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)…


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…


SCVMM Tracing Made Easy!

This tool has been deprecated. Please see the new tool! Click here to use VMMTrace     So you’ve run into a problem with VMM. Maybe your Hosts have lost connectivity with the SCVMM Server. Or, P2V fails for a certain machine every time. If you’ve searched many TechNet blogs or forums for answers you have…


VMM 2008 Error Codes Published on TechNet!

What the heck is an error 2606? Why am I getting a 1612 prompt when I try to connect to the VMM Server from the Admin Console? Now you can look these errors up and review the Recommended Action. The error codes are divided between ‘User Interface Error Messages’ and ‘Command-Line Interface Error Messages’. User…