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 Top Solutions feeds for System Center products

We are very happy to announce that seven of the Product Solution Centers on http://support.microsoft.com are featuring new Top Solutions sections that pull dynamically from the Top Solutions RSS feeds. The Top Solutions are usually listed on the page for the Key Resources tab. The following solution centers have dynamic Top Solutions; the rest will… 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

KB: Storage Migration of a running Virtual Machine fails with error 2927 in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published today. This one talks about an issue where an attempt to migrate the storage of a VM from one volume to another by using the Migrate Storage option fails at 14% with a 2927 error: ===== Symptoms When attempting to migrate the storage of a virtual machine… Read more

Error (2927) – (Unknown error (0x803380e4)) when trying to add a Host or Cluster to System Center Virtual Machine Manager

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published today that applies to both VMM 2008 and VMM 2012. This one talks about an error you can get when trying to add a Host or Cluster to System Center Virtual Machine Manager: ===== Symptoms Adding a Hyper-V Host or Cluster to a System Center Virtual Machine… Read more

A System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 P2V of Windows Server 2003 fails with reference to SP2.cab

Here’s another good KB article we published today on SCVMM 2008. This one describes an issue that may generate a couple different errors when trying to do a P2V of Windows Server 2003 (32-bit or 64-bit): ===== Symptoms When using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (SCVMM), a Physical to Virtual (P2V) conversion of Windows… Read more

Migration job transfers may take longer than expected in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2

Here’s another new KB article we published today. This one involves a VMM R2 migration appearing to take longer than expected: ===== Symptoms Transfers during a System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 (SCVMM R2) migration appear to take longer than expected. Cause This can happen because in SCVMM R2, BITS transfers are set to… Read more

Installation of Integration Components or a P2V job in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 fails with Error 2912: The directory is not empty (0x80070091)

Just a quick heads up on a new KB article we published today: ===== Symptoms Installation of Virtual Guest Services (integration components) fails in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (SCVMM) but can be successfully installed manually in Hyper-V. Also, Physical to Virtual (P2V) jobs may fail when installing Virtual Guest Services. Another version of… Read more

Info on two exciting new Microsoft virtualization & VMM career training opportunities

Hi everyone, we have a couple exciting Microsoft virtualization & SCVMM career training opportunities coming up that you won’t want to miss: http://mctreadiness.com/MicrosoftCareerConferenceRegistration.aspx?pid=270. Virtualization Career Training On Tuesday, October 4th Technical Evangelists Symon Perriman and Rick Claus are hosting an online conference on Virtualization Career Training with Microsoft Learning.  This half day virtual event (8am… Read more

PRO Tips alerts in Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manger 2008 R2 may display and then be automatically removed

Here’s a new SCVMM 2008/OpsMgr 2007 KB article we published this morning.  If you’re seeing an issue where PRO Tips alerts are unexpectedly being removed from the PRO Tips alerts window then you’ll want to check this one out: ===== Symptoms PRO Tips alerts in Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manger 2008 R2 (SCVMM 2008… Read more