Here’s another new KB article we published today. This one involves a VMM R2 migration appearing to take longer than expected:
Transfers during a System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 (SCVMM R2) migration appear to take longer than expected.
This can happen because in SCVMM R2, BITS transfers are set to be encrypted by default.
This is by design, although if you have implemented another form of encryption such as IPsec, or have otherwise secured your virtualized environment, you may want to take advantage of the new option in SCVMM R2 to allow unencrypted file transfers for individual library servers and individual host groups. Allowing unencrypted file transfers can improve performance during virtual machine creation and migration. For files to be transferred unencrypted, unencrypted file transfers must be allowed on both the source and destination computer. This option is available by updating the properties of the library server.
Disable Bits encryption for both Hosts and the SCVMM Library:
Disabling SCVMM 2008 R2 Encrypted Transfers for Hosts
How to Modify the Properties of a Host Group : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc956106.aspx How to Allow Unencrypted File Transfers for a Library Server : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee236497.aspx Hardening VMM Library Servers : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd548289.aspx
For the following issues please reference the blog post below:
How to Troubleshoot Slow BITS Performance, Hosts 'Not Responding' and 'Needs Attention' Communication Issues : http://blogs.technet.com/b/jonjor/archive/2008/12/29/how-to-troubleshoot-slow-bits-performance-hosts-not-responding-and-needs-attention-communication-issues.aspx
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 "Host not responding" or "Needs attention" 4. Under 'Status' of the Host the following may show "Not Responding" - Connection status - Agent Status
For the most current version of this article please see the following:
2625478: Migration job transfers may take longer than expected in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2
J.C. Hornbeck | System Center Knowledge Engineer
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