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“Does not support virtual hard disk sharing” Error when moving Hyper-V VMs

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Error Message:

“The storage where the virtual hard disk is locaed does not support virtual hard disk sharing” error when creating VMs or moving VMs from one Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V host to another (unclustered). These two machines are managed by System Center Virtual Machine Manager, but I am trying to test VM Migration from the Hyper-V Console because it kept failing in SCVMM.

VMM Does not support virtual hard disk sharing

My Resolution

Stop mucking around with the Hyper-V console when it is be part of SCVMM! Because I turned on the Replication feature (not sure if there is an SCVMM counterpart for this), migration stopped working. So the resolution is disable the Replication feature.

Turn off replication

Good old patience and troubleshooting!

I did not find any published resolution to this problem and am already contemplating on rebuilding the lab. Importing VMs also did not work (exporting did work on the two hosts that are a member of SCVMM). I tested importing on a HV host that is not part of SCVMM — it worked! I compared the settings and the difference was that I enabled the two HV servers in SCVMM as Replica Servers. Once I switched off this feature in Hyper-V and tested Migration in HV Console, everything worked.

I am now testing migrating using SCVMM. I will update this post on the results. It’s already 1AM in Singapore and I had a long day.

NEXT DAY UPDATE: successful VM movement using SCVMM. Problem has really been solved. Have a nice day!

jay paloma  |  27 apr 2016  | singapore

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Written by jpaloma

April 27, 2016 at 12:53 AM

Posted in Hyper-V, SCVMM

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My First ConfigMgr Automation with System Center Orchestrator

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Here’s my first System Center 202 R2 Configuration Manager automated task using System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator

  • Download the required Integration Pack from this link from the Microsoft website.
  • Download the Windows Installer XML (WiX) Toolset (at least v3.5) from this website
  • Install the WiX Toolset
  • Open the System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator Deployment Manager and Import the Integration Packs

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  • Right-click on the Integration Pack and select Deploy IP to Runbook Server or Runbook Designer. This executes the Integration Pack Deployment Wizard

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  • Open the System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator Runbook Designer, and in Options select SC 2012 Configuration Manager

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  • In Connection, click Add, and enter in the information needed to connect to your ConfigMgr. Server should be a Primary Site Server.

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  • By adding the ConfigMgr Integration Pack, we have new activities pertaining to ConfigMgr available in our Runbook Designer

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  • To test, let’s now create a new Rubook with only the Create Collection action. Here are the parameters of that Create Collection action

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  • Run this Runbook. Check in Log History that it succeeded

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  • Now go to the ConfigMgr console and confirm that the Collection has been created

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That’s it! My first ConfigMgr automation with System Center Orchestrator!

 

jay paloma  |  23 apr 2016  |  singapore

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April 23, 2016 at 10:02 PM

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Materials

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Here is my compilation of Microsoft SCCM important links

Learning Microsoft SCCM

System Center Updates Publisher

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January 5, 2014 at 10:41 AM