How to enable server-optimized garbage collector for VMM

If your VMM implementation has over 150 hosts, we strongly recommended that you enable server-optimized garbage collector (GC) on the VMM server instead of the default workstation garbage collector. This can significantly reduce the CPU utilization on the VMM server and improve your performance for parallel VMM operations. To accomplish this, simply create a new…

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SCVMM 2008 Releases Management Pack Update

We have been getting a lot of excitement and questions about the reports for the VMM 2008 MP.  With this blog post we can announce that this update is ready and available for download today.    This update to the MP includes updated reports for all platforms that we manage (VS, Hyper-V,  and VMware) :…

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Trying to add Windows Server 2008 R2 as a host to VMM 2008?

we have several customers that tried to add a Windows Server 2008 R2 as a host in VMM 2008. Our team has not validated that R2 will work with VMM 2008 and it is officially not supported. However, for the few of you that tried to add a Windows Server 2008 R2 Core edition as…

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Running the Virtual Machine Manager server component inside a Virtual Machine

Running VMM inside a Virtual Machine is a fully supported way of running VMM. Our team tests this scenario and we have some customers deploying VMM in such an enviroment. If you would like to deploy VMM in such an environment, it is recommended to place the SQL server in a separate server, especially if your…

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Azman permissions for VMM-managed Hyper-V hosts

When VMM starts managing a hyper-v host, it takes full control of the Azman XML file that contains the permissions for Hyper-V. In fact, VMM will create a new copy of the file in a separate directory location and point hyper-v to that file (the file name is HyperVAuthStore.xml and is located inside the installation…

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