Tag Archives: VMM

Hyper-V Network Virtual Switches 101

So you’ve spun up a Windows 2012R2 machine with Hyper-V installed and ready to go. However, now you’re stuck and not sure which type of  Network Virtual Switch (vSwitch) applies to your environment(s)… In Windows 2012R2, Hyper-V’s network virtual switch runs at Layer 2 (Data Link layer). If you are unfamiliar with this, or either […]

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 […]

Fix Non-Compliant Virtual Network Adapters in VMM with SMA Runbook

Many do not know but besides keeping the compliance of vSwitches on Hyper-V hosts VMM also keeps compliance of the Virtual Network Adapters on VMs. You can easily find that information by opening the VMM console –> Fabric Pane –> Networking –> Logical Networks and in the ribbon menu instead of Fabric Resources choose Virtual […]

Report Deployment Error After Updating VMM Management Packs with 2012 R2 Update Rollup 3

It is the last day of the year but it is not too late for a new blog post. When applying Update Rollup for System Center 2012 R2 I’ve encountered an issue when updating the VMM Management Pack and I’ve blogged about it in my tips. Update Rollup 3 for System Center 2012 R2 contains […]

Using VMM Cmdlets locally on SMA Worker Server in SMA Runbooks

If you are working with SMA and VMM you are probably familiar with the following sample Runbook for connecting to VMM:

workflow Get-VM{ $VmmConnection = Get-AutomationConnection -Name ‘VmmConnection’$VmmServerName = $VmmConnection.ComputerName  $SecurePassword = ConvertTo-SecureString -AsPlainText -String $VmmConnection.Password -Force  $VmmCredential = New-Object -TypeName System.Management.Automation.PSCredential -ArgumentList $VmmConnection.Username, $SecurePassword  $VMMobject=Get-SCVMMServer -ComputerName $VmmServerName -Credential $VmmCredential $VMS=Get-SCVirtualMachine -VMMServer $VmmServerName | select […]

Getting Windows Server Gateway Functionality with PowerShell in VMM

Window Server Gateway is multi-tenant but still has some limitations that you should keep an eye on. More specifically I am talking about the following limits that are visible when you add the Windows Server Gateway as Network Service in Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM): Site to Site VPN Connections Routing Domains These counters are not […]

User Roles Disappearing from VM Network Properties Access Tab in SCVMM 2012 R2 Update Rollup 1

Issue Imagine the following situations: 1. You create VM Network in SCVMM 2012 R2 UR1 2. You create User Role with Profile Tenant Administrator: 3. In the Networking tab of User Role you add VM Network: 4. When you add the VM Network in the User Role, the Access tab of that VM Network Properties […]

License Types with Automatic Virtual Machine Activation

A couple of weeks ago, I posted an article on how to use Automatic Virtual Machine Activation (AVMA) with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Hyper-V. I wanted to follow this up with a brief note on license types Microsoft provide and how they seem to work with AVMA. In production environments you will be using […]

Using Infrastructure Servers in VMM 2012 R2

Infrastructure Servers is a new feature in System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager. You can read about this feature here but besides what you can read there let’s look at the feature more visually. First thing you need to do is to run as account in VMM. The account needs to be local administrator […]