Jonathan's Virtual Blog

System Center Virtual Machine Manager and Orchestrator - Solutions and Guidance


 Jonathan's Virtual Blog

   Virtual Machine Manager - Orchestrator - Solutions and Guidance

  • What version of VMM am I running?!?

    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!

    Stay up to date on updates!

     

    How to determine the version of Virtual Machine Manager

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2627355

     

    an excerpt:

    System Center 2012 SP1 RTM  KB Date Released  3.1.6011.0  
    System Center 2012 SP1 Update Rollup 1 2785682
    11/20/2012
    3.1.6018.0 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2785682
    System Center 2012 SP1 Update Rollup 2 2802159
    1/11/2013
    3.1.6020.0

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2802159

    System Center 2012 SP1 Update Rollup 3 2836751
    4/5/2013
    3.1.6027.0 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2836751
    System Center 2012 SP1 Update Rollup 4 2879276
    8/12/2013
    3.1.6032.0 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2879276
             
    System Center 2012 R2 RTM     3.2.7510.0

     

    Denis pointed out that there is a similar list here. Thanks!

    social.technet.microsoft.com/.../15361.list-of-build-numbers-for-system-center-virtual-machine-manager-vmm.aspx

     

     

      jonjor 

  • Technical Documentation: Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2

    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.

    Applies To

    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.

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    Technical Documentation Download for System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=6346

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      jonjor

  • Orchestrator Web Console Fails after Upgrade to 2012 R2

    This is an issue we have been tracking for a while now. Please see the KB article on how to get around this error.

    Excerpt:

    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: NotFound

    Error Executing the Current Operation

    Starting the Orchestration Web Console fails after upgrade to System Center 2012 R2
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2919041

     

     

    jonjor

  • Free ebook: Microsoft System Center: Cloud Management with App Controller

    cover for System Center Cloud Management ebookA 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.

    Introduction

    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!

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December, 2013

December, 2013