KB: Attempting to remove VMware vCenter from System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager fails with error 0x8007274D

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue where attempting to remove VMware vCenter from VMM 2012 fails with error 0x8007274D. ===== Symptoms When trying to remove the VMware vCenter 4.1 from System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), the action fails with the error: VMM cannot complete the… Read more

KB: The System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager console terminates unexpectedly with NullReferenceException

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue where the SCVMM 2012 console terminates with NullReferenceException after adding an ESX 4.1 host. ===== Symptoms After adding an ESX 4.1 host to System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) fabric, the VMM console may terminate unexpectedly. In reviewing the application… Read more

KB: Changing the owner of a VM in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager causes the console to become unresponsive

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published this morning. This one talks about an issue you can run into if your AD groups have circular references. ===== Symptoms After changing the Self-Service Owner of a Virtual Machine (VM) to an AD Security Group in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager, the console becomes unresponsive… Read more

A host refresh in the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Administrators console fails with error 2912

Here’s another KB we published this morning.  This one talks about an issue where doing a host refresh in the SCVMM 2008 admin console generates error 2912 with 0x800700A4: ===== Symptoms In the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (SCVMM) Administrators console, a host refresh may fail with the following error: Error (2912) An internal… Read more

Solution: Connecting to a VM using the SCVMM console fails with "A certification authority could not be contacted for authentication"

When you try to connect to a Virtual Machine (VM) from the System Center Virtual Machine Manager console you may get the following error: "A certification authority could not be contacted for authentication. If you are using a Remote Desktop Gateway with a smart card, try connecting to the remote computer using a password. For… Read more

New solution: Access denied error when configuring shared ISO feature on a VM using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008

When using the System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 R2 console to share an ISO file, the following error may occur: Error (12700) VMM cannot complete the Hyper-V operation on the %ServerName; server because of the error: User Account does not have sufficient privilege to open attachment (path to ISO file) Error: ‘General access… Read more

Error message when trying to install the VMM Admin Console: "System Center Virtual Machine Manager requires Windows PowerShell 1.0 or 2.0"

When trying to install the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Administrator Console, it may fail during the Prerequisites Check with the following error message: To continue, you must complete all prerequisites. Resolve all error conditions listed below and the click Check Again. For more information about required configurations, see Virtual Machine Manager System Requirements…. Read more

Quick Tip: How to change the Owner value for all VMs in SCVMM 2008

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you have a bunch of virtual machines (VMs) where the OWNER value is set to UNKNOWN and you wanted to set a value owner without having to modify them one VM at a time?  If so there’s a PowerShell command that we can use to accomplish… Read more

Solution: Unable to add a managed host in SCVMM 2008, Error 2927 (0x8033809d)

Adding a managed host in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 may fail with the following error messages: From the VMM admin console: Error (2927) A Hardware Management error has occurred trying to contact server %server. (Unknown error 0x8033809d)) Recommended Actions Check that WinRM is installed and running on server %server.  For more information use… Read more

Fixing an incomplete VM that’s stuck in the Creating state

Have you ever run into a situation where a failed P2V or other job leaves you with a VM you cannot delete?  I have and it usually ends up looking something like this: Recently we’ve had a couple of cases come in where a VM was stuck in the Creating State in the SCVMM 2008… Read more