System Center VMM 2016 features demos on Channel 9

We now have some quick demos (<5 minutes) published on Channel 9 which provide you with good insights of new features of Virtual Machine Manager 2016. They’re definitely worth checking out and you can find complete list below. Deploy Network Controller: In this video tutorial you will see how you can use the service template-based… Read more

Troubleshooting ‘Unsupported Cluster Configuration’ errors in Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2

~ John Clyburn | Senior Consultant Hi everyone, my name is John Clyburn and I’m a senior consultant here at Microsoft. I was recently working at a customer site where we were getting “Unsupported Cluster Configuration” errors in the SCVMM console for VMs in a Hyper-V cluster so I thought I’d take a minute today… Read more

Hotfix 1 for System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager Update Rollup 1 is now available

We published a new KB article that describes the fix that’s included in Hotfix 1 for Microsoft System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager Update Rollup 1. Additionally, the article contains information about how to obtain the hotfix as well as installation instructions. There are no updates to the Administrator Console or Guest Agent as part… Read more

How to recover an HNV Gateway that was deployed through Microsoft VMM 2016

Author: Manish Jha | Program Manager This post contains information about HNV gateways that are deployed through Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2016 (VMM 2016). Please note that with Windows Server 2016 and VMM 2016, you now have an option to use Azure style gateways that are managed by Network Controller. Steps in this… Read more

Announcing VMM SDN Express for VMM 2016

Author: Manish Jha | Program Manager We are happy to announce the release of VMM SDN Express for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2016 (VMM 2016)! Do you want a VMM solution that can deploy an entire SDN fabric without you having to move through multiple VMM wizards or having to wait for very… Read more

Cumulative Update 2 for System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager Technical Preview 5 is now available

Cumulative Update 2 (CU2) for Microsoft System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager Technical Preview 5 is now available. There are two updates available for Cumulative Update 2 for System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager Technical Preview 5: An update for VMM Server and an update for the Administrator console. For a complete list of scenarios… Read more

Deploying Highly Available Host Guardian Service using VMM Service Templates Windows Server and VMM Tech Preview 5

~ Maha Ibrahim | Senior Software Engineer This post captures the steps needed to deploy Highly Available Host Guardian Service (HGS) using Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager Technical Preview 5 to use for test or demo environments. For more details outside the scope of this article, please refer to Windows Server TechNet articles about… Read more

Updated guide for deploying Software Load Balancer using Microsoft VMM 2016 Tech Preview 4

NOTE This guide is an updated version of the guide previously published here. ===== Introduction This article helps you evaluate the Software Defined Networking (SDN) features in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview and Virtual Machine Manager 2016 Technology Preview 4. In particular, this topic is focused on scenarios that incorporate Microsoft Software Load Balancer (SLB)… Read more

Updated guide for deploying Gateway using Microsoft VMM Tech Preview 4

NOTE This guide is an updated version of the guide previously published here. ===== Introduction This article helps you evaluate the Software Defined Networking (SDN) features in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview and Virtual Machine Manager 2016 Technology Preview 4. In particular, this topic is focused on scenarios that incorporate Gateway with VMM Technical Preview… Read more

Updated guide for deploying Network Controller using Microsoft VMM 2016 Technical Preview 4

UPDATE: For the latest information on deploying Network Controller using VMM 2016, please see Deploy a Software Defined Network infrastructure using VMM in TechNet. ===== Introduction This article helps you evaluate the Software Defined Networking (SDN) features in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4. In particular, it focuses on using System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)… Read more