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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Free Service Templates and Gallery Resources for VMM

Rather than build your service templates from scratch, you can opt to download service templates and gallery resources from Microsoft Web Platform.

  • Service Templates – to use in VMM
  • Gallery Resources – to use with VMM and Windows Azure Pack

How to get it?

1. Go and download Web Platform Installer 5.0 from here.

2. Run WebPi and then click on Options link

3. On the Custom Feeds, enter the following URL link

Add St-1

Then additional tab appear: “Service Model”.

Click on Gallery Resources


Click on Service Templates


List of Service templates (ST) available:-

  • Sharepoint 2013 ST
  • Service Template Example Kit
  • SQL Self Service Kit ST
  • BlogEngine .net Win2012 ST
  • CentOS6 ST
  • Domain Controller – Win 2008 R2 and Win 2012 ST
  • Drupal CMS ST
  • Joomla ST
  • Win 2012 MySQL ST
  • Sharepoint foundation 2012 SP2 ST
  • SQL Server 2012 ST
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 HA ST
  • Wordpress CEntOS6 ST
  • SugarCRM CentOS6 ST
  • PhpBB ST
  • SQL Server Failover Cluster ST
  • SQL Server SMA ST
  • Lync Server 2013 ST
  • Exchange Server 2012 ST

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Free Ebook:- Improve the Key Areas of Your Hyper-V Environment


Our blog sponsor has just released free ebook which talked about improving 7 Key Areas of Hyper-V environment.


With this ebook, you will master Hyper-V in term of

  • Securing Hyper-V
  • Managing Hyper-V environment
  • Configuring Network Teaming
  • Configuring Hyper-V Virtual Switch
  • Learn and Configure Hyper-V Virtual CPU
  • Understand when to use Hyper-V Dynamic Disk
  • Configure Hyper-V to Storage

Total of 66 pages which discuss about how to and best practices to properly configure Hyper-V on your environment.

Interested to get a free copy (sponsor by Altaro), please feel free to click below link:-


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Configure VMM Network Builder


Microsoft just released a new UI add-in tool to help customer on creating virtual network using VMM. This UI help customer to create VLAN isolated network in VMM.

After import console add-in, you will able to see an icon “Build a network” appearing on the taskbar.


Once executed, a wizard will appear, connected to VMM and ask few question to assist on creating virtual network.


Create Management Network

First, ask if you would like to create a management network.




Create Logical Network

Next step is to define a logical network


Define VLAN network and IP Pool


Create Logical Switch


Applying to host

Select your target host and apply to which physical NIC that you would like it to apply



  • This tool not suitable to create NVGRE networking configuration.

To try it, please download VMM Network Builder from here

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Error 2606 :- Unable to perform the job because one or more of the selected objects are locked by another job


Scenario :-

Encounter error message 2606:- Unable to perform the job because one or more of the selected objects are locked by another job

Product :-

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 / 2012 SP1 / 2012 R2


To find which job which is causing other job to failed, you need to use SQL query

SQL Query:-

Execute “SELECT * FROM [VirtualManagerDB].[dbo].[tbl_VMM_Lock] where TaskID='Task_GUID'” command.

Posted in KB


1. Open Powershell console from VMM Administrator Console


Find running job:-

$Job = Get-SCJob | where { $_.Status -eq "Running" }

Kill Job

$Job | Stop-SCJob


The Stop-SCJob cmdlet stops one or more System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) jobs that are running, and returns the object for each job in a stopped state. If the VMM job is not currently running, this cmdlet has no effect.
You can find some other useful cmdlet from Technet Library:-
Cmdlet Reference for Virtual Machine Manager in System Center 2012 R2