Tag Archives: System Center Virtual Machine Manager

OMS Automation Part 1 – Execute Azure Automation Runbooks Against OpsMgr On-Premises

I was recently tasked with integrating OpsMgr and OMS, in addition to configuring the Automation solution and POC a OpsMgr automation task for a customer. During my adventures locating documentation on the various configuration steps to get everything integrated and working properly, I found that there really is not much “how to” documentation available out […]

Error (2912) When You Try to Update VMM Agent on Hosts

Recently I’ve stumbled on the following error when trying to update VMM agent on hosts: Error (2912)An internal error has occurred trying to contact the hv01.contoso.com server: NO_PARAM: NO_PARAM. WinRM: URL: [http://hv01.contoso.com:5985], Verb: [INVOKE], Method: [GetError], Resource: [http://schemas.microsoft.com/wbem/wsman/1/wmi/root/microsoft/bits/BitsClientJob?JobId={9D5C4B47-E79E-4090-BC3B-552578D0EC8C}] Unknown error (0x80072f0d) Recommended ActionCheck that WS-Management service is installed and running on server hv01.contoso.com. For more […]

Cloud Adoption: Tips and Considerations – by MVP Alessandro Cardoso

Are you thinking about Cloud Adoption? The Cloud can be a powerful platform and many organizations are building their business processes around Cloud capabilities as it addresses elasticity, agility, costs and time to market. Today, the decision to invest in cloud solutions has shifted to include other business units (e.g. HR, Finance, Marketing and Sales), each […]

HP Storage Integrations for System Center are Now Part of HP OneView for System Center

I’ve got some news. HP Storage integrations for Microsoft System Center: SCOM and SCVMM plugins are now part of the unified HP OneView for Microsoft System Center. As result of this integration, customer has to download only one master package of HP OneView for System Center 7.6. Here are some more details on this: HP […]

Cloud Management: Keep your cloud assets healthy and your IT spend under control

Gartner recently held a webinar “Best Practices for Managing Public Cloud Services”, hosted by Research Director, Mindy Cancila. During the webinar, Mindy discussed the need for appropriate people, processes, and tools, stating “your cloud deployments will fail if you do not plan for management.”  At the same time, she also discussed the relative immaturity of public cloud […]

GRE Tunneling with NVGRE Gateways and SCVMM 2012 R2 UR5

GRE tunneling option was enabled with Update Rollup 5 in SCVMM 2012 R2. But to fully enable it you had to install some update on NVGRE Gateways. I’ve predicted that such hotfix will be available soon and now it is out. You can find it here and enable the full scenario with VMM and NVGRE […]

Introduction to Team Access Control for Azure Pack

Team Access Control is a new third-party Resource Provider for Azure Pack. Along with UR5 for Azure Pack this resource provider is now available trough the Web Platform Installer. This blogs aims at giving you initial look at the installation and configuration of this Resource Provider and what it offers. The Resource Provider is a […]

Azure Pack / SCVMM NAT Rule Port Ranges

When you are creating NAT rules either in VMM or Azure Pack you should know there are some limitations on Source and Destination Ports. When we open Azure Pack Tenant portal, go to our VM Network, than to Rules you have the Add button on bottom. This assumes that you’ve already enabled NAT for that […]

Install SMB Share SCVMM 2012 R2 UR5 UI Hotfix

With UR5 there is a bug in the UI that does not show SMB file shares when you try to deploy HA VM or do storage migration to SMB share. Functionality was still working when you use PowerShell. Microsoft quickly released hotfix for that located here. When you request it, download it and extract it, […]

Tips From the Field: Applying Update Rollup 5 to System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Azure Pack

So I’ve had the chance to try installing UR5 so here are some tips from me: If you have VMM console on VMM server install first the VMM server update and than VMM console update. Restart the VMM server as per the KB just to be on the safe side. VMM DHCP agent is now […]