Unsupported Cluster Configuration – Virtual Networks

“Why is my VM displaying an ‘Unsupported Cluster Configuration’ status?”  This is a question that I hear quite frequently.  One of my colleagues, Jonathan Jordan has written an excellent blog about “Unsupported Cluster Configuration” that includes a script to detect the differences in the networking configuration on the cluster. http://blogs.technet.com/jonjor/archive/2009/08/07/unsupported-cluster-configuration-virtual-networks.aspx I recommend storing the script…

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Domain functional level requirements for VMM

This is a question that I see from time to time either on forums or from customers.  What is the domain functional level required for VMM? The answer is that VMM requires the domain functional level to be at least 2003 or higher.  It is not supported to install VMM on a 2000 level domain. …

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What is CPU Type in SCVMM 2008 R2 VM Processor Hardware Profile?

Quite often we hear questions about the CPU type in SCVMM and what it really means.  Well, one of my colleagues Mark Ghazai has written and well-illustrated article that discusses this in detail.  This is definitely a post to share! http://blogs.technet.com/mghazai/archive/2009/12/02/what-is-cpu-type-in-scvmm-2008-r2-vm-processor-hardware-profile.aspx Thanks Mark!

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Mastering Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 Book Available Now

Greetings,  I am pleased to annouce the availability of Mastering Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2.  The book is available for purchase on Amazon.  Authors Michael Michael and Hector Linares both work on the SCVMM product team and many of you are already familiar with their blogs that offer great advice and tips on using SCVMM.   We are so pleased that they found…

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SCVMM service may consume high memory or CPU utilization

 Symptoms In System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, if the Job Count exceeds the recommended upper limit then the Virtual Machine Manager service may consume a large amount of memory or exhibit high CPU utilization. Cause This issue may occur if the Job Count exceeds the recommended limits. The maximum number of running jobs that an SCVMM system should…

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What does ‘over-committed’ status really mean?

One of the top questions that I keep hearing from our customers is to explain the ‘over-committed’ status and why we sometimes display this status.  An example of when this status might be displayed is when attempting to migrate a VM to a particular host, depending on what is already on the destination the ‘over-committed’…

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