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  • Blog Post: VMM Configuration Analyzer 2008 is now available for download!

    Greetings folks, Today, I've got a guest poster, Carmen Asher, one of my colleagues in VMM team. Carmen is the program manager responsible for SCVMM Configuration Analyzer 2008. Her post below provides you with all the information you need to know on: what VMMCA is all about, where to download...
  • Blog Post: Unable to add host or hosts in "Needs Attention" state (SCVMM 2008 Beta)?

    These are probably two of the most frequently asked questions in the Technet SCVMM forum . I'm unable to add host, what did I do wrong? What do I need to do when I have host in "Needs Attention" state or my "Connection Status" is "Not Responding"? The first thing I'd ask people to do is...
  • Blog Post: Unable to add host or hosts in "Needs Attention" state (SCVMM 2008 Beta)?

    These are probably two of the most frequently asked questions in the Technet SCVMM forum . I'm unable to add host, what did I do wrong? What do I need to do when I have host in "Needs Attention" state or my "Connection Status" is "Not Responding"? The first thing I'd ask people to do is...
  • Blog Post: VMM Configuration Analyzer 2008 is now available for download!

    Greetings folks, Today, I've got a guest poster, Carmen Asher, one of my colleagues in VMM team. Carmen is the program manager responsible for SCVMM Configuration Analyzer 2008. Her post below provides you with all the information you need to know on: what VMMCA is all about, where to download...
  • Blog Post: All about refreshers ...

    If you have been using VMM for a while, you’ve probably figured out that we use various “refreshers” to pull data from the hosts and VMs that we manage. When deploying VMM in various sized environments, depending on the perf/scale requirements, you might need to tweak the refresher...
  • Blog Post: How to collect WinRM traces

    Since “ How to collect SCVMM traces ” and “ What to do when I have hosts in Needs Attention state? ” are published, we've seen requests on how to further debug WinRM/WMI issues that lead to VMM AddHosts failures. It’s particularly useful, when you run into a SCVMM...
  • Blog Post: How to collect SCVMM traces

    In order to diagnose a failure scenario, it is normally required to reproduce the issue and collect traces at the same time. Here are the instructions on how to collect the traces: From what computer should I collect the trace? If it’s a console crash issue, please collect...
  • Blog Post: All about refreshers ...

    If you have been using VMM for a while, you’ve probably figured out that we use various “refreshers” to pull data from the hosts and VMs that we manage. When deploying VMM in various sized environments, depending on the perf/scale requirements, you might need to tweak the refresher...
  • Blog Post: How to collect SCVMM traces

    In order to diagnose a failure scenario, it is normally required to reproduce the issue and collect traces at the same time. Here are the instructions on how to collect the traces: From what computer should I collect the trace? If it’s a console crash issue, please collect...
  • Blog Post: How to collect WinRM traces

    Since “ How to collect SCVMM traces ” and “ What to do when I have hosts in Needs Attention state? ” are published, we've seen requests on how to further debug WinRM/WMI issues that lead to VMM AddHosts failures. It’s particularly useful, when you run into a SCVMM...