How to manually remove a host from the VMM database

The following steps outline the procedure to manually remove a host cluster from the VMM database. In this specific example, we are removing a two node cluster.  Note The GUIDs listed below are specific to this example. If following these instructions, you will need to determine this same information for your specific environment. This information…


KB 970925 – P2V fails with Error 2927 (0x8033801A) to a Clustered host

SUMMARY When performing a Physical-to-Virtual (P2V) conversion to a clustered host with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, it may fail with the following error:   Error 2927 A Hardware Management error has occurred trying to contact server %servername. (Unknown error (0x8033801A))   Recommended Action Check that WinRM is installed and running on %servername.  For…


KB 970066 – How to collect SCVMM traces

Summary In order to diagnose a failure scenario in System Center Virtual Machine Manager, it is normally required to reproduce the issue while collecting a trace using the DebugView tool.     More Information  DebugView is an application that lets you monitor debug output on your local system, or any computer on the network that…


KB 970921 – How to add NIC drivers for Offline P2V in SCVMM

One of the questions that we often receive is how to perform a P2V on an older Windows 2000 server.  The only way to accomplish this is to perform an Offline P2V where the source is restarted into the Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE) before VMM converts the physical disks to virtual hard disks (VHDs).  Most…


SCVMM 2008 Installation Step-by-Step

The uploaded file contains step-by-step instructions on how to install SCVMM 2008 including the hardware and software requirements. Please click on the link below to download the complete document.  SCVMM 2008 Step-by-Step Installation.docx


Installation Error – ComputerNameInvalid (403)

Issue Unable to complete VMM2008 installation   Error message “Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 has stopped working”   Things to check 1.       Is the account used to install VMM2008 a member of local admins group? 2.       Is the server in a disjointed name space? 3.       Is the functional level of the…


VMSetupConfigurationError (257)

Issue The following error message may be displayed during installation of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008.   Error Messages *** Carmine error was: VMSetupConfigurationError (257); WindowsAPI ID: 257. Details: No mapping between account names and security IDs was done   >>> Excerpt from ServerSetup.log <<< The ServerSetup.log can be obtained from the following directory:…