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Long winding road to Lab Management

June 30, 2010

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I got distracted, so now wrapping the Hyper-V WMI API gets a lot more attention than the actual building of VMs. Latest update is on CodePlex: just released an alpha of System.Management.HyperV.dll.

TMandou Effect

June 27, 2010

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TMandou linked to my blog! Very intimidating that, so instead of leaving my weekend coding overdose as the last post, here is some macro lens goodness. Enjoy!

Raw Lab Management

June 27, 2010

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If you don’t have System Center Virtual Machine Manager, where to start? PowerShell! If you want to do the basics. But I didn’t have the patience to learn as much PowerShell as I needed to, but I did have the patience to learn a lot of WMI… One weekend later, here is my C# library […]


June 5, 2010


The laptop I’m using will only go so far, even with external disks and 8GB RAM. YMMV, but for my purposes I need a second machine. This makes planning network configuration a lot more complicated: Host 1: DC, SCVMM w Library, WSUS, SQL, SharePoint, TFS, Build Controller A, Build Agent A1, Test Controller A, … […]

Under the covers

June 4, 2010


Lab Management relies heavily on System Center Virtual Machine Manager so a lot of my posts will be about enabling automation for building virtual machines. I don’t know why I like automation, but I know automation is a great the only way to get Repeatability: Anytime I have to follow written instructions repeatedly, I will […]

Lab Management

June 2, 2010


Do you like virtual machines? Do you build them from the OS on up every time you have even just a half baked excuse? Well then we have a lot in common! With the release of Visual Studio 2010 came Lab Management: heaven for the likes of us because it integrates with System Center Virtual […]