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…

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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: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/hyperv-supported-guest-os.aspx 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…

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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…

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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…

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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. http://blogs.technet.com/b/vishwa/archive/2011/02/01/tuning-scvmm-for-vdi-deployments.aspx

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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.

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Getting the OS name for "Windows 2000" to show up properly in the VMM Administrator Console

if you are managing a Windows 2000 Server Virtual Machine with Hyper-V, you might notice that VMM does not recognize this operating system in the Administrator Console. Even if you manually change the OS name in the Virtual Machine properties, VMM will make it empty on the next refresh of the VM. To get around…

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Removing missing VMs from the VMM Administrator Console

it has come to our attention that there are some customer complaints with regards to missing virtual machines in the administrator console after a cluster failover. Since it is not easy to remove those VMs from the VMM administrator console, Gokcen from our team wrote a script that will allow you to clean those VMs…

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Saving and re-applying the virtual machine metadata in VMM

hi everyone, this week i am going to post a new set of PowerShell scripts that will allow you to save the Virtual Machine metadata in VMM. The saved metadata can be applied later on in the event that you add and remove the host from VMM management. A scenario where this issue comes up…

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Supporting Red Hat for Hyper-V

I am sure many of you have heard of the recent support statements from Windows Hyper-V with regards to Red Hat. (see http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/archive/2010/02/23/red-hat-enterprise-linux-and-hyper-v.aspx for more details). We have now posted a KB article that shows you how to enable this guest operating system in VMM. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2022557 has all the details including the database script necessary to enable…

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