Help us get better – Join the VMM customer panel

The System Center engineering team is looking for Virtualization Management customers who can provide feedback on pain points, preferences, and usage behavior. We are starting a customer panel for VMM and Hyper-V customers to help influence the future of the product. What are my commitments as a panel member? 1 hour meeting once a week for 4 weeks Actively share your… Read more

KB: How to troubleshoot issues when adding a Hyper-V host in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one covers how to troubleshoot issues when adding a Hyper-V host in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager. ===== Summary This article covers how to troubleshoot issues when adding a Hyper-V host in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager. Common errors that are logged in the… Read more

How to troubleshoot issues when adding a Hyper-V host in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 or System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2

I just wanted to let you know about a new Knowledge Base article we published today. You’ll definitely want to bookmark this one as it tells you how to troubleshoot a couple of the more common issues we see when adding a Hyper-V host in SCVMM 2008 or SCVMM 2008 R2: ===== Summary This article… Read more

Adding a SCVMM 2008 host in a external trusted domain fails with error 2917

When trying to add a System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 host in a remote domain configured with an external trust, you receive the following error: Error (2917) Virtual Machine Manager cannot process the request because an error occurred while authenticating server1.domain.com. Possible causes are: 1) The specified user name or password are not valid…. Read more

New KB article: KB975113 – Using a Read Only Domain Controller as a Host in SCVMM 2008

We had a new System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Knowledge Base article published last week.  This one discusses an issue where a read only domain controller (RODC) can only be used as a Host if it was already a Host prior to being promoted.  The link and title is below: KB975113 – Using a… Read more

Using a Read Only Domain Controller as a Host in SCVMM 2008 and R2

While using a Read Only Domain Controller as a Host is possible, it is not a best practice. Nonetheless, a few customers are running into issues when attempted. One of our SCVMM engineers researched the issue and has developed the method below that addresses security needs of SCVMM. This will also appear as a Knowledge… Read more

Solution: Unable to add a managed host in SCVMM 2008, Error 2927 (0x8033809d)

Adding a managed host in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 may fail with the following error messages: From the VMM admin console: Error (2927) A Hardware Management error has occurred trying to contact server %server. (Unknown error 0x8033809d)) Recommended Actions Check that WinRM is installed and running on server %server.  For more information use… Read more