Virtual Machine Manager and Performance Metrics (CPU counters) – Part 1

Chetan from my team volunteered to write a two part blog post about how VMM gathers the performance information it shows on VM. This article describes the details around the performance metrics that VMM collects and how to make sense of perf information that is displayed in VMM.    VMM uses a periodically running performance…


Microsoft Management Summit 2010 (MMS 2010)

hi everyone, i am just writing to let you know that I will be MMS 2010 (http://www.mms-2010.com/public/home.aspx) in Las Vegas next month. If any of you plan on attending, you will likely find me near the VMM booth. If you are super excited to be using VMM, stop by and you might also score a free…


VMM Administrator Console taking too much time to load (because of PRO)

If you have enabled the PRO integration with operations manager in your VMM environment, then this blog post might be for you. If your VMM Administrator Console is taking too long to load and the memory footprint of the vmmadmin.exe is too large (i.e. the vmmadmin.exe is taking up too much RAM), then it is…


How to fix slow offline P2V times in VMM b/c of duplex switches

if you are experiencing a slow offline P2V time due to a network that has 100mb full duplex enabled on the switch end, here is the process you can follow to make the data transfer a lot faster. This process will modify the WIM image used for P2V and modify the type of networking drivers being…


Usage of Distributed Switches in VMM

If you are using VMM to manage a VMware vSphere environment and started using some of the new advanced features of VMware like VMware vNetwork Distributed Switch, you will notice that VMM does not support them (at least not yet). Customers that want to manage their VMware environments with VMM should only use Standard Switches…