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Are All of My Servers Really Up to Date?
With a single command you can pull a list of all installed updates. Use this to compare patch levels on all systems so you can easily target those not meeting the bar. We start with simple commands, then build on these to create robust queries with optional CSV and HTML formatting. I think of these...
21 Apr 2009
Recommended hotfixes for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008
Here it is. We have a new KB that details updates and hotfixes required for SCVMM, Hyper-V and Clustering. Read the article here . I've commented on the hotfixes inline below, providing a Support Engineer's perspective. ________________________________________________ Required hotfixes for Hyper...
11 Feb 2009
How to Troubleshoot Slow BITS Performance, Hosts 'Not Responding' and 'Needs Attention' Communication Issues
You find yourself with one of the following situations 1. Deployment or migration of data utilizing LAN (not SAN Transfer) is very slow in general 2. BITS is slow in one direction only: Fast from Host01 to Host02, but slow from Host02 to Host01 for example 3. Host reports in SCVMM Admin Console...
29 Dec 2008
P2V and Other Jobs Fail with Error 2912, 0x8007xxxx
A common problem during data transfers, especially toward the end of P2V jobs, is Error 2912, with some variation of 0x8007xxxx. This is generally certificate related. I’ve put together a complete set of steps that will correct certificate issues between the SCVMM Server and Hosts. Why do certificates...
7 Sep 2010
Common P2V Failures Explained
Physical to Virtual (P2V) conversion is one of the most popular features of SCVMM. And, there are many articles written to make the process easy to understand, or to resolve common problems. Last week I worked with an company that had converted around...
14 Nov 2010
Updates! Updates! SCVMM, Hyper-V, Cluster
There are many updates for SCVMM and Hyper-V. Some are required just following product install, others are provided to offer greater functionality. Some updates/hotfixes address issues that may constitute a headache for you down the road. I'll list everything I know and provide recommendations. This...
30 Dec 2008
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