System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager Component Add-ons and Extensions

Download and install add-ons and extensions for the System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager.
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      The following add-ons and extensions (Applicable only to System Center VMM 2012 RTM and SP1) – are available for download:

      VM Recovery Tool
      The stand-alone Virtual Machine Recovery Tool works with System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) to temporarily remove a host, cluster, virtual machine, or service from VMM when that object is in a failed or persistent warning state due to environmental conditions, third-party applications, or other causes. After resetting the state of the object, once VMM refreshes, the object will appear as healthy in VMM. This tool does not repair a damaged or incorrectly created virtual machine or corrupt .vhd file. It deals with state information stored in the VMM database. For additional details about the tool, see Using the Virtual Machine Recovery Tool for System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager (VMM).


      This program is not a supported part of the VMM product. This program is offered “as-is”.

      Virtual Machine Manager Configuration Analyzer (VMMCA)
      The VMMCA is your first line of defense in troubleshooting an issue in the System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager environment. VMMCA is a diagnostic tool you can use to evaluate important configuration settings for computers that are either running VMM server roles or are acting as virtual machine hosts. 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.

        • You can run VMMCA on a computer that is running the VMM Console or on the VMM management server.

      Microsoft Product Support Reporting Tool (MPSRPT)
      You can use the Virtual Machine Manager MPS Reporting Tool for System Center 2012 to gather detailed system status and configuration information from the VMM management server as well as all managed virtual machine hosts and VMM server roles.

      The tool offers the ability to select the particular scenarios for which system configuration data will be gathered.

      The Virtual Machine Manager MPS Reporting Tool for System Center 2012 gathers the following diagnostic data for the VMM management server, the virtual machine hosts and library servers that the VMM management server manages, and physical to virtual conversion (P2V) source computers:
      • Virtual Machine Manager traces
      • Virtual Machine Manager database
      • Windows event logs and virtual server event logs
      • IP address
      • Virtual Machine Manager setup logs
      • SQL Server setup logs
      • Registry information
      • Open ports information
      • System Information (msinfo)

      OVF Import/Export
      The Open Virtualization Format (OVF) is a packaging standard from Distributed Management Task Force, Inc., for portability and deployment of virtual appliances. The OVF Import/Export tool consists of cmdlets that enable VMM users to import and export single virtual machines that are packaged in an OVF 1.1 complaint format. You can use the OVF Import/Export tool to import a virtual machine from other virtualization platforms (currently VMware vCenter and Citrix XenServer) or to export a virtual machine from VMM for use on another platform.
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

      These releases are compatible with System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager.

      VM Recovery Tool
        .NET Framework 4.0 is required to run this program.

      Microsoft Product Support Reporting Tool (MPSRPT)
      • VMM management server- Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
      • VMM console – Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

      • For more detailed system requirements for System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager, refer to the documentation on TechNet.

    • VM Recovery Tool
      • Install the Virtual Machine Recovery Tool by running VMMStateRecoveryTool.msi. Review and accept the terms of the License Agreement.
      • For using VM Recovery Tool, please refer to the guide here.

      Virtual Machine Manager Configuration Analyzer (VMMCA)
      1. Click the Download button for the appropriate OS architecture package to start the download.
      2. Before you can install the downloaded package you must download the Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer 2.0 from the Download Center.
      3. Do the following once you have completed the installation of MBCA 2.0:
        • To start the VMMCA installation immediately, double click on the package.
        • Accept the License Terms and the installation will proceed.
      4. To launch the tool navigate to the Start menu and then open Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer 2.0.
      5. From the MBCA console select the VMMCA model by selecting System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Configuration Analyzer.

      Note: VMMCA rules are Windows PowerShell-based and many of them required elevated remote scripting permissions.
      1. Open Windows PowerShell with elevated permissions.
      2. Set the execution policy to RemoteSigned with the following command
        • Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned
      3. When prompted to change the execution policy select, Yes

      The System Center 2012- VMMCA has the ability to auto update itself with the list of KB articles that make a Virtual Machine Manager environment run optimally. In the MBCA 2.0 user interface you have the ability to select, Download latest list of required updates. When selected VMMCA will contact the Download Center to check for an updated *.cab file. If an updated *.cab exists the VMMCA will download and update the KB checker file. Detailed information for updating the *.cab manually in isolated environments can be found here.

      Microsoft Product Support Reporting Tool (MPSRPT)
      1. Click the Download button to start the download.
      2. To start the installation immediately, click Open.
      3. Do one of the following:
        • To copy the download to your computer for installation at a later time, click Save.
        • To cancel the installation, click Cancel.
        For detailed installation instructions and usage please see VMM Troubleshooting Tools: MPS Reporting Tool.

      OVF Import/Export
      To install the OVF Import/Export tool, double-click the Windows Installer package SC2012_VMM_OVFImport-Export.msi. You must accept the license terms and select an installation folder.
      For additional information on using the OVF Import/Export tool, see Using the OVF Import/Export Tool.