The following error is logged in the Ccmsetup.log file when you install the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 client:
Category: System Center
System Center 2012 Update Rollup 3 released
Microsoft has released last week Update Rollup #3 for its System Center 2012 suite.
Here are the fixes they have solved in this update rollup pack:
Update Rollup 3 for System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 (KB2751230) Continue reading “System Center 2012 Update Rollup 3 released”
System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise Licensing Calculator
Microsoft has created an Excel sheet for calculating the licensing for their System Center suite. This sheet makes it easier for you to calculate and see what licenses you need and what the expenses are for running System Center products.
You can download this Excel sheet here from the Microsoft partner website.
What’s New in System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
The following list summarizes VMM enhancements and new functionality in the System Center 2012 SP1 release. Additional details are provided further below.
- System Requirements:
Changes to supported versions of the operating system, and other required software. For a complete list of supported configurations, see System Requirements for System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager.
- New model for virtual machine networking, including network virtualization and VLANs for network isolation.
- Management of the Hyper-V extensible switch, including deployment and configuration of virtual switch extensions using a new logical switch concept.
- Support for Network Virtualization with the support for using DHCP to assign customer addresses, and for using either the IP rewrite or Network Virtualization with Generic Routing Encapsulation (NVGRE) mechanism to virtualize the IP address of a virtual machine. Continue reading “What’s New in System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1)”
System Center 2012 Self-Study Guide
If you are looking for some self study materials for the new System Center 2012 suite then have a look at these links.
· System Center 2012 Self-Study Guide (Part 1 – System Center Overview)
· System Center 2012 Self-Study Guide (Part 2 – Advisor and App Controller)
· System Center 2012 Self-Study Guide (Part 3 – System Center Configuration Manager)
· System Center 2012 Self-Study Guide (Part 4 – Data Protection Manager and Endpoint Protection)
· System Center 2012 Self-Study Guide (Part 5 – Operations Manager)
· System Center 2012 Self-Study Guide (Part 6 – Orchestrator and Service Manager)
· System Center 2012 Self-Study Guide (Part 7 – Unified Installer and Virtual Machine Manager)
These links were provided by Fabrice at the MS Blogs.
Update Rollup 2 for SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1 now available
This article describes the installation instructions for Update Rollup 2 for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and the issues that are fixed in this update rollup.
Update Rollup 2 for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1 consists of two update packages. Follow the installation instructions to install the updates for the Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) server and Self-Service Portal.
Issues that are fixed in Update Rollup 2
Virtual Machine Manager server update (KB2691812)
The VMM service leaks memory when you manage a Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V cluster that has HP Cluster Extension Software (CLX) installed.
This update package also includes the fixes that are documented in the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2562466 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2562466/ ) Description of the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1 hotfix rollup package: July 12, 2011
Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal update (KB2701207)
The Self-Service Portal may not always display all virtual machines if the self-service user has more than 50 virtual machines assigned to them.
For all the details and a download link please see the following:
2691812 – Description of the Update Rollup 2 for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1.
You can read the original post on the Microsoft blogs here.
System Center 2012 VHD
With all the Windows 8 consumer preview you would almost forget that Microsoft has released a System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager RC – Evaluation (VHD) today.
You can download all 12 parts here.
System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager delivers industry leading fabric management, virtual machine management and services deployment in private cloud environments. System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager offers key new features that include hypervisor creation and management, network management, storage management, private cloud creation, self-service usage and service creation. It features deep investments in server application virtualization, service design and service modeling all of which can be used to efficiently offer an on-premises private cloud. Continue reading “System Center 2012 VHD”
XenDesktop 5.6 & Upgrade to Microsoft SCVMM 2012
Citrix has released an article on the possibilities of using Microsoft System Center VMM 2012 and XenDesktop. Here’s the outline and at the end is the link to the complete article.
“The purpose of this document is to highlight the potential issues for XenDesktop users who are planning to upgrade to Microsoft System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM 2012), when SCVMM is being used by XenDesktop to monitor and control XenDesktop Virtual Desktop Agents (VDAs) hosted on a Microsoft Hyper-V server.
Although, at the time of documenting this article, XenDesktop 5.6 and SCVMM 2012 are not released products but the following points might prove to be useful for future references.”
Read the entire article here.
SCVMM 2012 in 8 minutes
Found a cool video of the installation of SCVMM 2012 in 8 minutes by Damian Flynn.
Watch it here:
SCVMM 2012 documentation
Here’s some official Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 documentation.
Download it right here.
VMM for System Center 2012 Release Candidate documentation
VMM for System Center 2012 General Troubleshooting Guide
Until next time.