Tag Archives: System Center

SCVMM / SMA runbook is stucked in an infinity loop

Just a quick note to a situation I experienced last week I want to share with you. Assume you have installed the VMM console on your SMA runbook worker to get the VMM PowerShell cmdlets. So you can leverage them directly on the runbook worker. The important part is to keep the VMM console up to date on the runbook worker and at the same version compared to your VMM management server. Otherwise you Read more [...]

Microsoft Technical Summit 2015 Sessions online available – What’s new in SCVMM 2016?

The Microsoft Technical Summit 2015 took place in Darmstadt from 17th November till 19th November and the sessions are now available through Channel 9. Most of the sessions are in German and only a few in English. -> https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/microsoft-techncial-summit/Technical-Summit-2015-The-Next-Level I was honored again for the third time in a row to be a speaker at this great event. Read more [...]

Connecting App Controller 2012 R2 with System Center 2016 TP4 VMM

Let me start this blog post with the explanation why I am writing about connecting App Controller 2012 R2 with SCVMM 2016 TP4. It is not about that I like App Controller more than Windows Azure Pack or something else. The reason is that I presented last week my session “What’s new in System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager?” to the audiences at the Microsoft Technical Summit 2015 and Experts Read more [...]

Managing Nano Server with System Center 2016 TP4 VMM

This week Microsoft has released the Technical Preview 4 for Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016. -> http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2015/11/19/make-innovation-easier-with-windows-server-2016-and-system-center-2016-technical-preview-4.aspx Finally the package bits of the SCVMM agent for the Nano Server are included in the ISO. When you are creating your Nano Server image Read more [...]

Deploying Storage Spaces Direct on a Single Node SOFS Cluster

In my previous post on how to deploy Windows Server 2016 TP3 onto an SD card I introduced you to my new server system. -> http://www.danielstechblog.de/how-to-deploy-windows-server-2016-tp3-onto-an-sd-card/ The reason why I bought this system was to play around with Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2016 TP3. Regarding the testing guide Microsoft recommends four servers to test Storage Spaces Read more [...]

System Center 2012 R2 VMM Update Rollup 8 introduces Port ACL Management

Today Microsoft published the Update Rollup 8 for the System Center 2012 R2 Suite and Windows Azure Pack. -> https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3096378 But I want to talk about a specific feature that Microsoft has added to the Virtual Machine Manager in UR8. It is the management capability of Hyper-V Port ACLs in VMM. Ability to deploy extended Hyper-V Port ACLs With Update Rollup 8 for VMM, Read more [...]

Handling Equivalent Objects in multiple VMM Libraries

Everyone who has to work with a central VMM management server installation and multiple VMM Libraries in different sites has to deal with the equivalent objects. Managing equivalent objects through the VMM console is not appropriate, if you have a lot of objects in your VMM Library. -> https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg610650.aspx Some weeks ago I was faced again with the equivalent Read more [...]

Attestation failed with a transient error – System Center 2016 TP3 VMM

At the moment I am testing and working in my lab on the Shielded VM and Guarded Fabric scenario. Due to the fact that my Hyper-V hosts in my lab are not having any TPM chip, I am forced to use the AD-based attestation. After a business trip I started my lab again and ran into this error message under the status tab in the properties of my Hyper-V hosts. Error (20588) Attestation failed on HV-02.neumanndaniel.local Read more [...]

Working with VM Update Functional Level in System Center 2016 TP3 VMM

In Windows Server 2016 Microsoft introduces the next VM version 6.2 as they have always done with every new Server version since Hyper-V. This time an important part is different. VMs will not get updated automatically to the newest VM version. The reason for that is the new Rolling Cluster Upgrade feature. In short VMs with version 6.2 are not compatible with Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V, but the Read more [...]

SCVMM – Storage Overcommitment PowerShell Script – Version 4.0

Today I am releasing version 3.4 and 4.0 of my Storage Overcommitment PowerShell script and first of all I want to talk about the changes I have made. -> https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Discover-Cluster-Shared-859f133c Version 3.4 adds support for selecting multiple Hyper-V clusters and will be the GUI version from now on. That said you will use version 3.4 not on a regular basis compared Read more [...]