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  • Blog Post: P2V of Domain Controllers – Online or Offline?

    We know that SCVMM can convert physical machines into virtual machines with all work necessary to make this transitioned machine still boot and function correctly. This is a great feature that customers use daily. This work is done usually while the server is still running as an Online P2V. If you have...
  • Blog Post: Error 0x800704DD during VM migration, deployment, P2V or V2V

    In the last few weeks we have seen a few cases with an unusual error code: 0x800704DD. If you run into this issue the fix is simple. Our fearless leader Michael has posted a blog explaining the problem and how to fix it. Definitely worth a visit. Direct Link: http://blogs.technet.com/m2/archive/2010...
  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting and Data Collection During Offline P2V

    When the P2V process fails there can be a number of issues to identify. A number of situations are discussed below. The machine being virtualized is referred to as the Source machine. The location where the virtualized machine is being copied is the Destination Host. Use this article as your main reference...
  • Blog Post: P2V conversion may fail with Error 3101

    A friend and co-worker discovered an interesting fix for a failed SCVMM P2V attempt involving Windows 2000 SP4. We’ve seen this same type of issue when converting Windows 2000 systems for years, and WMI is often part of the issue. Mike has provided an article listing three WMI updates that overcome many...
  • Blog Post: Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions - eBook download (did I mention FREE?)

    I found this link on ‘Keith Combs' Blahg.’ Written by Mitch Tulloch with the Microsoft Virtualization team, this is THE reference for all things virtual: Hyper-V, SCVMM, App-V, Med-V, and USMT. Download and read today! http://blogs.technet.com/keithcombs/archive/2008/12/19/thanks-for-attending...
  • Blog Post: Hotfix Rollup Released for SCVMM - KB961983

    Released April 14, 2009, a number of Hotfixes have been rolled up into a single download. I strongly recommend this update for all SCVMM Servers. This update may require a reboot. This update replaces ‘KB959596 - Description of the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 update to address physical...
  • Blog Post: Flattening the SCVMM Learning curve

    Below is an excerpt from Justin Zarb’s article on his ‘Virtual World’ site. Quick Start from Nothing to SCVMM http://blogs.technet.com/virtualworld/archive/2007/10/18/quick-start-from-nothing-to-scvmm.aspx So I have been chatting to more and more people around System Center Virtual Machine...
  • Blog Post: Ultimate Interactive How To for SCVMM

    Need to add a Host? Click 'To add hosts'. Want to configure a SAN environment for VMM? There's a button for that too. This screen capture shows a few of the options available in the decision flow designed to take you to the right content for the job at hand. Here's the link: http://technet.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: SCVMM 2008 R2 February Rollup Released!

    Description of the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 hotfix rollup package: February 8, 2011 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2492980 SCVMM Rollups are cumulative, so install this latest update whether or not you have installed prior rollups. The number of issues resolved makes each of these...
  • Blog Post: TCP/IP Conflict with Ghosted NIC: Legacy to Synthetic NIC

    As far back as Windows 95 there has been the problem of more than one NIC with the same IP address. Simply, you cannot should not do this. Most often this is seen when a computer has a static IP assigned to a NIC, then that NIC is removed (physical or virtual) and replaced with another. You could run...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: SCVMM P2V fails with at 40 percent with 0x809933BB or 0x80070539

    New article published in Microsoft Support. It should be available soon. In the meantime, here’s what I’ve put together. Hope it helps some people out there! Symptoms Error when performing online P2V. Stops at 40 percent every time. Job result in SCVMM Admin Console Error (13243...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Updated System Center Virtual Machine Manager Configuration Analyzer (VMMCA)

    Description The VMMCA is a diagnostic tool you can use to evaluate important configuration settings for computers that either are serving or might serve VMM roles or other VMM functions. The VMMCA scans the hardware and software configurations of the computers you specify, evaluates them against a...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Update for P2V with SCVMM 2008

    Description of the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 update to address physical to virtual (P2V) issues http://support.microsoft.com/kb/959596 INTRODUCTION This article describes the Microsoft Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 issues that are fixed in the System Center Virtual...
  • Blog Post: Drivers Required for Offline P2V - How to Download, Extract and Stage

    Drivers Required for Offline P2V - How to Extract and Where to Place There are two types of P2V with SCVMM 2008: offline and online. Online is the way to go most of the time, if you are using Windows 2003 or higher. In a few instances you will need to perform an offline conversion instead. If the...