KB: "Unsupported VM Configuration" status on VMware virtual machine in System Center Virtual Machine Manager

A virtual machine in Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager shows a status of "Unsupported VM Configuration." When you view the properties, the General tab displays the last refresh error: Error (10632): The virtualization software on the selected host does not support virtual hard disks on an IDE bus. Specify a host that is running… Read more

Application Management – Clustering SQL Guest Instances in System Center 2012 R2

With the preview release of System Center 2012 R2 there are a few additions to VMM 2012 that make clustering with Windows Failover Clustering in guest VMs significantly easier. Microsoft’s Kurt Scherer has a couple articles that explain how to use Service Templates to leverage these new features in System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine… Read more

HOTFIX: Update Rollup 7 for System Center 2012

This article describes the issues that are fixed in Update Rollup 7 for Microsoft System Center 2012. Additionally, this article contains the installation instructions for Update Rollup 7 for System Center 2012. For all the details including a download link, please see the following: KB2888943 – Description of Update Rollup 7 for System Center 2012… Read more

New VMM 2012 fixes: Update Rollup 4 for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1

This article describes the issues that are fixed in Update Rollup 4 for Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1). Additionally, this article contains the installation instructions for Update Rollup 4 for System Center 2012 SP1. This update includes fixes for App Controller, Operations Manager, Service Manager and Virtual Machine Manager. For all the… Read more

Announcing Paid Preview of Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager

In August, Brad Anderson, as part of his Transform the Datacenter blog series, covered Microsoft’s Cloud Integrated Disaster Recovery Solution: Hyper-V Recovery Manager.  Last week we announced GA for Cloud OS. Today, we are excited to announce the Paid Preview of the Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager (HRM). This release of the service has been… Read more

How to perform a P2V in a SCVMM 2012 R2 environment

~ Mike Briggs | Supportability Program Manager Per the TechNet Documentation for Virtual Machine Manager in System Center 2012 R2, the previous P2V functionality has been removed. The diagram below outlines the mitigation process to perform P2V conversions in a System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager environment. 1. Use a down-level version of VMM… Read more

Would you like to influence the future of Cloud Computing at Microsoft? Here’s how

Would you like to influence the future of Cloud Computing? Are you an IT pro whose job is all about creating and managing virtual machines, storage, networking and automation at the virtualized level? If so the Microsoft Windows Server and Systems Center User Research team is looking for your input. We’re currently looking for IT… Read more

How to configure VMM 2012 and OpsMgr 2012 for IaaS usage and metering

Microsoft’s Anders Ravnholt just posted his how-to on configuring Virtual Machine Manager 2012 and Operations Manager 2012 for IaaS usage and reporting: In the previous blog post (here) I explained how usage and reporting works in Windows Azure Pack and System Center 2012 R2. As a follow up, I will take a deeper look into… Read more