New KB: Add Host or other action fails with (2916) 0x80338126 in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008

Symptoms Adding a Host to System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (SCVMM 2008) fails with a variation of Error (2916): Error (2916) VMM is unable to complete the request. The connection to the agent ServerA.contoso.com was lost. (The WinRM client cannot complete the operation within the time specified. Check if the machine name is valid… Read more

How to determine if a cluster is over-committed in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008

Just a heads up on a new KB article we published on how to determine if a cluster is over-committed in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008.  If you do any kind of admin work with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 you’ll want to add this to your favorites. ===== Symptoms The cluster status… Read more

Common SCVMM P2V Conversion Failures Explained

Our very own Jonathan Jordan just posted a great article describing a System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 support incident he worked recently where a small percentage of machines were failing during the Physical to Virtual (P2V) conversion process.  He walks through the steps he took to identify the cause and resolve the issue and… Read more

New KB: P2V conversion fails with error 3110 in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008

When using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (SCVMM 2008), a Physical to Virtual (P2V) conversion of a Windows Server 2003 system fails due to the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) on the P2V source machine. You will receive an error similar to the following: Error (3110) VMM is unable to create a snapshot set… Read more

The System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 is now available

The Microsoft System Center team is pleased to announce the launch of System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 (SSP). Download the SSP Now! The System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 (SSP) is a fully supported, partner extensible solution that enables customers to dynamically pool, allocate, and manage their compute, network and… Read more