VMM P2V Fails with Error 2919 Element not found

During a routing P2V operation (Physical to Virtual conversion) within System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, the operation would fail at the copy VHD step. Error (2912) An internal error has occurred trying to contact an agent on the CATAUSVMM02.catapultsystems.com server. (Element not found (0x80070490)) Recommended Action Ensure the agent is installed and running.…

Hyper-V Dynamic Memory Results!!

  After enabling Dynamic Memory on 7 Hyper-V 2008 R2 SP1 host servers, we were able to free up 75 Gigabytes of RAM! This effectively enables us to add anywhere from 10 to 150 virtual machines depending on RAM configuration (512mb to 8196mb). We have 15 other Hyper-V servers we will be enabling dynamic memory…

Replicating Success

"Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you got till it’s gone?" – Joni Mitchell – Big Yellow Taxi Change for the Sake of Change In my previous post, I talked about how people tend to be drawn to the visible, novel, and dramatic which distracts them from following any process…

Useful Expression Blend SDK Controls–Callout

The Expression Blend SDK has some interesting controls in it that you can easily miss if you’re not poking around the SDK namespaces. The one I’m going to talk about right now is called Callout. The Callout control is a content control that renders itself with an optional arrow anchored at a given point. What…