Hyper-V Capability Profile No Longer a Requirement to Configure Clouds in HRM

One of the key design principles that we focused on when developing the Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager (HRM) disaster recovery service was a Service-Oriented Extensible Architecture. Combining this service-oriented approach with a close attention on telemetry data after each release gives us the opportunity to enable new scenarios for continuous service improvement, and quickly… Read more

Support Tip: Connecting to a VM running on a VMware cluster from VMM 2012 fails with error 20700

Hi folks, this is Vladimir from the VMM team and today I want to discuss an issue with System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM 2012) and VMware vCenter 4.1 that I saw few weeks ago. The summary of the issue is this: A VMM 2012 Self-Service user receives the following error when trying to… Read more

KB: How to troubleshoot issues when adding a Hyper-V host in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one covers how to troubleshoot issues when adding a Hyper-V host in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager. ===== Summary This article covers how to troubleshoot issues when adding a Hyper-V host in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager. Common errors that are logged in the… Read more

KB: How to troubleshoot the “Needs Attention” and “Not Responding” host status in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published that talks about how to troubleshoot the “Needs Attention” and “Not Responding” host status in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager. This is one you’ll probably want to add to your Favorites. ===== Summary This article discusses how to troubleshoot the “Needs Attention” and “Not Responding” host… Read more

Troubleshooting service templates in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager

Hi there, this is Alvin Morales and today I want to talk about how to troubleshoot a service template deployment in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM).  In VMM, we have a new feature for deploying virtual machines (VMs) as a service. There are several blog posts already on this and you can read… Read more

VMM Troubleshooting: Deploying Virtual Machines and Services in a Private Cloud

Here’s another great article I found while perusing all the new stuff in our TechNet Wiki. This one was authored by Tim Sherer and goes through some common and maybe not so common issues you may run into when deploying VMM virtual machines and services in a private cloud: VMM Troubleshooting: Deploying Virtual Machines and… Read more

A couple more VMM troubleshooting articles : WinRM and configuring fabric resources

Just a quick FYI on a couple more System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) articles I found over in our community-driven TechNet Wiki. If you are planning on rolling out VMM, or if you already have, you’ll definitely want to check these out VMM Troubleshooting: Windows Remote Management (WinRM) : http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/9126.vmm-troubleshooting-windows-remote-management-winrm.aspx VMM Troubleshooting: Configuring… Read more

VMM: Troubleshooting BITS and WMI

Here are a couple more VMM troubleshooting articles I stumbled across over in our TechNet Wiki this morning. The first is on troubleshooting BITS and the second is on WMI: Troubleshoot VMM: BITS Troubleshooting : http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/9058.troubleshoot-vmm-bits-troubleshooting.aspx WMI Troubleshooting for VMM (en-US) : http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/9048.wmi-troubleshooting-for-vmm-en-us.aspx Enjoy! J.C. Hornbeck | System Center & Security Knowledge Engineer Get the… Read more

Two articles on troubleshooting Virtual Machine Manager

Here’s a quick FYI on a couple new System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) articles I found over in our community-driven TechNet Wiki. If you are planning on rolling out VMM, or if you already have, you’ll probably want to add these to your Favorites: Troubleshoot VMM: DebugView for Windows (en-US) : http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/9004.troubleshoot-vmm-debugview-for-windows-en-us.aspx System… Read more

Hyper-V top "gotchas" or "known issues"

I know this one isn’t necessarily SCVMM specific but if you’re doing any work with Hyper-V then you’re going to want to know about these.  These are the top "gotchas" or "known issues" that folks seem to have the most trouble with.  "Gotchas" are also sometimes called "lessons learned" and "best practices" but whatever you… Read more