Category Archives: SCVMM

Could System Center 2012 be Good for 3rd Party Hyper-V Vendor Market Share?

The upcoming Microsoft System Center 2012 licensing changes are a good value for many customers, previous or new.  For those already using a previous System Center suite or may have been using individual components of the system center family, the … Continue reading

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SCVMM Console Showing Incorrect VM Performance Stats

Every once in a while I see something in a product that just doesn’t seem right.  I have used SCVMM every day for years but somehow overlooked this this minor bug that caught my eye the other day.  In the … Continue reading

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Recent Article: Using SCVMM PowerShell Cmdlets To Customize Hyper-V Live Migrations

As the sequel to my previous article "Overcoming Hyper-V Live Migration limitations with PowerShell cmdlets,”  here are some creative ways to exploit the SCVMM PowerShell cmdlet to make Hyper-V Live Migrations more friendly. “ For small IT shops, PowerShell cmdlets … Continue reading

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Blog Highlight: VMM 2008 R2: Hyper-V Host is in Perpetual “Pending” State & VMM Service Crashes

I had an issue with SCVMM today that was new where with trying to remove a host cluster on of the Hosts became stuck in a pending state and would not finish the process of removing itself.   The agent removed … Continue reading

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Script Snip: “I am trying to find out how I can get the number of processors for a non-active VM”

  From the Hyper-V Technet forums a question came about on how to get the number of processors for a non-active VM. You can see the varying answers here. Thinking of the PowerShell options available with Hyper-V and SCVMM this … Continue reading

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RIP Virtual Server 2005 – Support Dropped for VMM 2012

During TechEd 2011 in Atlanta last week I immersed myself in almost all of the VMM 2012 sessions.  There is a lot of great stuff coming down the line and a whole new learning curve for new capabilities that can … Continue reading

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SCVMM Script Snip

I have been answering some questions in the Hyper-V forums and a post got me thinking about how to change the startup  delay for masses of VMs managed by SCVMM and then targeting other VMs with different settings.  Thought I … Continue reading

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SCVMM 2012 Shaping up for the Cloud

Feature details of SCVMM 2012 are starting to become clearer after TechEd Europe. Here is my two cents worth of how they might work for me in SearchServerVirtualiation.com’s latest article by Beth Pariseau. My Favorites:  Dynamic Optimization, Power Management and … Continue reading

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