ASR Now Supports NetApp Private Storage for Microsoft Azure

This week at Ignite 2015 in Chicago, Microsoft and NetApp will showcase how customers can simplify disaster recovery for Hyper-V workloads without investing in a secondary datacenter. Together, we will demo how Azure Site Recovery (ASR) can replicate and recover a SAN-based on-premises application to Azure compute with NetApp Private Storage (NPS) for Microsoft Azure. Enterprise customers… Read more

Enterprise-Grade Array-Based Replication and Disaster Recovery with ASR and System Center – Now Generally Available!

Today’s GA announcement delivers on a widely requested enhancement from our Enterprise customers – the ability to leverage replication capabilities of existing Storage Area Network (SAN) Arrays to enable high performance synchronous and asynchronous replication across on-premises Hyper-V Sites. With System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) and Azure Site Recovery, our customers can get seamless… Read more

Help us get better – Join the VMM customer panel

The System Center engineering team is looking for Virtualization Management customers who can provide feedback on pain points, preferences, and usage behavior. We are starting a customer panel for VMM and Hyper-V customers to help influence the future of the product. What are my commitments as a panel member? 1 hour meeting once a week for 4 weeks Actively share your… Read more

New KB: The SCVMM 2008 Virtual Machine Manager Service crashes with VMs running Linux Integration Components v3.1 for Hyper-V

I just wanted to let you know about a new Knowledge Base article we published this morning. This one talks about an issue where the Virtual Machine Manager Service can crash with VMs running Linux Integration Components v3.1 for Hyper-V: ===== Symptoms On System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, R2, and R2 SP1 (SCVMM), the… Read more

The System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 is now available

The Microsoft System Center team is pleased to announce the launch of System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 (SSP). Download the SSP Now! The System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 (SSP) is a fully supported, partner extensible solution that enables customers to dynamically pool, allocate, and manage their compute, network and… 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

TechNet Webcast: Building a Private Cloud with the Dynamic Data Center Toolkit for Enterprises

You can build the foundation for a private cloud infrastructure on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 using the Microsoft Dynamic Data Center Toolkit for Enterprises (availability scheduled in the first half of 2010). This free, partner-extensible toolkit provides an architectural road map, deployment guidance, best practices, and… Read more

Disk2vhd utility now available for download

I know this is not VMM specific but it’s a pretty cool tool that I’m sure you’ll find help when working with Hyper-V or Virtual PC.  Disk2vhd is a utility that creates VHD (Virtual Hard Disk – Microsoft’s Virtual Machine disk format) versions of physical disks for use in Microsoft Virtual PC or Microsoft Hyper-V… Read more

TechNet Webcast: Saving IT Costs with Windows Server 2008 R2 and Virtualization Technologies

Just an FYI that at 11:00am Pacific time on Thursday, July 23, 2009, we’ll be hosting a webcast exploring how Windows Server 2008 R2 saves IT costs by using Virtualization technologies to consolidate servers, improve availability, improve manageability of Hyper-V servers, and simplified deployment methods for virtual machines and physical machine deployments.: ======== The session… Read more