On my way to the new MCSE!

I checked prometric over the weekend and was thrilled to find I passed both of the free Microsoft exams I took at MMS 2012.

071-247 : Configuring & Deploying a Private Cloud w/ System Center 2012

071-246 : Monitoring & Operating a Private Cloud w/ System Center 2012

Now I have only  a few steps reimaining to complete my new and improved MCSE.

If you're interested in more information on the new, revived MCSE certification programs, check out: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-private-cloud.aspx 

Serverquarium at MMS 2012

The Hand-On Labs at MMS 2012 are one of the most impressive real-world demonstrations of Private Cloud possibilities.

Built on HP Virtual System and Microsoft System Center, the MMS 2012 Hands On Labs (HOL) provides:

  • 650 Total Lab Stations
  • Every 90 Minutes, 1,200 VMs will be created in less than 10 Minutes for the 400 Classroom Stations
  • Virtual Machine Sets Range from 1 – 6 VMs Per Lab Topic
  • Expected Average Concurrent VMs: 1,950
  • Expected Total VMs Created and Used During this week: 19,000+ 

These “Serverquarium” systems are running HP VirtualSystem VS3 with ProLiant BL460 blades and 3PAR storage.

Each tiny blinking light in the 3PAR storage cabinet represents a 146GB SAS spindle.

Feel free to contact me directly for any more information about the HP VirtualSystem series, FlexFabric, Hyper-V, System Center, etc.

Serverquarium "compute" rack of blades

Serverquarium storage rack

HP VirtualSystem website: http://www.hp.com/solutions/microsoft/virtualsystem

See also: http://www.hashtags.org/mms2012%20serverquarium