System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012 R2


lars-schlageter-autor
Hello, this is Lars. IT Engineer. Certified (and enthusiastic) webmaster. Also an enthusiastic Windows, Apple, and Office user. I write about all kinds of topics around IT. Living in Switzerland. You can find out more about me here: About me. Thanks for your visit!

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 In the meantime the idea was not so good then after downloading and converting it for VMware I saw that it is a outdated beta.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 packEditions
    SQL Server 2008 R2Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 3Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter (64-bit)
    SQL Server 2012With or without Service Pack 1Standard 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.

    Installing System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012 R2

    Configure service account and distributed key management for the VMM-Service.

    Installing System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012 R2

    I suggest to keep the Port configuration default. If you do so, you should notice them anyway.

    Installing System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012 R2

    Also keep care of the library configuration. You should have enough space on it.

    Installing System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012 R2

    After the installation is finished you could start SCVMM 2012 R2.

    Installing System Center Virtual Machine Manager (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”
    Installing System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012 R2
  • Go through the Add Ressource Wizars

…to be continued

Related articles

Did you like the article? Then I'm happy if you like and share it.
Thank you!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *