SCVMM 2008 R2 VM Status Tricks

I experienced couple times the VM migration stuck in middle of the process due to this and that reasons. After the failed migration, there is not much you can do in the SCVMM console, as the only choice you can do is to click ‘repair’ to try to fix it. But sometimes, the repair can … Continue reading SCVMM 2008 R2 VM Status Tricks

SCVMM 2008 R2 – Storage Migration

‘Storage Migration’ is a very handy function in SCVMM 2008 R2. With this tool, you are able to move the VM storage (configuration file and VHD file) from one place to the other with minimum downtime (less than 1 minute). This diagram illustrates how the storage migration works. This function is simple to use, just … Continue reading SCVMM 2008 R2 – Storage Migration

Remove vCenter from SCVMM

To remove a VMware VirtualCenter server from VMM In Administration view of the VMM Administrator Console, click Virtualization Managers. In the results pane, select the VirtualCenter server that you want to remove. In the Actions pane, under Virtualization Manager, click Remove. In Host Group view, right click the host group that contained the vCenter cluster … Continue reading Remove vCenter from SCVMM

SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1 Server Naming Issue

My colleague found that – SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1 does not like to be installed in a server with ‘-’ in the server name. And someone had the exact same issue described as here: More info about installing SCVMM 2008: