KB2586286: SCVMM 2008/2008 R2/2008 R2 SP1 Crash With Linux Integration Services 3.1

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“On System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, R2, and R2 SP1 (SCVMM), the Virtual Machine Manager Service (vmmservice.exe) crashes unexpectedly and the VM Manager event log shows Event ID 19999 and 1”.

  • VM Manager 19999: Virtual Machine Manager (vmmservice:368) has encountered an error and needed to exit the process. Windows generated an error report with the following parameters.
  • VM Manager 1:
  • System.ArgumentException: Version string portion was too short or too long.  at System.Version..ctor(String version).

Apparently this is because the kernel version returned by Key Value Pair (KVP – a new feature in the Linux ICs) is longer than is expected.

The workaround at the moment is to run this command in the Linux guest OS as root:

/sbin/chkconfig –level 35 hv_kvp_daemon off

“This will prevent the KVP service from auto starting while retaining all other functionality of hv_utils. hv_utils provides integrated shutdown, key value pair data exchange, and heartbeat features”.

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