SC VMM 2008 R2 SP1 Introduction

The VMM 2008 R2 SP1 RC has been available for about a week now and hopefully you’ve had a chance to download it. If not, jump over to Microsoft Connect and search for SCVMM and get your download started in the background while you read this walkthrough of what’s new in VMM 2008 R2 SP1…. Read more

A host refresh in the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Administrators console fails with error 2912

Here’s another KB we published this morning.  This one talks about an issue where doing a host refresh in the SCVMM 2008 admin console generates error 2912 with 0x800700A4: ===== Symptoms In the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (SCVMM) Administrators console, a host refresh may fail with the following error: Error (2912) An internal… Read more

A System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 P2V conversion fails with errors 2910, 458 and 3142

Here’s another new System Center Virtual Machine Manager Knowledge Base article we just published this morning.  If you’re trying to do a P2V and it’s failing out with 2910, 458 or 3142 errors then you’ll want to check this one out: ===== Symptoms A physical to virtual (P2V) conversion in System Center Virtual Machine Manager… Read more

SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1 RC Available For Download

With the Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 RC now available it wouldn’t be hard to guess that an update to SCVMM 2008 R2 wasn’t far behind…  well here it is! We’re pleased to announce SCVMM 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Release Candidate is now ready to download from https://connect.microsoft.com/site799 This release adds support for Windows… Read more

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

VMMUpdate: The easy way to keep your Hosts and SCVMM Server up to date

Our very own Jonathan Jordan posted a great script that makes the job of keeping your Hosts and SCVMM Servers up to date simple.  I pasted a short intro to his post below: As a Microsoft Support Professional I’ve learned that Windows Update is the best way to keep SCVMM healthy. The time to install… Read more