System Center 2016 now supports TLS1.2 security protocols

TLS 1.2 is the secure way of communication suggested by Microsoft with best-in class encryption. SSL and early TLS are not considered strong cryptography and cannot be used as a security control. Microsoft has added official support for TLS1.2 security protocols in System Center 2016. This protocol is now supported in the following products: System… Read more

Support for Windows Server 2016 as a guest system is added in Hotfix 1 for Update Rollup 11 of System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

Microsoft Support still gets frequent inquiries about whether System Center 2012 R2 VMM can support guests running Windows Server 2016. Installing  Hotfix 1 for Update Rollup 11 of Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) enables you to create Windows Server 2016-based guest virtual machines (VM) in VMM. Help article 3199246 contains the… Read more

System Center VMM 2016 features demos on Channel 9

We now have some quick demos (<5 minutes) published on Channel 9 which provide you with good insights of new features of Virtual Machine Manager 2016. They’re definitely worth checking out and you can find complete list below. Deploy Network Controller: In this video tutorial you will see how you can use the service template-based… Read more

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 version nearing end of support

Product support for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 will reach its end of support date in 12 months. If you are using this version, please upgrade to a newer version before January 9, 2018 to ensure supportability. The following resources are available to help you upgrade to the latest version of Virtual Machine Manager: Upgrade to 2008: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc793144.aspx… Read more

Troubleshooting ‘Unsupported Cluster Configuration’ errors in Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2

~ John Clyburn | Senior Consultant Hi everyone, my name is John Clyburn and I’m a senior consultant here at Microsoft. I was recently working at a customer site where we were getting “Unsupported Cluster Configuration” errors in the SCVMM console for VMs in a Hyper-V cluster so I thought I’d take a minute today… Read more

Hotfix 1 for System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager Update Rollup 1 is now available

We published a new KB article that describes the fix that’s included in Hotfix 1 for Microsoft System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager Update Rollup 1. Additionally, the article contains information about how to obtain the hotfix as well as installation instructions. There are no updates to the Administrator Console or Guest Agent as part… Read more

How to recover an HNV Gateway that was deployed through Microsoft VMM 2016

Author: Manish Jha | Program Manager This post contains information about HNV gateways that are deployed through Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2016 (VMM 2016). Please note that with Windows Server 2016 and VMM 2016, you now have an option to use Azure style gateways that are managed by Network Controller. Steps in this… Read more

Announcing VMM SDN Express for VMM 2016

Author: Manish Jha | Program Manager We are happy to announce the release of VMM SDN Express for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2016 (VMM 2016)! Do you want a VMM solution that can deploy an entire SDN fabric without you having to move through multiple VMM wizards or having to wait for very… Read more

Microsoft Virtual Machine Manager and support for .NET Framework

Today we’re happy to announce that both .NET Framework 4.6.1 and .NET Framework 4.6.2 are officially supported on servers running Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM 2012 R2). We have also validated Windows Management Framework 5.0 (WMF 5.0) with Windows Server 2012 R2 computers so that is supported as well. The official… Read more

Now Available: Update Rollup 11 for Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

Update Rollup 11 for Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager is now available. The KB article below describes the issues that are fixed in VMM 2012 R2 Update Rollup 11 (UR11) and there are two updates: One update for VMM Server and one for the Administrator console. Please note that these updates are… Read more