Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1 to create a VM from a template. Template is called Server2008R2, trying to create a VM called Server2008R2IE10.
On the Create Virtual Machine Wizard I had to change the “Computer name” in the “Configure Operating System” section as the wizard told me that it had to be 15 characters or less. So I changed the Computer name to Server2008R2. VM name is still Server2008R2IE10.
The wizard hangs for a bit at the Select Host stage, then throws an error:
VMM cannot find HardwareProfile object ee891155-3afd-40b1-adc8-44dc2ef7bd42 Ensure the library object is valid, and then try the operation again. ID: 801 [Close] [Copy Text]
I went back and changed the OS name as I suspected it might be because there’s a template called the same thing as I’m trying to set the OS (computer) name to, in this case Server2008R2. Having changed the name (I added -2 to the end) the wizard completes normally.