Recommend Hotfixes For System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)

If your running System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) you should take a look at KB 962941.  The KB describes and links to all of the recommended Windows hotfixes, SCVMM hotfixes and Hyper-V server hotfixes that are important for SCVMM functionality. KB Article Link:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/962941   Taylor Brown Hyper-V Integration Test Lead http://blogs.msdn.com/taylorb

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Hyper-V VMMS Certificate Expiration Problem and Resolution

In the coming days/weeks some of you may see some new errors from Hyper-V.  The first is an error when you try and use VMConnect or SCVMM to connect to a running virtual machine – the error is “Cannot connect to the virtual machine because the authentication certificate is expired or invalid. Would you like…

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Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool

Many of you may have already seen this but if you haven’t it’s pretty cool… From the October Issue of TechNet Magazine… Utility Spotlight Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool Download Details This Solution Accelerator includes the following tool and documentation: Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool Getting Started Guide Offline Virtual…

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SCVMM Question #1 – “Why do my hosts show Needs Attention?” or “Virtualization Service Version Status Is Not Up-To-Date”

I have been onsite with a customer this week helping evaluate Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM, by the way I am only going to type that out like 3 more times…) for there company.  We installed the RTM version and our hosts had the yellow ‘bang’/‘!’/‘exclamation’ next to them and them denoting…

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System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 RTM’ed Today!

A big pat on the back for our friends in the System Center Virtual Machine Manager team – they have released SCVMM 2008.  This release supports Hyper-V, Virtual Server and VMware!  You can download the evaluation of SCVMM at http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/virtualmachinemanager/en/us/default.aspx.  And you can read more about the RTM at System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008…

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SCVMM - System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Beta: Update For Hyper-V RC1

The SCVMM (System Center Virtual Machine Manager) team has released an update to Virtual Machine Manager 2008 beta for Hyper-V RC1.  Instructions to download and install the update can be found on Clive Watson’s blog at SCVMM 2008 beta (Update for Hyper-V RC1). Enjoy and Happy Virtualizing! – Taylor Brown – Hyper-V Test Team

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