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

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1 Available Now!

On behalf of the SCVMM product team and I am proud to announce the availability of SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1 RTM.  Support for new features of Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Dynamic Memory: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Hyper-V supports Dynamic Memory enabling customers to better utilize the memory resources of a Hyper-V host. VMM… Read more

Networking in VMM 2012 SP1 – Logical Networks (Part I)

In this blog, the second in our series, we will take a closer look at Logical Networks and review some of the key considerations, best practice recommendations and guidance for designing, implementing and managing this component of your Virtualized Network Solution. This posting took a lot longer and became a lot more involved than we… Read more

Virtual Networking in VMM 2012 SP1 and 2012 R2

In Brad Anderson’s Why Architecture Really Matters blog series, he talks about the Mobile First, Cloud First world that we live in today, and are going to live in for the foreseeable future and that the architecture of the solutions you use to support your organization are going to be critical to your success. For… Read more

The VMM team wants you…to tell us what you want

On the product team we get excited to know people are using the software and services that we build every day. We joined this team because we want to make your life easier. We know a lot about our product and through this blog we hope to teach you more about it. What we don’t… Read more

Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) is being retired

Today, Microsoft is announcing the upcoming retirement of Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC).  This announcement covers all release versions of MVMC (1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 3.1). Microsoft will continue to support MVMC for a full calendar year after this announcement.  Support will officially end on June  03, 2017.  At that time, we will no longer offer… Read more

SCVMM R2 RC Features

Since releasing VMM R2 Beta, we’ve been working on an update to R2 and we’re readying a RC version that will ship in early June (VMM TAP customers will get an early preview later this month). In this context, I just wanted to give a headsup on some new features that we’ve added since Beta… Read more

Single VMM Server deployment topologies for Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager

Business requirements should drive topology decisions. Based on these requirements an organization might choose to have multiple data centers managed by a single management head or multiple management heads managing different data centers. This blog covers how an organization deploy an SCVMM (System Center Virtual Machine Manager) Server while using a single VMM Server to… Read more

Adopting Network Virtualization – Part III

Welcome to the third installment of Network Virtualization in Virtual Machine Manager! This series will be an example-based walkthrough consisting of a few parts: Part I: Configuration with VLAN Segregation Part II: VLANs with Network Virtualization Part III: Adding External Connectivity to Virtualized Networks (This post) Part IV: Flattening the VLAN Topology Part V: Expanding… Read more