Logical Networks (Part V) – Network Virtualization

In this post, we complete our review logical networks by looking at the implications of Network Virtualization and Externally Defined Networks on your logical network design. Note that in the latter case, the VMM administrator has no insight into how the network is constructed, nor do they have any visibility into the method of network… Read more

Logical Networks (Part IV) – PVLAN Isolation

In this blog, we continue our review of tenant isolation by looking at the implications of PVLANs on your logical network design – we will look at Network Virtualization and complete our review of Logical Networks in the next post. We Look forward to your feedback and comments. Nigel Cain & Damian Flynn   Introduction… Read more

Networking in VMM 2012 SP1 – Logical Networks (Part I)

In this blog, the second in our series, we will take a closer look at Logical Networks and review some of the key considerations, best practice recommendations and guidance for designing, implementing and managing this component of your Virtualized Network Solution. This posting took a lot longer and became a lot more involved than we… Read more

Fixing non-compliant virtual switches in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager

Hi Everyone, this is Alvin Morales, Senior Support Escalation Engineer for System Center and I wanted to take a minute to talk about a potential issue with virtual switches in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager SP1. Recently I’ve come across a few issues when performing a live migration from one cluster node to another… Read more

Virtual Networking in VMM 2012 SP1 and 2012 R2

In Brad Anderson’s Why Architecture Really Matters blog series, he talks about the Mobile First, Cloud First world that we live in today, and are going to live in for the foreseeable future and that the architecture of the solutions you use to support your organization are going to be critical to your success. For… Read more

How to add NIC drivers for offline P2V in VMM2008

When performing a physical-to-virtual (P2V) conversion of either a Windows 2000 SP4 server or any Windows based domain controller, the only supported method to do this is via an offline conversion. With offline P2V, the source computer restarts into the Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE) before VMM converts the physical disks to Virtual Hard Disks (VHDs)…. Read more

VMM Admin Console crashes with errors 19999 and 1 as logged in VM Manager

Anyone ever had problems with the admin console crashing?  How about the crash happening each time the admin console refreshes?  Or perhaps troubleshooting has identified that the problem only occurs when a particular host is refreshed?  Ever wonder why this is happening?  While there are many potential causes of this problem, I want to take… Read more