I kept having errors adding hosts to a VMM server, even though all of the prereqs were met. I received the following errors every time I tried to add the hosts: Error (415) Agent installation failed copying C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\Virtual Machine Manager\agents\I386\3.1.6011.0\msiInstaller.exe to \\<hostname>\ADMIN$\msiInstaller.exe. The specified network name is no longer available Recommended… Continue reading Error (415) adding a host to SCVMM 2012 sp1
Script to fix “unknown” power state in Xen Desktop
After an unpretty Hyper-V cluster failover, several machines in our Xen Desktop deployment were showing an “unknown” power state. After a call to Citrix, they gave my coworker a few commands to use to fix it. This has to be done from the Xen Desktop controller: Load the Citrix PSSnapIn: Add-PSSnapIn Citrix.* This gets… Continue reading Script to fix “unknown” power state in Xen Desktop
SCVMM and P2V Adventures
Where I work, we have been using Microsoft Virtualization since Virtual Server was in Beta. Of course, we don’t necessarily use all of the functions and features of all the software we have, but one feature that I have used a good bit is the “Convert physical server” action in System Center Virtual Machine Manager. … Continue reading SCVMM and P2V Adventures
P2V fails at Copy Hard Disk
I have been trying to get a P2V of a production system to use in our DR plan. I have limited opportunity to do this, because I am not allowed to impact performance during production hours for this system, and the definition of production hours is fairly broad. I have been trying for a couple… Continue reading P2V fails at Copy Hard Disk
New Features in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2
Of the new features coming in the R2 versions of Windows Server 2008 and SCVMM, I think these two are the obvious winners: Support for Live Migration: With Windows 2008 R2 adding support for Live migration, it’s now added as a new migration option in VMM R2. Live migration requires the source and destination host… Continue reading New Features in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2
Dumb… or maybe not?
So I posted that I feel dumb some days, but when I wrote that, it was related to how frustrated I was trying to figure out System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Beta. I thought that I had be shown the light by someone in the product team posting detailed instructions on how to do… Continue reading Dumb… or maybe not?
Some days I feel really dumb…
And some days, I just am dumb… I have been working with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (before that I had been working with Hyper-V Beta, and RC-0) and trying to configure the SCVMM and System Center Operations Manager connection. It would help if I were fluent with the SCOM (or OpsMgr if you… Continue reading Some days I feel really dumb…