KB: Error ID 11028 when migrating a VM with attached shared ISO in Virtual Machine Manager

Here’s a recent KB about an issue where attempting to migrate a VM with an attached shared ISO using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 or System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager fails with: Virtualization platform on host Host_Name.domain.com does not support shared DVD ISO images. Remove the shared ISO image from hardware profile or… Read more

KB: Managing Hyper-V hosts using Virtual Machine Manager fails with error 0x8033803b after installing WMF 3.0

We’ve been getting a couple support calls regarding this issue so you may want to give this article a quick read. If attempts to manage Hyper-V hosts in VMM fail then check and see if Windows Management Framework (WMF) 3.0 (KB2506143) is installed on a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Hyper-V host. If so then… Read more

VMM Support Tip: Adding hosts fails with Error 2927

Alvin Morales here again, and today I wanted to talk briefly about an issue that I ran across in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM 2012) Service Pack 1 but is probably applicable to non-SP1 (RTM) VMM 2012 as well. The issue you can run into is that when adding hosts, the process starts… Read more

How to increase the timeout for Migration Jobs in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager

Alvin Morales here, and today I wanted to talk for a moment about how you can control the timeouts for multiple migrations in VMM 2012. In System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager Service Pack 1, we now allow multiple migrations to occur and we can set the maximum number of concurrent jobs in the properties… Read more

KB: Performing an operation in Virtual Machine Manager fails with error 801

Here’s a KB we just published that talks about an issue where performing an operation on a VM in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager fails with error 801: ===== Symptoms When performing any operation on a virtual machine (VM) in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), the job fails with the following error:… Read more

KB: Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter fails with error: Heads values must be between 0 and 254

Here’s a KB we just published that talks about an issue where attempting to perform a virtual machine conversion using the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) solution accelerator fails: ===== Symptoms Attempting to perform a virtual machine conversion using the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) solution accelerator returns the following status at completion : Microsoft… Read more

New technical documentation downloads available for System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager

There are some new technical documentation downloads available for VMM 2012. The available downloads include: System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager Technical Documentation System Center 2012 SP1 – Virtual Machine Manager Cmdlet Reference System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager Cmdlet Reference You can find all of these documents at the following link: Technical… Read more

VMM Blog: Now on iPhone, Android and Windows Phone

If you liked the original System Center Blogs app that was published last year for Windows Phone and Android, you’ll be happy to know that both apps have now been updated, plus there is a new version now available for iOS. The updates include bug fixes and feature additions as well as a current list… Read more

How to configure SQL 2012 AlwaysOn Availability Groups in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager Service Pack 1

Hello I am Dipti Goyal and I am a part of the System Center Virtual Machine Manager Team. System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM 2012) Service Pack 1 can now be configured with SQL 2012 Availability Groups and I am summarizing that process below. Availability Groups Availability groups are set of failover partners (a.k.a…. Read more