System Center Central » All Posts Tue, 25 Jun 2019 10:40:32 +0000 en-US <![CDATA[Virtual Machine Manager – Capacity report]]> Mon, 30 Jan 2017 12:11:26 +0000 Mihai Calburean Hi,

I’m trying to create a capacity report for all our Hyper-V clusters with the following information – total RAM, free RAM, total disk, free disk, cluster name, cluster node, average CPU utilization on each node for the last 30 days.

With PowerShell I can extract all data except the average CPU utilization per node in the last 30 days. I know that Virtual Machine Manager is using performance counters on each host in order to display this information (in Virtual Machine Manager you go to VM’s and Services – select a Hyper-V node, and Home tab select Overview).

My question – where is all the data from performance counters saved and how can I manipulate it with PowerShell? Or does anyone have a better idea on how I can achieve this?

P.S. I’m running Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2, and Hyper-V cluster nodes are running Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2.


]]> <![CDATA[Reply To: Upgrading SCVMM 2012 to SCVMM 2012 R2]]> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 06:54:07 +0000 Kirill Lastovskiy Your plan looks good. But, I think, that first step must be FULL BACKUP.

Make backup of VirtualManager db and keep it in safe place and may be full copy of original system with scvmm 2012

]]> <![CDATA[Integration servives scvmm deployed vm machine vs intergration service on host]]> Wed, 07 Sep 2016 13:52:18 +0000 Philippe_Jehl Just curious as to why  a vm deployed via scvmm 2012 R2 show 5 integration whereas if you look at  the same VM via hyper-v manager there are 6 integration services. The 6th being guest services and not checked if the VM was deployed via scvmm. I am aware of what the guest services does and I guess not needed in an environment managed by scvmm. We do though get alerts from operations manager about the VMs  missing guest services integration service so operations manager does see it as needed.

]]> <![CDATA[Reply To: SCVMM rollup 10]]> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 13:52:38 +0000 Philippe_Jehl for the rollups there are two updates one for the server and one for the console. You need to update both even on the vmm server.  if you scroll down the download page you will see two updates one for the administrator console and one for server. I normally install the server patch first  then followed by the administrator console next. After a reboot I then update all the administrator consoles. In some cases  like  RU 11 the administrator console still seems to work with the console being on RU 10 and the server on RU 11   whereas with  previous RUs  the console would not connect if  not matched in RU levels.  As a rule  the administrator console should be on the same level as the server your are connecting to.  RU 11 is currently out as well and brings support to  adding 2016 Hyper-V hosts  to the VMM 2012 R2 also fixes and issue with the VMM console crashing on windows 10 1607 (anniversary edition) whenever you click on anything within the VMM console. Be sure to reboot after installing the RU.

here is the link to RU 11 for scvmm 2012 R2

]]> <![CDATA[SCVMM rollup 10]]> Thu, 01 Sep 2016 22:39:13 +0000 rhorn I ran updates on my vmm server which included rollup 10. I am now unable to connect from admin console on remote machines and the connection from my Xenapp servers is broke as well. Do I need to update the admin consoles as well? If so how is that done. I downloaded the rollup but when I attempted to run it stated the console was not installed.


Any help will be appreciated.

]]> <![CDATA[Script to list Virtual Machines in a Service Instance and the Host location]]> Tue, 16 Feb 2016 10:30:33 +0000 Richard Stevenson I am trying to write a script which will list all the virtual machines that comprise a service instance and detail on which Hyper-V host each virtual machine is currently located.

I have managed to list the VMs for a specific service instance with the script below:

PS C:\Windows\system32> $Service = Get-SCService -Name “POC2 BI4 Edge”

$ComputerTier = Get-SCComputerTier -Service $Service

$VMs = Get-SCComputerTier -Service $Service | Select-Object -property vms







The next step is to take to the VMs listed and pass them into the “Get-VM” command before returning the host value for each virtual machine.  One of the issues may be that the server names listed below are contained in parenthesis.

If anyone could help with this I would be most grateful.

]]> <![CDATA[Reply To: SCVMM IP Pool Monitoring in SCOM]]> Tue, 16 Feb 2016 09:35:31 +0000 Laenaren Hey.

Did you find a solution to this problem?

]]> <![CDATA[SCVMM 2012 R2 , DELL Compellent Direct Attached SAS Array]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 19:31:29 +0000 Beigewell This is one of those ” I didnt think it would work but looks like it could” posts.

I have a 3node Hyper-V 2012 R2 cluster in a DELL FX Converged architecture. THe DELL Compellent SAN is connected to the nodes via SAS cables and so shows up in SCVMM as local disk. I have just added the DELL storage via SMI-S and allocated the LUNS and SAN to the Host Group. However I get this error:

Warning (26129)
Storage logical unit SAN_NAME_PRD_CSV02 has been allocated to host group All Hosts\\Hyper-V where none of the hosts in host group has access to storage array SAN_NAME.

Recommended Action
Give access to at least one host in the host group to the array through zoning.

What does this mean and how do (or can I?) resolve this? I am not sure I can as it just sees the disk through the local storage on each host.

]]> <![CDATA[Reply To: Error Code 25934 after SCVMM 2012 R2 integration with SCOM 2012 R2]]> Wed, 21 Oct 2015 11:19:14 +0000 Hi there,

We linked SCOM 2012 SP1 to VMM 2012 R2 quite some time ago but I have just noticed that we are also getting *hundreds* of Errors in the application log like you are.

The errors we are getting are in the screen shot attached.

Has anyone managed to resolve this or know how we can fix it?


]]> <![CDATA[Compliance Scan fails for HyperV Hosts against WSUS]]> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 14:17:22 +0000 Tim K Hey all,

I am new to the site and please need some assistance. I recently deployed SCVMM 2012 R2 into our infrastructure and its working pretty well. HOWEVER today I was looking into CAU and how to perform updates properly and I am running into issues.

Infrastructure is as follows: 6 x 2012 R2 Datacenter HyperV, SCOM2012 R2, SCCM 2012 R2 + WSUS 3, SCVMM 2012 R2.

My findings so far and what Im trying to do;

Im trying to configure the CAU for my servers so VMs are not down during update periods. SCVMM does the CAU for you as far as I know so I dont need to enable the CAU manually for my cluster.

I created a baseline with the updates for my 2012 R2 servers and pointed the baseline to my hosts. When I run a compliance scan against my WSUS I get errors from 5 servers, and only 1 succeeds.

Windows Updates are working manually on the servers (all of them).


Error (24035)
Compliance scan failed with error: 80240438.

Recommended Action
Ensure the WinHTTP proxy settings are correctly configured for the communication with WSUS. If WSUS is configured to use SSL, ensure the WSUS certificate is installed in Trusted Root CA for the machine and then try the operation again.


I have verified connectivity between my hosts and WSUS server – port 8530 non-SSL, no proxy is enabled and all servers have “netsh winhttp reset proxy” run on them, Automatically Detect Settings was turned off via a PS script as well, running Windows Updates from the servers themselves works, SCVMMAgent is running alongside WinRM service (restarted both), WSUS rebooted with its latest patches, same for SCVMM2012.

What on earth can I do to fix this? I have read and got zero info that assisted me.

Am I meant to enable CAU first and then try? Does SCVMM not eliminate the need for CAU to be manually configured?

Thank you for your help