How to fix replica which has stopped syncing
So the status of your Hyper-V replica shows that replication health is critical and if I click resume replication, it says replicating changes >> and after a few moments >> failed. There is no other option to fix this issue. Try these steps: (I use Hyper-V manager for this procedure) 1. From the primary site, remove replication using “remove replication” option. This will leave the replica VM on the DR site intact. 2. Now, on the DR site, remove replication. If you look at this replica VM inside VMM, you will see that now it has become a regular VM. It looks like a regular server instead of a server…
When pre-staging a computer account for HV replica broker does not work
While creating a Hyper-V replica broker in my HV cluster, I came across a problem. No matter what workaround I tried, my broker wont work. I tried pre-staging the computer account etc, as mentioned here but for my particular environment, it did not work. I read this: “https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askpfeplat/2012/12/09/why-adding-hyper-v-replica-connection-broker-fails-in-failover-cluster-manager/” and this https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/36ab7df9-a202-4493-a4a4-57b9cc8370b8/hyperv-replica-broker-stuck-in-failed-status?forum=winserverhyperv Here is how I resolved it : I deleted the pre-staged computer account in AD, (which I had created manually, earlier for the replica broker) Configured the role in FCM, no errors while creation After that… yes, I got errors in the log (ignore for a minute) Then I recreated the AD computer name by hand and gave…
Create clone of running VM using VMM
Do you know that System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) lets you create an identical clone of a running VM? Yes! you do not even have to shut down a VM . How cool is that! Just remember: 1) While going through the cloning process wizard in VMM, choose to leave the NIC disconnected If you do not leave the NIC connected, you will have duplicate IP addresses on the network, when the cloned VM boots up. 2) After the cloning process completes, remember to run sysprep. Yes, there have been some reports that VMM runs sysprep when it creates a clone, but I have confirmed myself (using psgetsid utility)…
Solution to Host not responding in SC VMM
I have been troubleshooting a WinRM related problem which was the main cause of an error shown in SC Virtual Machine Manager as “Host not responding”. The error always pointed to Win RM or Windows Management. I tried a lot of fixes, but nothing worked. Eventually I thought to rebuild the Windows Management repository. Here are the steps I took to fix this issue: Run this command on the errant server: net stop winmgmt (You will have to do this multiple times, or the step #2 will give you an error, file in use) rename the folder ‘Repository’ underneath %windir%\system32\wbem restart the system Done The repository will be rebuilt automatically,…
Tired of “Unsupported Cluster Configuration” for some of your VMs?
Inspite of my refreshing the VMs having this error……….fingers crossed……..sometimes the error went away….sometimes did not. I was getting really frustrated. Here is how to fix it, once and for all: In Failover Cluster Manager, check the name of the VM….if it is something like – “SCVMM server_name Resources”… rename it to just server_name. Then refresh the VM inside SCVMM’s Virtual machine Manager. VIOLA! the VM would be back to normal.