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What's New in System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager

This topic provides a categorized list of several tasks that you can perform in System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager (VMM).

Deploying VMM

 

Task For more information

Install a highly available VMM management server.

Installing a Highly Available VMM Management Server

Configuring Security in VMM

 

Task For more information

Create Run As accounts to provide the necessary credentials for performing operations in VMM.

Configuring Run As Accounts in VMM

Use the new capabilities available to the Delegated Administrator and Self-Service User roles to give users the ability to perform tasks that are new to VMM.

Creating User Roles in VMM

Create a Read-Only Administrator user role

Configuring Run As Accounts in VMM

Configuring Fabric Resources in VMM

 

Task For more information

Configure network options such as virtual network adapters and logical switches during the discovery of physical computers on the network (for example, bare-metal computers) and automatic operating system installation in order to convert them into managed Hyper-V hosts.

Adding Physical Computers as Hyper-V Hosts or as Scale-Out File Servers in VMM Overview

Use the VMM console to create a Hyper-V cluster from two or more standalone Hyper-V hosts that are managed by VMM.

Creating and Modifying Hyper-V Host Clusters in VMM

Use Citrix XenServer as a virtual machine host.

Managing Citrix XenServer Overview

Use the VMM console to configure networking resources , such as logical networks, IP address pools, and load balancers, to be used to deploy virtual machines and services.

Configuring Networking in VMM

Use the VMM console to configure the storage resources, such as storage classifications, logical units, and storage pools, to be used by Hyper-V hosts and host clusters.

Configuring Storage in VMM

Scan servers, such as Hyper-V hosts and library servers, for update compliance based on an update baseline, view update compliance status, and perform update remediation by using a Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server.

Managing Fabric Updates in VMM

Perform resource balancing by migrating virtual machines within host clusters that support live migration (Dynamic Optimization).

Configuring Dynamic Optimization and Power Optimization in VMM

Turn off hosts that are not needed to meet resource requirements within a host cluster and then turn the hosts back on when they are needed again (Power Optimization).

Configuring Dynamic Optimization and Power Optimization in VMM

Deploying Virtual Machines and Services in a Private Cloud in VMM

 

Task For more information

Create a private cloud by combining hosts and networking, storage, and library resources together.

Creating a Private Cloud in VMM Overview

Use Server Application Virtualization (Server App-V) to sequence applications to be deployed by VMM.

Microsoft Server Application Virtualization

Create a custom capability profile to limit the resources that are used by virtual machines that are created in a private cloud.

How to Create a Private Cloud from Host Groups

Create an application profile that provides instructions for installing Microsoft Server App-V applications, Microsoft Web Deploy 2.0 applications, and Microsoft SQL Server data-tier application framework (DAC Fx) 2.0, as well as for running scripts when you deploy a virtual machine as part of a service.

How to Create an Application Profile in a Service Deployment

Create a SQL Server profile that provides instructions for customizing an instance of Microsoft SQL Server for a SQL Server DAC application when you deploy a virtual machine as part of a service.

How to Create a SQL Server Profile in a Service Deployment

Deploy virtual machines to private clouds by using virtual machine templates.

Creating and Deploying Virtual Machines in VMM

Use the Service Template Designer to create service templates that can be used to deploy services.

Creating Service Templates in VMM

Deploy services to private clouds or hosts by using a service template.

Creating and Deploying Services in VMM

Scale out a service: Add additional virtual machines to a deployed service.

Scaling Out a Service in VMM

Update a service: Make changes to a deployed service.

Updating a Service in VMM

Export and import service templates and virtual machine templates.

Exporting and Importing Service Templates in VMM

See Also

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012. For instructions and examples, see Search the System Center 2012 Documentation Library.
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