Common P2V Failures Explained

            Physical to Virtual (P2V) conversion is one of the most popular features of SCVMM. And, there are many articles written to make the process easy to understand, or to resolve common problems. Last week I worked with an company that had converted around three hundred systems (nice!). Two systems were giving…


P2V of Domain Controllers – Online or Offline?

We know that SCVMM can convert physical machines into virtual machines with all work necessary to make this transitioned machine still boot and function correctly. This is a great feature that customers use daily. This work is done usually while the server is still running as an Online P2V. If you have ever stopped to…


VMMUpdate: Stay up to date!

CURRENT VERSION: 2.7, RELEASED 12/07/11 Windows and SCVMM SP1 updates included in scan “Are your Hosts and SCVMM Server up to date? And, does it really matter?’” …YES! WHAT IS VMMUPDATE? VMMUpdate creates a report of required updates for technologies used by the SCVMM server and all Hosts. Windows Hyper-V Failover Cluster As well as components…


SCVMM PowerShell Commands Cheat Sheet

PowerShell. You keep meaning to learn it. You just need a push. Maybe a CubeNote (Cheat Sheet) would help. Think about this… every single command you perform in the SCVMM Admin Console can be performed in PowerShell. There isn’t a single thing in the Admin Console that is not available by interactive command or script….


Creating a Template and Successfully Deploying New VMs

Templates save time! Templates make multiple custom deployments easy! Learn to use Templates! So, essentially I have marked up two great TechNet articles on creating virtual machines from templates. This sounds a bit backwards, but these articles provide all the information needed to Create A Template. I have pointed out important points and added comments…


P2V and Other Jobs Fail with Error 2912, 0x8007xxxx

A common problem during data transfers, especially toward the end of P2V jobs, is Error 2912, with some variation of 0x8007xxxx. This is generally certificate related. I’ve put together a complete set of steps that will correct certificate issues between the SCVMM Server and Hosts. Why do certificates matter? BITS uses them… and BITS is…


How to manually remove a host from the VMM database

If you are unable to remove a Host from SCVMM Admin Console, or Failover Cluster Nodes, this article is for you. Mike published it a while back. I was looking for just such a solution and he showed me that he had already written exactly what I needed. Awesome! This is one to bookmark. Thanks…


VMM Frequently Asked Questions

All questions answered here. OK, many questions you run into on a daily basis but seem to have a tough time finding an answer to… Whether you are new to the product or have been a master of all things VMM for years, I bet you’ll learn something you didn’t know. The link below takes…


SCVMM Comprehensive Updates

There are many updates available for SCVMM and the technologies it manages. Staying up to date can be difficult. There is a tool, the VMMCA, that will check the configuration and updates installed on the SCVMM Server and any Hosts specified and produce a simple report. This covers a great number of required updates. Now,…


Intermittent Connectivity Issues and Cluster Refresh Times with Windows 2008 R2 and SCVMM 2008 R2

It’s not often I get excited about Hotfixes… ok, that may not be entirely true, but I am very excited about these two. Why? They address WMI issues. ‘Why, Jonathan, would I care about WMI? That’s one of those obscure process things that I’ve never even seen…’, you say. ‘You’re right!’ I say, over-enthusiastically. ‘But…