System Center Virtual Machine Manager helps enable centralized management of physical and virtual IT infrastructure, increased server utilization, and dynamic resource optimization across multiple virtualization platforms. It includes end-to-end capabilities such as planning, deploying, managing, ...

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Private networks with SCVMM 2012 SP1 and Hyper-V

In my lab I have two hyper-v host running Windows 2012 server. For lab and test purposes I want to have private networks that are available on both hosts, and where the VMs on those networks are able ...
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Automatically run PowerShell script at first boot

We use Hyper-V + SCVMM to host Windows Server 2012 (R2) virtual machines. Currently our deployment procedure includes a lot of PowerShell commands that we have to copy/paste after the VMM template is ...
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Why does Read-SCVMHost fail when an unrelated host cannot be read?

In SCVMM 2012 R2 Rollup 7, I had an issue with a certain Hyper-V host (host1) which was on a cluster with another host (host2). When running Read-SCVMHost -VMHost host2, the command failed with the ...
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Why does New-SCVirtualNetworkAdapter fail for VMs with names longer than 64 characters?

I have 2 identical VMs, the first has a relatively short name while the 2nd has a name with 65 characters. Why does New-SCVirtualNetworkAdapter succeed for the first but fail for the 2nd? ...
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Installing SCVMM from a domain controller

I'm trying to install SCVMM on a Windows Server 2012 R2, this server is not the domain controller. I have another Windows Server 2012 R2 that is the domain controller. I have read that it is not ...
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Adding existing Host to SCVMM: Error 2912

When trying to add an existing Hyper-V-Host to SCVMM I get the following error: Error (2912) An internal error has occurred trying to contact an agent on the %serverName%. (Unknown error ...
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SATA vs SAS vs SSD for Virtual Machine Automation

We're using SCVMM and Hyper-V hosts to manage our Automated VM environments. Currently we have two servers with 3 7.2k consumer drives each (one for host OS/Storage, two for VMs). It's hard to say ...
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SCVMM Error 13206 Failed to Install VM components

I'm running a MS Windows Failover Cluster with 4 nodes and one SCVMM host. All servers have the latest update of Windows Server 2012 R2. What I'm trying to do is create some virtual machines on the ...
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VMM 2012 Adding Hosts in Trusted Forest

I have two forests with a two way trust between them. VMM 2012 sits in ForestA and I can discover hosts in ForestA with no issue. When I try to discover hosts in ForestB I hit one of two issues: If ...
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powershell command to get a list of all the snapshot in vmm (hyper-v)

i am using below script to get snapshot which are associated with my particular VM, but i am getting only recent snapshot information , can someone correct me in below script - $vmcheck = Get-VM ...
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Want to get checkpoint details for particular VM through “VMM PowerShell Script” activity

i have orchestrator with service manager installed . now i want to give facility to my developers to get checkpoint information about respective VMs (particular) from SMportal so that they can revert ...
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Powershell script failing when executed from Azure Site Recovery Plan

$username = "username" $password = convertto-securestring "*****" -asplaintext -force $cred = new-object -typename System.Management.Automation.PSCredential -argumentlist $username, $password ...
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Installing SQL Server 2014 with System Center

I've been trying to auto deploy SQL Server 2014 to a new VM using System Center via SCVMM. The SQL Server Profile options don't seem to support 2014 yet (using 2014 media fails saying only 2008 and ...
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How to show degraded pool under SCVMM?

Does SCVMM show degraded pool information? When a disk, which is part of a storage pool, goes down, therefore changing the pool status, where and how can I see this information under SCVMM? Server ...
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Give console access to non-admin user in SCVMM 2012 R2

Is it possible to allow a non-admin user to connect to the local console of a virtual machine through System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2? As far as I can tell, Application Admin would ...
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Struggling to convert VMware ESX Hosts to Hyper-V

I've been struggling to convert a VMWare ESX Server to Hyper-V now for a couple of days. I've tried MVMC 3.1 without success, and are trying SCVMM to do it, but I've run into a wall again. MVMC 3.1 ...
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Is there away to rename a VM in System Centre Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2?

I have a VM in SCVMM that the VM name no longer reflects the name of the OS. OS had to be renamed, and now the VM in SCVMM name is incorrect, and it's greyed out so I can't rename it. Is there any ...
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SCVMM 2012 R2 - Installing Virtual Switch Fails with Error 2916

So I've been attempting to teach myself SCVMM 2012 and Hyper-V Server 2012 R2, and I seem to have hit a snag. I've connected my Hyper-V Host to SCVMM 2012 successfully, and created a logical network, ...
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Storage Migration Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager

I have 2 sites with 2 Hyper-V clusters. I'm running System Center VMM in Dublin which monitors my servers in the USA. If I want to do a storage migration from one LUN to another on my USA cluster, ...
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Upgrade from SCVMM 2012 R2 Preview to SCVMM 2012 R2

I currently have Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager the R2 Preview version, 3.1.7245.0. I need to upgrade it to the actual R2, non-preview, version 3.2.7510.0. Without ...
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SCVMM 2012 R2 - unable to connect to VM console

I've added a Server 2012 R2 host to VMM 2012 R2, and created a VM on it. When I right-click on the VM and try to connect to the console, I get: "This computer can't connect to the remote computer. ...
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ls SCVMM 2008 R2 supported on Server 2012?

We currently have SCVMM 2008 R2 on a Server 2008 R2 PC. We are looking to upgrade the server to Server 2012 (possibly R2). Is Server 2012/Server 2012 R2 a supported or compatible operating system to ...
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SCVMM R2: Is there possibility to make P2V conversion on working Windows and synchronize changes made during conversion after whole process?

SCVMM R2: Is there possibility to make P2V conversion on working Windows and synchronize changes made during conversion after whole process? Thanks P.S. Destination is Hyper-V R2 Server.
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SCVMM 2012 SP1 migration Error 2911

When trying to migrate a VM Guest from one cluster to another the Live Migration fails with Error 2911. There are insufficient resources available on host. There are 500GB of RAM free, 2TB of storage ...
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How do I add a VMware ESXi Host to Microsoft Virtual Machine Manager?

I am trying to manage virtual machines running on a VMware ESXi host using Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager. I was able to add the ESXi machine using the "Add VMware VirtualCenter ...
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Hyper-V/SCVMM 2012 VLAN ID's not working

I am having issues getting multiple VLAN's set up on my Hyper-V cluster. Here is the scenario; I need to have 2 separate (potentially more in the future) VLAN's to span across the Hyper-V ...
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Why can't I assign hardware and guest os profiles to servers in the new SCVMM 2012 Service Templates?

Trying to learn SCVMM 2012, but I'm confused about how Guest OS and Hardware Profiles work with the new 2012 Service Templates. I create a Hardware Profile and a Guest OS Profile. Then I open the ...
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Maximum size of a virtual pool in SCVMM 2012R2

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 running SCVMM 2012 R2 and an over-committed virtual storage pool. In Server Manager the capacity of this storage pool is 128TB which translates to 140TiB which makes ...
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Installing SCVMM on a VM and use it to manage the hypervisor hosting that VM (for a lab)

I know this would be unacceptable for a production deployment, but I have only one beefy server I can use for lab test\learning. Here is what I am planning: Install Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 on the ...
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Extract Summary property from VMM with PowerShell

I have a Windows Server 2008R2 running SCVMM 2012. I successfully removed a virtual machine, according to the Jobs output from VMM, as seen in this screenshot. As you can see, the VM has a red ...
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Virtual Machine Manager 2012 CPU Average

What exactly is the CPU Average field in VMM 2012 showing me? I'm running Server 2008 R2 with VMM 2012. My server has 2x16 core CPUs installed. An example virtual machine has 4 virtual processors, ...
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Error 26101: SSL certificate common name invalid

I have 3 systems with similar configuration: Windows Server Datacenter 2008R2 MS System Center 2012 connected to a storage array On 2 systems I can add the storage provider from VMM without any ...
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VM freezing during WinPE boot up

Got SCVMM 2012 R2 up and running, created a single VM w/ dynamic memory (512MB-4096MB) and a 40GB dynamic disk. The host is configured for NIC Teaming using switch independent configuration. I setup ...
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How to set BMC authentication key for SCVMM host?

I am trying to configure my hosts in SCVMM to use IPMI to allow shutting down and powering on from the SCVMM console. The servers are Dell R710, and have iDRAC6 enterprise cards, running Server ...
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Virtual Machine IP address type changed from static to dynamic

I am testing VMM in a lab environment, I have one VM host machine with one physical network adapter that has been allocated an IP address in the 192.168.1.0/24 subnet on a router. I have create ...
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Can't start VM on Hyper-V 2008R2 cluster

I have a Server 2008R2 Hyper-V cluster with 2 nodes. They use a CSV on a SAN. I use SCVMM to manage them. We recently had several crashes that caused a failover, making virtual machines die and ...
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What solutions are available for having a client boot straight into a Windows VDI?

I don't have much experience with enterprise level Virtual Desktop management (yet). I'm looking for a Microsoft solution if one exists, but all valid answers would be appreciated. The scenario is ...
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Systems Center service template including AD

I'm trying to design an SCVMM (2012 SP1) service template that contains several machines joined in a domain, but the trick is that the very domain controller is also in the template. Ie. the template ...
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Unable to add Hyper-v host in different domain

I have a SCVMM2012SP1 server sitting on a dual homed host, this server has connectivity to both our BE and CORP facing networks. I am able to add hosts in DOMAIN1 but not from DOMAIN2. The VM that ...
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How can I make PS script to create Hyper-V VM set administrator password for VM?

When I create a VM in Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) I have an option to set a local administrator password for it. But when I use the "View Script" feature on the last screen of the wizard, I get a ...
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VMM 2012 Self Service Users and VLAN tagging

I have a Production network in VMM 2012 that has a trunk from the managed ProCurve switch (running VLANs) to the guest VM nic. The connection from switch to Hyper-V guest network is a trunk carrying ...
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VMM 2012 Error 20552 - For ISO share VMM does not have appropriate permissions to access the resource

I have included an ISO network share in my VMM 2012 library by: Library servers -> Add Library Share -> Add Unmanaged Share. I then selected the file share e.g \fs1\ISO I set the share permissions ...
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Virtual Machine Manager Set Logical Network with VLAN tag

I have been running Hyper-V and setting VLAN tags on my NICs, this has been working great to partition the guest traffic between VLANs on my switch/router, such as SERVERS, LAB-A, LAB-B and so forth ...
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How can I increase the size of the hard disk used by my Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) vm?

In Virtual Machine Manager admin console, I used the 'New virtual machine' wizard and created a machine from an existing template. When I got to the Configure Hardware step, I selected the primary ...
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When deleting a VM added to a domain, does SCVMM remove the machine from the domain?

I have created several machines from a template and each one has automatically been added to my set domain. On deletion of the machines, are the machines removed from the domain or are the now ...
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There are currently no network adapters with network optimization available

I'm setting up a 2 node Hyper-V cluster and when I try to migrate a virtual from one host to the other via VMM, I get a "There are currently no network adapters with network optimization available" ...
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SCVMM 2012 SP1 Migration Error

I have a host grouping of several nearly-identical host machines running WS08R2 SP1. They are all running direct-attached storage of different sizes/raid types. They were running VMM08R2, but I've ...
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Bad Image error when opening SCVMM Admin Console

I have recently installed SCVMM onto a Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard box following the instructions on MSDN. This is being installed using a virtual ISO emulator rather than a DVD. The initial ...
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Can I run SCVMM 2012 and SCDPM 2012 on the same server?

We have a small environment where a dedicated System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 server is used to back up everything; the server has no performance problems and plenty of hardware resources ...
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SCVMM 2012 SP1 P2V Conversion

I was wondering if anyone can help with this. I have SCVMM 2012 SP1, and I want to do a P2V conversion of a 2008 R2 server with a number of hard drives, both interval as well as DAS. I do not have ...