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
A great new book has been released from Microsoft Press that covers Orchestrator and the creation of Runbooks very well. As a support professional I found the book to be informative from an architectural perspective, and full of great examples to get started.
From the posting on the Orchestrator TechNet blog site:
“We’re very excited to announce a free ebook offering from Microsoft Press: Microsoft System Center: Designing Orchestrator Runbooks (ISBN 9780735682986) by David Ziembicki, Aaron Cushner, Andreas Rynes and the System Center series editor, Mitch Tulloch. This is the first in a series of unique (and free) ebooks that bring System Center experts together to discuss designing, deploying, and troubleshooting some of the most complex and mission critical aspects of key System Center capabilities.”
“Our objective with this book is to provide a framework for runbook design and IT process automation to help you get the most out of System Center Orchestrator 2012 and to help you utilize Orchestrator in concert with the rest of the System Center for an enterprise-wide and systematic approach to process automation.”
Click here to get the book!
VMM Repro captures detailed information on systems involved in a reproducible VMM problem. This is a verbose data capture and should be run for a short period of time while the problem is reproduced.
When to use?
When you’ve made it through the items below and are still are no closer to resolution you should consider capturing a trace.
How to use?
Elevated PowerShell prompt required. Change to the directory of the script. Kick off with ‘.\VMMReprov4.ps1’. The ‘.\’ is required.
If the script does not kick off it is for one of three reasons:
If you get this error it means that the script has been blocked. To unblock scripts (especially ones you pull from the internet) see the next picture.
Go to properties of the script and unblock it.