.png" alt="new look.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4><STRONG>Feedback</STRONG></H4> <P>You can now let us know how we are doing from inside Windows Admin Center. Occasionally, you may receive a pop-up asking how likely you are to recommend Windows Admin Center to a coworker. Please provide your feedback as it will help us improve your experience.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="nps2.gif" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/206901i99E01D74FFB37889/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="nps2.gif" alt="nps2.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><STRONG>Bug fixes and accessibility improvements</STRONG></H3> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Schedule restarts in the Updates tool:</STRONG> We have fixed the bug where users could not schedule restarts in the Updates tool.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Connecting to Hyper-V servers</STRONG>: In the previous release, there was a bug that prevented connection to Hyper-V servers. That has been fixed.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Accessibility fixes</STRONG>: We have been working hard to improve accessibility within the product. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=mailto:wacchat@microsoft.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">wacchat@microsoft.com</A></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Core tools</STRONG></FONT></H3> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4><STRONG>Active Directory</STRONG></H4> <P>This release includes a new version, version 0.85.0, of the Active Directory tool based on all the feedback we received from User Voice! Some of the changes from the preview version include:</P> <UL> <LI>Search with more descriptive queries using PowerShell Expression Language syntax</LI> <LI>filter by object type or run range-based queries</LI> <LI>search for users with a password count over a certain threshold</LI> <LI>More connected experience</LI> <LI>Ability to unlock users</LI> </UL> <P>Go to Settings &gt; Extensions to install it now.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><STRONG>Containers</STRONG></H3> <P>The Windows Admin Center containers extension has recently been updated. This extension is available through the Windows Admin Center Insiders feed (<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://aka.ms/wac-insiders-feed</A>).</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To read more about the extension and its features, read <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/containers/announcement-new-updates-to-the-containers-extension-in-windows/ba-p/1449476" target="_blank" rel="noopener">the blog post</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><STRONG>Virtual Machines</STRONG></H3> <P>Users are now able to click on a virtual machine and perform a full clone. You can run sysprep on the virtual machine beforehand or let us run it for you. Windows Admin Center brings in an optimized VM clone experience that significantly reduces user effort, time, and engagement needed for the process. This feature is in preview so please give us feedback.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="VM.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/206869i430C677FA7EAFC30/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="VM.png" alt="VM.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3>&nbsp;</H3> <H3><STRONG>Software Defined Networking (SDN) monitoring</STRONG></H3> <P>The SDN monitoring extension now includes Data Path Diagnostics. This feature automates packet captures to diagnose networking data path issues in SDN scenarios. After you choose your SDN scenario and provide basic parameters, Windows Admin Center identifies the involved SDN components and their location in the cluster, sets the right packet filters, and captures network traffic on all the relevant machines. Afterwards, we present the captured logs in a single view that is easy to follow and manipulate through Windows Admin Center. This view allows you to download the logs for additional post-processing using your tool of choice.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="SDN.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/206870i553182E85F56DB96/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="SDN.png" alt="SDN.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Partner ecosystem</STRONG></FONT></H3> <P>Windows Admin Center continues to promote an extensible ecosystem and we’re thrilled to collaborate with our external partners. Several of our partners have released updates for their extensions in the past few months that include bug fixes and improvements targeted at Windows Admin Center version 2007.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4><STRONG><A href="#" target="_self">Lenovo XClarity Integrator</A> version 2.1.11</STRONG></H4> <P>The Lenovo XClarity Integrator for Windows Admin Center provides IT administrators a smooth and seamless management experience across Windows Server hyper-converged and physical infrastructure. In this release, improvements include:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>New user role-based access control</LI> <LI>Firmware update <UL> <LI>Cluster-aware firmware update for clusters</LI> <LI>Firmware update for Azure HCI clusters with the best recipe for ThinkAgile MX certified nodes, involving both firmware and Windows drivers</LI> <LI>Support compliance policy-based firmware update</LI> </UL> </LI> <LI>Disk Manager for ThinkAgile MX HCI cluster <UL> <LI>Graphic front/rear view of the Lenovo ThinkAgile MX certified Azure HCI cluster node servers</LI> <LI>Display of overall storage pool, drive, and server information</LI> <LI>Operations on servers, including turning on or turning off the location LED</LI> <LI>Operations on drives, including turning on or turning off the location LED, replacing a drive in a storage pool, adding a drive to a storage pool, and removing a drive from a server</LI> </UL> </LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4><STRONG><A href="#" target="_self">Dell EMC OpenManage Integration</A> version 1.1.0</STRONG></H4> <P>The Dell EMC OpenManage Integration for Microsoft Admin Center extension enables IT administrators to manage Dell EMC PowerEdge servers as hosts, Microsoft Failover Clusters created with PowerEdge servers, and Azure Stack Hyper-Converged Infrastructure created with Dell EMC Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes, AX Nodes. In this release, improvements include:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>Added support for Dell EMC Online Catalogs</LI> <LI>Ability to perform Server update including selective component updates</LI> <LI>Cluster update—Premium licenses required for respective hardware, such as Dell EMC PowerEdge Server and Azure Stack HCI clusters based on AX nodes or Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes from Dell EMC</LI> <LI>To locate physical disks or to identify failed physical disks, provision to blink and unblink the physical disks Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) is provided</LI> <LI>Support for newer platforms based on AX nodes—Dell EMC Solutions for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI nodes: AX-640, AX-6515, and AX-740xd</LI> <LI>Ability to monitor health and inventory of Accelerators (GPU) with latest iDRAC9 based PowerEdge Servers.</LI> <LI>User interface enhancements for Intel Persistent memory Health monitoring and Inventory.</LI> <LI>Correlation between Storage Controllers and Physical Disks to view the associated disks.</LI> <LI>Ability to refresh the health, inventory, and iDRAC information of the managed target nodes to ensure that displayed inventory information is the latest.</LI> <LI>Usability enhancement by downloading DSU and IC automatically required for components update.</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4><STRONG><A href="#" target="_self">QCT Management Suite</A> version 2.1.0</STRONG></H4> <P>The QCT Management Suite is designed to help users manage and monitor their Windows Server hyper-converged infrastructure and QCT system configuration information on a single dashboard. With the upgrade to version 2.1.0, fixes and additions include:&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>Add Switch function.</LI> <LI>Network Adapter and Switch Port mapping.</LI> <LI>PFC enable check of Switch.</LI> <LI>Switch Port Status check.</LI> <LI>Switch Environment Information includes Switch Model, Software Version, Serial Number, Device Name, Fan Status, Power Supply Unit Status.</LI> <LI>Support list: <UL> <LI>QuantaMesh T3048-LY8</LI> <LI>QuantaMesh T4048-IX8D (Preview)</LI> </UL> </LI> <LI>Add Physical/Virtual Network Adapter information and mapping function.</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Keep an eye on your extension manager for new partner extensions coming soon!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Download today</STRONG></FONT></P> <P>We hope you enjoy this latest update of Windows Admin Center, the various new functionality in preview, and all the extensions now available.&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more and download&nbsp;today</A><SPAN>!</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>As always, thanks for your ongoing support, adoption and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">feedback.</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We are already working hard on our next release and are excited to bring you a lot more features.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Ask Microsoft Anything</STRONG></FONT></H3> <P>While this is not a feature, the Windows Admin Center team hosted our first public Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA). You can view the AMA <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/windows-admin-center-quot-ask-microsoft-anything-quot/ba-p/1463868" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>. To stay informed about future events like this, follow us on Twitter at <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">@servermgmt</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&lt;3,</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Windows Admin Center Team</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Tue, 21 Jul 2020 16:40:54 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/windows-admin-center-version-2007-is-now-generally-available/ba-p/1536215 Prasidh_Arora 2020-07-21T16:40:54Z Windows Admin Center: "Ask Microsoft Anything" https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/windows-admin-center-quot-ask-microsoft-anything-quot/ba-p/1463868 <P>Thank you to everyone that joined and asked questions! We had a great time with all of you and are already looking forward to our next one. If you missed our session, feel free to check out the video below:</P> <DIV style="position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; padding-top: 30px; height: 0; overflow: hidden; min-width: 320px;"><IFRAME src="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/videoplayer/embed/RE4zeJd?autoplay=false" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;" class="video-iframe" your="" video="" title="”put" here=""></IFRAME></DIV> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&lt;3,</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Windows Admin Center Team</P> Wed, 24 Jun 2020 20:41:56 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/windows-admin-center-quot-ask-microsoft-anything-quot/ba-p/1463868 Prasidh_Arora 2020-06-24T20:41:56Z Windows Admin Center update 1910.2 is now generally available! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/windows-admin-center-update-1910-2-is-now-generally-available/ba-p/1306491 <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Windows Admin Center version 1910.2, which was released to Windows Insiders last month, is now generally available. Version 1910.2 is a cumulative update to our 1910 GA release from last&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">November&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">that includes updates to the platform’s accessibility and numerous bug fixes. Users who have installed version 1910.2 through the Windows Insider Program may continue to use the same version.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}" data-wac-het="1">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}" data-wac-het="1">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Download Windows Admin Center 1910.2 today!</SPAN></A><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}" data-wac-het="1">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">In addition to bug fixes, we’ve evaluated&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN data-contrast="none">user feedback</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;and have implemented some highly requested&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">features. Your contributions through user feedback continue to</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;help inform and prioritize future investments to improve your user experience.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2 aria-level="1"><FONT size="5" color="#000000"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Windows Admin Center 1910.2 new features and updates</SPAN></FONT></H2> <H2 aria-level="1"><FONT size="5" color="#000000"><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335551550&quot;:1,&quot;335551620&quot;:1,&quot;335559738&quot;:240,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}" data-wac-het="1">&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></H2> <H3 aria-level="2"><FONT size="4" color="#000080"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Cut, copy, and paste in the Files tool</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559738&quot;:40,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}" data-wac-het="1">&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></H3> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">A major new feature we’ve included is the cut, copy and paste feature in the Files tool.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">When you select a folder or file in the Files tool, users have the option to cut or copy the file or folder. After the file or folder is cut or copied, the paste option will become available, and a user can paste the file or folder into a different path.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}" data-wac-het="1">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="praror_0-1586882081736.png" style="width: 615px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/184311iF66503D8100761DB/image-dimensions/615x97?v=v2" width="615" height="97" role="button" title="praror_0-1586882081736.png" alt="praror_0-1586882081736.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><FONT color="#000080"><SPAN style="color: #000080; font-family: inherit; font-size: 18px;" data-contrast="none">Service restart</SPAN><SPAN style="color: #000080; font-family: inherit; font-size: 18px;" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559738&quot;:40,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}" data-wac-het="1">&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></H3> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">We’ve also enhanced several other features, including the Services tool. When managing machines using the Services tool, there is now an option to restart a service. There is no longer a need to start and stop a service in order to restart it.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}" data-wac-het="1">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="praror_1-1586882081753.png" style="width: 555px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/184310i3550F058F98FCAAD/image-dimensions/555x93?v=v2" width="555" height="93" role="button" title="praror_1-1586882081753.png" alt="praror_1-1586882081753.png" /></span></P> <H3>&nbsp;</H3> <H3>&nbsp;</H3> <H3><FONT color="#000080"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Other major additions</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559738&quot;:40,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}" data-wac-het="1">&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></H3> <UL> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="1" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Cluster quick update</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> – On the cluster dashboard, updates for connected nodes will appear under the “Alerts” section</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="1" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">File upload</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> – when a large file upload fails, you are now able to retry the file upload</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}" data-wac-het="1">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="1" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Virtual machine filters</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> – When viewing a list of VMs with multiple filters applied, the VMs no longer disappear after some time</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}" data-wac-het="1">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="1" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Azure Update Management login</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> – Users no longer receive a logon error when they try to setup Azure update management after setting up Azure monitoring</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}" data-wac-het="1">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="1" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Active Directory account creation</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> –&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">We’ve</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;fixed an error in Active Directory Domain Services where accounts could be created with passwords that didn’t meet the complexity requirements</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">In addition to the new features and fixes above, we are continuing to improve usability issues</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;and</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;mak</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">e</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;improvements to keyboard navigation and narrator support.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">We’ve</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;also addressed reported bugs around&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">CredSSP</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;authentication.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2 aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Partner extensions</SPAN></H2> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">You’ll be excited to hear that t</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">he Windows Admin Center ecosystem continue</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">s</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;to expand with the GA release of new partner extensions and improvements on existing extensions!</SPAN></P> <H3 aria-level="2">&nbsp;</H3> <H3 aria-level="2"><FONT color="#000080"><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Azure Security Center&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">(ASC)</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">is now generally available</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559738&quot;:40,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}" data-wac-het="1">&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></H3> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">The Azure Security Center extension is no longer in preview and is now generally available! This extension brings hybrid cloud security capabilities to the W</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">indows Admin Center&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">managed servers and allows them to be protected by ASC through a one-click setup. Users of this extension will also see security recommendations and alerts in an embedded view in Windows Admin Center.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}" data-wac-het="1">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}" data-wac-het="1">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="praror_2-1586882081765.png" style="width: 515px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/184312iD03A2E163F5A0468/image-dimensions/515x237?v=v2" width="515" height="237" role="button" title="praror_2-1586882081765.png" alt="praror_2-1586882081765.png" /></span></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">This integration is part of a larger W</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">indows Admin Center</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">evolution to offer</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">hybrid Azure services capabilities to on-premises environments. This extends&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">on-premises</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;environments into Azure, allowing them to benefit from cutting edge cloud technologies</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;-</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;an important step as part of a lift and shift m</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">otion.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}" data-wac-het="1">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <H3 aria-level="2">&nbsp;</H3> <H3 aria-level="2">&nbsp;</H3> <H3 aria-level="2"><FONT color="#000080"><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN data-contrast="none">HP</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">E</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">nterprises</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">WAC extension</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;is now generally available</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559738&quot;:40,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}" data-wac-het="1">&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></H3> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">The HPE WAC extension combines the functionality of the HPE Server extension and the HPE Azure Stack HCI extension into a single extension for easier management. This extension utilizes HPE’</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">s</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">iLO</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;technology to give users direct visibility into server inventory and diagnostics to manage and monitor HPE server infrastructure. Using this extension, users can:</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}" data-wac-het="1">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">See the health of their servers and remediation options</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}" data-wac-het="1">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">View the properties of server components (processor, memory, etc.) and BIOS settings</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}" data-wac-het="1">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Identify</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;and highlight cluster health and node inconsistencies</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}" data-wac-het="1">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <H3 aria-level="2">&nbsp;</H3> <H3 aria-level="2"><FONT color="#000080"><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN data-contrast="none">QCT&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">Management</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;Suite</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;update</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559738&quot;:40,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}" data-wac-het="1">&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></H3> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">The QCT Management Suite is designed to help users manage and monitor their Windows Server hyper-converged infrastructure and QCT system configuration information on a single dashboard. With the upgrade to version 2.0.0, fixes and additions include:</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}" data-wac-het="1">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="3" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Bug and typo fixes throughout the tool</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}" data-wac-het="1">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="3" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Support for HCI mode on the Overview, Disk, Firmware, and Settings tab</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}" data-wac-het="1">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="3" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Additional tooltips</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}" data-wac-het="1">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="3" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="4" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Addition of dialog panels and drop-down lists in HCI mode</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}" data-wac-het="1">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="3" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="5" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">BMC account settings for Redfish support</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}" data-wac-het="1">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="3" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="5" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">An updated project site URL</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}" data-wac-het="1">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <H3 aria-level="2">&nbsp;</H3> <H3 aria-level="2"><FONT color="#000080"><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Thomas-Krenn.AG</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;extension update</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559738&quot;:40,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}" data-wac-het="1">&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></H3> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Thomas-</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Krenn.AG’s</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;extension&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">provides detailed information on cluster nodes and drives, cluster information and cluster network connectivity.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;With the upgrade to version 1.2.0, users can expect a handful of bug fixes as well as&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">improvements targeted at version 1910.2</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.</SPAN></P> <H2 aria-level="1">&nbsp;</H2> <H2 aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Download today!</SPAN></H2> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">We hope you enjoy this update of Windows Admin Center and all the new content!&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Learn more about using Windows Admin Center and download</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">it&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">today.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}" data-wac-het="1">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Windows Admin Center is constantly improving thanks to feedback from the community. All existing customers will receive this update for free (a notification to update will appear in the product). We hope you enjoy this update, and we're already hard at work on the next one!</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&lt;3</img></SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">,</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}" data-wac-het="1">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">The&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Windows Admin Center&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">team at Microsoft</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}" data-wac-het="1">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> Tue, 14 Apr 2020 17:16:05 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/windows-admin-center-update-1910-2-is-now-generally-available/ba-p/1306491 Prasidh_Arora 2020-04-14T17:16:05Z Announcing version 1.2 of the Cluster Creation extension https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/announcing-version-1-2-of-the-cluster-creation-extension/ba-p/1077042 <P><EM>Written by Cosmos Darwin, Senior PM at Microsoft. Follow him on Twitter<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_self" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">@cosmosdarwin</A>.</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>At Microsoft Ignite 2019 last month, we introduced<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Windows-Admin-Center-Blog/What-s-new-in-Windows-Admin-Center-1910/ba-p/977028" target="_self">Windows Admin Center version 1910</A><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>and a<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_self" rel="noopener noreferrer">new Cluster Creation extension</A>. Using this extension, you can deploy hyperconverged infrastructure from two or more suitable Windows Servers. The multi-stage workflow guides you through installing features, configuring networking, creating the cluster, and enabling Storage Spaces Direct and/or software-defined networking (SDN). This reduces what used to take hours of sweat, tears, and PowerShell into an experience that’s much more approachable.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The Cluster Creation extension is available in Preview so you can try it early. Throughout the Preview, the extension will be updated through the Windows Admin Center extension feed so that our engineering team can deliver features and fixes rapidly based on your feedback.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Today, we’re pleased to announce the second such update – version 1.2.</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="1-dot-2-timeline.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/162775i8AB2CC42C0931B76/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="1-dot-2-timeline.png" alt="1-dot-2-timeline.png" /></span></P> <P> </P> <P>Version 1.2 of the Cluster Creation extension is available right now. It takes just a few seconds to install from within Windows Admin Center. If you don't see a toast notification, go to <STRONG>Settings</STRONG> &gt; <STRONG>Extensions</STRONG> &gt; <STRONG>Installed extensions</STRONG> and find the "Cluster Creation (Preview)" extension.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="1-dot-2-update-toast.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/162776iFCA7AB6D7A88FC6E/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="1-dot-2-update-toast.png" alt="1-dot-2-update-toast.png" /></span>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="1-dot-2-update-version.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/162777iEBCFE9312B21D0F6/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="1-dot-2-update-version.png" alt="1-dot-2-update-version.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="6"><STRONG>What’s new in version 1.2</STRONG></FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>You can now deploy software-defined networking (SDN) using the same workflow! Choose from among two new cluster types that include SDN, with or without Storage Spaces Direct, and proceed through the workflow to Stage 5. This new stage includes up to 8 new steps to guide you through deploying network controller(s), software load balancer(s), and SDN gateway(s).</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="1-dot-2-sdn.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/162778iAAB429A3B947E22E/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="1-dot-2-sdn.png" alt="1-dot-2-sdn.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>Fixed an issue with selecting the cache drive model in step 4.4</LI> <LI>Fixed an issue that could result in step 1.3 incorrectly reporting servers as “Not found”</LI> <LI>Improved visual styling and new assets for dark theme:</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="1-dot-2-dark-theme.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/162779iD4D49A008B74FDC0/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="1-dot-2-dark-theme.png" alt="1-dot-2-dark-theme.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>Improved usability by separating feature installation and restart into separate steps:</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="1-dot-2-install-features.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/162780i5151033CFC88263E/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="1-dot-2-install-features.png" alt="1-dot-2-install-features.png" /></span></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="1-dot-2-restart-servers.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/162781i5549958D6EDCB453/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="1-dot-2-restart-servers.png" alt="1-dot-2-restart-servers.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>Fixed an issue where you could click Next even while features were still installing in step 1.4</LI> <LI>Fixed an issue where servers could mistakenly show as “Up” in step 1.5 if they took too long to shut down</LI> <LI>Improved layout consistency and scroll behavior across every step of the workflow</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="6"><STRONG>Known issues</STRONG></FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>There is a known issue with the Credential Security Support Provider (CredSSP) that affects step 3.1 and step 3.2 when running Windows Admin Center directly on one of the managed servers. Until this issue can be addressed, the workaround is to&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">run Windows Admin Center on your local client</A>&nbsp;machine instead.</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>These changes are inspired by your feedback, so please <A href="#" target="_self">keep it coming</A>! Special thanks to Ravikanth, Marcel, Rizwan, Tolli, Ben, Jaromir, Fabiano, Samuel, Michael, Sumit, Goncalo, Shai, Gabriel, Clement, and everyone else who helped shape version 1.2. You can expect more updates soon as development continues.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&lt;3</img></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Happy Holidays from the Windows Admin Center team!</P> <P> </P> Fri, 20 Dec 2019 23:03:16 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/announcing-version-1-2-of-the-cluster-creation-extension/ba-p/1077042 Cosmos Darwin 2019-12-20T23:03:16Z Announcing version 1.1 of the Cluster Creation extension https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/announcing-version-1-1-of-the-cluster-creation-extension/ba-p/1029672 <P><EM>Written by Cosmos Darwin, Senior PM at Microsoft. Follow him on Twitter <A href="#" target="_self">@cosmosdarwin</A>.</EM></P> <P><BR />At Microsoft Ignite 2019, we introduced <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Windows-Admin-Center-Blog/What-s-new-in-Windows-Admin-Center-1910/ba-p/977028" target="_self">Windows Admin Center version 1910</A> and a <A href="#" target="_self">new Cluster Creation extension</A>. Using this extension, you can deploy hyperconverged infrastructure from two or more suitable Windows Servers. The multi-stage workflow guides you through installing features, configuring networking, creating the cluster, and enabling Storage Spaces Direct. This reduces what used to take hours of sweat, tears, and PowerShell into an experience that’s much more approachable.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The Cluster Creation extension is available in Preview so you can try it early. Throughout the Preview, the extension will be updated through the Windows Admin Center extension feed so that our engineering team can deliver features and fixes rapidly based on your feedback.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Today, we’re pleased to announce the first such update – version 1.1.</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="version-1.1-timeline.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/158912i3AE2A28B9A05D0F4/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="version-1.1-timeline.png" alt="version-1.1-timeline.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Version 1.1 of the Cluster Creation extension is available right now. It takes just a few seconds to install from within Windows Admin Center. If you don't see a toast notification, go to <STRONG>Settings</STRONG> &gt; <STRONG>Extensions</STRONG> &gt; <STRONG>Installed extensions</STRONG> and find the <EM>"Cluster Creation (Preview)"</EM> extension.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="screenshot-update.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/158906i2C519AFC48EAFCFE/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="screenshot-update.png" alt="screenshot-update.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="6">What's new in version 1.1</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>You can now go back to change which type of cluster you chose to deploy</LI> <LI>Improved error handling: you will now see the full error message text from PowerShell if something doesn’t work</LI> <LI>Improved the visual styling of tables, progress bars, and other UI elements across every step of the workflow</LI> <LI>Fixed an issue where servers without certain PowerShell modules showed as “Not found” in step 1.3</LI> <LI>Improved step 1.4 to show which Windows features are installed or will be installed</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="screenshot-which-features.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/158907i7BF7466346AB4BFE/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="screenshot-which-features.png" alt="screenshot-which-features.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>Fixed an issue with credentials that prevented network adapters from being found in step 2.1</LI> <LI>Fixed an issue where 100 Mbps network adapters were mistakenly listed as 100 Gbps in step 2.1</LI> <LI>Fixed an issue that could cause step 2.2, step 2.3, or step 2.4 to get stuck (spinning dots indefinitely)</LI> <LI>Improved input validation in step 2.3 to catch invalid VLAN ID values: the acceptable range is 0 to 4096</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="screenshot-vlan-check.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/158908iE104808918F6FA5B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="screenshot-vlan-check.png" alt="screenshot-vlan-check.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>Added check in step 3.2 to catch when the proposed cluster name is already in use</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="screenshot-name-already-exists.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/158909iD8878A571D8A43C8/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="screenshot-name-already-exists.png" alt="screenshot-name-already-exists.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>Fixed an issue where the cluster validation report was incorrectly formatted in Microsoft Edge</LI> <LI>Added step 4.3 to validate storage (enabling Storage Spaces Direct is now step 4.4)</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="screenshot-validate-storage.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/158911i97BA31551F068C2B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="screenshot-validate-storage.png" alt="screenshot-validate-storage.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>These changes are inspired by your feedback, so please <A href="#" target="_self">keep it coming</A>! Special thanks to Evan, Ravikanth, Sumit, Samuel, Jan-Tore, Jaromir, Sean, Fabiano, Rizwan, Anthony, Ben, Jeff, and everyone else who helped shape version 1.1. You can expect more updates soon as development continues toward general availability sometime next year.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&lt;3</img></P> <P>The Windows Admin Center team</P> Tue, 26 Nov 2019 01:42:23 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/announcing-version-1-1-of-the-cluster-creation-extension/ba-p/1029672 Cosmos Darwin 2019-11-26T01:42:23Z Introducing the new Performance Monitor for Windows https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/introducing-the-new-performance-monitor-for-windows/ba-p/957991 <P><EM>Written by Cosmos Darwin, Senior PM at Microsoft. Follow him on Twitter <A href="#" target="_self">@cosmosdarwin</A>.</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="3">As the administrator of Windows computers and servers, you deserve the best tools to understand how features, apps, and devices are working. When you need to troubleshoot why something is slow or broken, there’s no source of truth mor</FONT>e trusty or versatile than Windows performance counters.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The classic user interface for perf counters, Performance Monitor or perfmon.exe, hasn’t changed much since it was added to Windows in 1993. (That’s right – over 25 years ago!) It’s difficult to learn and time-consuming to use. It could be way, way better.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Today, we’re beyond excited to introduce a reimagined Performance Monitor:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="001-Introducing-720p.gif" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/151426iE420BB3DE2ECBF8A/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="001-Introducing-720p.gif" alt="001-Introducing-720p.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The new Performance Monitor tool is available today in Preview as part of <A href="#" target="_self">Windows Admin Center version 1910</A>, which you can <A href="#" target="_self">download here</A>. It runs in your default browser, doesn’t depend on any other software or services, and works with all recent versions of Windows Server and Windows 10.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><FONT size="6">Modern design</FONT></STRONG></P> <P>The first thing you’ll notice is the modern look and feel: the app layout is less cluttered, the fonts and icons are crisp and clear, and the colors are vibrant. Just like Windows and your favorite apps, it’s available in light and dark theme:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="002-Dark-Theme.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/151438i56D082025552DAF5/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="002-Dark-Theme.png" alt="002-Dark-Theme.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><FONT size="6">Modern usability</FONT></STRONG><BR />To get started, choose the Object, Instance, and Counter from the successive combobox controls at the top. There are 1,000s of counters out there, so if you already know which one(s) you want, save time by keyword searching the list:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="004-Search.gif" style="width: 900px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/151430i1DEDB2638F972A12/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="004-Search.gif" alt="004-Search.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To help you choose if you don’t already know, details about each counter appear when you hover your cursor over its name:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="005-Description.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/151431i23F12DC26BB9645B/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="005-Description.png" alt="005-Description.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Once you’ve selected a counter, Performance Monitor suggests other counters that make sense to graph together based on their units – for example, Read Bytes/sec and Write Bytes/sec.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="006-Greyed-Out.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/151432i786E5170E7F003B0/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="006-Greyed-Out.png" alt="006-Greyed-Out.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Simply check or uncheck boxes to add or remove instances and counters from the graph:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="007-Instance-Picker.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/151433iD01F42F133D9F138/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="007-Instance-Picker.png" alt="007-Instance-Picker.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="6"><STRONG>Graph types</STRONG></FONT><BR />The best way to visualize performance counters depends on what you’re doing, so the new Performance Monitor offers multiple graph types. Some are familiar, others are new, and yet more are in development.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="4"><STRONG>Line graph</STRONG></FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="008-Line-Graph.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/151437i91B586678699CABD/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="008-Line-Graph.png" alt="008-Line-Graph.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="3">Use the Line graph to view one or multiple counters over time. New data gets rendered once every second, from the right edge. The vertical axis is the counter value(s) and adjusts automatically. The horizontal axis is time. The default time domain is five minutes, which you can adjust in Settings.<BR />To inspect the values at any point in time, hover over that point with your cursor. To more easily distinguish one line among others on the same graph, hover over its legend:<BR /></FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="003-Hover-720p.gif" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/151434iA08FC25B7ECA6EEB/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="003-Hover-720p.gif" alt="003-Hover-720p.gif" /></span></P> <P><FONT size="3"><BR />Add multiple line graphs to one workspace to comfortably see many varied counters over time. The graphs update in sync and are linked by a shared vertical hairline that follows your cursor position:<BR /></FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="10-Shared-Hairline-720p.gif" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/151445i053D306E55F90C5B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="10-Shared-Hairline-720p.gif" alt="10-Shared-Hairline-720p.gif" /></span></P> <P><FONT size="3"><BR />For users with color vision deficiency, you can select a higher-contrast color palette in Settings.<BR /></FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="4"><STRONG>Report graph</STRONG></FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="012-Report-Graph.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/151436iD1462E4B6805446D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="012-Report-Graph.png" alt="012-Report-Graph.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="3">Use the Report to see unlimited instances and counters in one big table, where the columns are instances and the rows are counters – just like the original perfmon.exe. However, unlike perfmon.exe, full copy/paste is supported – in fact, you can copy the whole table into Microsoft Excel, or any Office application, and i<EM>t just works</EM>.</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="013-Copy-Paste-720p.gif" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/151443iF52C273B36001814/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="013-Copy-Paste-720p.gif" alt="013-Copy-Paste-720p.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="3">Because the report updates every one second with the latest values, you may find it helpful to pause:</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="013-Pause-Short.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/151439iE79B861018BF0F55/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="013-Pause-Short.png" alt="013-Pause-Short.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="3">You can make the report’s font larger without distorting the rest of the user interface in Settings.</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="4"><STRONG>Min-max graph</STRONG></FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="015-Min-Max-Graph.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/151435iA0A86EF1A9782DE5/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="015-Min-Max-Graph.png" alt="015-Min-Max-Graph.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="3">Use the new Min-max graph to compare instances of an object and look for imbalances or outliers. Each row is an instance. The columns on the left show the current value of the selected counter for that instance, as well as the minimum, average, and maximum observed values (since the time when the graph was added). You can sort the instances by any column – for example, you could sort Physical Disk instances by their maximum observed latency. </FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="16-Sorting.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/151440iF7764E17EECBC51A/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="16-Sorting.png" alt="16-Sorting.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="3">On the right, the horizontal <A href="#" target="_self">box-and-whisker plot</A> shows the distribution of observed values for each instance. The leftmost whisker is the 0th percentile; the edges of the box represent the 25th and 75th percentiles, and the rightmost whisker is the 100th percentile. The middle line is the 50th percentile, also known as the median, or middle value. Values that fall far outside the interquartile range are excluded and shown as dots.</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="6"><STRONG>Workspaces</STRONG></FONT></P> <P><FONT size="3">Once you’ve arranged the counters and graphs you find most helpful, you can save your Performance Monitor workspace to quickly get back to that layout again later. Saved workspaces are automatically available for every server you manage with Windows Admin Center.</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="017-Saving.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/151428i33C645CCE0481049/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="017-Saving.png" alt="017-Saving.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="018-Workspaces.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/151427iD907E7A625340BAA/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="018-Workspaces.png" alt="018-Workspaces.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="3">To share your workspace to other environments or with other people, you can download it as an easy-to-read JSON file that others can upload. The file contains workspace metadata, possibly including instance names, but does not include any actual data values.</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="6"><STRONG>Clusters and hyperconverged infrastructure</STRONG></FONT></P> <P><FONT size="3">In addition to individual Windows computers and servers, Performance Monitor makes it easy to aggregate performance counters for Windows Server clusters, including hyperconverged infrastructure like <A href="#" target="_self">Azure Stack HCI</A>. Simply connect to the cluster in Windows Admin Center and select Performance Monitor from the Tools list.<BR /></FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="019-Cluster-Manager.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/151441i1576CCBECF7F5E9B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="019-Cluster-Manager.png" alt="019-Cluster-Manager.png" /></span></P> <P><FONT size="3"><BR />Every feature described above is available for Windows Server clusters, including all the graph types and the ability to save and share workspaces. The only difference is one additional combobox at the top to choose which cluster node(s) to include:<BR /></FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="020-Source-Picker.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/151442i6E07D2AA8F641C53/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="020-Source-Picker.png" alt="020-Source-Picker.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="3"><FONT size="6"><STRONG>What happens now?</STRONG></FONT><BR />If you’re as excited as we are about the new Performance Monitor, you can try it right now! It’s available in Preview as part of <A href="#" target="_self">Windows Admin Center version 1910</A>, which you can <A href="#" target="_self">download here</A>. It works with Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019, and Insider Preview. It works with Windows 10 PCs too, although we’re exploring more convenient ways to distribute Performance Monitor for those customers.</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="3">We’re deeply happy to be making these core parts of Windows better for IT – finally! This first Preview is just the start: we know there’s more to do, and we could really use your input. Please consider taking our short survey: <A href="#" target="_self">aka.ms/perfmon-feedback</A><BR /></FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="3">Thank you for choosing Windows!<BR /></FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="3">&lt;3</img><BR />The Windows Admin Center Team<BR /></FONT></P> Mon, 04 Nov 2019 14:23:32 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/introducing-the-new-performance-monitor-for-windows/ba-p/957991 Cosmos Darwin 2019-11-04T14:23:32Z What’s new in Windows Admin Center 1910 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/what-s-new-in-windows-admin-center-1910/ba-p/977028 <P><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;">Today we <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">announced</A> the general availability of Windows Admin Center, version 1910, the latest version of our reimagined server management experience. If you’re new to Windows Admin Center or it’s been awhile, be sure to catch up on what you’ve missed by reviewing our <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">previous 1904 announcement</A> for full background context on our journey.</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;">If you follow our releases on the Windows Insider Program, Windows Admin Center 1910 contains all the features and improvements of the previous monthly preview releases, plus some brand new features being announced at Microsoft Ignite 2019. As a reminder, some extensions and features are marked as “preview” to help differentiate newer functionality and allow for flexibility of ecosystem growth.<BR /></FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>Download Windows Admin Center 1910 today!</STRONG></FONT></A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <DIV><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;">Your contributions through <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">user feedback</A> continue to be very important and valuable to us, helping us prioritize and sequence our investments. As you’ll see in the summaries below, many of our new features are a direct result of some of your top requests.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;">There are too many additions to list them all, so here’s a summary of some key new and improved features added to Windows Admin Center since the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">previous 1904 GA update</A> release…</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <H2><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;">User Experience</FONT></H2> <UL> <LI><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>Add connections:</STRONG> A new entry page for the add connection experience simplifies the process of adding any supported connection type in Windows Admin Center.</FONT></LI> </UL> <DIV style="padding-left: 30px;"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Add Connections.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/154454i76978B8D9AF13016/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Add Connections.png" alt="Add Connections.png" /></span> <P>&nbsp;</P> </DIV> <H2><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;">Platform</FONT></H2> <UL> <LI><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>Connectivity settings:</STRONG> Under Settings, Internet Access lets users in completely disconnected environments specify that they are offline so that Windows Admin Center does not try to perform any actions that require internet access.</FONT></LI> </UL> <P style="padding-left: 30px;"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="Internet Access.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/154471i762322B8CF73ADFB/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="Internet Access.png" alt="Internet Access.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>WinRM over HTTPS:</STRONG> A <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">top user request</A>, you now have the option to choose WinRM over HTTPS (port 5986) as the method of connection to your managed nodes. Optionally select this configuration when installing Windows Admin Center 1910, on the Configure Gateway Endpoint page when running the installer.</FONT></LI> </UL> <H2><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;">Core Tools</FONT></H2> <UL> <LI><STRONG><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;">Virtual machines tool:</FONT></STRONG> <UL> <LI><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>Import/Export VM</STRONG> – We’ve added Import/Export buttons to the Virtual Machines tool for importing VMs from and exporting VMs to a local volume or remote file share. When importing VMs, you have the option to create a new VM ID, and copy the VM files or use them in-place. You can also rename VMs during the import process if we detect that the VM’s name already exists.</FONT></LI> <LI><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>VM tagging</STRONG> – Similar to the UI for tagging connections in Windows Admin Center, you can now tag VMs on a Hyper-V server! In the Virtual machines tool’s Inventory tab, an “Edit tags” button has been added to manage tags. These tags are saved on the Hyper-V host server and can be accessed by other admins. VM tags are also supported for Hyper-V clusters.</FONT></LI> <LI><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>VM live migration</STRONG> – VM live migration is now supported for Hyper-V clusters and standalone servers! You can live migrate a VM from a server or cluster, to a server or cluster in any combination and Windows Admin Center will take care of clustering the role and live migration configuration if necessary.</FONT></LI> <LI><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>Performance improvements</STRONG> – Significant performance improvements have been made to reduce page load time in the Virtual machines tool.</FONT></LI> </UL> </LI> <LI><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>Updates tool:</STRONG> You can now select individual Windows updates to install, a <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">top user request</A>.</FONT></LI> <LI><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>Overview tool:</STRONG> Windows Admin Center now includes a banner on the Overview tool that notifies you when a reboot is pending on the server/computer being managed.</FONT></LI> <LI><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>Performance Monitor tool:</STRONG> PerfMon has been part of Windows for over 25 years, and in all those years, it hasn’t changed much. For the first time ever, Microsoft is re-imagining the experience of working with performance counters from scratch. This one deserves its own separate blog post. Read all the details <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>!</FONT></LI> </UL> <P style="padding-left: 30px;"><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="PerfMon-Dark-Theme.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/154468iAD6B7EBB947A8167/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="PerfMon-Dark-Theme.png" alt="PerfMon-Dark-Theme.png" /></span></FONT></P> <UL> <LI><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>Packet Monitor tool:</STRONG> Packet Monitoring is a new feature that allows you to diagnose your server by capturing and displaying network traffic through the networking stack in a log that is filtered, organized, and easy to follow and manipulate. Currently, only recent SAC versions of Windows Server are supported, but support for Windows Server 2019 is coming soon.</FONT></LI> <LI><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>IIS tool:</STRONG> A preview release of the IIS tool is now available in the Extensions feed. It provides much of the functionality in IIS Manager to administer and manage your web servers.<BR /></FONT></LI> </UL> <H2>Hybrid</H2> <DIV> <UL> <LI><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>Azure hybrid services tool:</STRONG> Content now loads from an online feed to ensure the latest available services are always shown.</FONT></LI> </UL> <P style="padding-left: 30px;"><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="Azure hybrid services.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/154482iC7B56E6E5C6AD047/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Azure hybrid services.png" alt="Azure hybrid services.png" /></span></FONT></P> <UL> <LI><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>Switch accounts:</STRONG> From the Account menu in Settings, you can now switch between multiple Azure accounts.</FONT></LI> <LI><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>Cost estimates:</STRONG> Azure hybrid integrations within Windows Admin Center now include a hyperlink to Azure, to discover and understand the estimated cost of that service once onboarded.</FONT></LI> <LI><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>Add Azure VM:</STRONG> Azure VMs are now a top-level connection type. When a server is added this way, it appears in the connections list as “Server (Azure VM)” so you can easily see which of your servers are Azure VMs.</FONT></LI> <LI><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>Create Azure VM:</STRONG> Azure VMs can now be provisioned directly from within Windows Admin Center.</FONT></LI> <LI><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>Azure Arc for servers:</STRONG> Leverage Azure policies and solutions to manage your servers. Inventory, organize, and manage on-premises servers from Azure. You can govern servers using Azure policy, control access using RBAC, and enable additional management services from Azure. </FONT></LI> <LI><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>Azure Security Center:</STRONG> Get unified security management and advanced threat protection with Azure Security Center. Monitor security across hybrid workloads, apply policy to ensure compliance, find and fix vulnerabilities, block malicious activity, detect attacks, and simplify investigation for rapid threat response.</FONT></LI> <LI><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>Azure File Sync:</STRONG> Sync your file server with the cloud. Centralize file shares in Azure while caching frequently accessed files on your local file servers. The updated version of the Azure File Sync extension now enables end-to-end provisioning and configuration within Windows Admin Center.</FONT></LI> <LI><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>S2S VPN / Azure Extended Network:</STRONG> Previewing in the Extensions feed, added ability in Gateway Connections extension to setup Site to Site VPN connection between SDN virtual network and Azure virtual network, enabling seamless migration of on-prem applications to Azure without any IP address changes thanks to private IP carryover (extends your SDN virtual network into Azure vNet).</FONT></LI> <LI><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>Azure Monitor:</STRONG> Windows Admin Center can now onboard Cluster connections to Azure Monitor: To configure Azure Monitor for your cluster, navigate to Settings -&gt; Monitoring Alerts. The onboarding process will help set up the log analytics workspace in Azure and install the appropriate local agents on each server in your cluster to help you collect events and performance counters for analysis, reporting, and alerting.</FONT></LI> <LI><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>Storage Migration Service:</STRONG> Storage Migration Service helps migrate on-premises file servers to Azure, and upgrade to newer versions of Windows Server in the process. You can now create Azure Virtual Machines on the fly during migration, automatically size them, provision them with formatted storage, and join them to your domain – while allowing you to migrate from legacy operating systems, Samba on Linux, and standalone servers to the latest versions of Windows Server and failover clusters.</FONT></LI> <LI><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>Storage Replica:</STRONG> You can now use Azure as your secondary site for Storage Replica. Windows Admin Center now supports creating Azure Virtual Machines on the fly during setup of new asynchronous replication partnerships so that Azure can help protect your business from disasters with minimal data loss.</FONT></LI> <LI><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>Azure Cloud Shell:</STRONG> Cloud Shell is now accessible from within Windows Admin Center via the Extensions feed. Cloud Shell provides a browser-based, authenticated, interactive shell experience to manage your Azure resources. Cloud Shell comes with common command-line tools by default, and any new tools or files that you save will be persisted and available during your next session.<BR /></FONT></LI> </UL> <H2><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;">Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI)</FONT></H2> <UL> <LI><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>Deploy Azure Stack HCI:</STRONG> Get the Cluster Creation preview from the Extensions feed to use Windows Admin Center version 1910 to deploy an Azure Stack HCI cluster using two or more suitable Windows Servers. This new feature takes the form of a multi-stage workflow that guides you through installing features, configuring networking, creating the cluster, and deploying Storage Spaces Direct and/or software-defined networking (SDN) – reducing what used to take hours of complex, error-prone PowerShell to something straightforward even for relative newcomers. This feature is in Preview so you can try it early and share your feedback. For details, visit <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">aka.ms/deploy-hci</A>.</FONT></LI> </UL> <P style="padding-left: 30px;"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Cluster Creation Wizard.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/154490i89EF13BD023A4106/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Cluster Creation Wizard.png" alt="Cluster Creation Wizard.png" /></span></P> <UL> <LI><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>Clustering:</STRONG> </FONT> <UL> <LI><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>Unified connection type</STRONG> - The two separate connection types for hyper-converged clusters and failover clusters have been merged into a single, unified connection type. Clusters can be added as a “Windows Server cluster” and the appropriate tools will be loaded and available, primarily based on whether Storage Spaces Direct is enabled or not. Hyper-converged cluster connections and failover cluster connections added from previous versions of Windows Admin Center will be automatically migrated to the new cluster connection type.</FONT></LI> <LI><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>New tools</STRONG> – Azure Monitor and Performance Monitor tools for clusters</FONT></LI> <LI><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>Cluster settings</STRONG> – Rename cluster, node shutdown behavior, cluster traffic encryption, VM load balancing, quorum witness, in-memory cache, and Get-ClusterS2D</FONT></LI> </UL> </LI> <LI><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>Hyper-V:</STRONG> All new features described in the Core Tools section above for standalone Hyper-V hosts are also applicable for hyperconverged clusters: Import/Export VMs, VM tagging, VM live migration, and performance improvements.</FONT></LI> <LI><STRONG><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;">Storage Spaces Direct:</FONT></STRONG> <UL> <LI><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>Identify noisy VMs</STRONG> - You can now more easily identify which VMs are consuming resources. For example, on the volume page, VMs using that volume are listed under the Related heading, where you can sort by IOPS, IO throughput, and capacity usage. Likewise, on the server page, related VMs and can be sorted by processor, memory, and network usage. There is also bi-directional cross-linking between the pages for servers, volumes, and VMs to streamline navigation.</FONT></LI> <LI><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>Storage tiers</STRONG> - You can see individual storage tiers (if any) on the volume detail page.</FONT></LI> </UL> </LI> <LI><STRONG><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;">Software Defined Networking:</FONT></STRONG> <UL> <LI><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>FlowLog Audit</STRONG> - Flowlog auditing is a new capability for the SDN firewall in Windows Server 2019. When you enable SDN firewall, any flow processed by SDN firewall rules (ACLs) that have logging enabled gets recorded. These logs can be used for diagnostics or archived for later analysis. With the new “Flowlog Audit” extension in Windows Admin Center, you can easily manage, search and filter the SDN logs for analysis and diagnostics. It can be difficult to gain insights into flow logging data by manually searching the log files. In this extension, you can also upload the log to Azure Blob, then use Power BI to visualize your most recent flow logs and learn about traffic on your network.</FONT></LI> <LI><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>SDN Load Balancer</STRONG> - Allows users to create LBs that evenly distribute tenant customer network traffic among virtual or physical network resources. The SDN Load balancer enables multiple servers to host the same workload, providing high availability and scalability.</FONT></LI> <LI><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>SDN Public IP</STRONG> - Public IPs enable inbound and outbound communication between SDN resources and the Internet. Public IP Addresses can be associated with SDN Gateway pools, Internet-facing load balancers, as well as network interfaces.<BR /></FONT></LI> </UL> </LI> </UL> <H2>Ecosystem</H2> <DIV><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;">The Windows Admin Center ecosystem continues to grow! Dell EMC, HPE, Thomas-Krenn.AG and BiitOps have newly released Windows Admin Center extensions in the past few months.</FONT></DIV> <UL> <LI><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>Dell EMC</STRONG> released the Dell EMC OpenManage Integration v1 extension earlier this year in August. The Dell EMC extension provides a dashboard view of hardware component health, component inventory, iDRAC information and update compliance report for servers and Azure Stack HCI solutions.</FONT></LI> </UL> <P style="padding-left: 30px;"><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="DellEMC.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/154494iFB9E8A7ABD96045C/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="DellEMC.png" alt="DellEMC.png" /></span></FONT></P> <UL> <LI><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>HPE</STRONG> released preview versions of the HPE Proliant Server extension and HPE Azure Stack HCI extension today. The HPE Proliant Server extension displays server health and remediation options, server component info and BIOS settings. The Azure Stack HCI extension additionally highlights firmware and driver version inconsistencies between nodes.</FONT></LI> </UL> <P style="padding-left: 30px;"><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="HPE.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/154495i948EFD4938C4DF9D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="HPE.png" alt="HPE.png" /></span></FONT></P> <UL> <LI><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;">&nbsp;</FONT><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>Thomas-Krenn.AG</STRONG> released their Azure Stack HCI extension earlier this year in May. This extension provides detailed information on cluster nodes and drives, cluster information and cluster network connectivity.</FONT></LI> <LI><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><STRONG>BiitOps</STRONG> extension provides configuration change tracking for on-premises servers and clusters. Easily zoom in and see full details for software and hardware changes made across your servers using the BiitOps extension’s powerful graphical interface.</FONT></LI> </UL> <DIV><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;">In addition, the <STRONG>Lenovo</STRONG> XClarity Integrator extension became generally available in August, and <STRONG>DataON</STRONG>, <STRONG>QCT</STRONG>, <STRONG>Pure Storage</STRONG> have also released extension updates recently.<BR /></FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <H2><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;">Download Today!</FONT></H2> <P><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;">We hope you enjoy this latest update of Windows Admin Center, the various new functionality in preview, and all the extensions now available! <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more and download</A> today!</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">For customers currently using any previous version of Windows Admin Center, please upgrade to version 1910 within 30 days to remain supported under Microsoft’s <A style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #146cac; text-decoration: underline;" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Modern Lifecycle Policy</A>.</FONT></FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;">As always, thanks for your ongoing support, adoption and feedback! <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">aka.ms/WindowsAdminCenter</A></FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> </DIV> Mon, 04 Nov 2019 14:19:33 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/what-s-new-in-windows-admin-center-1910/ba-p/977028 Samuel Li 2019-11-04T14:19:33Z Windows Admin Center preview channel updates and next generally available release https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/windows-admin-center-preview-channel-updates-and-next-generally/ba-p/862018 <P>We have been busy since our <A href="#" target="_self">last GA release in April</A>, releasing four Insider preview versions of Windows Admin Center:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_self">Version 1906</A>&nbsp;added import/export VMs, switch Azure accounts, add connections from Azure, connectivity settings experiment, performance improvements, and performance profiling tool.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_self">Version 1907</A> added Azure cost estimate links and made improvements to import/export and tagging of virtual machines.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_self">Version 1908</A>&nbsp;included visual updates, Packetmon, FlowLog Audit, Azure Monitor onboarding for clusters, and support for WinRM over HTTPS (port 5986.)</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_self">Version 1909</A> introduces the Azure VM specific connection type and unifies the connection types for traditional failover clusters and HCI clusters.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>You can always see the full version history of Windows Admin Center at <A href="#" target="_self">https://aka.ms/wacrelnotes.</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Stay tuned for the announcement of our next GA update, which is currently scheduled to release around the upcoming <A href="#" target="_self">Microsoft Ignite</A> conference!</P> Fri, 20 Sep 2019 17:01:30 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/windows-admin-center-preview-channel-updates-and-next-generally/ba-p/862018 Jeff Woolslayer 2019-09-20T17:01:30Z Windows Admin Center 1904 GA update is now available! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/windows-admin-center-1904-ga-update-is-now-available/ba-p/443407 <P><FONT size="5">It’s hard to believe how far we’ve come in just a year…</FONT></P> <DIV class="WordSection1"> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Windows Admin Center </STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>1804</STRONG></A> was launched exactly one year ago on April 12<SUP>th</SUP>, 2018 as our first generally available (non-preview) release, and in the summer was prominently showcased in the inaugural Windows Server Summit <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">event</A> (the next one is coming up in May).</LI> <LI><STRONG>Windows Admin Center </STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>1809</STRONG></A> was launched just before the Ignite conference, along with a list of sessions (now available on-demand). Almost every Ignite session related to Windows Server had some coverage of either Windows Admin Center as a platform or solution, or demonstrated key new tooling or functionality hosted in Windows Admin Center.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Windows Admin Center </STRONG><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Windows-Admin-Center-Blog/Windows-Admin-Center-1809-5-GA-Update-and-Lenovo-XClarity/ba-p/377439" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>1809.5</STRONG></A> was launched earlier this year as a cumulative update along with some targeted feature improvements.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Windows Admin Center Preview</STRONG> versions <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">1812</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">1902</A>, and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">1903</A> provided Windows Insiders an early look at our ongoing investments (along with both internal and external partners) to deliver additional value, address gaps, fulfill user requests, and align with business needs and industry trends.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Azure Stack HCI</STRONG> <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">announcement</A> just a few weeks ago showcased Windows Admin Center’s key role in Microsoft’s hybrid cloud value proposition. Watch the Hybrid Cloud Virtual Event <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">on-demand</A> to hear the introduction to Azure Stack HCI (20:57) and watch the Windows Admin Center demo (22:58) covering HCI and Azure hybrid services.</LI> </UL> <H1><FONT size="5">Install or update to the latest 1904 release today!</FONT></H1> <P class="MsoNormal">Windows Admin Center GA releases follow the Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">rhythm</A>.</P> <P class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</P> <P class="MsoNormal">As a platform, version 1904 of Windows Admin Center is generally available, and contains all the features and improvements of the previous monthly preview releases. As the number of capabilities grow, please note that some extensions and features are still clearly marked as “preview” to help differentiate newer functionality and allow for flexibility of ecosystem growth.</P> <P class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Download:</STRONG> Go to <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">aka.ms/WindowsAdminCenter</A> to download Windows Admin Center 1904 and browse updated documentation covering all the new features.</LI> </UL> <P class="MsoNormal">For customers currently using any previous version of Windows Admin Center, please upgrade to version 1904 within 30 days to remain supported under Microsoft’s <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Modern Lifecycle Policy</A>.</P> <P class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</P> <P class="MsoNormal">Upgrading is especially important for customers using Azure Site Recovery, Azure Update Management, or Azure Monitor. Windows Admin Center 1904 uses the most current public Azure Resource Manager APIs. Previous versions of Windows Admin Center use older Azure APIs which are now deprecated and will soon be deactivated. Once that happens, some Azure integration features in previous Windows Admin Center versions will no longer function until you upgrade to Windows Admin Center 1904.</P> <P class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</P> <H1>What’s new?</H1> <P class="MsoNormal">Your contributions through <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">user feedback</A> continue to be very important and valuable to us, helping us prioritize and sequence our investments. As you’ll see in the summaries below, many of our new features are a direct result of some of your top requests.</P> <P class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</P> <P class="MsoNormal">There are too many additions to list them all, so here’s a summary of some key new and improved features added to Windows Admin Center since 1809…</P> <P class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</P> <H2>User experience</H2> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Shared connections</STRONG></A><STRONG>:</STRONG> With the ability to add shared connections, gateway administrators can configure the connections list once for all users of a given Windows Admin Center gateway.</LI> <LI><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Add connections from Active Directory</A>:</STRONG> Optionally search Active Directory when adding servers or Windows 10 PCs to a connections list. You can use wildcards in your search and bulk add multiple search results.</LI> <LI><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Dark mode theme</A>:</STRONG> Try out the new dark mode UI theme! It’s as easy as toggling the option under Settings-&gt;User-&gt;Personalization.<span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="01-UX.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/108398iA31F17AC07772490/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="01-UX.png" alt="01-UX.png" /></span></LI> </UL> <H2>Platform</H2> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Fundamentals</STRONG>: Various quality and functional improvements and bug fixes, including accessibility, notifications, elevation experience, high-availability deployment improvements, etc.</LI> <LI><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">PowerShell module for connections</A>:</STRONG> Use PowerShell to automate or programmatically import or export connections, including support for tags and shared connections. For RDCman users, check out the script which exports your RDCman connections for import into Windows Admin Center, while maintaining your grouping hierarchy using tags!</LI> <LI><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">PowerShell module for extensions</A>:</STRONG> Use PowerShell to automate or programmatically configure extension feeds, extension details, and install/update/uninstall extensions.</LI> </UL> <H2>Core tools</H2> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Power options</STRONG></A><STRONG>:</STRONG> Use the Power configuration tab in the server settings page to change the configured power profile. For example, select the High performance power plan to get the most out of your Hyper-V hosts.</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Platform hardware access</STRONG></A><STRONG>:</STRONG> If your server has an IPMI-compatible BMC, you’ll find the BMC serial number and a hyperlink to its IP address on the Server Overview page.</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>VMs can now use SMB shares for storage</STRONG></A><STRONG>:</STRONG> Create and configure VMs to use disaggregated storage with SMB file shares. Set the default VM configuration file and VHD file path to remote file shares in the Hyper-V host settings, create VMs using the default host setting or browse and choose a custom remote file share path, and point to .iso files on file shares to install the OS for the VM.</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Containers tool</STRONG></A><STRONG>:</STRONG> The Containers tool has exited preview and an updated version is available to install from the Extensions manager in Settings. It includes some style updates and accessibility fixes.</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Active Directory tool (Preview)</STRONG></A><STRONG>:</STRONG> Available to install from the Extensions manager in Settings, the AD tool currently lets you view domain details, create and manage users and groups, membership and details, search, enable/disable and remove user and computer objects, reset password, and configure resource-based constrained delegation on a computer object (use this to <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">configure single sign-on</A> for your Windows Admin Center gateway deployment!)<span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="02-AD.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/108401i7C9487A1AFE4B6F5/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="02-AD.png" alt="02-AD.png" /></span></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>DNS tool (Preview)</STRONG></A><STRONG>: </STRONG>Available to install from the Extensions manager in Settings, the DNS tool currently lets you view, create and configure forward and reverse lookup zones and DNS records and properties.<span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="03-DNS.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/108402i12A2299657164BC4/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="03-DNS.png" alt="03-DNS.png" /></span></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>DHCP tool (Preview)</STRONG></A><STRONG>: </STRONG>Available to install from the Extensions manager in Settings, the DHCP tool currently lets you view scope details like IP status and usage, and address exclusions and reservations, create scopes and scope properties, create address exclusions and reservations.<span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="04-DHCP.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/108403i79D8A42FBE8A2ADB/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="04-DHCP.jpg" alt="04-DHCP.jpg" /></span></LI> </UL> <H2>Hybrid</H2> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Azure hybrid services tool</STRONG></A><STRONG>:</STRONG> Consolidating all of Windows Admin Center’s optional Azure services into a centralized hub, the Azure hybrid services tool lets you easily discover and leverage the value that Azure can bring to your on-premises or hybrid environment.<span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="05-AHS_.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/108516i642BB2E3795EF5C5/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="05-AHS_.png" alt="05-AHS_.png" /></span></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Monitor (Preview)</A>:</STRONG> Configure custom email notifications about your server health, using the robust alerting framework of Azure Monitor. With Azure Monitor’s free 5 GB of data per month/customer allowance, easily try it out for a server or two without worry of getting charged. Additional benefits include a consolidated view of systems performance across the servers in your environment.<span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="06-AM.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/108406i3F1FC1567EEE8A8B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="06-AM.png" alt="06-AM.png" /></span></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure File Sync (Preview)</A>:</STRONG> Centralize your organization's file shares in Azure, while keeping the flexibility, performance, and compatibility of an on-premises file server. Azure File Sync transforms Windows Server into a quick cache of your Azure file share with the optional cloud tiering feature.<span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="07-AFS.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/108407i906B21B292060D77/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="07-AFS.png" alt="07-AFS.png" /></span></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Storage Migration integration with Azure File Sync</STRONG></A><STRONG>:</STRONG> Synergize migration with Azure File Sync (AFS). The Storage Migration Service leads to the AFS experience, so you can migrate from an older version of Windows Server to Windows Server 2019 and automatically deploy AFS to manage that data.</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Storage Migration directly into Azure</STRONG></A><STRONG>:</STRONG> Optionally choose direct-to-Azure storage migrations with Storage Migration Service, so you can migrate from Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012, or Linux Samba directly to a running IaaS VM in Azure.</LI> <LI><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Backup (improvements)</A>:</STRONG> Real-time monitoring of backup jobs, use existing Recovery Services Vaults, opt for the same backup schedule and settings across Files and System State backups, and error-handling and stability improvements.</LI> <LI><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Automate deployment in Azure</A>:</STRONG> Download and run our new script inside <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Cloud Shell</A> to set up a Windows Admin Center gateway in Azure. This script can create the entire environment, including the resource group.</LI> </UL> <H2>Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI)</H2> <UL> <LI><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Clustering and Hyper-V</A>:</STRONG> Enhancements for Cluster Aware Updating; add/remove virtual hard disk for running VMs; VM Connect web console in the Virtual Machines tool on Failover Cluster and HCI Cluster connections; performance improvements on Windows Server 2019 HCI clusters; and Azure Site Recovery protection status is shown for VMs across all cluster nodes.</LI> <LI><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Storage Spaces Direct</A>:</STRONG> New drive latency and error statistics give deep visibility into SSD and HDD performance; a new Diagnostics tool provides one-click data collecting for troubleshooting; multi-select bulk actions for drives, volumes, and servers; and improved network activity and resync monitoring.<span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="08-S2D.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/108408i7674D6DFABE44019/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="08-S2D.png" alt="08-S2D.png" /></span></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Software-Defined Networking</A>:</STRONG> Three powerful new tools: use Access Control Lists to manage data traffic flow by applying policies to virtual subnets; Gateway Connections, which supports all three types – IPSEC, GRE and L3; and Logical Networks management and monitoring. There are also many feature enhancements, like the ability to connect your VMs to a VLAN or Virtual Network directly within VM Settings.<span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="09-SDN.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/108409i660C27F0DB431814/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="09-SDN.png" alt="09-SDN.png" /></span> <P>&nbsp;</P> </LI> </UL> <H2>Extensibility and extension experience</H2> <UL> <LI><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Extension availability and update notifications</A>:</STRONG> A notification will now appear in the Server/Cluster Overview page when you connect if an extension that supports the hardware manufacturer and model is available. You see these notifications as partners release extension updates that support this feature. Also, a notification will appear when you open a tool and an update is available, with an “Update now” link to easily ensure you are on the latest version of the extension.<span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="10-EXT.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/108410iAFBB944522E0F447/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="10-EXT.png" alt="10-EXT.png" /></span></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Updated SDK design toolkit:</A></STRONG> Rapidly mock up extension designs in PowerPoint using the latest updated Windows Admin Center styles, controls, and page templates!</LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &amp;quot;"><STRONG style="box-sizing: border-box; font-weight: bold;"><A style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #146cac; text-decoration: underline;" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Updated SDK development guides:</A></STRONG> We've moved from Angular 5 to Angular 7, introduced a new set of styles, and made updates to many of our controls. See <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">this guide</A> to learn how to update your project to the latest SDK version. We also have refreshed code samples on GitHub, as well as <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">instructions</A> for exploring the latest controls interactively in Windows Admin Center.</LI> </UL> <H2>Windows Admin Center ecosystem</H2> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Growth:</STRONG> Partners are continuously adding new features and releasing extension updates and three new partners have released extensions since our last major GA release in September. We are also working with several other partners aiming to release extensions later this year.</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Lenovo XClarity Integrator</STRONG></A><STRONG>:</STRONG> Released in January, Lenovo’s solution provides a high-level view of all your Lenovo servers, allowing you to connect to Lenovo XClarity Administrator, Lenovo rack or tower servers, or all the servers in an entire chassis at once. You can then view the hardware health and status of individual servers and a summary dashboard of hardware health and firmware consistency across an entire cluster.<BR /><STRONG>NOTE:</STRONG> Lenovo XClarity users, please read this <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">known issue</A> before upgrading to Windows Admin Center 1904.<span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="11-LXCI.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/108411i1D06D8D653ED854A/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="11-LXCI.png" alt="11-LXCI.png" /></span></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>QCT Management Suite</STRONG></A><STRONG>:</STRONG> Released in February, the GA version of QCT’s Management Suite extension added support for a couple of specific WSSD certified QCT server solutions, includes visualizations for hardware temperature, power, air flow, and disks, including a disk replacement wizard. This week, another update brings support for dark mode UI theme, disk S.M.A.R.T information such as disk health status and model details, and firmware update capabilities for NIC, HBA, BIOS and disks.<span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="12-QCT.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/108412i21FC4EB6558088C1/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="12-QCT.png" alt="12-QCT.png" /></span></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>NEC ESMPRO</STRONG></A><STRONG>:</STRONG> Released earlier this month, NEC’s ESMPRO extension for Windows Admin Center enables showing hardware and RAID information for NEC Express5800 series servers by retrieving data through the NEC ESMPRO Manager software. See an overview of the system, or detailed information on individual hardware components and system health.<span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="13-NEC.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/108413iD064008D1DF28424/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="13-NEC.png" alt="13-NEC.png" /></span> <P>&nbsp;</P> </LI> </UL> <H1><FONT size="5">What’s next?</FONT></H1> <UL> <LI class="MsoNormal">In the coming months, we will resume Preview releases of Windows Admin Center through the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Windows Insider Program</A>.</LI> <LI class="MsoNormal">Also, learn more about Windows Admin Center on May 22, 2019 at the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Windows Server Summit 2019</A>! Registration will open on April 17, 2019.</LI> </UL> <P class="MsoNormal"><FONT size="4">As always, thanks for your ongoing support, adoption and feedback!</FONT></P> <P class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</P> </DIV> Fri, 12 Apr 2019 21:14:43 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/windows-admin-center-1904-ga-update-is-now-available/ba-p/443407 Samuel Li 2019-04-12T21:14:43Z Windows Admin Center Preview 1903 is now available! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/windows-admin-center-preview-1903-is-now-available/ba-p/388956 <P>In this release, the Dark UI theme is available for all, and you can now add Server or PC connection by searching Active Directory, one of our top 10 user requests!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Also based on the top user requests, there are four new tools available.&nbsp;Azure Monitor enables email notifications, the #1 user request.&nbsp;New tools to manage Active Directory, DHCP, DHCP were #2, #5, and #7 respectively. These three tools are now available in Preview on the <A href="#" target="_self">extension feed</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Read the official announcement here: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://aka.ms/wac1903</A></SPAN></P> Tue, 26 Mar 2019 19:24:38 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/windows-admin-center-preview-1903-is-now-available/ba-p/388956 Jeff Woolslayer 2019-03-26T19:24:38Z Announcing Windows Admin Center Preview 1902 and the QCT server management extension GA release https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/announcing-windows-admin-center-preview-1902-and-the-qct-server/ba-p/377442 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on on Feb 19, 2019 </STRONG> <BR /> Windows Admin Center 1902 Preview is now available to Windows Insiders! <BR /> <BR /> New features: <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> Shared connections list that can be shared across all users of a WAC gateway </LI> <BR /> <LI> PowerShell script to export your RDCman connections to a .CSV file which you can then import to Windows Admin Center </LI> <BR /> <LI> Software Defined Networking (SDN) Access Control List (ACL) support to manage data traffic flow using Datacenter Firewall and ACLs on virtual subnets </LI> <BR /> <LI> SDN Gateway Connection tool to manage and monitor your SDN IPSEC/GRE/L3 gateway connections </LI> <BR /> <LI> SDN Logical Network management tool </LI> <BR /> <LI> Connect VM to VLAN or Virtual Network in your SDN environment </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> <BR /> Announcement blog post: <A href="#" target="_blank"> https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2019/02/19/announcing-windows-admin-center-preview-1902 </A> <BR /> <BR /> We're also excited to announce the GA release of <A href="#" target="_blank"> QCT </A> 's Management Suite extension. Since launching a preview release last September, QCT has added support for WSSD certified solutions, QuantaGrid D52BQ-2U and T21P-4U. The GA release also includes display of advanced hardware information such as temperature, power, component loading and server LED control, and a Disk replacement wizard UI. You can install the QCT extension by going to WAC Settings &gt; Extensions &gt; Available extensions. <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/93920iD2299F1AD46BDA47" /> </BODY></HTML> Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:20:11 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/announcing-windows-admin-center-preview-1902-and-the-qct-server/ba-p/377442 Daniel Lee (WINDOWS SERVER) 2019-03-20T07:20:11Z Announcing Windows Admin Center 1812 Insider Preview https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/announcing-windows-admin-center-1812-insider-preview/ba-p/377440 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on on Jan 23, 2019 </STRONG> <BR /> We've just released Windows Admin Center 1812 Preview to Windows Insiders! Following the update to our generally available release, <A href="#" target="_blank"> v1809.5 </A> earlier this month, the Windows Admin Center Preview resumes with this 1812 release. This is the first release where you’ll be able to preview the dark UI theme, which is still a work in progress. <BR /> <BR /> Other new features are: <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> Power configuration tab on the server settings page, where you can change the configured power profile. </LI> <BR /> <LI> If the server has an IPMI-compatible BMC, you’ll find the BMC serial number and a hyperlink to its IP address on the Server Overview page. </LI> <BR /> <LI> If Windows Admin Center is installed in service mode, you can now use PowerShell to automate import/export of connections (with tags) and extension management. </LI> <BR /> <LI> Improvements to the High-Availability deployment experience and script </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> <BR /> Announcement blog post: <A href="#" target="_blank"> https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2019/01/22/announcing-windows-server-vnext-insider-preview-build-18317 </A> <BR /> </BODY></HTML> Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:19:58 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/announcing-windows-admin-center-1812-insider-preview/ba-p/377440 Daniel Lee (WINDOWS SERVER) 2019-03-20T07:19:58Z Windows Admin Center 1809.5 GA Update and Lenovo XClarity extension are publicly available https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/windows-admin-center-1809-5-ga-update-and-lenovo-xclarity/ba-p/377439 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on on Jan 08, 2019 </STRONG> <BR /> Windows Admin Center version 1809.5, which was <A href="#" target="_blank"> released to Windows Insiders last December </A> , is now publicly available as a GA (Generally Available) update. Version 1809.5 is a cumulative update to our 1809 GA release from last September which includes various quality and functional improvements and bug fixes throughout the product. Users who have installed version 1809.5 through the Windows Insider Program can continue to use the same version. Users with previous versions installed can install the update through Microsoft Update or install now from <A href="#" target="_blank"> aka.ms/WindowsAdminCenter </A> . <BR /> <BR /> Today, we also are excited to announce the release of Lenovo's XClarity Integrator extension for Windows Admin Center! The XClarity Integrator extension takes hardware management to the next level by seamlessly integrating into various experiences within Windows Admin Center. The XClarity Integrator solution provides a high-level view of all your Lenovo servers, and different tool extensions provide hardware details whether you are connected to a single server, failover cluster or a hyper-converged cluster. <A href="#" target="_blank"> Learn more </A> about the Lenovo XClarity Integrator extension, download from the Windows Admin Center Extension Manager and try it out today! <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/93917i62B88CBFF7E07614" /> <BR /> <H3> Windows Admin Center Version 1809.5 Release Summary </H3> <BR /> General <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> Accessibility improvements </LI> <BR /> <LI> Notification message improvements </LI> <BR /> <LI> Certificate handling improvements for upgrades </LI> <BR /> <LI> New splash screen when loading Windows Admin Center </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> Hyper-V <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> Add/remove virtual disk or drive for running VMs </LI> <BR /> <LI> VM Connect web console now works in the Virtual Machines tool on Failover Cluster and HCI Cluster connections </LI> <BR /> <LI> VM state refresh time is improved on Windows Server 2019 HCI clusters </LI> <BR /> <LI> Azure Site Recovery protection status is shown for VMs across all cluster nodes </LI> <BR /> <LI> VM health alerts now show VM name instead of VM ID </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> Clustering <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> UI improvements for Cluster Aware Updating </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> Extension Manager <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> User-installed extensions are persisted across Windows Admin Center upgrades </LI> <BR /> <LI> Increased resiliency against extension errors </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> Hyper-converged infrastructure <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> <BR /> Multi-select bulk actions for drives, volumes, and servers <BR /> With full support for Shift/Ctrl + click keyboard shortcuts, confirmation dialogs, and improved notifications. For example, you can now delete multiple volumes with just one click. <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/93918i7A19B98624AB5E8B" /> </LI> <BR /> <LI> <BR /> Monitor storage per-server <BR /> How much storage capacity is used per server, and how much needs to repair (normal after restarting), is now visible on the Server detail. Now you can track exactly how resync is progressing without relying on Get-StorageJob! <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/93919i724648CEDBC8E823" /> </LI> <BR /> <LI> <BR /> Better network activity monitoring <BR /> The Server detail page now has separate charts for non-RDMA and RDMA networking, each showing inbound and outbound traffic separately (summed over all adapters in the server). In addition to the new features described above, this update also brings many other minor fixes and improvements throughout HCI. </LI> <BR /> </UL> </BODY></HTML> Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:19:54 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/windows-admin-center-1809-5-ga-update-and-lenovo-xclarity/ba-p/377439 Daniel Lee (WINDOWS SERVER) 2019-03-20T07:19:54Z Announcing Windows Admin Center 1809.5 Insider Preview https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/announcing-windows-admin-center-1809-5-insider-preview/ba-p/377435 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on on Dec 11, 2018 </STRONG> <BR /> Windows Admin Center version 1809.5 is a cumulative update to our <A href="#" target="_blank"> 1809 GA release </A> in September which includes various quality and functional improvements and bug fixes throughout the product. This month, Windows Insiders get early access to our 1809.5 release before it is made generally available. <BR /> <BR /> See the official blog post for details on changes and how to download the new release: <A href="#" target="_blank"> https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/12/11/announcing-windows-admin-center-1809-5-insider-preview </A> </BODY></HTML> Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:19:28 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/announcing-windows-admin-center-1809-5-insider-preview/ba-p/377435 Daniel Lee (WINDOWS SERVER) 2019-03-20T07:19:28Z Windows Admin Center SDK is now generally available https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/windows-admin-center-sdk-is-now-generally-available/ba-p/377434 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on on Sep 20, 2018 </STRONG> <BR /> We’re excited to announce the GA release of the Windows Admin Center SDK!&nbsp; Windows Admin Center has been designed with extensibility in mind from the beginning, and with our SDK, you can integrate your own functionality into Windows Admin Center. <BR /> <BR /> <STRONG> Extend Windows Admin Center to make it your own. </STRONG> <BR /> <BR /> Build your own <A href="#" target="_blank"> tools </A> that integrate into Windows Admin Center’s existing server and cluster management views.&nbsp; Or, create your own <A href="#" target="_blank"> solution </A> that contains your own suite of tools.&nbsp; Tackle even more advanced scenarios by building a <A href="#" target="_blank"> gateway plugin </A> that is installed and works alongside your custom tools. <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Publish </A> your extension privately or publicly: With Windows Admin Center, distribute your extension privately inside your organization, or extend your reach by making your extension widely available within the Microsoft-supported extension feed. </LI> <BR /> <LI> Leverage Windows Admin Center’s existing platform features for security and identity management in your extensions: Azure Activity Directory (Azure AD) &amp; multi-factor authentication, Role-Based Access Control, and more. </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> <STRONG> Take advantage of rich development resources. </STRONG> <BR /> <BR /> Our SDK <A href="#" target="_blank"> documentation </A> includes step-by-step instructions to help you prepare your development environment, and start creating your own extension.&nbsp; Sample code is embedded throughout our guides for building a tool, solution, and gateway plugin.&nbsp; A full <A href="#" target="_blank"> extension example </A> is available with numerous <A href="#" target="_blank"> control examples </A> .&nbsp; A <A href="#" target="_blank"> CLI </A> is available to jump-start your project in only a few steps.&nbsp; We’ve also provided an easy-to-use PowerPoint <A href="#" target="_blank"> design toolkit </A> to help you design and envision your extension before coding, using Windows Admin Center page templates and standard controls. <BR /> <BR /> <STRONG> Develop with the web technologies you know and love. </STRONG> <BR /> <BR /> Windows Admin Center is built with Angular and TypeScript, so you can build extensions with all the modern web technologies you already know: HTML5, CSS, jQuery, and NPM.&nbsp; Leverage our CLI and all the rich, powerful UI controls that are already built into the platform to build your extension quickly and easily. <BR /> <BR /> <STRONG> Join the growing Windows Admin Center ecosystem. </STRONG> <BR /> <BR /> The Windows Admin Center ecosystem continues to grow: <A href="#" target="_blank"> <STRONG> DataON </STRONG> </A> is releasing an all-new extension for HCI management. <A href="#" target="_blank"> <STRONG> Fujitsu’s </STRONG> </A> preview extension is now generally available. <A href="#" target="_blank"> <STRONG> Squared Up </STRONG> </A> provides unique monitoring capabilities based on SCOM. <STRONG> Pure Storage </STRONG> is releasing an extension for FlashArray management, and <STRONG> QCT </STRONG> ’s extension visualizes hardware info and events. &nbsp;More partners are developing extensions and will be showcasing their progress at Ignite: <STRONG> Cisco </STRONG> , <STRONG> HPE </STRONG> , <STRONG> Lenovo </STRONG> , <STRONG> NEC </STRONG> , and <STRONG> Riverbed </STRONG> . </BODY></HTML> Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:19:24 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/windows-admin-center-sdk-is-now-generally-available/ba-p/377434 Nicholas Washburn 2019-03-20T07:19:24Z Announcing Windows Admin Center GA Update, version 1809 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/announcing-windows-admin-center-ga-update-version-1809/ba-p/377433 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on on Sep 20, 2018 </STRONG> <BR /> We’ve just released a new generally available update for Windows Admin Center, version 1809. This is our first GA refresh since Windows Admin Center version 1804.25, and it's packed with new features. Check out the official announcement blog post for more information and download or update today! <BR /> <A href="#" target="_blank"> https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/windowsserver/2018/09/20/windows-admin-center-1809-and-sdk-now-generally-available/ </A> </BODY></HTML> Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:19:19 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/announcing-windows-admin-center-ga-update-version-1809/ba-p/377433 Haley Rowland 2019-03-20T07:19:19Z Another month, another Windows Admin Center update - Preview 1808 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/another-month-another-windows-admin-center-update-preview-1808/ba-p/377432 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on on Aug 14, 2018 </STRONG> <BR /> The August update for Windows Admin Center Preview is now available to Windows Insiders! The monthly preview releases include new tools and capabilities marked as PREVIEW for evaluation and testing while the core platform continues to be production-ready. For IT admins who want more validation time for releases they use in production, you can use the <A href="#" target="_blank"> current GA version 1804.25 </A> . <BR /> <BR /> Announcement blog post: <A href="#" target="_blank"> https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/08/14/announcing-windows-admin-center-preview-1808 </A> <BR /> <BR /> New functionality: <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> New Settings tool for server settings and Hyper-V host settings on a server or across an entire cluster </LI> <BR /> <LI> VM Security settings now supported </LI> <BR /> <LI> Task scheduler now supports weekly/monthly triggers as well as multiple triggers </LI> <BR /> <LI> Azure Update management now supported in gateway mode </LI> <BR /> <LI> Hyper-Converged Infrastructure: Recommended reserve capacity and support for different screen resolutions </LI> <BR /> <LI> New Apps &amp; Features tool and Windows Defender tool available as downloadable extensions </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> </BODY></HTML> Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:19:15 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/another-month-another-windows-admin-center-update-preview-1808/ba-p/377432 Daniel Lee (WINDOWS SERVER) 2019-03-20T07:19:15Z We’ve made updates to the Windows Admin Center SDK (Preview)! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/we-8217-ve-made-updates-to-the-windows-admin-center-sdk-preview/ba-p/377431 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on on Aug 09, 2018 </STRONG> <BR /> We’re excited to announce the following updates to the SDK, currently in public preview: <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> Windows Admin Center CLI </LI> <BR /> <LI> Target an SDK version </LI> <BR /> <LI> Refreshed examples </LI> <BR /> <LI> Publishing extensions and plugins </LI> <BR /> <LI> What’s next? </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> <STRONG> Windows Admin Center CLI </STRONG> <BR /> <BR /> We’ve released the Windows Admin Center CLI as part of the SDK!&nbsp; The CLI installs seamlessly alongside your other global dependencies by running ‘npm install -g windows-admin-center-cli’.&nbsp; Once installed, you can create a new empty tool or solution with a single command, with more features planned in upcoming releases.&nbsp; Read more about using the CLI in our <A href="#" target="_blank"> SDK documentation </A> . <BR /> <BR /> <STRONG> Target an SDK version </STRONG> <BR /> <BR /> Keeping your extension up to date with SDK changes and platform changes is easy.&nbsp; We’re using NPM to tag the GA release, preview release, and latest versions of our platform dependencies. <A href="#" target="_blank"> Learn how </A> to use those to update your development environment automatically, and switch between versions to validate your extension’s integration with our latest features. <BR /> <BR /> <STRONG> Refreshed examples </STRONG> <BR /> <BR /> We’ve refreshed the <A href="#" target="_blank"> tool </A> , <A href="#" target="_blank"> solution </A> , and <A href="#" target="_blank"> gateway plugin </A> examples to leverage all the latest features in the Windows Admin Center platform, and the examples are now built on top of the Windows Admin Center CLI.&nbsp; Check them out! <BR /> <BR /> <STRONG> Publishing extensions and plugins </STRONG> <BR /> <BR /> You have more options for <A href="#" target="_blank"> publishing extensions and gateway plugins </A> .&nbsp; Now you can bundle a gateway plugin with an extension package. <BR /> <BR /> <STRONG> What’s next? </STRONG> <BR /> <BR /> We’re on the path to GA release of the Windows Admin Center SDK!&nbsp; A number of additional improvements and new content are planned between now and then, stay tuned for updates. </BODY></HTML> Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:19:11 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/we-8217-ve-made-updates-to-the-windows-admin-center-sdk-preview/ba-p/377431 Nicholas Washburn 2019-03-20T07:19:11Z Windows Admin Center Preview 1807 is available to Windows Insiders! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/windows-admin-center-preview-1807-is-available-to-windows/ba-p/377430 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on on Jul 17, 2018 </STRONG> <BR /> The July update for Windows Admin Center Preview is now available to Windows Insiders! The monthly preview releases include new tools and capabilities marked as PREVIEW for evaluation and testing while the core platform continues to be production-ready. For IT admins who want more validation time for releases they use in production, you can use the <A href="#" target="_blank"> current GA version 1804.25 </A> . <BR /> <BR /> Announcement blog post: <A href="#" target="_blank"> https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/07/17/announcing-windows-admin-center-preview-1807 </A> <BR /> <BR /> New functionality: <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> New streamlined experience to connect your gateway to Azure </LI> <BR /> <LI> Virtual machines tool now supports multi-select of VMs to perform actions on multiple VMs at once </LI> <BR /> <LI> Add/edit/remove shares and manage permissions </LI> <BR /> <LI> Azure Update Management is now integrated into the Updates tool </LI> <BR /> <LI> Filter server/cluster connections using tags </LI> <BR /> <LI> And many more improvements and bug fixes! </LI> <BR /> </UL> </BODY></HTML> Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:19:06 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/windows-admin-center-preview-1807-is-available-to-windows/ba-p/377430 Daniel Lee (WINDOWS SERVER) 2019-03-20T07:19:06Z Announcing Windows Admin Center Insider Preview 1806 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/announcing-windows-admin-center-insider-preview-1806/ba-p/377429 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on on Jun 20, 2018 </STRONG> <BR /> We've just released our first update to Windows Admin Center since GA (General Availability) two months ago. This release is available through the Windows Insider program as a preview version. See the official announcement on the Windows Insider blog for details on the GA vs Preview version options and all the new functionality including the top customer request, View PowerShell Script feature! <BR /> <BR /> Announcement blog post: <A href="#" target="_blank"> https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/06/19/announcing-windows-admin-center-insider-preview-1806 </A> <BR /> <BR /> New functionality: <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> View/copy the PowerShell scripts that Windows Admin Center is using under the hood. (Our top user request!) </LI> <BR /> <LI> Manage Windows Server 2008 R2 connections with a limited set of tools (another big customer request) </LI> <BR /> <LI> New tools to manage your Software Defined Network (SDN) in Hyper-Converged Cluster Manager </LI> <BR /> <LI> New Scheduled Tasks tool (in preview; see below for known issues) </LI> <BR /> <LI> Other new features include an update notification dialog, multiple extension feeds, and a new option to redirect web traffic from port 80. See below for details. </LI> <BR /> <LI> Improvements to some existing features: gateway settings page, notifications, connection tag editing experience, and extension management experience </LI> <BR /> </UL> </BODY></HTML> Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:19:02 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/announcing-windows-admin-center-insider-preview-1806/ba-p/377429 Daniel Lee (WINDOWS SERVER) 2019-03-20T07:19:02Z New management experiences for Windows Server 2019 - Storage Migration Service and System Insights https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/new-management-experiences-for-windows-server-2019-storage/ba-p/377428 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on on Jun 20, 2018 </STRONG> <BR /> The <A href="#" target="_blank"> Extension manager </A> within Windows Admin Center is a vehicle for our 3rd party partners to release extensions for their products and services, but also for Microsoft to release new management capabilities for Windows Server features in preview, enabling us to get early feedback and iterate quickly. <BR /> <BR /> <H3> Storage Migration Service </H3> <BR /> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Storage Migration Service </A> , a new feature for easily migrating servers and their data into Azure &amp; modern Windows Servers, was released as part of Windows Server 2019 Insider Preview Build 17639 two months ago, and the management UI for Storage Migration Service was released as an extension for Windows Admin Center through the extension feed. Since then, we've released two additional updates to the extension, adding new functionality, improvements and bug fixes based on user feedback. <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/93915i16C5EAE472703795" /> <BR /> <BR /> <H3> System Insights </H3> <BR /> Today, <A href="#" target="_blank"> System Insights </A> , a new feature for forecasting future server resource usage for compute, network, and storage based on predictive analytics, was released as part of Windows Server 2019 Insider Preview Build 17692. We've also released the management UI as a Windows Admin Center extension through the extension feed. <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/93916iB56431E5376C1C1B" /> <BR /> <BR /> Similar to how we're able to quickly deliver new features and improvements for Windows Admin Center by releasing out-of-box from Windows Server, we want to get new features to our users and iterate even more rapidly based on user feedback using extensions in Windows Admin Center. Try these extensions out, send us feedback and help us shape the future of Windows Server! </BODY></HTML> Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:18:58 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/new-management-experiences-for-windows-server-2019-storage/ba-p/377428 Daniel Lee (WINDOWS SERVER) 2019-03-20T07:18:58Z Windows Admin Center SDK - Public Preview Release https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/windows-admin-center-sdk-public-preview-release/ba-p/377425 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on on May 03, 2018 </STRONG> <BR /> Ever since the Technical Preview release of Windows Admin Center (previously Project Honolulu) at Ignite last year, partners and customers have been asking how to integrate with Windows Admin Center. Today, we are excited to announce the Public Preview release of the Windows Admin Center SDK along with the availability of partner extensions from DataON, Fujitsu and Squared Up! <BR /> <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Official announcement on Windows Server blog </A> </LI> <BR /> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows Admin Center SDK (Preview) on GitHub </A> </LI> <BR /> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows Admin Center SDK Documentation </A> </LI> <BR /> <LI> Partner extension case studies: <A href="#" target="_blank"> DataON </A> , <A href="#" target="_blank"> Fujitsu </A> , <A href="#" target="_blank"> Squared Up </A> </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/93914i29B17B3821550E92" /> </BODY></HTML> Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:18:40 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/windows-admin-center-sdk-public-preview-release/ba-p/377425 Daniel Lee (WINDOWS SERVER) 2019-03-20T07:18:40Z Manage Hyper-Converged Clusters running Windows Server 2016 with Windows Admin Center https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/manage-hyper-converged-clusters-running-windows-server-2016-with/ba-p/377423 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on on Apr 19, 2018 </STRONG> <BR /> At Microsoft Ignite 2017, we <A href="#" target="_blank"> teased </A> the next-generation in-box management experience for Hyper-V and Storage Spaces Direct on Hyper-Converged Infrastructure built on Windows Admin Center, known then as ‘Project Honolulu’. Until now, this experience has required an Insider Preview build of Windows Server 2019. The most consistent feedback we’ve received <A href="#" target="_blank"> by far </A> has been to add support for Windows Server 2016. <BR /> <BR /> Today, we’re delighted to announce it’s here! With the April update of Windows Admin Center and the latest Cumulative Update of Windows Server 2016, you can now use Windows Admin Center to manage the Hyper-Converged Infrastructure you already have today. <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/93913i303A3DA8B43A5580" /> <BR /> <BR /> We will be improving the experience and adding more features in the upcoming months, so please try it out and send us feedback! <BR /> <BR /> Announcement blog post: <A href="#" target="_blank"> https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/filecab/2018/04/19/manage-storage-spaces-direct-preview/ </A> <BR /> Documentation: <A href="#" target="_blank"> https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/manage/windows-admin-center/use/manage-hyper-converged </A> <BR /> </BODY></HTML> Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:18:29 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/manage-hyper-converged-clusters-running-windows-server-2016-with/ba-p/377423 Daniel Lee (WINDOWS SERVER) 2019-03-20T07:18:29Z Windows Admin Center (formerly Project Honolulu) is now Generally Available https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/windows-admin-center-formerly-project-honolulu-is-now-generally/ba-p/377421 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on on Apr 12, 2018 </STRONG> <BR /> Today, we’re announcing the general availability (GA) of Windows Admin Center, formerly Project Honolulu! Since our first private preview exactly a year ago, customers are now managing over a quarter million servers with 25,000+ installations. Thank you to everyone who downloaded, tested Project Honolulu and sent us feedback! <BR /> <BR /> Learn more about Windows Admin Center and try it out today! <BR /> <BR /> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Official announcement on Windows Server blog </A> <BR /> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Download Windows Admin Center </A> <BR /> </BODY></HTML> Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:18:18 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/windows-admin-center-formerly-project-honolulu-is-now-generally/ba-p/377421 Daniel Lee (WINDOWS SERVER) 2019-03-20T07:18:18Z 1802 update to Project “Honolulu” Technical Preview is now available! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/1802-update-to-project-8220-honolulu-8221-technical-preview-is/ba-p/377420 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on on Mar 01, 2018 </STRONG> <BR /> Today we’ve released an update to the Project ‘Honolulu’ technical preview. This build was previously released to <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows server insiders </A> . We will be pushing out a new build to insiders later this month. <BR /> <BR /> If you have not yet tried Project “Honolulu”, visit the <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows Server Evaluations </A> page to download. Those of you that are already using Honolulu will see a notification in the tool, as shown below: <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/93911i552C93FFD17C0DA5" /> <BR /> <H2> Release Summary </H2> <BR /> In this release, much of the work was under the hood - &nbsp;performance improvements, accessibility, and support for high-availability deployments. <BR /> <BR /> New in UI, we’ve rolled out a new settings experience - select the gear icon in the upper right of the window to check it out! The link to extension manager lives there, as well as additional settings that are described below. <BR /> <BR /> Another new feature is tagging – added based on feedback we’ve heard from customers who use Honolulu to manage many machines that they would benefit from the ability to organize connections to help sort and filter. <BR /> <BR /> In the Server Manager solution, you may notice that we’ve enabled some feature detection logic – for example, if you are managing a machine that does not have the Hyper-V role, you won’t see the Virtual Machines or Virtual Switches tool. Or, if you are managing the localhost, you won’t see Remote Desktop or PowerShell. This logic has not yet been added to all tools (ex. Storage Replica will always be displayed.) <BR /> <BR /> Finally, many of you may be happy to hear that we’ve added Hyper-V host settings. You can find them inside settings on the server overview tool. <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/93912iE4E120AF29A3FAE6" /> <BR /> <H2> Performance </H2> <BR /> We took the new tree control that was added to Files and Events last release and updated the rest of the tools in the Server Manager solution. <BR /> <H2> Accessibility </H2> <BR /> Starting with the Shell/Navigation and data table, we have begun implementing accessibility features such as support for <STRONG> keyboard navigation </STRONG> and <STRONG> screen readers </STRONG> . We will expand on these features in subsequent releases. <BR /> <H2> High-Availability </H2> <BR /> You can now deploy Project Honolulu in a failover cluster for high availability of your Honolulu gateway service. We’ve provided 4 PowerShell scripts that enable you to easily install, update, or uninstall Project Honolulu onto an existing failover cluster. You’ll need a Cluster Shared Volume to persist data across the cluster, but the scripts will install Project Honolulu and configure certificates on all the nodes. By deploying Project Honolulu on a failover cluster, you can ensure that you are always able to manage the servers in your environment. See the <A href="#" target="_blank"> HA deployment guide </A> for setup instructions and link to the scripts. <BR /> <H2> Honolulu Settings </H2> <BR /> <H3> Localization </H3> <BR /> The language drop-down menu is no longer disabled! Honolulu is in the process of being localized, so if you are multi-lingual, please experiment with non-English languages. If your OS or browser is configured to a supported language, Honolulu should automatically select that language. When installing, the MSI will be localized to the Windows <EM> region </EM> language setting, not the <EM> input </EM> language. <BR /> <BR /> Please <A href="#" target="_blank"> let us know </A> if you discover text that has been translated incorrectly. <BR /> <H3> Access Settings </H3> <BR /> This section only applies when you are running Honolulu as a service on Windows Server. Here you can define security groups (either Active Directory, or local machine groups) for both user and administrator access to Honolulu. <BR /> <BR /> Previously, to access the Honolulu service, users were required to have logon access on the gateway machine. Now you can configure your environment in such a way that users can access the Honolulu service without the rights to log on to the gateway machine. <BR /> <BR /> The default behavior is unrestricted; any user that navigates to the gateway URL will have access to the Honolulu interface. Once you add one or more security groups to the users list, access is restricted to the members of those groups. If you want to enforce the use of <STRONG> smartcard authentication </STRONG> , you can specify an additional <EM> required </EM> group for smartcard-based security groups. In this case, a user will have access if they are in any security group <STRONG> AND </STRONG> a smartcard group. <BR /> <BR /> On the Administrators tab, you define the security groups that will have privileges to change Honolulu settings. Smartcard groups work the same way here as for the user list. The local administrators group on the gateway machine will always have full administrator access and cannot be removed from the list. The administrators list supports the same AND condition for smartcards groups as the users list. <BR /> <H2> Tagging </H2> <BR /> To help you manage your list of connections, we’ve added the ability to assign tags to each entry in your connection list. Honolulu remembers the tags that you have previously used for easy selection. You can assign tags when adding a single connection or importing a list of connections. <BR /> <H2> Known Issues </H2> <BR /> Roles &amp; Features – If you check multiple rows, then click the button to clear the selection, the items will remain checked in the UI, but have successfully be deselected on the back end. To reselect, you must manually uncheck and recheck the item, or refresh the page. [1802-15409823] <BR /> <BR /> Access Settings – When you add or remove a security group, it can take a few minutes for the access control to be applied. [1802-15377945] <BR /> <BR /> If you encounter other bugs please create an item on our uservoice forum: <A href="#" target="_blank"> http://aka.ms/HonoluluFeedback </A> </BODY></HTML> Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:18:13 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/1802-update-to-project-8220-honolulu-8221-technical-preview-is/ba-p/377420 Jeff Woolslayer 2019-03-20T07:18:13Z 1712 update to Project “Honolulu” Technical Preview is now available! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/1712-update-to-project-8220-honolulu-8221-technical-preview-is/ba-p/377417 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on on Jan 08, 2018 </STRONG> <BR /> Today we’ve released an update to the Project ‘Honolulu’ technical preview. This is an incremental update from the last update on <A href="#" target="_blank"> December 1st </A> . We’ve added a couple top requested features in Virtual Machines and continued with the performance enhancements that lead to faster load times and page rendering. This build was previously released to <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows server insiders </A> before the holidays. <BR /> <BR /> If you have not yet tried Project “Honolulu”, visit the <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows Server Evaluations </A> page to download. Those of you that are already using Honolulu will see a notification in the tool, as shown below: <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/93910i0E59CE1E6B3455C1" /> <BR /> <H2> New Functionality in this Release </H2> <BR /> <H2> Virtual Machines </H2> <BR /> Based on high customer request, we now support viewing and changing VM settings while a VM is running, similar to how you can in Hyper-V Manager. On Generation 2 VMs, you can change general settings, memory setting, checkpoint setting and add disks and network adapters. <BR /> <BR /> You can also enable nested virtualization when creating a VM, or from the processor settings of an existing (stopped) VM. This is functionality that was previously only accessible from the command line. <BR /> <H2> Events </H2> <BR /> Administrative events are now displayed. <BR /> <H2> Performance improvements </H2> <BR /> The new data grid control has been added to all core tools in the Server and Failover Cluster solutions. <A href="#" target="_blank"> Check out how quickly the Events tool loads. </A> <BR /> <BR /> We have started rolling out a new tree control with the same scale and performance improvements as the new data grid. The new tree control is implemented in the Files and Registry tools. <BR /> <H2> Download today and give us your feedback! </H2> <BR /> If you haven’t already, download the <A href="#" target="_blank"> Technical Preview of Project “Honolulu” </A> and sign up for the <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows Insiders program </A> so you can access the preview builds of Windows Server and Project “Honolulu”. You can also provide feedback via our <A href="#" target="_blank"> UserVoice page </A> . </BODY></HTML> Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:17:55 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/1712-update-to-project-8220-honolulu-8221-technical-preview-is/ba-p/377417 Jeff Woolslayer 2019-03-20T07:17:55Z 1711 update to Project Honolulu Technical Preview is now available! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/1711-update-to-project-honolulu-technical-preview-is-now/ba-p/377415 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on on Dec 07, 2017 </STRONG> <BR /> We've officially released the 1711 update to Project Honolulu Technical Preview! An earlier version is available via Windows Server Insiders (build 1711-01003), but with further validation and a new PowerShell console tool, build 1711-15002 is now officially available through the <A href="#" target="_blank"> Microsoft Evaluation Center </A> . For those of you that like to be on the cutting edge, look for a new build going out to insiders later this month! <BR /> <BR /> If you are already using Honolulu, you will see an "Update available" notification in the Honolulu homepage which you can click to download and install the update. You can also visit the <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows Server Evaluations </A> page to download Project Honolulu. <BR /> <BR /> New features in this update include a new Remote Desktop tool, PowerShell console tool, Windows 10 client management, Switch Embedded Teaming, UI performance enhancements and more. See the <A href="#" target="_blank"> blog post </A> on the Windows Server blog for more details. <BR /> <BR /> And as always, <A href="#" target="_blank"> follow us on Twitter </A> for updates and send us feedback on <A href="#" target="_blank"> UserVoice </A> . <BR /> </BODY></HTML> Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:17:43 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/1711-update-to-project-honolulu-technical-preview-is-now/ba-p/377415 Daniel Lee (WINDOWS SERVER) 2019-03-20T07:17:43Z Video Series: Server Manager Tools - Overview, Processes, and Services  https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/video-series-server-manager-tools-overview-processes-and/ba-p/377414 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on on Nov 08, 2017 </STRONG> <BR /> Continuing our video series to help you get to know Project Honolulu, here are a few videos that give a quick run-down of some tools in Server Manager. If you haven’t already, download Project Honolulu at <A href="#" target="_blank"> https://aka.ms/HonoluluDownload </A> to try it out in your environment. <BR /> <BR /> The <A href="#" target="_blank"> Server Overview tool </A> provides a high-level view of your server’s performance and lets you configure global settings: <BR /> <BR /> <IFRAME frameborder="0" height="540" src="https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/windowsserver/Server-Overview-with-Project-Honolulu/player" width="960"> </IFRAME> <BR /> <BR /> The <A href="#" target="_blank"> Processes tool </A> gives a similar experience to the familiar in-box Task Manager: <BR /> <BR /> <IFRAME frameborder="0" height="540" src="https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/windowsserver/Managing-Processes-with-Project-Honolulu/player" width="960"> </IFRAME> <BR /> <BR /> The <A href="#" target="_blank"> Services tool </A> allows you to manage the services registered on your server, similar to the Windows Services MMC tool: <BR /> <BR /> <IFRAME frameborder="0" height="540" src="https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/windowsserver/Managing-Services-with-Project-Honolulu/player" width="960"> </IFRAME> <BR /> <BR /> We’ll be continuing to update our video series to highlight the features and capabilities of the tools within Project Honolulu. Watch this blog for future content and let us know if you have requests for the development of Project Honolulu at <A href="#" target="_blank"> https://aka.ms/HonoluluFeedback </A> . </BODY></HTML> Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:17:39 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/video-series-server-manager-tools-overview-processes-and/ba-p/377414 Haley Rowland 2019-03-20T07:17:39Z Got questions? Join our AMA session or Tech Community https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/got-questions-join-our-ama-session-or-tech-community/ba-p/377413 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on on Oct 11, 2017 </STRONG> <BR /> <STRONG> [Post-AMA Update] </STRONG> For future discussions, we've opened a space on the Microsoft Tech Community. Check it out! <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Windows-Server-Management/bd-p/WindowsServerManagement" target="_blank"> https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Windows-Server-Management/bd-p/WindowsServerManagement </A> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> As a follow-up to Ignite and our Technical Preview launch, we are hosting an "Ask Microsoft Anything" session focused on Project Honolulu to help answer any questions you all might have! <BR /> <BR /> <STRONG> Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 9 am to 10 am Pacific Time </STRONG> in the public Windows Server AMA space: <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> Details and to add it to your calendar: <A href="#" target="_blank"> https://aka.ms/WindowsServerManagementAMA/invite </A> </LI> <BR /> <LI> Windows Server AMA space: <A href="#" target="_blank"> https://aka.ms/WindowsServerManagementAMA </A> </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> Hope to see you online at the AMA next Tuesday! <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/93909iCE2E48D3C3AF2460" /> <BR /> <BR /> P.S. I don't know who the hipster model is on the promo picture, but that's not me! :) </BODY></HTML> Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:17:34 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/got-questions-join-our-ama-session-or-tech-community/ba-p/377413 Samuel Li 2019-03-20T07:17:34Z Session recordings from Microsoft Ignite 2017 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/session-recordings-from-microsoft-ignite-2017/ba-p/377411 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on on Oct 02, 2017 </STRONG> <BR /> We had some great conversations with many of you at the Microsoft Ignite 2017 conference, both at our sessions and at our booth. Thank you very much for the questions and input! It was so valuable to get customer confirmation that we're on the right track, and to get a better sense of where we need to invest going forward. <BR /> <BR /> Whether you were at Ignite or not, here are the full-length breakout session recordings which provide a deep dive into Project Honolulu and the new Hyper-converged management experience in Project Honolulu: <BR /> <BR /> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Discover what’s new with Windows Server management experiences </A> <BR /> <BR /> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Manage and monitor your Windows Server 2016 hyper-converged infrastructure </A> <BR /> <BR /> </BODY></HTML> Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:17:16 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/session-recordings-from-microsoft-ignite-2017/ba-p/377411 Samuel Li 2019-03-20T07:17:16Z Project "Honolulu" Technical Preview now available! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/project-quot-honolulu-quot-technical-preview-now-available/ba-p/377410 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on on Sep 22, 2017 </STRONG> <BR /> As promised, just in time for Ignite! :) <BR /> <BR /> <STRONG> Download here: </STRONG> <A href="#" target="_blank"> https://aka.ms/HonoluluDownload </A> <BR /> <BR /> Documentation: <A href="#" target="_blank"> https://aka.ms/HonoluluDocs </A> <BR /> Includes overview, deployment guide, troubleshooting and known issues, etc. <BR /> <BR /> Feedback link: <A href="#" target="_blank"> https://aka.ms/HonoluluFeedback </A> <BR /> <BR /> Here's the official announcement: <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows Server blog </A> <BR /> <BR /> </BODY></HTML> Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:17:11 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/project-quot-honolulu-quot-technical-preview-now-available/ba-p/377410 Samuel Li 2019-03-20T07:17:11Z Video series: An Inside Look at Project Honolulu https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/video-series-an-inside-look-at-project-honolulu/ba-p/377409 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on on Sep 21, 2017 </STRONG> <BR /> We hope you're getting excited about the upcoming launch of Project Honolulu! To give you a better understanding of what we've built, we've made a couple of short videos: <BR /> <BR /> Check out the <A href="#" target="_blank"> Overview of Project Honolulu </A> for a broad look at Project Honolulu, its architecture, deployment options, and its capabilities: <BR /> <BR /> <IFRAME frameborder="0" height="450" src="https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/windowsserver/Project-Honolulu-overview/player" width="800"> </IFRAME> <BR /> <BR /> If you want to be ready to deploy Honolulu as soon as it becomes available for download, watch <A href="#" target="_blank"> Getting Started with Project Honolulu </A> to learn about how to install and get straight to managing servers, failover clusters, and hyper-converged clusters in your environment: <BR /> <BR /> <IFRAME frameborder="0" height="450" src="https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/windowsserver/Getting-started-with-Project-Honolulu/player" width="800"> </IFRAME> <BR /> <BR /> Note that these videos include a link to download Project Honolulu - this download link will give you access to Project Honolulu as soon as it's released within a couple of days. <STRONG> [Update 9/22/2017] </STRONG> The download is now available! <A href="#" target="_blank"> https://aka.ms/HonoluluDownload </A> <BR /> <BR /> These are the first of a series of videos we will publish to help you manage your environments with Project Honolulu. Continue to follow this team blog for more content about the future of management and be the first to know when Project Honolulu becomes available for download! </BODY></HTML> Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:17:07 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/video-series-an-inside-look-at-project-honolulu/ba-p/377409 Haley Rowland 2019-03-20T07:17:07Z Introducing Project “Honolulu”, our new Windows Server management experience! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/introducing-project-8220-honolulu-8221-our-new-windows-server/ba-p/377408 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on on Sep 14, 2017 </STRONG> <BR /> You asked, we listened! The future of Windows Server management has arrived... <BR /> <BR /> Check out our sneak peek announcement on the main Windows Server blog: <BR /> <A href="#" target="_blank"> https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/windowsserver/2017/09/14/sneak-peek-4-introducing-project-honolulu-our-new-windows-server-management-experience/ </A> <BR /> <BR /> Our Server Management Experience team blog will be the first and authoritative source for future info about Project "Honolulu", starting with the download link which will be published here later next week! We have a lot more info to share over the coming weeks and months, so stay tuned! </BODY></HTML> Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:17:02 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/introducing-project-8220-honolulu-8221-our-new-windows-server/ba-p/377408 Samuel Li 2019-03-20T07:17:02Z SMT preview service is being retired on June 30, 2017 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/smt-preview-service-is-being-retired-on-june-30-2017/ba-p/377407 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on on May 17, 2017 </STRONG> <BR /> Thank you for participating in the preview of Server management tools (SMT) in Azure. Your feedback is pivotal to how we are modernizing the server management experience. <BR /> <BR /> Today, we are announcing our plan to discontinue the SMT preview service in Azure on June 30, 2017. Customers have provided us consistent feedback that while they very much like the ease of use of the Azure-hosted server management experience, they would rather we prioritize on-premises customer-deployed scenarios that don't require an Internet connection. Customers have described scenarios where they need full control over all aspects of the deployment for compliance reasons, as well as scenarios where private networks are disconnected from the Internet. <BR /> <BR /> Based on this top customer request and other market dynamics, we have adjusted our strategy to focus on an on-premises, disconnected solution. This work is well under way, and we will share details and availability later this year. <BR /> <BR /> We are following up directly with our most active SMT customers to ensure options are understood and they have the support they need through this transition. We invite impacted customers to <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=mailto:smt-support@microsoft.com?subject=SMT%20retirement" target="_blank"> reach out to us </A> if assistance is needed. <BR /> <BR /> In the meantime, customers are encouraged to continue using traditional methods of Windows Server management such as Remote Desktop, Server Manager, Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT), and other MMC-based management tools. <BR /> <BR /> Although our new investments are focused around a locally-deployed solution, we may reintegrate with Azure again in the future. We'll be listening closely to your feedback. <BR /> <BR /> Thank you again for using the SMT preview service in Azure, and we apologize for any inconvenience its discontinuation may cause. We are excited for what's coming, and we will post an update in the Fall. Stay tuned! <BR /> <BR /> <STRONG> [Update 9/14/2017] </STRONG> As promised, here are more details about our new locally deployed solution! <BR /> <A href="#" target="_blank"> https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/servermanagement/2017/09/14/introducing-project-honolulu-our-new-windows-server-management-experience/ </A> <BR /> <BR /> Sincerely, <BR /> <BR /> Server Management Experience team </BODY></HTML> Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:16:58 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-admin-center-blog/smt-preview-service-is-being-retired-on-june-30-2017/ba-p/377407 Samuel Li 2019-03-20T07:16:58Z