System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, 2008 R2, and 2008 R2 SP1 Configuration Analyzer

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Virtual Machine Manager 2008, 2008 R2, and 2008 R2 SP1 Configuration Analyzer (VMMCA) is a diagnostic tool that you can use to evaluate important configuration settings for computers that either are serving or might serve VMM roles or other VMM functions
  • Version:

    2008 & Later

    File Name:

    VMMCA.msi

    Date Published:

    4/4/2011

    File Size:

    1.2 MB

      Important
      • You must install and run the VMMCA on the computer that either currently is or will become your VMM server.
      • You should use this version of the VMMCA with VMM 2008, VMM 2008 R2, and 2008 R2 SP1 only. To download the VMMCA for VMM 2007, go to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=132136.

      The VMMCA is a diagnostic tool you can use to evaluate important configuration settings for computers that either are serving or might serve VMM roles or other VMM functions. The VMMCA scans the hardware and software configurations of the computers you specify, evaluates them against a set of predefined rules, and then provides you with error messages and warnings for any configurations that are not optimal for the VMM role or other VMM function that you have specified for the computer.

      Note The VMMCA does not duplicate or replace the prerequisite checks performed during the setup of VMM 2008, VMM 2008 R2, or 2008 R2 SP1 components.

      Before installing VMM, you can use the VMMCA to help you evaluate the configuration of computers that you might use for the following VMM roles:
      • VMM server
      • VMM Administrator Console
      • VMM Self-Service Portal

      After installing VMM, you can use the VMMCA to evaluate the configurations of computers that you are now using or might use for the VMM roles listed above, as well as computers that you are using or might use for any of the following VMM functions:
      • Windows Server–based host
      • VMware Virtual Center Server
      • P2V source computer
      • Operations Manager agent

      Release History
      • 4/4/2011, updated VMMCA release, version 2.0.4521.0
      • 9/18/2009, Updated VMMCA release, version 2.04271.0
      • 2/13/2009, Update release
      • 12/4/2008, Original release
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows Server 2008 Datacenter, Windows Server 2008 Enterprise

      Before you install the VMMCA, you must download and install the 64-bit version of Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer (MBCA). To download the MBCASetup64.msi file, go to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=97952.
      Note
      The system requirements for the MBCA indicate that only Windows Server 2003 is supported. However, the VMMCA and the MBCA have been tested and are supported on Windows Server 2008 64-bit.
      Note
      To scan a remote computer, ensure that a firewall on the remote computer is not blocking Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) communication or the service control manager (SCM), known as Remote Service Management in the Windows Vista operating system, and that the WMI service is running on the remote computer.
      You must install and run the VMMCA on the computer that either currently is or will become your VMM server. To review the system requirements for the VMM server, go to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=133516.
      1. On the computer that currently is or will become your VMM server, install the 64-bit version of Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer (MBCA). To download the MBCASetup64.msi file, go to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=97952.
      2. Click Download on this page to download the VMMCA.msi file.
      3. On the computer that currently is or will become your VMM server, double-click the VMMCA.msi file and then follow the steps in the Setup Wizard.