SCVMM 2008 Releases Management Pack Update

An updated SCVMM management pack is now available for download. Read the announcement here! Brief Description The System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 monitors availability of all components of VMM 2008 and the availability, health, and performance of all virtual machines and virtual machine hosts that…

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Resolve Communication Issues in SCVMM – Part 1

Disable Task Offloading and Update WMI Communications issues with SCVMM can take on the form of access denied, timeouts, and often as intermittent connectivity issues. The steps in this post are the same ones I use to resolve a good number of customer issues.   Feedback on this article is welcome. If you have technical…

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Update for P2V with SCVMM 2008

Description of the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 update to address physical to virtual (P2V) issues   http://support.microsoft.com/kb/959596   INTRODUCTION This article describes the Microsoft Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 issues that are fixed in the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 update.   MORE INFORMATION List of issues that are fixed • You…

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Updates! Updates! SCVMM, Hyper-V, Cluster

There are many updates for SCVMM and Hyper-V. Some are required just following product install, others are provided to offer greater functionality. Some updates/hotfixes address issues that may constitute a headache for you down the road. I’ll list everything I know and provide recommendations. This post will change over time as new updates and issues…

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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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Ultimate Interactive How To for SCVMM

Need to add a Host? Click ‘To add hosts’. Want to configure a SAN environment for VMM? There’s a button for that too. This screen capture shows a few of the options available in the decision flow designed to take you to the right content for the job at hand. Here’s the link: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/scvmm/cc835256.aspx Content…

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How to Troubleshoot Slow BITS Performance, Hosts ‘Not Responding’ and ‘Needs Attention’ Communication Issues

You find yourself with one of the following situations 1.     Deployment or migration of data utilizing LAN (not SAN Transfer) is very slow in general 2.     BITS is slow in one direction only: Fast from Host01 to Host02, but slow from Host02 to  Host01 for example 3.     Host reports in SCVMM Admin Console “Host not…

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