Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions – eBook download (did I mention FREE?)

I found this link on ‘Keith Combs’ Blahg.’ Written by Mitch Tulloch with the Microsoft Virtualization team, this is THE reference for all things virtual: Hyper-V, SCVMM, App-V, Med-V, and USMT. Download and read today!   http://blogs.technet.com/keithcombs/archive/2008/12/19/thanks-for-attending-the-usa-virtualization-tour-ebook-download.aspx   Direct download link: https://www.getvirtualnow.com/usevents/education/download/693371eBook.pdf           Technorati Tags: microsoft,scvmm,hyper-v review,virtual,virtualization,windows,app-v,med-v  

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Contributing Engineer: SCVMM 2008 Installation. Step-by-Step

Mike Briggs put this article together for one of his customers who was having a bit of difficulty installing SCVMM correctly. The SCVMM install process is well designed and easy to follow, but it helps if you read the directions… Needless to say, some people have a hard time putting on the brakes and reading…

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Updates! Updates! SCVMM, Hyper-V, Cluster

There are many updates for SCVMM and Hyper-V. Some are required just following product install, others are provided to offer greater functionality. Some updates/hotfixes address issues that may constitute a headache for you down the road. I’ll list everything I know and provide recommendations. This post will change over time as new updates and issues…

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How to Troubleshoot Host Status – Quick Table

From the Microsoft TechNet SCVMM TechCenter Article URL: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb740860.aspx (Don’t forget the VMMCA tool. This should always be top in your troubleshooting list. More info here.)   The table below works as a quick reference for why you may be experiencing connectivity issues. This will at least get you off and running in the right…

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Ultimate Interactive How To for SCVMM

Need to add a Host? Click ‘To add hosts’. Want to configure a SAN environment for VMM? There’s a button for that too. This screen capture shows a few of the options available in the decision flow designed to take you to the right content for the job at hand. Here’s the link: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/scvmm/cc835256.aspx Content…

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WMI Errors and SCVMM – If It’s Not Broken, Update It!

There are many errors that may appear, based on events in SCVMM, to be WMI related. An understandable response would be to troubleshoot WMI. On the other hand, many ‘Access Denied’ errors, while pointing to WMI in no way, are actually the result of WMI issues. Below are a number of error examples that in…

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Troubleshooting and Data Collection During Offline P2V

When the P2V process fails there can be a number of issues to identify. A number of situations are discussed below. The machine being virtualized is referred to as the Source machine. The location where the virtualized machine is being copied is the Destination Host. Use this article as your main reference for all P2V…

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How to Troubleshoot Slow BITS Performance, Hosts ‘Not Responding’ and ‘Needs Attention’ Communication Issues

You find yourself with one of the following situations 1.     Deployment or migration of data utilizing LAN (not SAN Transfer) is very slow in general 2.     BITS is slow in one direction only: Fast from Host01 to Host02, but slow from Host02 to  Host01 for example 3.     Host reports in SCVMM Admin Console “Host not…

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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love PowerShell

An excerpt from Justin Zarb’s article on his ‘Virtual World’ site. Michael Michael is the tops in SCVMM. If he took the time to create these videos you can bet they are worth viewing.   Managing with Windows PowerShell http://blogs.technet.com/virtualworld/archive/2007/10/18/quick-start-from-nothing-to-scvmm.aspx   Title Length Presenter Managing with Windows PowerShell (1 of 4) Introduction to Scripting in…

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Flattening the SCVMM Learning curve

Below is an excerpt from Justin Zarb’s article on his ‘Virtual World’ site.   Quick Start from Nothing to SCVMM http://blogs.technet.com/virtualworld/archive/2007/10/18/quick-start-from-nothing-to-scvmm.aspx So I have been chatting to more and more people around System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) and this product is great! Compared to other virtualization management tools that I have used in the…

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