Microsoft Management Summit 2010 (MMS 2010)

hi everyone, i am just writing to let you know that I will be MMS 2010 (http://www.mms-2010.com/public/home.aspx) in Las Vegas next month. If any of you plan on attending, you will likely find me near the VMM booth. If you are super excited to be using VMM, stop by and you might also score a free…


VMM Administrator Console taking too much time to load (because of PRO)

If you have enabled the PRO integration with operations manager in your VMM environment, then this blog post might be for you. If your VMM Administrator Console is taking too long to load and the memory footprint of the vmmadmin.exe is too large (i.e. the vmmadmin.exe is taking up too much RAM), then it is…


How to fix slow offline P2V times in VMM b/c of duplex switches

if you are experiencing a slow offline P2V time due to a network that has 100mb full duplex enabled on the switch end, here is the process you can follow to make the data transfer a lot faster. This process will modify the WIM image used for P2V and modify the type of networking drivers being…


Usage of Distributed Switches in VMM

If you are using VMM to manage a VMware vSphere environment and started using some of the new advanced features of VMware like VMware vNetwork Distributed Switch, you will notice that VMM does not support them (at least not yet). Customers that want to manage their VMware environments with VMM should only use Standard Switches…


The VMM 2008 R2 VHD is now available for download

if you are like me and you like to try software first before you buy them, then the VMM 2008 R2 VHD is one of the fastest and easiest methods of deploying VMM in your virtualized environment. This VHD contains the evaluation version of VMM. You can find the VHD and instructions for deploying it…


System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 book

hey everyone, I have some great news. The FIRST System Center Virtual Machine Manager book is now available at major book retailers like Amazon.com. This book was primarily written by Hector Linares and myself, with Cheng Wei being a contributing author. The book covers VMM 2008 R2 and all its new and existing features. You…


Issues when trying to add a single-node cluster under management in VMM

A few folks have been experiencing errors and long delays in adding a single-node (i.e. a 1 node cluster) cluster under management in Virtual Machine Manager. This issue stems from the fact that VMM has an overcommitted property for each cluster. By default, a single-node cluster will always be overcommitted since any failure in that…


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…


Taking advantange of Windows PowerShell Remoting and VMM cmdlets

Even though VMM does not officially support the Windows PowerShell Remoting feature of PowerShell v2, you can get this to work by following the guidelines in this blog post. Officially, to execute the VMM cmdlets you need to install the VMM Administrator Console on all client computers that need to use the cmdlets, but by…