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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Contest:- VeeamON 2014 Event



Hi reader,

Coming soon a big event called “VeeamON 2014”. Do check out and register yourself to win a FREE Pass to VeeamON 2014, No slogan, no answering question. It is based on your luck. All you need to do is register by entering

  • a) Email address
  • b) Full name
  • c) Phone number.

During this event, you can get:-

  • LAB WARZ: One of the industry’s first hands-on engineering competitions for IT professionals with a chance to win $10,000
  • VMCE Certification: exclusive to VeeamON 2014 attendees, the VMCE training course is available at 80% discounted rate
  • Technical breakout sessions: content catalog is now live and full of technical content. Check out our technical tracks.

Hurry register this contest before 1st Sept 2014. You may be one of the winner to win either

a) Regular Passes [ 5 ]

  • Able to attend all sessions
  • Expo Lounge
  • Veeam User Group
  • Lab Warz and more

b) VIP Pass [1]

  • Able to attend all sessions
  • Expo Lounge
  • Veeam User Group
  • Lab Warz and more
  • VMCE course
  • Free VMCE certification voucher
  • 5 days accommodations
  • Click here to participate this contest.

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

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

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Error Message:- Management Pack Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager PRO Library version 3.2.7510.0 is incompatible with this version of Virtual Machine Manager



  • VMM 2012 R2 has updated with UR3. VMM version is 3.2.7672.0


  • Connection from VMM to SCOM break. Status reported “Error”
  • Integration VMM with SCOM failed

Error message :-

“Management Pack Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager PRO Library version 3.2.7510.0 is incompatible with this version of Virtual Machine Manager”




1. Remove the connection between VMM and SCOM using VMM Administrator Console

2. Re-create the connection from Settings | System Center Settings | Operation Manager Server

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Free Veeam Task Manager for Hyper-V

Not long ago, we ‘ve talked about Veeam Hyper-V management pack in this post and we are impressed with Veeam Task Manager.

Guess what news just came in? Yes !


Veeam has make “Veeam Task Manager for Hyper-V” as standalone and available FREE. We just downloaded it and the size just 550 KB. You can use it as stand alone performance monitoring tool.


So remember, Don’t use “Windows Task Manager” to monitor Hyper-V performance

You can install this on

  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7

Using this tool, it can support

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V

Just open port 445, to allow connection from Computer running Veeam Task Manager for Hyper-V to Hyper-V Host.

In order to connect to a Hyper-V Host, make sure you have credential with the permission:-

  • Local Administrator on the host or
  • A user added to the Performance Log User Group on the host


Give it a try !

Credit to Mike Resseler (our MVP Hyper-V peer) who just make this announcement.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Update Rollup for System Center


Microsoft has recently released new update rollup for the following System Center:-

System Center 2012 R2 – UR3

For more information & download, please go to

System Center 2012 SP1 –UR 7

For more information & download, please go to


We strongly recommend that you perform backup first or test in staging environment before deploy the above update rollup.