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VMM and not so disjointed namespace

imageI’ve been configuring VMM to manage some Hyper-V hosts in a remote AD Domain. I’ve pressed “Add host” in my VMM, ran through the wizard, found the servers, tried to add them into the wizard and…



What I’ve covered by black ink is a netBIOS name of my host. To cut a long story short: I haven’t succeeded that day. I was too tired by fighting it, so a friend of mine solved the mystery: you just need to add DNS suffix for your domain to the “append these DNS suffixes (in order)” setting on the NIC on your VMM server:


BTW, the same configuration is recommended in the following article: Planning for a Disjointed Namespace. However, I failed to see any disjointed namespace in my environment, so I just decided to document the issue in my blog for future use.