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How to identify/create computer groups that are in different Virtualization technologies

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Here’s a cool tip at “How to create a computer group for VMware servers or Hyper-V servers“.

Hyper-V Server Group
This process was very simple for the Hyper-V servers, as there is an existing attribute (Virtual Machine) that indicates if the server is virtual in Hyper-V. The steps to create this group from the Operations Manager console: Navigate to the Authoring space -> Groups, right-click and create a new group. We named ours Hyper-V virtual, and when we specified the dynamic members we defined them to where Windows Computer / Virtual Machine equals True.
VMware Server Group
For VMware, we needed to create an attribute that would identify systems virtualized with VMware, and then use the attribute to populate the group membership. From the Operations Manager console -> Authoring space –> Management Pack Objects –> Attributes, we right-clicked and created a new attribute. We labeled the attribute as VMware tools, provided a description, defined it to a target of Windows Computer (which set it to Windows Computer_Extended) based upon a registry key, and stored it in a custom MP (not the default MP shown in the screenshot below).

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March 22, 2010 at 11:11 PM

Webcast: Hyper-V for the VMware Administrator

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If you are a VMware administrator or you are considering a virtualization platform purchase, then this webcast is for you. Using demonstrations, we compare Microsoft and VMware virtualization platforms and highlight the differences in the two platforms. Topics we cover include Failover Clustering, the Microsoft high availability solution; live migration, how Microsoft does VMotion; using Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO) to move virtual machines; and much more.   
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032441811&CountryCode=US

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March 4, 2010 at 1:15 AM

Error 2947 when deploy a VM to a VMware ESX host running on a 64-bit version of Windows Server 2008

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According with Virtual Machine Manager Team Blog e may get the error 2947 if you try to deploy a newly created VM to a VMware ESX host running on a 64-bit version of Windows Server 2008:

Consider the following scenario:
You run Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2.
You try to deploy a newly created virtual machine to an instance of VMware ESX Server 3.0 Host.
VMware ESX Server 3.0 Host is running on the x64-based version of Windows Server 2008.
In this scenario, you may receive the following error message:

Error (2947)
Virtual Machine Manager cannot complete the VirtualCenter action on the server hostname.domain.com because of the following error:
Error during the configuration of the host:
configSpec.guestId.
(Unknown error (0x194))
Recommended Action
Resolve the issue and then try the operation again.

As of now, there is no resolution or work around for this scenario. The placement of a virtual machine to an instance of VMware ESX Server 3.0 host on an x64-based version of Windows Server 2008 R2 is not supported.
For all the details and latest updates please reference the following Knowledge Base article:
KB979592 – Error message when you try to deploy a newly created virtual machine to an instance of VMware ESX Server 3.0 Host that is running on an x64-based version of Windows Server 2008
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February 22, 2010 at 11:17 PM