System Center 2012 SP1 Beta downloadable evaluation VHDs Now Available

System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Beta – Installable Bits (if you want to do that instead of VMs) http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34607 App Controller – Service Pack 1 Beta http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34781 Operations Manager – Service Pack 1 Beta http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34780 Orchestrator – Service Pack 1 Beta http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34778 Service Manager – Service Pack 1 Beta http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34777 Virtual Machine Manager –… Read more

Announcing two new Solution Accelerator beta programs for System Center products

The Solution Accelerators team has started two new beta programs focused on tools, automation, and knowledge for System Center products. One program will provide Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) service templates and a SCVMM add-in to help you discover them. The other program will provide datacenter automation for private clouds using System Center Orchestrator. Datacenter automation… Read more

Now Available – System Center Virtual Machine Manager – Service Pack 1 Beta

Virtual Machine Manager – Service Pack 1 Beta http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34779 Orchestrator – Service Pack 1 Beta http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34778 System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Beta http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34607 App Controller – Service Pack 1 Beta http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34781 Operations Manager – Service Pack 1 Beta http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34780 Service Manager – Service Pack 1 Beta http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34777  … Read more

MMS 2013 Dates Announced!

We’re happy to announce that MMS will return to Las Vegas, NV, April 8-12, 2013! In order to be one of the first to know about the opening of MMS 2013 registration, send mail to mmsnotfy@microsoft.com to subscribe to MMS News & Updates. http://www.mms-2012.com/headlines/details/34ddda43-7b11-e211-84a1-001ec953730b… Read more

Information on support by Virtual Machine Manager for Windows Server 2012

We’ve had a couple of questions around support by Virtual Machine Manager for Windows Server 2012 so I wanted to post a quick update to let you all know where to find the information you’re looking for. For full information on what’s supported for each release, check these links: VMM 2008 R2: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc764213.aspx System Center… Read more

Get inside the hood and learn details of Hyper-V over SMB support in VMM 2012

In Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V added the capability to store virtual machine (VM) resources on network shares hosted on NAS devices as an alternative to SAN remote storage. The Hyper-V storage stack in Windows Server 2012 now supports increased resiliency for network disconnects for these VM resources by using the “resilient handles” feature in the… Read more

Free tool to convert VMware-based virtual machines and disks to Hyper-V based virtual machines and disks

The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) Solution Accelerator is a Microsoft-supported, stand-alone solution for the IT pro or solution provider who wants to convert VMware-based virtual machines and disks to Hyper-V®-based virtual machines and disks. MVMC provides the following features: Converts and deploys virtual machines from VMware hosts to Hyper-V hosts including Hyper-V on Windows… Read more

System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Beta Now Available for Download

The Beta of System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (“SP1”) enables System Center customers to jointly evaluate System Center 2012 with Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. The Beta is for evaluation purposes only and not to be used in production as described in the EULAs associated with the product. No license keys are required… Read more

Support Tip: Connecting to a VM running on a VMware cluster from VMM 2012 fails with error 20700

Hi folks, this is Vladimir from the VMM team and today I want to discuss an issue with System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM 2012) and VMware vCenter 4.1 that I saw few weeks ago. The summary of the issue is this: A VMM 2012 Self-Service user receives the following error when trying to… Read more