VMM ReproVMM 2012 SP1 and R2 - Data collection
SCOtrace - Orchestrator TracingAutomated data collection for SCO
Unsupported Cluster ConfigurationScript and post
VMM State Recovery ToolRepair Database state errors
SC 2012 VMM CAFirst line of defense in troubleshooting
Orchestrator Text Manipulation
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 new KB has been released that makes it simple to know what build of VMM you are running. This is important as you should always be at the latest Update Rollup or Service Pack possible. By knowing your build number you can identify updates that need to be installed. Find your build number on the list, then look for a higher build number in the same release of VMM. Best of luck!
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How to determine the version of Virtual Machine Manager
Denis pointed out that there is a similar list here. Thanks!
This is an issue we have been tracking for a while now. Please see the KB article on how to get around this error.
After upgrading to System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator, attempts to start the Orchestration Web Console fails and the following messages will pop up in the browser:Error Executing the current operation[httpwebrequest_webexception_remoteserver]Arguments: NotFoundError Executing the Current Operation
Starting the Orchestration Web Console fails after upgrade to System Center 2012 R2 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2919041
This is the go to source for VMM. Can VMM do x? How do you make VMM do x? Both questions answered in this ~800 page document, with a multitude of links to related information. Keep this one in your VMM toolkit.
… and to answer your first question, yes; SC2012_VMM does not reflect that there is updated R2 material. This is the right doc.
System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager
System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) – Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)
System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager – NICE!
Word and PDF versions available.
A great free book has been released for App Controller 2012 R2. This is not a product generally covered in this blog, but can be an integral part of your System Center installation.
Briefly… an excerpt from the post below.
Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 App Controller is uniquely positioned as both an enabler and a self-service vehicle for connecting clouds and implementing the hybrid computing model. In Microsoft’s cloud computing solutions, both System Center and Windows Azure play critical roles. System Center can be used to transform enterprise IT from a device-based infrastructure and deployment strategy to a service-based user-centric consumption model based on private cloud computing. Windows Azure on the other hand is a subscription-based public cloud platform that enables the development, deployment, and management of cloud solutions. App Controller is the glue that unifies these two platforms by providing a single interface that enables administrators to perform complex operations without overwhelming them with the underlying technical complexities involved.
Click here to read the post and grab the book!