System Center Virtual Machine Manager fails to enumerate and manage Logical switch deployed on the host

When Windows update ‘KB4467684‘, ‘KB4478877‘, ‘KB4471321‘ or ‘KB4483229’ is installed on a VMM managed Windows Server 2016 host, VMM is not able to enumerate or manage the Logical Switch deployed on the host. Customers will notice the following symptoms when they open the ‘Virtual Switches’ property of the Host. VMM throws the error ‘An uplink… Read more

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 1807 is released! Here is a quick overview

System Center 1807 announcement is available here. What’s new in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 1807 is available here. How to Upgrade to System Center Virtual Machine Manager 1807 is available here. The content in this blog describes the new features and scenarios enabled in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 1807 Users can change VHD placement… Read more

Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager is released

Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager is now available. See the article Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager for a description of issues that are fixed and the improvements that are included. This article also contains the installation instructions for this update…. Read more

In case you missed it! The latest System Center release, version 1801, is here.

In February we announced that System Center, version 1801 was now available.  It’s the first release in our new Semi-Annual Channel and delivers new features and enhancements based on customer feedback. It builds on the capabilities of System Center 2016 and has support for the latest version of Windows Server, version 1709 as well as… Read more

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