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Online Help for Virtual Machine Manager

System Center Virtual Machine Manager Help provides feature overviews and is the primary source for procedures for performing administrative tasks by using the VMM Administrator Console.

In This Section

Getting Started Using Virtual Machine Manager

Explains how to:

  • Configure Virtual Machine Manager—add virtual machine hosts, configure the library, prepare for SAN transfers, set up reporting, set up virtual machine self-service, and configure systemwide settings.
  • Find out about customer support, communities, and other available resources.
  • Get introduced to the VMM Administrator Console and the Windows PowerShell - Virtual Machine Manager command shell.
Hosts

Explains how to:

  • Add and manage virtual machine hosts
  • Configure virtual networks and Virtual Machine Remote Control (VMRC) on hosts.
  • Register virtual machines on a host.
  • Add custom properties to a host.
Host Groups

Explains how to:

  • Create and manage host groups to customize your views of virtual machine hosts and the virtual machines deployed on them.
  • Set host reserves to reserve resources for the host operating systems.
  • Configure self-service policies to enable users to create and manage virtual machines through virtual machine self-service.
Virtual Machines

Explains how to:

  • Create, deploy, migrate, repair, store, and remove virtual machines.
  • Create checkpoints so you can restore a virtual machine to a previous state.
  • Modify virtual machine properties and manage disks.
Library

Explains how to:

  • Manage file-based resources used to create and deploy virtual machines.
  • Add and remove library servers and library shares. Refresh the library.
  • Create standard, reusable virtual machine configurations by configuring guest operating system profiles, hardware profiles, and virtual machine templates.
Jobs

Explains how to monitor jobs performed in Virtual Machine Manager, including detailed status for each step and an audit trail of object changes.

Reporting

Explains how to:

  • Set up reporting.
  • Find out about available reports for hosts and virtual machines.
  • Order reports in Reporting view.
Administration

Explains how to:

  • Manage the Virtual Machine Manager agent roles on managed hosts and library servers.
  • Manage self-service Web servers.
  • Configure systemwide settings for virtual machine placement, reporting, virtual machine self-service, and Virtual Machine Remote Control (VMRC).
  • Join or leave the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP).
Glossary

Provides definitions for key terms in Virtual Machine Manager.

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