Fixing switch port leaks in VMM

hi everyone, it has become apparent that VMM 2008 R2 has switch port leaks when performing checkpointing operations through VMM (either through the PowerShell interface, through Visual Studio Lab Manager, through the self-service portal, or through the VMM Administrator Console) This is a known issue that we will potentially address in an upcoming QFE. For…

Supporting SUSE 11 in VMM 2008 R2 (or SP1)

if you are following Hyper-V, you know that they added support fo?r ?SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (32bit and 64bit). This is the webpage outlining this support: In order for VMM to take advantage of this new OS support in Hyper-V (and as long as you are using the supported version of Hyper-V for…

The Experts Conference

    hi everyone, the experts conference (TEC) kicks off in 3 weeks in vegas.   I will be speaking there on VMM and MS virtualization technologies. The first ever TEC for Virtualization & Cloud will be keynoted by Edwin Yuen, Director for Virtualization Strategy in the Server and Cloud Platform team at Microsoft. Join…

How to deploy the Pet Shop Application as a Service in VMM

hi everyone, Maha Ibrahim from the VMM team prepared this great blog entry for how to deploy the Pet Shop 3-tier Application as a Service using VMM 2012 beta. I have attached this as a word document at the bottom of this post as well. Please follow all the steps in this guide to successfully…

VMM service crashes with System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x8007200A)

hi everyone, this is a troubleshooting blog post on how to fix and issue with VMM 2012 where the VMM service crashes with System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x8007200A): The specified directory service attribute or value does not exist. Big thanks to Radhika from the VMM team for compiling this troubleshooting item. Scenarios: This error could happen while adding…

Announcing VMM 2008 R2 SP1 and VMM 2012 Beta

hi everyone, i was in Las Vegas this week at the Microsoft Management Summit 2011, where we announced both the availability of VMM 2008 R2 SP1 RTM as well as the beta of VMM 2012. This was a great week showcasing the hard work of the VMM team. I encourage you to download both releases…

Tuning VMM for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) scenarios

hi everyone, my co-worker Vishwa just posted a great article that includes tips on how to tune Virtual Machine Manager for VDI scenarios.

Virtual Machine Manager Connector for Remote Desktop Services VDI solution released

Michael just posted a blog on the VMM Connector for RDS that was just released today. You can find the connector MSI package and the related documentation here. Just install on top of VMM 2008 R2 Administrator Console and you can take advantage of dynamic placement VDI scenarios through VMM.  

Tech·Ed Europe

hi everyone, i wanted to let you know I will be attending Tech-Ed Europe in Berlin from 8 – 12 of November. If any of you plan to attend, stop by the Virtual Machine Manager booth to chat. cheers.

Resolving certificate name mismatches when managing a Hyper-V host in VMM

This blog post comes courtesy of Todd Logan, a colleague at Microsoft. Use the following steps to resolve a name mismatch error when viewing the remote desktop connection of a VM on a Hyper-V host through VMM (using the Virtual Machine Viewer application). The VMM server in this case is running as a virtual machine….