Support Tip: Deploying large templates in AppController fails with "Server operation did not finish within user specified timeout ’90’ seconds"

~ John Behneman | Senior Support Escalation Engineer Hello everyone, John Behneman here again. Here’s an issue I saw the other day that you might run into when deploying large templates to Azure using App Controller: Issue Deploying large VM templates (e.g. 40 gigabytes or larger) to Azure using AppController 2012 fail although smaller templates… Read more

Update Rollup 3 for System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager SP1 is now available

UR3 for VMM 2012 Service Pack 1 has been released and is now available for download. This update rollup contains fixes for a variety of both App Controller and Virtual Machine Manager issues. You can get all the details as well as a download link here: KB2836751  – Description of Update Rollup 3 for System… Read more

KB: Virtual Machine Network properties show "not connected" in the App Controller portal website

Logged on to the App Controller portal in a Self-Service User role, when opening the properties for a Virtual Machine the VM Network may show "not connected" despite the fact that the Virtual Machine is connected. If you close and reopen Properties, the correct Network Connection is shown. You can find the KB article for… Read more

Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1–App Controller updates

Update Rollup 2 for Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is now available and includes the following updates for App Controller: Issue 1: You cannot change the virtual machine network of deployed virtual machines. Issue 2: The network connection is set to None after you view the network properties of a deployed virtual… Read more

Free Jump Start course: Microsoft Tools for VMware Integration & Migration

The IT Pro Evangelism team, Microsoft Learning and the Microsoft Virtual Academy are pleased to announce the next Jump Start course Microsoft Tools for VMware Integration & Migration on Thursday, March 14th from 8am – 12pm PST.  This is a live, public, free, online event so be sure to sign up today: https://aka.ms/vmtools.  This event… Read more

KB: Installation of App Controller to a Remote SQL Server fails with Exception Error Code: 0x80131500

Here’s a new KB article we published today on App Controller. This one describes an issue where attempting to install App Controller to a remote SQL server it fails if the name of the SQL server starts with a number or you specified the IP address of the SQL server rather than its name.  You … Read more

System Center 2012 SP1 – Virtual Machine Manager

This morning we announced the general availability of System Center 2012 SP1.   You can read more about the release on the System Center blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenter/archive/2013/01/15/system-center-2012-sp1-is-generally-available.aspx   Here are some general changes in Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) in the System Center 2012 SP1 release that you might need to consider: The VMM Self-Service Portal is no… Read more

System Center 2012 SP1 Beta downloadable evaluation VHDs Now Available

System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Beta – Installable Bits (if you want to do that instead of VMs) http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34607 App Controller – Service Pack 1 Beta http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34781 Operations Manager – Service Pack 1 Beta http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34780 Orchestrator – Service Pack 1 Beta http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34778 Service Manager – Service Pack 1 Beta http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34777 Virtual Machine Manager –… Read more

Now Available – System Center Virtual Machine Manager – Service Pack 1 Beta

Virtual Machine Manager – Service Pack 1 Beta http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34779 Orchestrator – Service Pack 1 Beta http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34778 System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Beta http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34607 App Controller – Service Pack 1 Beta http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34781 Operations Manager – Service Pack 1 Beta http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34780 Service Manager – Service Pack 1 Beta http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34777  … Read more

System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Beta Now Available for Download

The Beta of System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (“SP1”) enables System Center customers to jointly evaluate System Center 2012 with Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. The Beta is for evaluation purposes only and not to be used in production as described in the EULAs associated with the product. No license keys are required… Read more