VMM 2008 - 2012 Data collection
VMM ReproVMM 2012 SP1 and R2 - Data collection
SCOtrace - Orchestrator TracingAutomated data collection for SCO
VMM State Recovery ToolRepair Database state errors
SC 2012 VMM CAFirst line of defense in troubleshooting
VMM Networking Poster Illustrates networking for VMM 2012 SP1
VMM 2012 Technical Documentation, including Step-by Step Guides
VMM 2012 Official Cmdlet Reference
VMM 2012 TechNet Launchpad
VMM 2012 PowerShell Cheat Sheet
VMM 2008 PowerShell Cheat Sheet
2008 R2 Guides and Reference Downloads!
VMM 2008 Interactive Decision Flow
Jonathan's Virtual Blog
Virtual Machine Manager - Orchestrator - Solutions and Guidance
This is a bit of a trick so I’m sharing the steps I followed. The problem arises from SCVMM 2012 not supporting SQL Express. This follows the official method as far as I can tell… not that this specific scenario is documented officially in step by step detail. If you find issues or have ideas about these steps please comment below the article. Thanks.
Near the last step of the upgrade you are informed that it would be a good idea to follow the article below. I strongly recommend it, especially for the instructions on rebuilding your templates.
‘After System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager is installed, additional tasks need to be completed to finish the upgrade to System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager. For more information about these tasks, see Upgrading to System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=214130).’