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SCVMM 2012 Configuration Analyzer (SCVMMCA)

9:20 pm in Uncategorized by Kurt Roggen


The VMMCA is your first line of defense in troubleshooting an issue in the System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager environment. VMMCA is a diagnostic tool you can use to evaluate important configuration settings for computers that are either running VMM server roles or are acting as virtual machine hosts. The VMMCA scans the hardware and software configurations of the computers you specify, evaluates them against a set of predefined rules, and then provides you with error messages and warnings for any configurations that are not optimal.


Current version: 3.0.6012.0

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To run VMMCA, start the Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer 2.0 program, select System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager Configuration Analyzer and click Start Scan.

Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer (MBCA)

Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer 2.0 (MBCA 2.0) can help you maintain optimal system configuration by analyzing configurations of your computers against a predefined set of best practices, and reporting results of the analyses. Best practices are developed by a product development team or domain experts and are packaged in the form of a best practice model.
Models are available as separately-downloadable packages that can be run and analyzed by MBCA. MBCA lets users work with best practice models in a consistent, user-friendly way.

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VMM 2012 State Recovery Tool

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.