How to delete a Hyper-V converged switch with System Center Virtual Machine Manager Update 5

With System Center Virtual Machine Manager Update Rollup 5 there came some real cool features. One of my favorit is to deleted and manage Windows Server Hyper-V converged switch or how it is called in VMM standards switch.

Before you can see and work with the VM Switch your VMM environment musst be on Update Rollup 5 and VMM need a network connect to the Hyper-V Host for the whole time. So it might be neccessary to connect one NIC of the host to you management network.



First put the Mode in Maintance Mode


The easiest way to delete the converged switch is to open the Hyper-V Host properties.


Go to Virtual Switches





Now select the switch you want to delete and press delete



If all went well, the task in VMM should be green and your vNIC on the host should be removed.



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Error /Faile Hyper-V Host has an unsupported VMM Agent installed

When you update your System Center Virtual Machine Environment, you maybe face the issue that your Agent version is outdated and you are not able to update it.


The easiest way is to logon to the host and uninstall the old agent.


After you uninstalled it, run the task in VMM again.



Afterwards it should be fine.


Error “Could not udpate managed code add-in pipeline” when starting system center virtual machine manager

Some of you maybe face the issue below when installing the VMM management console on a client.


The reason for that issue is, that you user has no read/write permission on the folder.

First step to fix the issue navigate to the folder. In my case C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012 R2\Virtual Machine Manager\bin but it depends on where you installed the VMM.


Than you need to change the permission to full controll for your your user or user group (I use my VMM Admins Group). That fixes the issue.

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