When SCVMM isn't "cooperating" and no amount of digging through event logs, support articles, and forums is helping… it's time for a trace.
- Install all possible updates KB2397711 and verify using the handy VMMUpdate utility
- Check event logs on all systems for possible clues
- Verify the basics again: DNS resolution in all directions, permissions, services…
Still no luck? Grab a trace:
Download VMMTrace tool, then identify your scenario and run the tool on the right systems at the same time. Use an elevated command prompt.
Console crash or unable to connect
Collect traces from both the computer where you run Admin Console and the VMM Server
Add Hosts issues
Collect traces from the VMM Server and the Host system
Host status or VM issue
Collect traces from both the VMM Server and the Host in question
Collect traces from a single Cluster Node and the VMM Server