VMM: Options for Offline Servicing, P2V, and Building Virtual Networks

UPDATE: 10/21/2014: The MVMC 3.0 is now released with P2V functionality restored. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42497 I work with SCVMM (System Center Virtual Machine Manager) frequently in many different contexts. I even do the occasional private cloud engagement specifically on VMM and Hyper-V. Most of the time however, I am using VMM in a peripheral context – be…

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Virtualize! But How? P2V? I thought you took that feature out of VMM!

UPDATE: 10/21/2014: The MVMC 3.0 is now released with P2V functionality restored. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42497 One of the most asked questions I have received regarding the latest release of VMM 2012 has been “Where is the P2V conversion feature? Did it go away?” Well yes, The P2V (Physical-to-Virtual) conversion process was deprecated from System Center Virtual Machine…

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SCVMM 2008 R2: VMM Service Crash with UnauthorizedAccessException while Gathering Information on the Source Machine

Symptoms When click clicking “SCAN SYSTEM” in the SCVMM P2V (Physical to Virtual) conversion wizard, the following error occurs: “The connection to the Virtual Machine Manager server <SERVERNAME> was lost.”  The job results will show the following error:  “Error 1700” “The Virtual Machine Manager service on the <HOSTNAME> server stopped while this job was running….

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SCVMM: Avoid STOP 07XB Issues Post-P2V Migration by Ensuring Registry Hooks to Physical Storage Filters are Removed

Sometimes P2V migrations fail in SCVMM after the 70% completion phase. This is usually post copy/post virtualization fixup. This could also be a situation where it seems the job is hanging at 70% in the VMM console.  Another symptom that might be noticed would be that the P2V job has completed w/ Info. Often you…

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