VMM 2012 Update Management- Getting Started with Sample Baselines (Part 1 of 2)

  When the Update Management feature is enabled in VMM 2012, the admin starts by adding a pre-built WSUS server to VMM 2012.  The following blog details how to use the VMM Sample baselines created when VMM 2012  adds an Update Server (WSUS Server).  The following steps should help you understand the process flow that… Read more

A System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 P2V fails with ‘A device attached to the system is not functioning (0x8007001F)’

Here’s another great new KB article we published today. This one will tell you how to fix an issue where a P2V fails with error 8007001F: ===== Symptoms A System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (SCVMM) Physical to Virtual (P2V) conversion fails when attempting to mount a .VHD file, reporting that a device attached to… Read more

Reinstallation of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 fails with "Library Share ‘MSSCVMMLibrary’ already exists"

Here’s one more KB article we published today. This one talks about an issue where the reinstallation of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 fails with "Library Share ‘MSSCVMMLibrary’ already exists": ===== Symptoms When attempting to reinstall System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 (SCVMM) the installation fails with the following error: Library Share… Read more

VMM 2012 Error Codes on TechNet Wiki

We recently posted the VMM 2012 error codes to the TechNet wiki. The main page is located here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/4906.aspx. For each error code, the error or warning message and recommended action is listed. The recommended action is the in-product troubleshooting information that is displayed together with the error or warning message. There’s also an Additional… Read more

Migration job transfers may take longer than expected in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2

Here’s another new KB article we published today. This one involves a VMM R2 migration appearing to take longer than expected: ===== Symptoms Transfers during a System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 (SCVMM R2) migration appear to take longer than expected. Cause This can happen because in SCVMM R2, BITS transfers are set to… Read more

VMM 2012 Encryption Key Management

In VMM2012, sensitive data like RunAs Account passwords are encrypted using the configured encryption technology. There are two options for which technology to use for encryption key management. These are: 1.       DPAPI: This is the default. All previous VMM versions use this. Encryption keys are stored on the VMM server. 2.       Distributed Key Management: Encryption… Read more

SC VMM 2012 Service Settings

VMM 2012 introduces the concept of services: it allows defining service templates (blueprints of user applications), deploying services from service templates (creating VMs and applications), and servicing services with updated service templates (updating VMs and applications). A service template can contain configurable service settings that are referenced within the service template. Service settings, just like… Read more

Installation of Integration Components or a P2V job in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 fails with Error 2912: The directory is not empty (0x80070091)

Just a quick heads up on a new KB article we published today: ===== Symptoms Installation of Virtual Guest Services (integration components) fails in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (SCVMM) but can be successfully installed manually in Hyper-V. Also, Physical to Virtual (P2V) jobs may fail when installing Virtual Guest Services. Another version of… Read more