Application Management Track on Building Clouds

Kurt Scherer from the VMM Team here, I wanted to bring attention to some awesome work around Service Templates in VMM. Over on the Building Clouds Blog, there have been a few recent posts that you should definitely check out. First, Jim Britt has released a series of blog posts around the deployment of a… Read more

KB: Deploying a service template using System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager fails with error 421

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue where deploying a service template using System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager fails with error 421. ===== Symptoms When deploying a service template using System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), the job fails with error 421 – "Agent Installation failed… Read more

KB: Regional settings default to English when deploying a virtual machine using a template on System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue where Regional settings default to English when deploying a virtual machine using a template on System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager. ===== Symptoms Consider the following scenario: · A virtual machine is configured to use regional settings other than en-US (example:… Read more

KB: Deploying templates to create new VMs using System Center Virtual Machine Manager fails with Error 13204

4/11/2013 – NOTE: This article has been updated. Please see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2708922 for the latest version. ===== Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published this morning. This one describes an issue where deploying templates to create new VMs using System Center Virtual Machine Manager fails with Error 13204. ===== Symptoms When deploying templates to create… Read more

Importing and Exporting Templates in SCVMM 2012

Hi everyone, Konstantin Zoryn here, and today I’d like to talk about importing and exporting Templates in SCVMM 2012.  System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 (VMM 2012) allows creating service and virtual machine templates and there are many configuration details captured inside the templates such as hardware description, operating system settings, application settings, network configuration,… 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