VMM 2012 State Recovery Tool

May 11, 2012 at 8:04 am in Uncategorized by Kurt Roggen

The stand-alone Virtual Machine Manager State Recovery Tool works with System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) to temporarily remove a host, cluster, virtual machine, or service from VMM when that object is in a failed or persistent warning state due to environmental conditions, third-party applications, or other causes.  After resetting the state of the object, once VMM refreshes, the object will appear as healthy in VMM.

This tool does not repair a damaged or incorrectly created virtual machine or corrupt .vhd file. It deals with state information stored in the VMM database and does not connect through VMM.

For additional details about the tool, see Using the Virtual Machine Recovery Tool for System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager (VMM).

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Recovering failed objects

The credentials you provide must have permissions on the SQL Server system. The Virtual Machine Recovery Tool connects directly to the SQL Server computer. It does not connect through VMM.
Select Windows Authentication or SQL Server Authentication and, if necessary, enter User name and Password. Click Connect.


Select the Clusters tab, the Hosts tab, the VMs tab, or the Services tab. The tool lists the appropriate objects in each tab.


Select the object, and then click Recover.

The tool displays the progress of the recovery.

NOTE:  After the recovery has completed, you may need to refresh items in the VMM console. For virtual machines associated with a private cloud, you must manually re-associate them to the private cloud.