How to configure System Center VMM Part 5 – Logical Switches

Welcome back for Part 5 of this System Center VMM series, in this post I will write about Logical Switches.

If you do not know what a Logical Switch is, it’s basically the same as a Standard Switch created with New-VMswitch on a Windows Server OS. But it’s defined and create by VMM, so that you can manage it from VMM. You can also from VMM 2019 convert a Standard Switch to Logical Switch.

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Azure Monitor with System Center Data Protection Manager 2019, and what’s new

A few day’s ago the System Center team posted a blog on the Windows Server blog post about the upcoming 2019 release this month.

For the 2019 release there was not alot of new features but i wanted to highlight one, the new Azure Monitor overview page. It’s an integration between the DPM server wich is connected to Azure Backup and Azure Log Analytics.

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Backing up your DPM2016 Server with a 2nd DPM server

So you have a DPM server and are thinking, it could be nice to have a offsite backup of my backups.

There are 2 ways to go. You can enable the DPM Azure Cloud backup. Wich is a nice feature. But it’s more for having a longer retention of your backup. And you will need to either reinstall the DPM server or install the Azure Backup Server somewhere and connect it to the Recovery Service Vault to restore the data.

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