What is CPU Type in SCVMM 2008 R2 VM Processor Hardware Profile?

A great colleague has written a simple, well illustrated article on the purpose of CPU types for virtual machine’s in SCVMM. This will serve as my reference from now on. Link below. Share with your peers. This issue pops up all the time with no great explanation until now. Thanks Mark! What is CPU Type…


Updated System Center Virtual Machine Manager Configuration Analyzer (VMMCA)

Description The VMMCA is a diagnostic tool you can use to evaluate important configuration settings for computers that either are serving or might serve VMM roles or other VMM functions. The VMMCA scans the hardware and software configurations of the computers you specify, evaluates them against a set of predefined rules, and then provides you…


Updated SCVMM 2008 and 2008 R2 MPS Reports

Overview The SCVMM 2008 and 2008 R2 Microsoft Product Support Reports helps Support Professionals, IT Pros and System Administrators gathering critical system and logging information used in troubleshooting support issues. Built upon the success of earlier versions of SCVMM MPS Reports, this new release adds compatibility for SCVMM 2008 R2 and Windows 2008 R2 OS…


Communication issues after Windows and SCVMM Upgrade to 2008 R2

I’ve seen a number of customers run into networking and general communication issues following a move to Windows 2008 R2. And to manage Windows 2008 R2 you must be running SCVMM 2008 R2. Both require checking for updates. Windows 2008 R2 – Make sure the network card drivers are up to date… all of them….


Download Virtual Machine Manager R2 Documentation

Downloadable documents are now available for VMM R2!  Check them out on TechNet here:  http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=162764 Available documents for download Deployment Guide Guide to Operations Manager Integration Security Guide Operations Guide Scripting Guide Cmdlet Reference Building PRO-Enabled Management Packs Use the links in the following table to find documentation that you can download and print to…


System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 R2 RTMs

Announcement straight from the source! Enjoy! System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 has RTM’d and GA via volume licensing is set for October 1. This is great news for all and I’d like to especially thank our VMM 2008 R2 Development, Product Management, and Test teams. Lots of hard work fueled by their passion…


‘Unsupported Cluster Configuration’ – Virtual Networks

There are a number of reasons a Virtual Machine (VM) can fall into a status of ‘Unsupported Cluster Configuration.’ A brief list, pulled from TechNet, shows that storage, networking, and other factors can cause this status. (Source: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc967323.aspx) The virtual machine is on a LUN that contains more than one virtual machine. The virtual machine…


SCVMM 2008 R2 Release Date

Re-posted from Rakeshm’s VM Management Blog… Link here. I just wanted to clarify (incorrect) rumors/speculation about the release date for SCVMM 2008 R2. There is a lot of built up excitement for this release and we’ve added many features, none more anticipated than live migration. While it is true that our competition has had this…


Creating Virtual Networks on Clustered Hosts leaves some binding work to be done

If you ever happen to set up a new virtual network on a Cluster node/Host you may find that your work is not entirely done. First, the Host that you added the VN to will in fact have networking set up correctly. What may appear odd is that the other Hosts in the cluster (nodes)…


New Features in SCVMM 2008 RC R2 Announced!

Vishwa has posted a great article on new features in VMM RC R2. This goes beyond the features you may have read previously. I’ve listed the features below. Visit the SCVMM Blog for details. Thanks Vishwa! New SCVMM R2 RC Features in RC!     Quick Storage Migration     Queuing of Live Migrations     Rapid Provisioning…