Custom Placement Rules and Availability Sets in SCVMM 2012 SP1

I’m Hilton Lange, a Software Development Engineer on the VMM team. I want to conclude my series of placement blogs by talking about the custom rules that you can configure on your VMM server to give you more control over where your VMs are deployed. In VMM 2012, we’ve given you some fairly broad tools… Read more

Reducing your power consumption with SCVMM 2012 and Power Optimization (PO)

I’m Hilton Lange, Software Development Engineer in the VMM 2012 team. I’d like to continue my previous article about Dynamic Optimization (DO) by telling you about its closely related sister feature, Power Optimization (PO).  DO allows you to automatically correct certain VM health issues and continually load balance the VMs in your cluster.  PO allows… Read more

Managing your cluster with SCVMM 2012’s Dynamic Optimization (DO)

I’m Hilton Lange, Software Development Engineer on the VMM team, and I’d love to share with you my personal favorite feature in VMM 2012.  We’ve introduced the ability to constantly monitor and rebalance load on your clusters by using “Dynamic Optimization”.  I’d like to explain how DO works to help you understand its behavior and… Read more

Support Tip: Connecting to a VM running on a VMware cluster from VMM 2012 fails with error 20700

Hi folks, this is Vladimir from the VMM team and today I want to discuss an issue with System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM 2012) and VMware vCenter 4.1 that I saw few weeks ago. The summary of the issue is this: A VMM 2012 Self-Service user receives the following error when trying to… Read more

KB: Assigning NetApp Storage to a Hyper-V Cluster fails with Error 26184 in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue where an Operations Manager AD Replication Monitor generates an "Invalid Script Parameter Configuration" error message. ===== Symptoms You are able to successfully add NetApp storage to System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) and create the LUN’s but when trying to… Read more

KB: Placing a highly available virtual machine on an ESXi Cluster in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager fails

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue where placing a highly available virtual machine on an ESXi Cluster in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager fails. ===== Symptoms When trying to place a highly available virtual machine on an ESXi 4.0 cluster managed by System Center 2012 Virtual… Read more

KB: "Install cluster" job fails with Error 25310 when using the Japanese version of System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published this morning. This one talks about an issue you can run into when setting up a cluster using the Japanese version of Virtual Machine Manager. ===== Symptoms When using the Japanese version of System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), the Install Cluster job fails with the… Read more

KB: Adding a cluster to System Center Virtual Machine Manager fails with error 2912 (Unknown error (0x800007d0))

Here’s one more Knowledge Base article we published this morning. This one shows you how to easily fix an issue where the Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 (OpsMgr) Connector for HP OpenView fails to auto-forwarding alerts to an HP OVO server. ===== Symptoms Consider the following scenario: 1. You are using System Center… Read more

High-Availability Enhancements in VMM 2012

Hi Cluster Fans, The System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Beta (SCVMM 2012) has just been released and there are some great high-availability and clustering features coming to simplify datacenter management. VMM Server High-Availability Virtual Machine Manager has become a critical part of the datacenter or private cloud infrastructure, so keeping the VMM Server up… Read more

How to remove a node from a cluster that is managed by SCVMM 2008 R2

The steps below demonstrate how to remove a node from a cluster that is managed by System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (SCVMM).  In my example I have used a cluster named CLU224544 and I have 2 nodes.  Both are physical boxes with Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and the Hyper-V role installed.  It’s a… Read more