PacktLib: Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Cookbook

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Cookbook

Credits

About the Author

About the Reviewers

www.PacktPub.com

Preface

VMM 2012 Architecture

Introduction

Understanding each component for a real-world implementation

Designing the VMM server, database, and console

Planning for high availability

Specifying the correct system requirements for a real-world scenario

Licensing the System Center

Troubleshooting VMM and supporting technologies

Installing SCVMM 2012

Introduction

Creating service accounts

Deploying a Microsoft SQL Server for VMM implementation

Installing VMM dependencies

Configuring distributed key management

Installing a VMM management server

Installing the VMM console

Connecting to a VMM management server by using the VMM console

Creating a Run As account's credentials in VMM

Configuring ports and protocols on the host firewall for each SCVMM component

Installing the VMM Management Server

Introduction

Installing a highly available VMM management server

Installing a VMM management server on an additional node of a cluster

Connecting to a highly available VMM management server by using the VMM console

Deploying a highly available library server on a file server cluster

Uninstalling a highly available VMM management server

Configuring Fabric Resources in VMM

Introduction

Creating host groups

Setting up a VMM library

Networking – configuring logical networks in VMM

Networking – VM network and gateways with VMM

Networking – configuring ports and switches with VMM

Configuring storage with VMM

Provisioning a physical computer as a Hyper-V host – Bare Metal host deployment

Adding and managing Hyper-V hosts and host clusters with VMM

Deploying Virtual Machines and Services

Introduction

Creating private clouds

Creating hardware, guest OS, application, and SQL profiles

Creating user roles in VMM

Creating and deploying virtual machines

Creating virtual machine templates

Creating and deploying service templates

Rapidly provisioning a virtual machine by using SAN Copy

Upgrading from SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1

Introduction

Reviewing the upgrade options

Checking the VMM system requirements and preparing for the upgrade

Upgrading to VMM 2012 SP1

Reassociating hosts after upgrading

Updating the VMM agents

Performing other post-upgrade tasks

Scripting in Virtual Machine Manager

Introduction

VMM PowerShell overview

Finding the command to automate tasks in VMM

Creating a script from VMM wizards

Storing and running scripts in VMM

VMM sample scripts

Managing VMware ESXi and Citrix XenServer Hosts

Introduction

Adding a VMware vCenter Server to VMM

Adding VMware ESX hosts or host clusters to VMM

Configuring network settings on a VMware ESX host

Configuring host BMC settings

Importing VMware templates

Converting VMware virtual machines to Hyper-V

Managing Citrix XenServer hosts and pools

Converting Citrix virtual machines to Hyper-V

Managing Hybrid Clouds, Fabric Updates, Creating Clusters, and New Features of SP1

Introduction

Creating Hyper-V clusters with VMM

Managing fabric updates in VMM

Configuring Dynamic Optimization and Power Optimization in VMM

Live-migrating virtual machines with VMM 2012 SP1

Linux virtual machines in VMM 2012 SP1

Configuring availability options and virtual NUMA for VMs in VMM 2012 SP1

Configuring resource throttling in VMM SP1

Deploying SC App Controller 2012 SP1 for hybrid cloud management

Index