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SCVMM 2012 SP1 Error: Windows network virtualization is not enabled on a host NIC available for placement

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If you are running Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V hosts and you are managing them with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1 and you are running VM Networks with Network Virtualization you can get the following error when you try to deploy a new Virtual Machine to the Hyper-V host.

“Windows network virtualization is not enabled on a host NIC available for placement”

Windows network virtualization is not enabled on a host NIC available for placement

This happens if:

  • You create a Logical Network with Network Virtualization enabled
  • You add the Logical Network to a Host Adapter or a Logical Switch on the Hyper-V host
  • You create a Isolated VM Network
  • Deploy a new Virtual Machine with the VM Network.

Resolution:

  • Enable the Windows Network Virtualization Filter driver on the Hyper-V host
Windows Network Virtualization Filter driver

Windows Network Virtualization Filter driver

If you are running this on a Team you have to enable the Windows Network Virtualization Filter driver on the Network Adapter Team.



System Center 2012 SP1 RTM download available on TechNet and MSDN

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Finally System Center 2012 SP1 is available on TechNet and MSDN. This has been a release we all have been waiting for, since we could get Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.

Service Pack 1 for System Center 2012 is not just a maintenance release, it also includes a lot of new features for all products and especially for Virtualization:

  • Virtual Machine Manager adds support for Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, Network Virtualization, Advanced Networking Configurations, SMB Storage, Plugins and a lot more.
  • Data Protection Manager adds support for online backup to Windows Azure and also support for Windows Server 2012.
  • App Controller adds support for Windows Azure and Hoster VMs

And of course a lot more, so checkout the downloads on TechNet and MSDN.



System Center 2012 SP1 Beta available for download

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One week after the release of the Windows Server 2012, Microsoft released the Beta of System Center 2012 SP1 which brings support for the new features in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. The Beta includes System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 SP1.

Downloads:

You can get the System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Beta Downloads here:

 

ConfigMgr_SCEP_2012_SP1_Beta_ENU_7782.exe 377.3 MB Download
SC2012_SP1_BETA_SCAC.exe 15.1 MB Download
SC2012_SP1_BETA_SCDPM_Part1.exe 818.6 MB Download
SC2012_SP1_BETA_SCDPM_Part2.exe 1.5 GB Download
SC2012_SP1_Beta_SCDPMREADME.txt 1 KB Download
SC2012_SP1_BETA_SCO.exe 68.6 MB Download
SC2012_SP1_BETA_SCOM.exe 905.9 MB Download
SC2012_SP1_BETA_SCSM.exe 400.2 MB Download
SC2012_SP1_BETA_SCVMM.exe 756.4 MB Download

 System Center 2012 Technical Documentation

 

 

Get System Center 2012 SP1 Beta documentation.



System Center 2012 SP1 TAP Airlift @Redmond

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As a member of the Technology Adoption Program (TAP) for the Service Pack 1 release of System Center 2012, which will among others bring support for Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V and Windows 8, I will be joining a Airlift event (17th to 19th of September) on the Microsoft Campus in Redmond.

Also onboard are my fellows from itnetx gmbh, Marcel Zehner (MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management) and Stefan Roth (System Center Operations Manager Expert).

I am really looking for this event, it will be great to get some hands-on experience on the new System Center release, learning and discussing with others. If you also visiting this event and would like to have chat send me a message.



System Center 2012 App Controller connecting to Windows Azure

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Recently I have worked with the latest release of Windows Azure and the second Community Technical Preview of System Center 2012 SP1 App Controller. App Controller provides a common self-service experience that can help you easily configure, deploy, and manage virtual machines and services across private and public clouds. And you can get more information about System Center App Controller on Microsoft TechNet.

Now in this blog post I will show you how you can connect your System Center App Controller to Windows Azure. For this I used Windows Server 2012, System Center 2012 SP1 CTP2 of App Controller and Virtual Machine Manager and I also used the latest preview version of Windows Azure. This post also works for the RTM products of System Center 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2, but the screenshots look maybe a little different.

I used:

  • System Center 2012 SP1 CTP2 – App Controller
  • System Center 2012 SP1 CTP2 – Virtual Machine Manager
  • Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Windows Azure Preview

It also works for:

  • System Center 2012 – App Controller
  • System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows Azure

Now here is how you do it:

  1. Setup a Server for System Center App Controller
  2. Create a Windows Azure subscription if you don’t have one already
  3. Install System Center App Controller
  4. Export the certificate from your App Controller Server
  5. Import the certificate on your Azure account
  6. Connect Windows Azure in System Center App Controller

First you have to install System Center App Controller on a machine. If you install the 2012 RTM of App Controller this is just wizard and the installer will configure all IIS requirements for you. If you install System Center 2012 SP1 CTP2 version of App Controller you have to install the IIS requirements by yourself.

This are the features you have to install in the IIS Role.

Name (for use with the Add-WindowsFeature command in PowerShell) Display Name (displayed in the wizard in Server Manager)
NET-Framework-Features .NET Framework 3.5 Features
NET-Framework-Core .NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0)
Web-Mgmt-Console IIS Management Console (under Web Server (IIS), Management Tools)
Web-Static-Content Static Content (under Web Server (IIS), Web Server, Common HTTP Features)
Web-Default-Doc Default Document (under Web Server (IIS), Web Server, Common HTTP Features)
Web-Http-Errors HTTP Errors (under Web Server (IIS), Web Server, Common HTTP Features)
Web-Http-Logging HTTP Logging (under Web Server (IIS), Web Server, Health and Diagnostics)
Web-Request-Monitor Request Monitor (under Web Server (IIS), Web Server, Health and Diagnostics)
Web-Http-Tracing Tracing (under Web Server (IIS), Web Server, Health and Diagnostics)
Web-Stat-Compression Static Content Compression (under Web Server (IIS), Web Server, Performance)
Web-Filtering Request Filtering (under Web Server (IIS), Web Server, Security)
Web-Basic-Auth Basic Authentication (under Web Server (IIS), Web Server, Security)
Web-Windows-Auth Windows Authentication (under Web Server (IIS), Web Server, Security)
Web-ISAPI-Filter ISAPI Filters (under Web Server (IIS), Web Server, Application Development)
Web-ISAPI-Ext ISAPI Extensions (under Web Server (IIS), Web Server, Application Development)
Web-Net-Ext .NET Extensibility 3.5 (under Web Server (IIS), Web Server, Application Development)
Web-Asp-Net45 ASP.NET 4.5 (under Web Server (IIS), Web Server, Application Development)

 

You can use the following PowerShell commands to install all the requirements:

After you have installed you need to export the certificate on the App Controller server to add it to your Windows Azure Management Certificates. You have to export the certificate twice, first as DER encrypted binary (.cer ) which you have to import into Windows Azure and once as Personal Information Exchange (.pfx) which you will need in App Controller to connected to Windows Azure.

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Setup System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1 CTP

Windows Server 8

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This quick how-to blog postshows you how you can setup the new released System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1 CTP.

Get software

First download the software:

You also need a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 with SQL 2008 R2 and Service Pack 1

SC2012CTPsetup

Setup SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1

  1. Install a Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1
  2. Install MS SQL Server 2008 R2 with SP1
  3. Open SQL Firewall Ports, so SCVMM can access the SQL Server

Setup SCVMM 2012 SP1 CTP

  1. Setup a Windows Server 8 with the latest updates
  2. Install the .NET Framework 3.5 Features with the Server Manager
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    or with Windows PowerShell:
  3. Install The Windows® Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows® 7
  4. Install the Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Native Client
  5. Install the Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Command Line Utilities
  6. Start the setup.exe and click install
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  7. Choose VMM management server and click next
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  8. Configure the SQL connection to your SQL Server
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  9. Configure a service account. The service account you use has to member of the local administrator group on the SCVMM server and it should not be the default domain administrator.Because if you use the domain administrator as service acocunt you can not use it as “RunAs” account in SCVMM.
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  10. Configure the Library share
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  11. Install Winking smile
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System Center 2012 CTP for Windows Server “8” Beta available

Windows Server 8

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Two weeks after the release of the Windows Server 8 Beta, Microsoft released the System Center 2012 CTP for Windows Server “8” Beta. The CTP includes System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 SP1.

You can get the Downloads here:

Get System Center 2012 SP1 CTP documentation here

More Information about Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Windows Server 8 Beta