About the Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal
The Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal is a Web page through which self-service users can create and operate their own virtual machines within a controlled environment. In their sessions with the Self-Service Portal, self-service users see only the virtual machines that they own and the actions that their virtual machine permissions allow them to perform.
The Self-Service Portal includes a troubleshooting mode that allows a VMM administrator to log on to the portal as a self-service user to view the user's session. The administrator has view-only access to the session. For more information, see How to Troubleshoot a User Session on the VMM Self-Service Portal.
|VMM administrators are allowed access to the VMM Self-Service Portal only in troubleshooting mode. You cannot access the portal under your own account. To preview the portal, create a self-service policy under any user or group account and grant all virtual machine permissions in the policy. Then access the portal under that alias.|
The Self-Service Portal is installed by using a Setup wizard. For information, see "How to Install the Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal" in VMM Setup Help. After installing the portal, you must identify the Web server to Virtual Machine Manager. For information, see How to Add and Remove Self-Service Web Servers.To open the VMM Self-Service Portal on the Web server
Open the Start menu.
Point to All Programs, point to Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007, and then click Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal.
In a Web browser, specify the portal Web site in one of the following formats:
—If the Self-Service Portal Web site is using a dedicated port, type http:// followed by the computer name of the Web server, a colon, and then the port number. For example, http://WebServer:80
—If not, type http:// followed by the host header name.
To open the Web site, press ENTER.