Troubleshooting System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager Object Locking Issues

Welcome back to the System Center: Virtual Machine Manager Engineering Blog. Lately, a few customers have called wanting to know why some jobs are failing in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM 2012). Those of us who have been working with the product for a while know this happens, and that it can happen… Read more

Taking a closer look at the Virtual Machine Manager cluster overcommit algorithm

~ Hilton Lange | Software Engineer One common question we get here on the support team for System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager is regarding the ‘over-committed’ status and why it might be displayed. For example, you might see this when attempting to migrate a VM to a particular host, but the UI doesn’t elaborate… Read more

KB: Error ID 1602 occurs and the Microsoft System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager Console does not start

When you try to start the Microsoft System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM 2012) console, the console does not start and you receive the following error message: Unable to connect to the VMM Management server server_name. The Virtual Machine Manager service on that server did not respond. Verify that Virtual Machine Manager has been… Read more

Help us get better – Join the VMM customer panel

The System Center engineering team is looking for Virtualization Management customers who can provide feedback on pain points, preferences, and usage behavior. We are starting a customer panel for VMM and Hyper-V customers to help influence the future of the product. What are my commitments as a panel member? 1 hour meeting once a week for 4 weeks Actively share your… Read more

Architecting a disaster recovery plan for multi-tier web applications using Microsoft Azure Site Recovery

Application software in an organization is the engine of business productivity and the most visible portion of its IT environment. Whether it be intranet applications or customer facing web applications, each of these serve an important purpose and in the event of a disaster it can be utmost critical for an organization to bring up… Read more

KB: How to recover a gateway that was deployed through VMM and is running Windows Server 2012 R2

We just wanted to let you know that we recently published a new KB article that offers detailed information and the necessary steps for recovering gateways that are deployed through VMM 2012 R2 and that are running Windows Server 2012 R2. For all the details please see the following: KB3012571 – How to recover a… Read more

Monitoring Azure Site Recovery

In this blog post I will cover the monitoring capabilities of Azure Site Recovery. Specifically, we will answer the following questions: How do I monitor the replication health of my protected virtual machines? How do I check the status of my Jobs? How do I monitor my virtual machines once they are failed over to… Read more

Now available: Update Rollup 4 for System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

The article below describes the issues that are fixed in Update Rollup 4 for Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM 2012). There are two updates available for System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager: One update is for servers and the other update is for the administrator console. Additionally, the article contains… Read more

SAN Replication based Enterprise Grade Disaster Recovery with ASR and System Center

If you been following the progress of Azure Site Recovery throughout this year, you will recall that our priority has been to make Disaster Recovery (DR) solutions available to everyone, available everywhere, and easy to use. We first announced the General Availability of orchestrated DR across on-premises private clouds based on Hyper-V Replica in January… Read more