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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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….

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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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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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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…

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How to properly share ISO files in VMM with Hyper-V

In this blog post, I will talk about what is the proper way to share ISO files with VMM and Hyper-V when the ISO files reside in the VMM library (i.e. a file server share). First, you need to follow Jose Barreto’s blog post on how to properly enable constrained delegation on the Hyper-V servers. You…

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SCVMM 2008 R2 Release Date

hey guys, If you are wondering when VMM 2008 R2 will release, this latest blog post by Rakesh will give you the inside track. http://blogs.technet.com/rakeshm/archive/2009/07/13/scvmm-2008-r2-release-date-information.aspx cheers.

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How to get data (like the integration services version) from Msvm_KvpExchangeDataItem in Hyper-V

Today, if you are using VMM, you can quickly and easily find out if your VM has the integration components installed by using this simple PowerShell script. << PS D:\Windows\system32> get-vm | select name, hostname, hasvmadditions, vmaddition | format-list Name           : vmonmlmichHostName       : car-1.contoso.comHasVMAdditions : FalseVMAddition     : Not Detected   Name           : win2k8r2HostName       : AMUNRA.contoso.comHasVMAdditions…

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Utilizing Virtualization and boot-from-vhd for making a dual-boot laptop

I received my brand new Dell Latitude E4300 laptop today and I wanted to make sure i could boot both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 on it. Here is how virtualization came in handy. Instead of partitioning my laptop using two partitions (one for each OS) and wasting space, i created a single…

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