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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…

 

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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:

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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.