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

Update Rollup 2 for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 now available

This article describes the installation instructions for Update Rollup 2 for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and the issues that are fixed in this update rollup. Update Rollup 2 for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1 consists of two update packages. Follow the installation instructions to… Read more

VMMUpdate: The easy way to keep your Hosts and SCVMM Server up to date

Our very own Jonathan Jordan posted a great script that makes the job of keeping your Hosts and SCVMM Servers up to date simple.  I pasted a short intro to his post below: As a Microsoft Support Professional I’ve learned that Windows Update is the best way to keep SCVMM healthy. The time to install… Read more

SCVMM reports error 10637 when Red Hat Linux selected as the Operating System

A new KB is in the process of being published on an SCVMM update for Red Hat Linux running on Hyper-V. This information is currently available as a blog post, containing the same information. Those of you wanting the ‘official’ KB will have it soon enough. Read the article here: http://blogs.technet.com/jonjor/archive/2010/04/02/scvmm-reports-error-10637-when-red-hat-linux-selected-as-the-operating-system.aspx URL of KB when published:… Read more

Troubleshooting and data gathering for SCVMM

I was working with the System Center Virtual Machine Manager support team a few months back looking for a way that we could help reduce the amount of time it takes to resolve a case as well as reduce the number of incidents we get, and one of the things that was suggested at the… Read more

All Current SCVMM Updates

An article has been posted on blogs.technet.com/jonjor  that simplifies what Updates and Hotfixes should be installed on SCVMM servers. Essentially there are two Microsoft KB’s to follow and you’re done. Take a look! Hotfix Rollup Released for SCVMM – KB961983  … Read more

Virtual Machine Manager Configuration Analyzer Update 1 Released

A couple of months back the SCVMM team released a new version Virtual Machine Manager Configuraiton Analyzer (VMMCA) to support Virtual Machine Manager 2008.  You can read about the initial release information here:  http://blogs.technet.com/chengw/archive/2008/12/04/vmm-configuration-analyzer-2008-is-now-available-for-download.aspx  Recently, we released an update to the VMMCA that now includes checks for all recommended hot fixes for the VMM server and Windows… Read more