Update rollup 3 for System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager is now available

for example following issues are fixed on Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2.

  • Total storage for a User role is reported incorrectly. For example, the User role can use only half of the allowed quota.
  • A host cluster update fails intermittently because of a locked job.
  • Virtual machine (VM) refreshers do not update highly available virtual machines (HAVMs) after failover to another node.
  • A cluster IP address for a guest cluster configuration in a Hyper-V Network Virtualization (HNV) environment is not updated correctly by using HNV policies during failover. For more information about this issue, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base

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How to remove VMhost manually

This blog post describes how to remove VMHost manually if you are not able to do it via VMM console. We had one host which we were not able to remove from VMM. If we tried to refresh Host details we only got error message like :

Error (2931)
VMM is unable to complete the request. The connection to the VMM agent on the virtualization server (host1.virtualstation.local) was lost.

Unknown error (0x80338029)

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Obtaining JWT tokens from ADFS for WAP

On the Windows Azure Platform a JWT token (http://openid.net/specs/draft-jones-json-web-token-07.html ) is needed for accessing the TenantAPI or AdminAPI. The token is obtained from the ADFS web service using the System.IdentityModel.Protocols.WSTrust RequestSecurityToken and RequestSecurityTokenResponse + related .Net classes. There is however a more direct way of obtaining the token that can be used on any platform.

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Add Active Directory group for manage Azure Pack admin portal access

It is also possible to add Active directory group for manage users who have access to admin portal. You only need to add connection string and use “Add-MgmtSvcAdminUser” cmdlet.

Modify SQL server which have WAP database and create Active Directory group for WAP admins.

If you want to check already added admin users, it can be done with following command