System Center Virtual Machine Manager 1807 is released! Here is a quick overview

System Center 1807 announcement is available here. What’s new in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 1807 is available here. How to Upgrade to System Center Virtual Machine Manager 1807 is available here. The content in this blog describes the new features and scenarios enabled in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 1807 Users can change VHD placement… Read more

Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager is released

Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager is now available. See the article Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager for a description of issues that are fixed and the improvements that are included. This article also contains the installation instructions for this update…. Read more

In case you missed it! The latest System Center release, version 1801, is here.

In February we announced that System Center, version 1801 was now available.  It’s the first release in our new Semi-Annual Channel and delivers new features and enhancements based on customer feedback. It builds on the capabilities of System Center 2016 and has support for the latest version of Windows Server, version 1709 as well as… Read more

System Center 2016 now supports TLS1.2 security protocols

TLS 1.2 is the secure way of communication suggested by Microsoft with best-in class encryption. SSL and early TLS are not considered strong cryptography and cannot be used as a security control. Microsoft has added official support for TLS1.2 security protocols in System Center 2016. This protocol is now supported in the following products: System… Read more

Support for Windows Server 2016 as a guest system is added in Hotfix 1 for Update Rollup 11 of System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

Microsoft Support still gets frequent inquiries about whether System Center 2012 R2 VMM can support guests running Windows Server 2016. Installing  Hotfix 1 for Update Rollup 11 of Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) enables you to create Windows Server 2016-based guest virtual machines (VM) in VMM. Help article 3199246 contains the… Read more

KB: Error when you open the VMM console after you install UR7 or UR8 for VMM 2012 R2

Just a quick FYI on a KB article we recently published for VMM 2012 R2. After you install Update Rollup 7 or Update Rollup 8 for System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM 2012 R2), you may see the following error message when you attempt to open the VMM admin console: Console Add-ins Warnings… Read more

Virtual Machine Manager 2016 TP4 and Storage Quality of Service (QoS)

Hi everyone, Sujeet Kumar here. I’m a Senior Software Engineer here on the System Center VMM team and today I’d like to talk about Storage Quality of Service (QoS) and Virtual Machine Manager 2016 TP4. Windows Server 2016 (WS 2016) introduces the Storage Quality of Service (QoS) feature which enables you to create QoS policies… Read more

KB: "ASR cannot be registered due to an internal error" when you try to install Microsoft Azure Site Recovery Provider

Hi everyone, here’s some information on a new KB article we published. The problem that you might experience is that when you try to install and register the Microsoft Azure Site Recovery Provider on a System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM 2012 R2) server, the attempt fails with the following error: The ASR… Read more

Update Rollup 9 for Microsoft Windows Azure Pack is now available

Update Rollup 9 for Windows Azure Pack is now available to download. For complete details including issues fixed, installation instructions and a download link, please see the following: 3129786 – Update Rollup 9 for Windows Azure Pack (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3129786) J.C. Hornbeck | Solution Asset PM | Microsoft Our Blogs Configuration Manager: http://blogs.technet.com/configurationmgr/ Data Protection Manager: http://blogs.technet.com/dpm/… Read more

KB: How to retain the database when you reinstall Microsoft Virtual Machine Manager

When you have Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM 2012 R2) installed, you may find yourself in a situation where you need to remove and then reinstall VMM but still retain all of the database information from the current installation. We show you how to do this and provide a SQL stored… Read more