Install SMB Share SCVMM 2012 R2 UR5 UI Hotfix

With UR5 there is a bug in the UI that does not show SMB file shares when you try to deploy HA VM or do storage migration to SMB share. Functionality was still working when you use PowerShell. Continue reading “Install SMB Share SCVMM 2012 R2 UR5 UI Hotfix”

User Roles Disappearing from VM Network Properties Access Tab in SCVMM 2012 R2 Update Rollup 1


Imagine the following situations:

  1. You create VM Network in SCVMM 2012 R2 UR1 Continue reading “User Roles Disappearing from VM Network Properties Access Tab in SCVMM 2012 R2 Update Rollup 1”

Insufficient Permissions on Custom Fields in SCSM 2012 SP1/R2

I’ve recently stumbled on the following error in SCSM 2012 R2: Continue reading “Insufficient Permissions on Custom Fields in SCSM 2012 SP1/R2”

SCVMM – SCOM Maintenance Mode Integration is fixed in System Center 2012 R2

Previously I’ve blogged here, here and here about SCVMM and SCOM maintenance mode integration. In the past if you put Hyper-V hosts in maintenance mode in SCVMM the corresponding SCVMM object for the host is also put in maintenance mode. The problem with this scenario is that you can get some alerts if you patch the hosts automatically or bring them completely down for other maintenance tasks. Now with System Center 2012 R2 this is no longer the case. If you put the hyper-v hosts in SCVMM in maintenance mode:


The computer object of the host is put in maintenance mode in SCOM:


Now you can perform maintenance task on host without getting noisy alerts and we are closer to better automation.

I would like to thanks the VMM product group for listening on my feedback and for those who voted for this feature change.

Entering backlash in the SSAS server or SSAS instance in Operations Manager Settings restarts the VMM console

Recently I’ve encountered a bug in the VMM console. It is nothing major but I’ve decided to share it. If you are configuring SCOM-VMM integration and more specifically SQL Server Analysis Services for SCOM-VMM integration you may experience VMM console restart if you enter backlash “\” character in the filed for SSAS server or SSAS instance. I’ve experienced this bug with VMM 2012 SP1 UR2. This bug is not big deal as this operation is done only once and backlash character should not be used as there are separate fields for SQL server and SQL instance.