Virtual Machine Management

Managing Virtual & Physical Computers in the Datacenter and in the Cloud

Fixing switch port leaks in VMM

hi everyone, it has become apparent that VMM 2008 R2 has switch port leaks when performing...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 05/16/2011

Supporting SUSE 11 in VMM 2008 R2 (or SP1)

if you are following Hyper-V, you know that they added support fo?r ?SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 04/29/2011

The Experts Conference

hi everyone, the experts conference (TEC) kicks off in 3 weeks in vegas. I will be speaking there on...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 04/01/2011

How to deploy the Pet Shop Application as a Service in VMM

hi everyone, Maha Ibrahim from the VMM team prepared this great blog entry for how to deploy the Pet...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 03/29/2011

VMM service crashes with System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x8007200A)

hi everyone, this is a troubleshooting blog post on how to fix and issue with VMM 2012 where the VMM...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 03/24/2011

Announcing VMM 2008 R2 SP1 and VMM 2012 Beta

hi everyone, i was in Las Vegas this week at the Microsoft Management Summit 2011, where we...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 03/24/2011

Tuning VMM for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) scenarios

hi everyone, my co-worker Vishwa just posted a great article that includes tips on how to tune...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 02/02/2011

Virtual Machine Manager Connector for Remote Desktop Services VDI solution released

Michael just posted a blog on the VMM Connector for RDS that was just released today....

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 01/19/2011

Tech·Ed Europe

hi everyone, i wanted to let you know I will be attending Tech-Ed Europe in Berlin from 8 - 12 of...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 11/01/2010

Resolving certificate name mismatches when managing a Hyper-V host in VMM

This blog post comes courtesy of Todd Logan, a colleague at Microsoft. Use the following steps to...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 09/01/2010

Issues with migrating a Virtual Machine from one cluster to another

if you have two Hyper-V failover clusters managed by VMM 2008 R2, it is possible that you can't...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 09/01/2010

Recognizing the operating system version of a domain controller for VMM 2008

hi all, this blog post applies to only VMM 2008 (VMM 2008 R2 or a later version of VMM do not...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 08/02/2010

How to get the IP address of a virtual machine from Hyper-V

With the release of Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V added the capability to get the IP address...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 07/28/2010

Getting the OS name for "Windows 2000" to show up properly in the VMM Administrator Console

if you are managing a Windows 2000 Server Virtual Machine with Hyper-V, you might notice that VMM...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 04/16/2010

Removing missing VMs from the VMM Administrator Console

it has come to our attention that there are some customer complaints with regards to missing virtual...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 04/16/2010

Saving and re-applying the virtual machine metadata in VMM

hi everyone, this week i am going to post a new set of PowerShell scripts that will allow you to...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 04/15/2010

Supporting Red Hat for Hyper-V

I am sure many of you have heard of the recent support statements from Windows Hyper-V with regards...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 04/15/2010

Virtual Machine Manager and Performance Metrics (CPU counters) - Part 1

Chetan from my team volunteered to write a two part blog post about how VMM gathers the performance...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 03/29/2010

Microsoft Management Summit 2010 (MMS 2010)

hi everyone, i am just writing to let you know that I will be MMS 2010...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 03/12/2010

VMM Administrator Console taking too much time to load (because of PRO)

If you have enabled the PRO integration with operations manager in your VMM environment, then this...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 03/12/2010

How to fix slow offline P2V times in VMM b/c of duplex switches

if you are experiencing a slow offline P2V time due to a network that has 100mb full duplex enabled...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 03/08/2010

Usage of Distributed Switches in VMM

If you are using VMM to manage a VMware vSphere environment and started using some of the new...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 03/03/2010

Error 800704DD happening during a LAN migration/deployment of a VM or during a new virtual machine creation

if you are using VMM and have experienced error 0x800704DD during either a new virtual machine...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 03/03/2010

Selecting 3 virtual processors in Hyper-V will crash the VMM Administrator Console

It is a known issue in Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 that if you select 3 Virtual CPU (Processors)...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 01/19/2010

The VMM 2008 R2 VHD is now available for download

if you are like me and you like to try software first before you buy them, then the VMM 2008 R2 VHD...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 12/31/2009

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 book

hey everyone, I have some great news. The FIRST System Center Virtual Machine Manager book is now...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 12/10/2009

Issues when trying to add a single-node cluster under management in VMM

A few folks have been experiencing errors and long delays in adding a single-node (i.e. a 1 node...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 11/27/2009

How to get the audit trail records from a VMM Job

Today, in VMM, you can open the Administrator Console and click on the Jobs view to see all the Jobs...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 11/26/2009

How to differentiate between two cmdlets with the same name

In some instances, more than one product can have a cmdlet with the same name. This blog post will...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 08/20/2009

Taking advantange of Windows PowerShell Remoting and VMM cmdlets

Even though VMM does not officially support the Windows PowerShell Remoting feature of PowerShell...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 08/16/2009

How to properly share ISO files in VMM with Hyper-V

In this blog post, I will talk about what is the proper way to share ISO files with VMM and Hyper-V...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 08/15/2009

Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP mode have a blog :)

Check out the team blog site of the new Windows 7 features of Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 08/05/2009

Working with Windows PowerShell 2.0 advanced functionality

hey everyone, today i have a guest poster on my blog. Laurie McKnight from the VMM team will...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 07/16/2009

Working with VMware VI4 (aka vSphere)

Even though VMM 2008 R2 (beta or RC) does not officially support VMware vSphere/VI4, we have a few...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 07/15/2009

SCVMM 2008 R2 Release Date

hey guys, If you are wondering when VMM 2008 R2 will release, this latest blog post by Rakesh will...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 07/13/2009

How to get data (like the integration services version) from Msvm_KvpExchangeDataItem in Hyper-V

Today, if you are using VMM, you can quickly and easily find out if your VM has the integration...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 06/10/2009

SCVMM 2008 R2 RC Public Release Available Now!

hi all, today the VMM team released VMM 2008 R2 Release Candidate. You can read all about it here....

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 06/05/2009

Utilizing Virtualization and boot-from-vhd for making a dual-boot laptop

I received my brand new Dell Latitude E4300 laptop today and I wanted to make sure i could boot both...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 06/01/2009

New features in VMM 2008 R2

In line with the Rapid Provisioning feature that i mentioned in my previous blog post, Vishwa, a PM...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 05/11/2009

Rapid Provisioning in VMM 2008 R2 using the UseLocalVirtualHardDisks and SkipInstallVirtualizationGuestServices flags

At MMS 2009, our team announced a new feature of VMM 2008 R2 called Rapid Provisioning. This feature...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 05/07/2009

Using the VMM Self Service Portal from a Win7 computer

We have seen a lot of cases of customers trying to view the Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 04/04/2009

VMM 2008 R2 beta is now released

The much anticipated VMM 2008 R2 beta is now released. You can go to http://connect.microsoft.com/...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 03/16/2009

How to detect if your hardware can run Hyper-V

The Virtualization Detect (DetectVp.EXE) tool is the logo test for checking if the system meets the...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 02/16/2009

Issues with adding a host to VMM when the computer has more than 16 processors

It has come to our attention that trying to add a computer with more than 16 processors (for example...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 02/09/2009

How to enable server-optimized garbage collector for VMM

If your VMM implementation has over 150 hosts, we strongly recommended that you enable...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 02/04/2009

SCVMM 2008 Releases Management Pack Update

We have been getting a lot of excitement and questions about the reports for the VMM 2008 MP. With...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 01/28/2009

Trying to add Windows Server 2008 R2 as a host to VMM 2008?

we have several customers that tried to add a Windows Server 2008 R2 as a host in VMM 2008. Our team...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 01/25/2009

Running the Virtual Machine Manager server component inside a Virtual Machine

Running VMM inside a Virtual Machine is a fully supported way of running VMM. Our team tests this...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 01/21/2009

Azman permissions for VMM-managed Hyper-V hosts

When VMM starts managing a hyper-v host, it takes full control of the Azman XML file that contains...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 01/12/2009

Getting an error when trying to connect to a VM using the Virtual Machine Connection tool

If you are trying to connect to a Virtual Machine using VMConnect.exe (a Hyper-V tool), you might...

Author: Michael Michael [Apprenda] Date: 12/15/2008

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