VMM Configuration Analyzer 2008 is now available for download!

Greetings folks,   Today, I’ve got a guest poster, Carmen Asher, one of my colleagues in VMM team. Carmen is the program manager responsible for SCVMM Configuration Analyzer 2008. Her post below provides you with all the information you need to know on: what VMMCA is all about, where to download it, how to use…

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Running SQL server 2008 on Hyper-V

Now the world of IT is turning its focus on consolidating the physical computers into virtual machines. More and more people started to ask questions like, “will my app run the same in those virtual machines?”, “will there be any performance changes for my app running them in VMs versus standalone physical machines?”. Many of…

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SCVMM 2008 RTM!

Finally, the wait is over! Today, we have released System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008. For more information about the product, you can check out Rakesh’s blog here, or the Window Virtualization team blog, or go to our technet home to download a trial version. To echo what Rakesh has said, a big THANK YOU…

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All about refreshers …

If you have been using VMM for a while, you’ve probably figured out that we use various “refreshers” to pull data from the hosts and VMs that we manage. When deploying VMM in various sized environments, depending on the perf/scale requirements, you might need to tweak the refresher schedule to achieve the best performance.  …

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Two important updates for SCVMM

Working with SCVMM team, Hyper-V team and BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service) team have just released two important updates to support SCVMM scenarios. We highly recommend our customers to install these updates to your Hyper-V host environments. In fact, if your Hyper-V hosts do not have these two updates installed, SCVMM server will report your hosts…

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Get Virtual Now

Yes, today is a big day for Microsoft and a big day for the IT industry. We launched our full virtualization solution stack today at Meydenbauer Convention Center, Bellevue, WA. For the complete PR coverage, please check out this official MS news release.   Now, customers who want a full end-to-end virtualization solution stack can…

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Install and uninstall VMM agent on Windows 2008 Server Core

Since Windows 2008 Server Core does not come with Graphical UI, managing things on Core can be a bit challenging for folks who are used to the various administrator consoles.   Luckily, here is a handy dandy command reference: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5FB255FF-72DA-4B08-A504-1B10266CF72A&displaylang=en, in case you want to learn more about the available commands. Note, PowerShell is not…

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How to collect WinRM traces

Since “How to collect SCVMM traces” and “What to do when I have hosts in Needs Attention state?” are published, we’ve seen requests on how to further debug WinRM/WMI issues that lead to VMM AddHosts failures.   It’s particularly useful, when you run into a SCVMM error that is rooted from a WinRM error code…

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DFS on VMM Library

We have seen some questions around DFS and VMM Library.  Here is an attempt to explain how VMM would behave when deployed in such an environment and what customers should expect before doing so.   First of all, what is DFS? DFS stands for Distributed File System. The Microsoft DFS solution is composed of DFS Replication…

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VMM and PowerShell

We, at SCVMM team, have made our automation and integration stories super easy and fun through the powerful PowerShell interface. And the reason we chose PowerShell is that it is not only a powerful commandline tool for IT admins, it also provides strong API level integration capabilities and automation framework for ISVs. (See Jeffrey’s comments about “PowerShell is not…

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