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Configuring VMM System Settings

Updated: August 14, 2009

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

The configuration of Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 and VMM 2008 R2 system settings is optional depending on how you implement VMM in your environment. This topic describes the systemwide settings that you can modify in Administration view of the VMM Administrator Console.

General System Settings

The information in the following table describes the system settings for VMM that you can set by using the General node in Administration view and provides links to the VMM Help topics for step-by-step instructions for modifying each system setting.

 

System Setting Description VMM Help Topic

Customer Experience Improvement Program Settings

Joins or withdraws you from the optional Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP).

How to Join or Withdraw from the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP)

Database Connection

Displays the server name, instance name, and database name of the VMM database. This setting is read-only.

How to Get Information About the VMM Database

Library Settings

Modifies the frequency of automatic library refreshes, or disables scheduled refreshes.

How to Configure Library Refreshes

Placement Settings

Sets defaults for calculating host ratings during virtual machine placement.

How to Set Placement Defaults for Virtual Machines

PRO Settings

Enables Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO) tips and sets defaults for the severity level of PRO tips that are presented in the VMM Administrator Console.

How to Enable PRO Tips for Systemwide Monitors

Remote Control

Assigns the ports for remotely connecting to virtual machines running on Hyper-V or on Virtual Server, and optionally specifies Virtual Machine Remote Control (VMRC) access accounts to grant administrators permission to connect to all virtual machines running on Virtual Server.

How to Configure Remote Access to Virtual Machines

Self-Service Administrative Contact

Specifies the e-mail address of the administrative contact for self-service users if they have a question or issue.

How to Specify the Administrative Contact for Self-Service Users

Operations Manager System Settings

The information in the following table describes the system settings for VMM that you can set by using the System Center node in Administration view and provides links to the VMM Help topics for step-by-step instructions for modifying each system setting.

noteNote
The following system settings cannot be set until you have configured Operations Manager 2007 integration with VMM 2008 to support reporting and Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO). For more information, see Configuring Operations Manager Integration with VMM.

 

System Setting Description VMM Help Topic

Operations Manager Reporting URL

Enable reporting and specify the URL of the Operations Manager reporting server.

How to Specify the Reporting Server for VMM

Operations Manager Root Management Server

Specify the Operations Manager root management server.

noteNote
The Operations Manager root management server name cannot contain Unicode characters.

How to Specify the Operations Manager Server for VMM

Networking System Settings

The following information describes the system setting for VMM that you can set by using the Networking node in Administration view and provides links to the VMM Help topics for step-by-step instructions for modifying each system setting.

Global Static MAC Address Range
Specifies the range of static MAC addresses for VMM to use during auto-generation of static MAC addresses for new virtual network devices.

For more information, see How to Set the Static MAC Address Range for Virtual Network Devices.

See Also

Concepts

Managing VMM

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