March 30 2013

Exam 70-247: Config & Deploy Private Cloud with SC2012

Today I took and passed the 70-247: “Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012” exam as part of my track to obtain the MCSE: Private Cloud certification.

I found the exam reasonably challenging. The exam focused mainly on VMM & App Controller, a fair bit of DPM, SCSM & SCOM and a little bit of App-V and SCORC.

There is an MVP who has broken down his experience of the exam – http://blog.scsmfaq.ch/2012/07/06/private-cloud-exam-70-247-my-experience/ – I would agree  with the breakdown however my exam was 62 questions and included 2 large case studies.

I’d recommend a very good understanding and experience with VMM & App Controller, and at least a good logical understanding of the remaining technologies before sitting this exam.

 

 

 



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June 1 2012

Install VMM 2012 console on non-domain workstation

While most of the time you are going to be installing the System Center Virtual Machine Machine 2012 console on a domain joined machine, I had a requirement to install the console on a non-domain joined machine. You can’t do this via the regular VMM setup as the installer does a check for domain membership as a pre-req and there is no way around this.

So this is how I got it working:

  • Enable the ‘.NET Framework 3.5.1’ feature (pre-req as per http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg610640.aspx)
  • Set PowerShell execution policy to Unrestricted (set-executionpolicy unrestricted)
  • Browse to the amd64SetupmsiClient folder from the VMM 2012 media and run AdminConsole.msi

You should now have a working VMM 2012 console on your non-domain machine.

 

 

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