How to get the IP address of a virtual machine from Hyper-V

With the release of Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V added the capability to get the IP address assigned to a Virtual Machine from the Host KVP items. In order to get this IP address you need the latest integration services installed inside the virtual machine. FYI, VMM does not currently expose these IP Addresses, but…

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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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How to get the audit trail records from a VMM Job

Today, in VMM, you can open the Administrator Console and click on the Jobs view to see all the Jobs in VMM. When you select an individual job, you can click on the “Change Tracking” tab and view any changes that were recorded in VMM as part of this job. In this post, i will…

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How to differentiate between two cmdlets with the same name

In some instances, more than one product can have a cmdlet with the same name. This blog post will show you how to specify a VMM cmdlet if another product has a cmdlet with the same name:   If two Windows PowerShell modules contain cmdlets with the same name, use the following format to specify the…

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Working with Windows PowerShell 2.0 advanced functionality

hey everyone, today i have a guest poster on my blog. Laurie McKnight from the VMM team will illustrate some of the advanced functionality you can achieve with Script Functions, Script Modules and Binary Modules in PowerShell. How to save a PS 2.0 advanced function   CAUTION: Methods that work but are **NOT** recommended are…

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