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

Announcing the GA of Disaster Recovery to Azure using Azure Site Recovery

I am excited to announce the GA of the Disaster Recovery to Azure using Azure Site Recovery. In addition to enabling replication to and recovery in Microsoft Azure, ASR enables automated protection of VMs, remote health monitoring, no-impact recovery plan testing, and single click orchestrated recovery – all backed by an enterprise-grade SLA. The DR to Azure… Read more

Adopting Network Virtualization – Part III

Welcome to the third installment of Network Virtualization in Virtual Machine Manager! This series will be an example-based walkthrough consisting of a few parts: Part I: Configuration with VLAN Segregation Part II: VLANs with Network Virtualization Part III: Adding External Connectivity to Virtualized Networks (This post) Part IV: Flattening the VLAN Topology Part V: Expanding… Read more

Adopting Network Virtualization – Part II

This is the second post in a series about transitioning from using VLANs for tenant segregation to Network Virtualization. This series will be an example-based walkthrough consisting of a few parts: Part I: Configuration with VLAN Segregation Part II: VLANs with Network Virtualization (This post) Part II: Adding External Connectivity to Virtualized Networks Part IV:… Read more

Adopting Network Virtualization – Part I

In this series, I’ll be summarizing the basics of Network Virtualization in Hyper-V using System Center Virtual Machine Manager R2. I hope to clear up some confusion around the network models and help with the adoption of Network Virtualization in your environment. I’m going to be making the assumption that you’re reasonably familiar with physical… 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

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Beta Available Now!

On behalf of the whole System Center Virtual Machine Manager product team it is with great pleasure we’re announcing the public release availability of SCVMM 2012 Beta. With this release you will be able to do: Fabric Management Hyper-V and Cluster Lifecycle Management – Deploy Hyper-V to bare metal server, create Hyper-V clusters, orchestrate patching of… Read more

Creating a Template and Successfully Deploying New VMs in System Center Virtual Machine Manager

Our very own Jonathan Jordan just posted some great info on creating templates for use with VM creation: Templates save time! Templates make multiple custom deployments easy! Learn to use Templates! So, essentially I have marked up two great TechNet articles on creating virtual machines from templates. This sounds a bit backwards, but these articles… Read more

New Solution: Transfers between the System Center Virtual Machine Manager server, the Library Server and the Virtualization Hosts may fail with Error 12700

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (SCVMM) uses BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service) to transfer content between the SCVMM Server, the Library Server(s) and the Virtualization Hosts. If there is a service on one of the involved servers that is using the HTTPS port 443, the transfer may be extremely slow or even fail with… Read more

New Fix: Attempting to login to the SCVMM self-service portal fails with "Could not load file or assembly"

Attempting to login to the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (SCVMM) self-service portal may fail with the following error message in the browser: Could not load file or assembly ‘TraceWrapper, Version=1 .0.523.0, Culture=neutral, PubhcKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35’ or one of its dependencies. An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format. Login again Contact… Read more