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Optional Post-Installation Tasks

Updated: August 14, 2009

Applies To: Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1

This topic provides links to information about optional tasks that you might need to perform after installing the Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 or VMM 2008 R2 components, depending on how you are implementing VMM in your environment.

There are also post-installation tasks that you must perform to make VMM fully functional in your environment. For more information, see Required Post-Installation Tasks.

Add or Remove VMM Administrators

The Administrator user role is created when you install VMM. By default, the user who performs the VMM installation and all domain users in the Local Administrators group are added to the Administrator user role. After VMM is installed, you might want to add or remove VMM Administrators. For more information, see Managing User Roles (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=125951).

Create Host Groups

You can create host groups to group together virtual machine hosts to more easily monitor and manage the hosts and their virtual machines. For more information about creating host groups, see About Host Groups (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=144506).

Set Up Self-Service

Virtual machine self-service enables the VMM administrator to grant users permission to create and operate their own virtual machines within a controlled environment on a limited group of virtual machine hosts. For more information, see Setting Up Virtual Machine Self-Service (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=144507).

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If you set up self-service, it is important to make user connections to the VMM Self-Service Portal as secure as possible. For more information, see Hardening VMM Self-Service Web Servers (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=123617).

Integrate Operations Manager 2007 with VMM

You can integrate System Center Operations Manager 2007 with VMM to enable health monitoring of managed virtual machines and their hosts, Diagram views of the virtualized environment in VMM, Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO), and VMM reporting. Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO) supports workload-aware and application-aware resource optimization within a virtualized environment. Based on performance and health data provided by PRO-enabled management packs in System Center Operations Manager 2007, PRO can automatically or manually implement PRO tips, recommendations for minimizing downtime and accelerating time to resolution. For more information, see About PRO (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=157194) and Configuring Operations Manager Integration with VMM (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=125948).

Configure VMM System Settings

The configuration of VMM system settings is optional, depending on how you implement VMM in your environment. For more information, see Configuring VMM System Settings.

Configure a SAN Environment for VMM

The configuration of a storage area network (SAN) to use in VMM for virtual machine transfers is optional, depending on how you implement VMM in your environment. For more information about how to configure a supported SAN environment, see Configuring a SAN Environment for VMM.

Configure VMM to Manage a VMware Infrastructure 3 Environment

To manage a VMware Infrastructure 3 (VI3) environment in VMM, add the VMware VirtualCenter server to VMM, configure security for the VMware ESX Server hosts, and then import your VMware templates to the VMM library so that you can use them in VMM. For more information see, Managing a VMware Infrastructure 3 Environment in VMM (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=162782).

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