VMM Technical Documentation and PowerShell Cheat Sheet

Microsoft’s own Jonathan Jordan recently posted a couple good articles over on his VMM blog, one regarding Technical Docs for VMM and the other his own personal PowerShell Cheat Sheet.  If you haven’t seen these yet then you’ll definitely want to check them out: Technical Documentation for SC 2012-VMM : http://blogs.technet.com/b/jonjor/archive/2012/04/10/technical-documentation-for-sc-2012-vmm.aspx SC VMM 2012: PowerShell… Read more

Sample PowerShell scripts to for networking and storage in SCVMM 2012

Hi, I am Nitin Bhat, Program Manager on the SCVMM team. Today I am going to provide you with sample PowerShell scripts to leverage our investments made for networking and storage. These scripts would execute against the SCVMM 2012 Beta builds. The best part about exposing the fabric information is the level of granularity and… Read more

Using SCVMM 2012, NetApp SMI-S provider and Visio to visualize storage

Our very own Hector Linares just posted a great article over on his blog talking about how to visualize your storage environment by using a NetApp PowerShell script that generates a Visio diagram with aggregate, volume, and LUN information.  This is something we get asked about a lot so if you want to try this… Read more

How to change ownership of virtual machines via PowerShell with SCVMM 2008 R2

Our very own Mike Briggs just posted some great info on how to change ownership of virtual machines (VMs) via PowerShell with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2: Just wanted to make everyone aware of a method to change the owner field of multiple VMs via Powershell, written by a colleague, Dave Guenthner.  This… Read more

Error message when trying to install the VMM Admin Console: "System Center Virtual Machine Manager requires Windows PowerShell 1.0 or 2.0"

When trying to install the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Administrator Console, it may fail during the Prerequisites Check with the following error message: To continue, you must complete all prerequisites. Resolve all error conditions listed below and the click Check Again. For more information about required configurations, see Virtual Machine Manager System Requirements…. Read more

Webcast: Using Windows PowerShell with Hyper-V and Virtual Machine Manager

Just an FYI that at 10:00am Eastern time on Thursday, September 10, 2009, we’ll be hosting a webcast focused on Windows Power Shell, Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager: ======== Windows PowerShell is likely to become the automation tool of choice. In this webcast, we provide examples of Windows PowerShell being used to perform… Read more

Quick Tip: How to change the Owner value for all VMs in SCVMM 2008

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you have a bunch of virtual machines (VMs) where the OWNER value is set to UNKNOWN and you wanted to set a value owner without having to modify them one VM at a time?  If so there’s a PowerShell command that we can use to accomplish… Read more

TechNet Webcast: Using Windows PowerShell with Hyper-V and Virtual Machine Manager

On Wednesday, May 27 we’ll be hosting a 90 minute webcast on using Windows PowerShell with Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager so mark your calendars now.  If you’ve ever wanted to automate some of those common administrative tasks then this one’s for you.  The overview and a registration link is below: ======== Language(s):… Read more

Fixing an incomplete VM that’s stuck in the Creating state

Have you ever run into a situation where a failed P2V or other job leaves you with a VM you cannot delete?  I have and it usually ends up looking something like this: Recently we’ve had a couple of cases come in where a VM was stuck in the Creating State in the SCVMM 2008… Read more