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20Nov/160

Advanced Technology Days 12

Another Advanced Technology Days are now behind us.

It was a great conference, with so many familiar faces (and so many new ones). I didn’t like this year’s venue as much as the last one (let’s be honest – nothing beats a movie theater! Smile), but it was fine – it’s always about the great people, not the venue itself.

This year I was speaking about the new System Center 2016 suite and, judging by the full room (thank you!), this topic is very hot right now. I really like the new features in Virtual Machine Manager and the new “speedy” Operations Manager (with web portal which finally works in “modern” browsers Smile).

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Slides (which are actually customized Microsoft Ignite slides – thank you), are uploaded to my SlideShare.

And now… looking forward to Advanced Technology Days 13. Smile

Cheers!

P.S. Thanks for the pics – Goran & Igor!

3Nov/140

Hosts have “Needs Attention” status after installing the VMM 2012 R2 UR4

For those who installed the Update Rollup 4 for System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager, you may be facing this somewhat “strange issue” right after the installation – your hosts will have the “Needs Attention” status.

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And now the “strange” part – if you open the host Properties window, and check the Status tab, you’ll may see that everything is green.

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So, what needs the attention then?
The answer is – VMM agent needs the attention, and that’s the cause of this “issue” (you’ll need to run Update Agent action on affected hosts).

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And, finally, status of your hosts should be OK again.

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Hope this helps!

P.S. Read the KB document thoroughly – there is a part which mentions the manual update of System Center Virtual Machine Manager DHCP Server (x64) component. It should be like this:

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17Jul/140

Need a Book for the Beach?

I’m happy to announce that our MVP colleague, Alessandro Cardoso got published again. His book, System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager Cookbook, got an update to the latest System Center version and much more!

I’m also happy that I was selected as a Technical Reviewer of this book and, in a (small) way, helped in creating this awesome resource. My final copy arrived just this morning, and I can’t wait to read it (again). Smile

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You can find more info about it (as well as order your copy) here.

Cheers!