I need to get some better knowledge with SCVMM 2012. I decided that it would be a good idea to download the SCVMM Evaluation VHD. In the meantime the idea was not so good then after downloading and converting it for VMware I saw that it is a outdated beta. So the server reboots every few hours. I don’t get it to work for a few minutes. So back to the basics.
Installing SCVMM is a lot to do
System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012 R2 Prerequisits
- Windows AIK
- Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) for Windows 8
- Deployment Tools
- Windows Preonstallation Environment (Windows PE)
System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012 R2 Database
No more support for MS SQL Express! Not even in the lab. You need:
- Microsoft SQL Server Native Client
- Microsoft SQL Server Command Line Utility
Service pack Editions SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 3 Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter (64-bit) SQL Server 2012 With or without Service Pack 1 Standard and Enterprise (64-bit)
System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012 R2 Installation
If you have installed all prerequisits, you can go through the installation wizard quite straight. You only have to enter some details.
Define the “Instance name” for the SQL-Server.
Configure service account and distributed key management for the VMM-Service.
I suggest to keep the Port configuration default. If you do so, you should notice them anyway.
Also keep care of the library configuration. You should have enough space on it.
After the installation is finished you could start SCVMM 2012 R2.
First steps in System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012 R2
Create a Run As Account
Create a Run As Account with enough privileges for accessing the hosts you want to manage in SCVMM2012. If you are in a lab, you can copy the Domain Admin. For further information refer to the article mentioned at the bottom.
Add a Hyper-V-Host
- Click on “Fabric”
- Click on “Add Ressources”
- Choose “Hyper-V-Hosts and Clusters”
- Go through the Add Ressource Wizars