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

New KB – 979592 – Error 2947 when you try to deploy a newly created VM to a VMware ESX host running on a 64-bit version of Windows Server 2008

Consider the following scenario: You run Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2. You try to deploy a newly created virtual machine to an instance of VMware ESX Server 3.0 Host. VMware ESX Server 3.0 Host is running on the x64-based version of Windows Server 2008. In this scenario, you may receive the following… 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

Updated Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides available

The Infrastructure Planning and Design team has released two updated virtualization guides: Windows Server Virtualization and System Center Virtual Machine Manager These guides, updated to reflect the features and functionalities of Windows Server® 2008 R2 and System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, outline the critical infrastructure design elements that are crucial to a successful… Read more