Issues adding a single node cluster into management by VMM

Recently we have seen an issue where a few customers have been experiencing errors and long delays in adding a single-node cluster (i.e. a 1 node cluster) under management in Virtual Machine Manager. The error that is displayed in the console is Warning (13926) that all of the nodes could not be contacted. This issue… Read more

KB976246 – Removing a VHD from a virtual machine in VMM 2008 R2 deletes the file on the Hyper-V server without warning

In Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, you remove a virtual hard disk (VHD) from a virtual machine. You expect that the .vhd file is detached from the virtual machine. However, the .vhd file is actually deleted on the Hyper-V server. Fortunately there’s a hotfix available that addresses this issue.  You can read… Read more

New KB: KB976244 – Description of the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 hotfix rollup package: November 10, 2009

This article describes the Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 issues that are fixed in the hotfix rollup package that is dated November 10, 2009. List of issues that are fixed Issue 1 If a virtual machine that was created from a template fails during the customization phase, the owner of the virtual… Read more

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 Community Technical Preview (CTP) Now Available!

I know this isn’t VMM specific but I thought it was something you’d appreciate hearing about nonetheless.   The Solution Accelerator team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 Community Technical Preview (CTP). Designed to simplify and streamline the IT infrastructure planning process across multiple scenarios through network-wide… Read more

Two new Virtual Machine Manager KB articles for the week ending 11/7

We published two new knowledge base articles for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 last week.  The first discusses some steps that will help you troubleshoot a status of "Not Responding" that may appear in the Administrator Console.  The second is regarding an issue where the Virtual Machine Manager Service may crash when you add… Read more

TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Virtualization Best Practices for Exchange Server

Virtualizing business critical applications delivers significant benefits, including cost savings, enhanced business continuity, and an agile and efficient management solution. In this webcast, we focus on virtualizing Microsoft Exchange Server using Microsoft solutions, we discuss the benefits of using Microsoft virtualization technologies instead of technologies from key competitors such as VMware, and we provide technical… Read more