Announcing VMM SDN Express for VMM 2016

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 long? What if you could specify… 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

How to prepare a Windows VHD for upload to Microsoft Azure

Just a quick note to let you know that we have a new article available that describes how to prepare a Windows VHD for upload to Microsoft Azure.  The steps in this article are highly recommended before uploading a Virtual Machine to Azure using Azure Recovery Services (ASR). You can find the article here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/virtual-machines-windows-prepare-for-upload-vhd-image/… Read more

Cumulative Update 2 for System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager Technical Preview 5 is now available

Cumulative Update 2 (CU2) for Microsoft System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager Technical Preview 5 is now available. There are two updates available for Cumulative Update 2 for System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager Technical Preview 5: An update for VMM Server and an update for the Administrator console. For a complete list of scenarios… Read more

Important update regarding Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC)

Today, Microsoft is announcing the upcoming retirement of Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC).  This announcement covers all released versions of MVMC (1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 3.1).  Moving forward, we recommend using Azure Recovery Services (ASR) as the tool of choice for migrating your physical and virtual workloads. Microsoft will continue to support MVMC for a full… Read more

Update Rollup 10 for Windows Azure Pack is now available

Update Rollup 10 for Windows Azure Pack (WAP) is now available to download. Issues that are fixed in this update rollup Issue 1: Windows Server 2016 only: Support for Encryption Supported VMs. Windows Server 2016, Virtual Machine Manager and Service Provider Foundation provide support for Encrypted Supported VMs, now WAP provides support for the three… Read more

Update Rollup 10 for System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager is now available

Update Rollup 10 for System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM 2012 R2) is now available to download. For complete details including features added, issues fixed, installation instructions as well as a download link, please see the following: 3147167 – Update Rollup 10 for System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3147167) For information… Read more

Deploying Highly Available Host Guardian Service using VMM Service Templates Windows Server and VMM Tech Preview 5

~ Maha Ibrahim | Senior Software Engineer This post captures the steps needed to deploy Highly Available Host Guardian Service (HGS) using Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager Technical Preview 5 to use for test or demo environments. For more details outside the scope of this article, please refer to Windows Server TechNet articles about… Read more

KB: Error when you open the VMM console after you install UR7 or UR8 for VMM 2012 R2

Just a quick FYI on a KB article we recently published for VMM 2012 R2. After you install Update Rollup 7 or Update Rollup 8 for System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM 2012 R2), you may see the following error message when you attempt to open the VMM admin console: Console Add-ins Warnings… Read more