VMM 2012 Addendum Management Pack: Detect Failed VMM Jobs

Background My MVP friend Flemming Riis needed OpsMgr to alert on failed VMM jobs. After discovering that the native VMM MPs don’t have a workflow for this, I have offered my help and built this addendum MP to alert failed and warning (Completed w/ Info) VMM jobs: I thought it is going to be a quick task, turned out, I started writing this MP about 1 month ago and only able to release it now! The actual MP is pretty simple, 2 rules sharing a same data source which executes a PowerShell script to detect any failed and warning jobs

Installing VMM 2012 R2 Cluster in My Lab

I needed to build a 2-node VMM 2012 R2 cluster in my lab in order to test an OpsMgr management pack that I’m working on. I was having difficulties getting it installed on a cluster based on 2 Hyper-V guest VMs, and I couldn’t find a real step-to-step detailed dummy guide. So after many failed attempts and finally got it installed, I’ll document the steps I took in this post, in case I need to do it again in the future. AD Computer accounts: I pre-staged 4 computer accounts in the existing OU where my existing VMM infrastructure is located: VMM01

Unable to Launch SCVMM 2012 Console

I was planning to continue on my 70-247 exam preparation tonight, but I couldn’t launch VMM 2012 console from any computers in my lab. So things didn’t turn out as planned. Lucky I’ve figured out the issue now after 4 hours troubleshooting. It’s just passed midnight, still one hour until my bed time, so I thought I’ll quickly document the issue. When I tried to launch VMM using an account with Full Administrator rights, the console got stuck on below screen during load and would not go any further: I also found out if I use an account which is

Unable to Select VMM Server in Assign Cloud Resources Wizard in Service Manager

In the last few days, I’ve been going through the labs from Microsoft’s course 10750A: Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012. As part of the lab, I installed the System Center 2012 SP1 version of the Cloud Service Process Pack (CSPP). Last night, I created a Cloud Resources Subscription Request, and then tried to assign the cloud resources to this request. While I was going through the “Assign Cloud Resources” wizard, I got stuck because my VMM server does not show up in the drop down list: This has really annoyed me as it’s hard for

Failed to Connect to VMM 2012 via Service Manager Connector and Orchestrator VMM Integration Pack

I was thinking about how I can make my study room quieter and cooler as I had 4 desktop machines under my desks. The VMM server in my lab was running on a very old PC. Couple of weeks ago I bought a HP Proliant N54L Microserver and rebuilt the VMM server on it. I put a 128GB SSD (For OS and all the apps), a 1TB SATA (For VMM Library) and 2x4GB DDR3 memory sticks on it, it runs so quiet, I can hardly hear it. HP Proliant N54L:   Yesterday, I was going through the labs for Microsoft

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