How to create and configure a private cloud in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager

Hi all, this is Vladimir from the VMM team and today I want to very quickly show how easy it is create and configure a private cloud in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM 2012) and enable users to access already existing virtual machines. First of all, you will need to configure your backend… Read more

System Center 2012 Self-Study Guide – Unified Installer and Virtual Machine Manager

Are you looking for a good way to get started learning everything that’s new in VMM 2012? If so then here’s the guide for you: ===== In this post, I’ll cover Unified Installer and Virtual Machine Manager. As usual, I will focus on the self-study material that is freely available from Microsoft so that you… Read more

KB: Adding a SAN storage provider in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager fails with SMI-S Error 26100

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about troubleshooting an issue where adding a SAN storage provider in VMM 2012 fails with SMI-S Error 26100. ===== Symptoms When attempting to discover a SAN storage provider in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) using the Add Storage Devices Wizard, the action… Read more

KB: How to troubleshoot issues when adding a Hyper-V host in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one covers how to troubleshoot issues when adding a Hyper-V host in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager. ===== Summary This article covers how to troubleshoot issues when adding a Hyper-V host in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager. Common errors that are logged in the… Read more

KB: How to troubleshoot the “Needs Attention” and “Not Responding” host status in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published that talks about how to troubleshoot the “Needs Attention” and “Not Responding” host status in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager. This is one you’ll probably want to add to your Favorites. ===== Summary This article discusses how to troubleshoot the “Needs Attention” and “Not Responding” host… Read more

KB: System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager Error: The selected user is not a member of any user roles that has this object in its scope

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue where attempting to change the ownership of a VM in VMM 2012 to a user who is a member of the Self-Service User role created by the VMM Administrator fails. ===== Symptoms When the VMM delegated administrator tries to change the… Read more

An in-depth look at Virtual Machine Manager Services – Part 1

Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 had support for Virtual Machine templates (VM templates). At their core, VM templates consist of three main artifacts: one or more virtual disks, a hardware profile (define hardware characteristics of the virtual machine) and a guest OS profile (define Windows Operating System specialization values for the virtual machine). VM templates… Read more

Cloud and Datacenter Management System Center Update Rollup Improvements

Greetings, Hi, Carmen Summers here from the Cloud and Data Center Management System Center team.  Yesterday System Center released Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 posted on all System Center Blogs.  This is the second Update Rollup System Center 2012 has released since General Availability.  In the past year System Center has developed a… Read more

Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 is now available for download

This rollup includes updates for App Controller, Data Protection Manager (DPM), Operations Manager (OpsMgr), Orchestrator, Service Manager (SCSM) and Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). Download links, installation instructions and the list of issues fixed for each component are documented in the following KB: KB2706783 – Description of Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2706783) J.C…. Read more

Now available: Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager

The Infrastructure Planning and Design team is pleased to announce that the System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager guide is now available for download. Download the guide now: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=245473 This guide outlines the elements that are crucial to an optimized design of Virtual Machine Manager. It leads you through a process of identifying the… Read more