VMM: Vox Populi

For October 1997: top 10 most-visited pages on the TechCenter (including the Library) were: o    System Center Virtual Machine Manager TechCenter (home page) o    Evaluate System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 o    Evaluate System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 today (download page) o    System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 HowTo Videos o    Virtual Machine Manager…

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VMM: SAN Deployment

You can deploy Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) in an environment that has either a Fibre Channel or an iSCSI storage area network (SAN) and perform SAN transfers within VMM; however, your system must be properly configured as described in this topic in the SCVMM TechNet Library. If you are using an iSCSI SAN, you must install…

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IT Pros: Finally an online game for you

Visio is running a contest/promotion/giveaway for IT Pros that shows some nifty prizes available: check out The Visio 2007 IT Pro Game Interested in breaking up your day with a hand of poker? How about learning more on how to visualize, explore, and communicate your IT processes, systems, and infrastructure? Register now to play The…

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VMM: Son of FAQ – including "what is offline P2V?"

More FAQs: Q: Is there a way I can tell if a machine in  my inventory is virtual? A: If the registry key —  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Virtual Machine is present, the machine is a VM.    Q: What are the best cost/performance hard drives for hosts? SATA, SAS, or SCISI? How to configure RAID for optimal performance?  Is it better…

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VMM: Scripting Guide Goes Live

The VMM Scripting Guide is now available in the download center. The Virtual Machine Manager Scripting Guide explains how to create Microsoft Windows PowerShell scripts that execute Virtual Machine Manger 2007 commands, and provides more thatn 100 pages of useful sample scripts, including: Sample Script for Upgrading Hosts and Library Servers How to Convert an Existing…

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VMM: Discover the Technical Library

Our first month’s metrics about visitors to the VMM Technical Library worried the PTB, so they asked me to cruft up an alternate nav scheme. Here’s a list of what I anticipate will the top-most-visited areas of the library… …notice the self-fulfulling part of the equation? About Deploying VMM Getting Started – Locations of the…

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VMM: New Linux Additions for Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1

A new version of the Linux Additions for Virtual Server is now available from the Microsoft Download Center via the following webpage: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/virtualserver/downloads/linuxguestsupport.mspx These new Additions add support for some updated distributions of Linux (details on the webpage above) and are designed to work with Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 which is available at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/virtualserver

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VMM: MP for VMM is live

The Management Pack for SCVMM is now available in the donwload center: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=fd03b1e6-d7a8-44b4-bc2f-676565d042c2&DisplayLang=en

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VMM: Troubleshooting Setup

We’ll be updating our Configuring a Remote Instance of SQL Server topic very soon with some new information, as noted below – feeback welcome. Configuring the Remote Instance of SQL Server On the remote instance of SQL Server that you specify during Setup: ·         Enable remote connections. Note   By default, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, Microsoft SQL…

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VMM: Install VM Additions

VMM does not install VM Additions for you. For example, assume you have just converted a physical server (P2V). You need to install the VM Additions. There are two ways: Administrator Console CLI  If you have to do this once, you will probably have to do it again. First copy the VMAdditions.iso file to your Library.  To add the Virtual…

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