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: The System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager console terminates unexpectedly with NullReferenceException

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue where the SCVMM 2012 console terminates with NullReferenceException after adding an ESX 4.1 host. ===== Symptoms After adding an ESX 4.1 host to System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) fabric, the VMM console may terminate unexpectedly. In reviewing the application… Read more

New KB – 979592 – Error 2947 when you try to deploy a newly created VM to a VMware ESX host running on a 64-bit version of Windows Server 2008

Consider the following scenario: You run Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2. You try to deploy a newly created virtual machine to an instance of VMware ESX Server 3.0 Host. VMware ESX Server 3.0 Host is running on the x64-based version of Windows Server 2008. In this scenario, you may receive the following… Read more

Attempting to migrate or VMotion a VM from one clustered host to another may result in "A general system error occurred: Failed waiting for data. Error 16. Invalid argument"

Here’s an issue I recently came across and since I didn’t see this documented anywhere I wanted to give you a heads up. Attempting to migrate (VMotion) a VM from one clustered host to another may result in the following error: Error: “A general system error occured: Failed waiting for data. Error 16. Invalid argument.”… Read more