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

Migration job transfers may take longer than expected in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2

Here’s another new KB article we published today. This one involves a VMM R2 migration appearing to take longer than expected: ===== Symptoms Transfers during a System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 (SCVMM R2) migration appear to take longer than expected. Cause This can happen because in SCVMM R2, BITS transfers are set to… Read more

New KB: Migrating a System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 VM from one cluster to another fails with error 12711

Symptoms If you have two Hyper-V failover clusters managed by System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, it is possible that you can’t complete a LAN migration of a Virtual Machine (VM) from one of the clusters to the other. This issue will only appear if ALL of the following conditions are met. VM is… Read more

Error 800704DD happening during a LAN migration/deployment of a VM or during a new virtual machine creation

Our very own Michael Michael posted a great article on his blog about how to fix an issue where a SCVMM job fails with: error: HostAgentFail (2912) … and HRESULT: 0x800704DD He writes that: There is only one possible cause for this error. The VMMAgent windows service is running using an account that is not… Read more