What version of VMM am I running?!?

A new KB has been released that makes it simple to know what build of VMM you are running. This is important as you should always be at the latest Update Rollup or Service Pack possible. By knowing your build number you can identify updates that need to be installed. Find your build number on the list,…

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SCVMM 2008 R2 February Rollup Released!

Description of the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 hotfix rollup package: February 8, 2011 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2492980 SCVMM Rollups are cumulative, so install this latest update whether or not you have installed prior rollups. The number of issues resolved makes each of these updates vital to maintaining a healthy SCVMM environment. By stopping the ‘Virtual…

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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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SCVMM reports error 10637 when Red Hat Linux selected as the Operating System

A new KB article regarding Red Hat is being posted on Microsoft Support any day now. For those of you who do not need the official KB, here’s the content. This is a relatively minor fix. If you are not a SQL expert, find one, or just follow the simple instructions for the free SQL…

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P2V conversion may fail with Error 3101

A friend and co-worker discovered an interesting fix for a failed SCVMM P2V attempt involving Windows 2000 SP4. We’ve seen this same type of issue when converting Windows 2000 systems for years, and WMI is often part of the issue. Mike has provided an article listing three WMI updates that overcome many of the challenges…

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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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