Have a say on the future of System Center

The System Center leadership team is looking to hear from you on the challenges you face with your Management tools and where you would like to see us invest going forward. We put together a short survey to gather your feedback and an option to join a discussion panel around this topic. We are counting… Read more

Update Rollup 2 for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 now available

This article describes the installation instructions for Update Rollup 2 for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and the issues that are fixed in this update rollup. Update Rollup 2 for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1 consists of two update packages. Follow the installation instructions to… Read more

KB: P2V fails with GPT partitions in System Center Virtual Machine Manager

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one discusses how VMM does not support GPT disks on P2V targets and that to successfully migrate a machine with a GPT disk, you must first convert the disk to MBR format. ===== Symptoms A physical to virtual conversion (P2V) may fail in Microsoft System Center… Read more

A System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 P2V fails with ‘A device attached to the system is not functioning (0x8007001F)’

Here’s another great new KB article we published today. This one will tell you how to fix an issue where a P2V fails with error 8007001F: ===== Symptoms A System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (SCVMM) Physical to Virtual (P2V) conversion fails when attempting to mount a .VHD file, reporting that a device attached to… Read more

Reinstallation of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 fails with "Library Share ‘MSSCVMMLibrary’ already exists"

Here’s one more KB article we published today. This one talks about an issue where the reinstallation of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 fails with "Library Share ‘MSSCVMMLibrary’ already exists": ===== Symptoms When attempting to reinstall System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 (SCVMM) the installation fails with the following error: Library Share… Read more

New System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1 hotfix rollup package available for download

Just wanted to let you know that the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1 hotfix rollup package dated July 12, 2011 was now available for download.  Here’s the text from the KB describing the update: ===== INTRODUCTION This article describes the Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 (SCVMM 2008 R2) Service… Read more

New KB: How to troubleshoot the "Not Responding" host status in SCVMM 2008 and in SCVMM 2008 R2

Here’s another new System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Knowledge Base article we published this morning. This one tells you how to troubleshoot the “Not Responding” host status in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 and System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2: ===== This article covers how to troubleshoot the “Not Responding” host status… Read more

Fix: GPT pass-through disks provided from Serial attached SCSI (SAS) are not supported in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2

Just an FYI on a new System Center Virtual Machine Manager Knowledge Base article we published this morning: ===== Summary When you attach a GPT pass-through disk provided from SAS storage (Serial attached SCSI) to a highly available virtual machine by using the Hyper-V Manager or Failover Cluster Management Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in, the… Read more

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1 Available Now!

On behalf of the SCVMM product team and I am proud to announce the availability of SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1 RTM.  Support for new features of Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Dynamic Memory: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Hyper-V supports Dynamic Memory enabling customers to better utilize the memory resources of a Hyper-V host. VMM… Read more

Multiple GPT Pass Through Disks are not support in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2

When using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, a Virtual Machine (VM) will report an unsupported state after adding multiple GUID Partition Table (GPT) disks. The status changes to ‘Unsupported VM Configuration‘ or ‘Unsupported Cluster Configuration‘ depending on whether the VM is running on a standalone server or on Failover Cluster nodes. SCVMM traces… Read more