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Currently we suggest SCVMM to our customers only in cases of four and more nodes. I can’t tell for sure whether you need SCVMM in your case, but our last customer with four servers and over 100 VMs is almost not using SCVMM. For more information on configuration, these two topics were very helpful for us: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center-...


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It appears there are two ways to specify an OU when joining a VM to the domain using a Guest OS Profile. The first is to use the Get-SCGuestOSProfile and Set-SCGuestOSProfile PowerShell cmdlets to modify the DomainJoinOrganizationalUnit setting used to join the domain. This is the most straight forward approach but is not visible in the GUI and is a bit more ...


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It's a balance between price and performance. Mechanical SATA drives obviously have better prices but are in no way designed for such jobs, so for a serious business it's a no-go SAS protocol has enhanced features (for example queue re-ordering) that allow them to better manage I/O from multiple VMs and so they are much-more efficient (even with the same ...


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See this Microsoft doc for more info. You’re looking for the ‘Set up the service template’ section. In a nutshell, you copy a template from VMM >Templates > NC to your VMM server, import it, and update the parameters for your environment. To customize it, you select it and open it in designer mode.


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If you're using SCVMM you can most definitely do this. First create a template or two with the specs that you want. Save these templates in your SCVMM library. Now, from within SCVMM create a group and add your users who will be managing/creating vm's. You can now assign a quota for this group, or by user. Now it's just some simple math. How many VMs ...


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When you say Windows Updates are installed, are you referring to the Windows Update applet, or did you check for the Hyper-V hotfixes on the Microsoft web site? Here are a few: 2550569 - 0x20001 Stop error when you start a Linux VM in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 https://support.microsoft.com/kb/2550569 2517329 - Performance decreases in Windows ...


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Perform the conversion as you normally would just connect the resulting VM to a private network in hyper-v and don't tell scvmm to power off the production server. This will give you an isolated VM will all of the functionality of your production environment without doing anything more than slowing down the server while its being virtualized. I wouldn't ...


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You can install SCVMM 2008 R2 and 2012 onto a physical server or in a Virtual Machine - fully supported. The choice is yours. Just keep in mind that if you lose the Hyper-V host that is hosting the SCVMM VM, you will have to resort to Hyper-V Manager to manage your Hyper-V hosts.


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It is possible to run a Server 2012 guest on Hyper-V 2008 R2, and you may run into an error message saying it's unsupported, but you can safely ignore it, per this Microsoft KB.


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It sounds like you're running into IO contention. There are a couple ways of fixing it: Separating the workloads. Put the testing on one set of disks and the VMs on the other. That way one won't interfere with the other. Nuke the problem with SSD. Solid-state is much more I/O friendly. If you can afford the space you need, this will make sure your I/O ...


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Have you looked at creating an OnStart scheduled task? SCHTASKS.EXE /CREATE /F /SC ONSTART /RU Administrator /RP password!!! /TN "First Boot" /RL HIGHEST /TR "Powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -File C:\FirstBoot\FirstBoot.ps1 " You do need to have a command at the end of the script to remove this task SCHTASKS.EXE /DELETE /F /TN "First Boot"


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SCVMM2016, PowerShell (that's what Microsoft pushes real hard), and there are some third-party products as well, but they are vendor locked-in so isn't really an option now.


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Since the new version of configuration files on Hyper-V doesn't have such option PowerShell will not give exact information either. Try MSVM_ComputerSystem class in order to get the last state change - https://docs.microsoft.com/ru-ru/previous-versions/windows/desktop/virtual/msvm-computersystem but it will also change during the bootup. Microsoft ...


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If by "virtual machine manager" you mean the Hyper-V Manager console, yes, it can be installed on Windows 7 (see here). If you are instead referring to Microsoft's System Center Virtual Machine Manager, the centralized management system for Hyper-V hosts, then no, it will only run on Windows Server 2008 R2; but its management console will happily run on ...


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SCVMM adds quite a few things over the basic Hyper-V manager app. You get things such as a storage library, so that you can create templates of VMs. Then rapidly deploy them out to your hosts. You get a very nice online P2V migration utility. You also get some batch management capabilities, such as being able to evacuate all VMs from a single host with a ...


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That option doesn't exist in that specific commandlet. However you can achieve the result you want by getting all the hosts on the node with the get-vm command and then piping them to the move-vm to a host you specify. After that you can run disable-vmhost to prevent machines from moving back there during maintenance. Example: Get-VM|?{$_.VMHost -eq '...


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From the SCVMM Engineering Blog: Hyper-V hosts expose certain performance counters for a physical host and the virtual machines residing on it. SCVMM Server talks to each Hyper-V host over WSMAN to gather these performance metrics for the host and its VMs. SCVMM collects virtual machine performance metrics directly from its host because of some ...


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While I don't have VMV, at the MS Script Guiding may help. It shows Powershell scripts which has a number of variables, one being the admin password one you want. I would assume the script VMM is creating is similar to these.


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Yes Most people install SCVMM in a VM running in the same cluster that it's managing. This is generally the same thing people do with vCenter Server in VMware environments. What configuration? You'll add the Hyper-V cluster to SCVMM and it will pick up the host and cluster configuration from the clustered Hyper-V servers.


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It appears at the moment this was caused by the lack of HyperV drivers in the WinPE boot wim. The x64 version of the boot wim booted up fine. After looking at both in sccm, I noticed the 64 bit boot wim has an Intel emulated nic driver, while the 32 bit one does not. Not sure where I'll be going from here.but this happened after upgrading our Windows ...


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This is a common configuration (except with multi-host clusters in production). Carry on.


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You should see this screen in the MVMC for the destination path for the converted VM. Create a shared folder on your desired storage location and select it in the conversion wizard.


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You are probably misreading the message, which is probably telling you to log in as a domain user or as a domain admin. Make sure you are logging on to the server using a domain account (not a local account), and it has all required privileges.


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You may try Starwind V2V Converter https://www.starwindsoftware.com/converter


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You can use the following to set the name of a Virtual Machine managed by SCVMM 2012 R2: Get-SCVirtualMachine -Name "VM03" | Set-SCVirtualMachine -Name "VM04" Cmdlet reference: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj654500(v=sc.20).aspx


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Run Get-VMSwitch then Remove-VMSwitch "name". Once you've done that, your Hyper-V console should work. Then just create a new one.


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One thing to check is scope: the user role, logical network definitions, host groups etc all need to match up on scope so they all come together. When it comes to VLANs, my understanding of logical network definitions is that these are meant to allow users to pick something with a friendly name and not have to understand the VLANs that exist underneath--so ...


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I was able to finally get this resolved. The physical NIC I was using somehow had an issue with VLAN tagging. I swapped the NIC's, reconfigured everything and then the VLAN ID's started working correctly.


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After successfully reinstalling VMM on a virtual machine, I found the following: Removing VMM from the host, along with it's database causes no problems. You obviously won't be able to use VMM until you get it reinstalled - use Failover Cluster Manager and Hyper-V manager instead If you have a library of templates, create your virtual machine for the new ...


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The "There are currently no network adapters with network optimization available" should only be an error if you have the "Enable Network Optimizations" checked on the VM networking page. If you uncheck that, the error should go away.


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