Missing Virtual Machines After An Unexpected Shutdown of Hyper-V Host

I’m not having any luck with computers lately. This is why all my recent posts are related to my troubleshooting experience. Yesterday morning, there were some tradies working in my house fixing a leakage in my shower. I was just about to get in the car leaving home for the MS 70-246 exam, they connected some tools to a powerpoint and popped the safety switch. Therefore all my computers got shutdown unexpectly. I quickly switch the safety switch back on and left home. After I came home few hours later, I turned all the computers back on and made sure

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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

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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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OpsMgr Alerts Push Notification to iOS (And Android, And Windows Phone) Devices

Last week, I’ve posted a solution for OpsMgr alerts push notification to Android devices, which was inspired by Stefan Stranger’s post for push notification for Windows Phone devices. Few iPhone lovers at work asked me, “what about iphones?” My response was, “Do I really care?? Why would I spend my time polishing a turd?” But then I thought, I might as well do it, just to close the circle. Al though I hate any Apple products (except the old 160GB iPod Classic, which I still use), I’ve spent some time to work out how to do the same for iOS

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Duplicate OpsMgr Alert Notifications Caused by Service Manager’s OpsMgr Alert Connector And Ways Around It.

Background Few days ago, I posted an article: OpsMgr Alerts Push Notification to Android Devices. In my lab, I have created a subscription to notify me all new critical alerts using this channel: In the first few days, I wasn’t paying too much attention when every time I get spammed by these push notifications on my phone, 2 days ago, I realised every new critical alerts gets pushed to my phone twice and two notifications are 1-2 minutes apart: Cause After some troubleshooting, I found the Service Manager’s OpsMgr Alert Connector is causing this issue. Well, I wouldn’t say it’s

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