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

KB: Storage Migration of a running Virtual Machine fails with error 2927 in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published today. This one talks about an issue where an attempt to migrate the storage of a VM from one volume to another by using the Migrate Storage option fails at 14% with a 2927 error: ===== Symptoms When attempting to migrate the storage of a virtual machine… Read more

PRO Tips alerts in Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manger 2008 R2 may display and then be automatically removed

Here’s a new SCVMM 2008/OpsMgr 2007 KB article we published this morning.  If you’re seeing an issue where PRO Tips alerts are unexpectedly being removed from the PRO Tips alerts window then you’ll want to check this one out: ===== Symptoms PRO Tips alerts in Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manger 2008 R2 (SCVMM 2008… Read more

New KB: The SCVMM 2008 Virtual Machine Manager Service crashes with VMs running Linux Integration Components v3.1 for Hyper-V

I just wanted to let you know about a new Knowledge Base article we published this morning. This one talks about an issue where the Virtual Machine Manager Service can crash with VMs running Linux Integration Components v3.1 for Hyper-V: ===== Symptoms On System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, R2, and R2 SP1 (SCVMM), the… Read more

Fix: The Refresh Host Cluster job takes a long time to complete

Here in product support our job is not only to fix problems when they happen but to help prevent those problems from happening in the first place.  There are a lot of ways we approach that aspect of our job but one of the top ways we do this is simply by analyzing the issues… Read more

Various issues when trying to manage a Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V host using VMM 2008

Have you ever tried managing a Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V host using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (the RTM version, not the R2 version) but kept running into issues that prevented it from working properly?  If so then today’s tip is for you: The original version of VMM 2008 doesn’t support managing Windows… Read more

Mastering Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 Book Available Now

Greetings,  I am pleased to annouce the availability of Mastering Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2.  The book is available for purchase on Amazon.  Authors Michael Michael and Hector Linares both work on the SCVMM product team and many of you are already familiar with their blogs that offer great advice and tips on using SCVMM.   We are so pleased that they found… Read more

Troubleshooting and data gathering for SCVMM

I was working with the System Center Virtual Machine Manager support team a few months back looking for a way that we could help reduce the amount of time it takes to resolve a case as well as reduce the number of incidents we get, and one of the things that was suggested at the… Read more

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 – Quick Storage Migration

Just a heads up on a new blog post by Edwin Yuen, Senior Technical Product Manager at Microsoft’s Integrated Virtualization team.  In this post he talks about another type of migration being added to System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2: Quick Storage Migration. I have a brief intro and a link below: As you… Read more

The Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate is now available for download

Here’s another FYI that may not be System Center Virtual Machine Manager specific but it’s probably something you’ll want to be aware of anyway.  Over on the Virtualization Team Blog they recently announced the availability of the Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate.  If you haven’t already grabbed your own copy I have their… Read more