Hello everyone,

Your feedback is very important to the VMM team. Microsoft is listening to you. A long wait feature request is now available, 2nd generation virtual machines for VMRoles and Service Templates is here.

As you already know, VMM service models were only supported for Gen1 virtual machines and Windows Azure Pack VM roles.

The good news is that the Virtual Machine Management (VMM) team has announced support for 2nd generation service virtual machines and virtual machine roles VMM 2012 R2 Update Rollup 6.

This new feature frees up 2nd generation virtual machine deployment and management scenarios through virtual machine roles and services as follows:

Through single-generation virtual machines through VM roles, the customer can create a custom cloud-level feature Supported VmGenerationForVmRole and set it to ‘2“. All cloud services created after custom properties have 2nd generation virtual machines when they deploy virtual machine roles in cloud services.

2- 2nd generation virtual machines through VMM service instances, the new scenarios include the introduction of multi-level services and the ability to select the generation of virtual machines for corresponding levels. In addition, users can serve these service instances using both a traditional and an image-based service.

Also an exciting additional feature in Update Rollup 6 is that you can manage Microsoft Azure IaaS virtual machines directly from the Virtual Machine Manager console. ).

In today’s blog post, I’ll show you how to deploy Generation 2 virtual machines in VMM service models in three different situations.

After installing Update Rollup 6 for Virtual Machine Manager here.

1. Create a 2nd generation virtual machine model.
2. Create a single-level service model with this virtual machine model.
3. Once we have successfully created the 2nd generation service model, we will deploy the virtual machines using that service.
4. Ensure that 2nd generation virtual machines are created.

Step 1: Create a Gen2 VM template

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Step 2: Create a one-tier service model

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Step 3: Deploy the 1st floor Gen2 service model

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Step 4: Verify that the Gen2 service model is enabled

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1. Create a 2nd generation service model by deploying Remote Desktop Services (RD Connection Broker, RD Web Access, and RD Session Host).
2. Enable multi-level service.
3. Confirm the service that has been successfully deployed and 2nd generation virtual machines will be created.
4. Scale the RD Session server with the Gen 2 VM.
5. Scaling service.

If you want to follow along, be sure to visit the following step-by-step messages on how to create Scale-Out and Scale-In Remote Desktop Infrastructure as a service:

Deploying Scalable RDS as a Service with VMM: Part 1
Deploying Scalable RDS as a Service with VMM: Part 2
Deploying Scalable RDS as a Service with VMM: Part 3

Step 1: Create Gen2 multilevel service models

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Step 2: Deploy the multi-level service model

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Step 3: Verify that the Multi-Tier Gen2 service is enabled

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Step 4: Scale the multi-level service

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Step 5: Scale the multi-level service

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1. Create a service model on 1st and 2nd generation virtual machines with Remote Desktop Services Deployment (RD Connection Broker, RD Web Access, and RD Session Host). The host of the RD session is the 1st generation.
2. Deploy the same Remote Desktop Services infrastructure that is described in Scenario 2.
3. Confirm a service that has been successfully deployed with 1st and 2nd generation virtual machines.
4. Scale the RD session host service on the Gen 1 virtual machine.
5. Scaling service.

Step 1: Create Gen2 and Gen1 multilevel service models

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Step 2: Deploy the multi-level service model

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Step 3: Make sure Multi-Tier Gen2 and Gen1 services are enabled

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Step 4: Scale the multi-level service

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Step 5: Scale the multi-level service

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Do you have more feedback? One of the main reasons Microsoft has introduced this update is because you voted for this feedback with the user’s voice. If you want to influence the priorities of the product group, you can vote on existing proposals or submit your own proposals here:

Description of the System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager Update Rollup 6 is here.

Until then … Enjoy your day!

Cheers,
/ Charbel

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