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Configuration Settings Checked by the VMMCA

Updated: October 1, 2009

Applies To: Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1

Virtual Machine Manager 2008 and 2008 R2 Configuration Analyzer (VMMCA) is a diagnostic tool that you can use to evaluate important pre-installation or post-installation configuration settings for computers that either might serve or are serving Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) roles or other VMM functions. You should use this version of the VMMCA with VMM 2008 and VMM 2008 R2 only.

To download the Virtual Machine Manager 2008 and 2008 R2 Configuration Analyzer, go to System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 and 2008 R2 Configuration Analyzer (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=100597).

You can use the VMMCA to check the following pre-installation configuration settings:

  • The correct version of Windows Remote Management (WinRM) is installed on the prospective VMM server.

  • The domain functionality level appropriately set for the prospective VMM server.

  • If a computer restart is required on the prospective VMM server.

  • The prospective VMM database is accessible.

  • Windows PowerShell 1.0 is installed for the prospective VMM Administrator Console and VMM Self-Service Portal.

  • Internet Information Services (IIS) is enabled and properly configured on the prospective VMM Self-Service Portal.

  • The available memory is not less than the required minimum amount for the prospective VMM server, VMM Administrator Console, and VMM Self-Service Portal.

  • The processor speed is not less than the required minimum processor speed for the prospective VMM server, VMM Administrator Console, and VMM Self-Service Portal.

You can use the VMMCA to check the following post-installation configuration settings:

  • Recommended VMM update 961983 is installed on the VMM server.

  • Recommended Windows Remote Management (WinRM) update 971244 is installed on the VMM server.

  • The virtual machine update interval exceeds the recommended interval on the VMM server.

  • The host update interval exceeds the recommended interval on the VMM server.

  • The virtual machine properties update interval is within the recommended range on the VMM server.

  • Reporting is configured on the VMM server.

  • Computers are being monitored by System Center Operations Manager on the VMM server.

  • The VMM database is accessible.

  • The number of jobs on the VMM server is less than the recommended number.

  • The number of hosts on the VMM server is less than the recommended number.

  • The number of hosts in a single host group on the VMM server is less than the recommended number.

  • The correct version of Windows Remote Management (WinRM) is installed on the specified hosts.

  • The required updates of Hyper-V (updates 950050 and 956589) and BITS (update 956774) are installed on the specified hosts.

  • Recommended Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) updates 958124 and 954563 are installed on the specified hosts.

  • Recommended Windows update 955805 is installed on the specified hosts.

  • The following recommended Hyper-V updates are installed on the specified hosts:

    • 952247

    • 956697

    • 957967

    • 958184

    • 959978

    • 971677

  • Virtual Server R2 SP1 is installed on the specified hosts that are running Windows Server 2003.

  • The specified Hyper-V hosts that are being managed by VMM 2008 R2 are running Windows Server 2008 SP2 or later.

  • The Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) virtualization store is in a healthy state on the specified hosts.

  • The virtualization software services are running on the specified hosts.

  • The Windows Remote Management (WinRM) Service is running on the specified hosts.

  • All removable writeable disks are initialized on the specified hosts.

  • An up-to-date version of the HP MPIO DSM driver is installed on the specified hosts.

  • VMM can access the Admin$ share on the specified hosts.

  • No mounted VHD exists on the specified hosts.

  • Recommended Failover Cluster Management console updates 951308 and 958065 are installed on the specified clustered hosts.

  • Highly available virtual machines are not in an unsupported cluster configuration state.

  • The specified VMware VirtualCenter servers are in a healthy state.

  • The Volume Disk Snapshot:Volume Shadow Copy Service is running on the specified target computers for P2V conversion.

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