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SCVMM PRO Tips & SCOM 2007 R2 CU3

7:06 am in Uncategorized by Kurt Roggen

Be careful when implementing SCVMM PRO Tips with SCOM 2007 R2 CU3.  Cumulative Update 3 will break the PRO Tips with Event ID 26319 appearing.
You should implement SCOM 2007 R2 CU4 to solve PRO related issues.

Also interesting to know is that CU4 adds SQL 2008 R2 upgrade support for SCOM 2007 R2.

Download here

For more information: KB 2449679

Video New Efficiency: Introduction to Hyper-V and Windows Server 2008 R2 with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 – Dutch

10:04 am in Uncategorized by chanelwlkTB

This session focuses on the new capabilities of Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and the free Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2.

We will also covers the base architecture of Hyper-V and provides guidance on key areas high availability, live migration, deployment and managing your virtual infrastructure using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2.


System Center Virtual Machine Manager: Hosts having 0kb free memory

5:24 pm in Uncategorized by evilbart

Hey All,

One of the big issues with SCVMM 2008 for me was that the memory available on the hosts is not correct.  If you are running quite a large environment with a lot of virtual machines, it is difficult to know how many you have left.  You can of course start calculating it manually but… 😉

So here’s a screenshot of the problem


As you can see, all my hosts are giving zero kb free of memory.  That’s not exactly correct

Here’s how to solve this one:

On each host that has this problem, open the registry and go to the following key:


If you see the key “Disable Performance Counters” then change it to 0.

Now you need to restart the WMI service on the host.  Please pay attention because it will restart other services too and you don’t want to do this during production hours…


After that the services are restarted, you can refresh your configuration in SCVMM and then you get the correct figures





Writing PRO Enabled Management Packs

12:55 pm in Uncategorized by chanelwlkTB

Microsoft has just published a guide building a simple PRO-enabled management pack for Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2. This document gives an overview of creating PRO-enabled management packs and walks you through the steps required to create a simple PRO-enabled management pack.

Download here.

Alexandre Verkinderen

Slide decks: Windows Server Virtualization & Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2

9:01 am in Uncategorized by evilbart

Last week I had the opportunity to present at the Windays in Opitija in Croatia. The first presentation is about the Windows Server Virtualization technology Hyper-V. In this deck I focus onto the new features of Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 R2.

In the second presentation I’ve talked about System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2. With VMM2008 R2 we align with the different changes that Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 R2 includes.