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…

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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…

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Computer stops responding or restarts during Hyper-V Live Migration on Windows 2008 R2

Hyper-V Issue that can affect SCVMM operations What: A new article has been released with a hotfix to resolve an issue where Windows 2008 R2 servers running on AMD Family 10h processors may restart unexpectedly or stop responding. No error messages are generated. When: Issue may occur when the Live Migration feature is used to…

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‘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…

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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)…

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Are All of My Servers Really Up to Date?

With a single command you can pull a list of all installed updates. Use this to compare patch levels on all systems so you can easily target those not meeting the bar. We start with simple commands, then build on these to create robust queries with optional CSV and HTML formatting. I think of these…

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Hotfix Rollup Released for SCVMM - KB961983

Released April 14, 2009, a number of Hotfixes have been rolled up into a single download. I strongly recommend this update for all SCVMM Servers. This update may require a reboot. This update replaces ‘KB959596 – Description of the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 update to address physical to virtual (P2V) issues.’ You should still install…

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Recommended hotfixes for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008

Here it is. We have a new KB that details updates and hotfixes required for SCVMM, Hyper-V and Clustering. Read the article here. I’ve commented on the hotfixes inline below, providing a Support Engineer’s perspective. ________________________________________________ Required hotfixes for Hyper-V servers Install these. No question. 956589  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956589/ ) Description of the Hyper-V update for issues that…

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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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