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Configuring Hyper-V Host Properties in VMM

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Virtual Machine Manager

After you add Hyper-V hosts to VMM, you can configure the host properties. You can configure the settings that are described in the following table.

 

Tab Settings

General

  • View identity and system information for the host. This includes information such as processor information, total and available memory and storage, the operating system, the type of hypervisor, and the VMM agent version.

  • Enter a host description.

  • Configure whether the host is available for placement.

  • Configure the remote connection port. By default, the port is set to 2179.

Hardware

View or modify settings for CPU, memory, graphics processing units (GPUs), storage (including whether the storage is available for placement), floppy drives, network adapters, DVD/CD-ROM drives and Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) settings.

Status

Lists health status information for the host. Includes areas such as overall health, Hyper-V role health and VMM agent health. In the Status pane, you can also do the following:

  • View error details.

  • Refresh the health status.

  • Click Repair all. VMM will try to automatically fix any errors.

Virtual Machine Paths/Virtual Machines

Shows the virtual machines that reside on the host, together with status information. Also enables you to register virtual machines on the host.

Reserves

Enables you to override host reserve settings from the parent host group, and configure reserved resources for the host. Configurable resources include CPU, memory, disk space, disk I/O and network capacity.

Storage

Shows storage allocated to a host, and enables you to add and remove storage logical units that are managed by VMM. For more information, see How to Configure Storage on a Hyper-V Host in VMM.

noteNote
For information about how to configure storage for a Hyper-V host cluster, see How to Configure Storage on a Hyper-V Host Cluster in VMM.

Virtual Switches/Virtual Networks

Enables you to configure virtual switches (which are called “virtual networks” in VMM in System Center 2012). For more information about how to configure network settings, see How to Configure Network Settings on a Hyper-V Host in VMM.

As of System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1), you can also configure network settings as described in How to Configure Network Settings on a Host by Applying a Logical Switch in VMM.

Placement Paths/Placement

Enables you to configure the default virtual machine paths, and as of System Center 2012 R2, also default parent disk paths that will be used during virtual machine placement on the host.

Servicing Windows

Enables you to select servicing windows.

Custom Properties

Enables you to assign and manage custom properties.

In This Section

This section includes detailed information about how to configure storage, network, and Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) settings on a managed Hyper-V host or host cluster.

 

Topic Description

How to Configure Storage on a Hyper-V Host in VMM

Describes how to create, assign, and remove storage logical units that are under VMM management on a Hyper-V host. Also describes how to create an iSCSI session to a new or existing array.

How to Configure Network Settings on a Hyper-V Host in VMM

Describes how to configure network settings on a Hyper-V host, and how to view compliance information for physical network adapters on the host.

How to Configure Host BMC Settings in VMM

Describes how to configure BMC settings for a managed host. If a computer is configured for out-of-band management through a BMC, you can power the host on and off from the VMM console.

How to Configure Network Settings on a Host by Applying a Logical Switch in VMM

Describes how to apply a logical switch to a network adapter on a host. This brings together the network settings that you previously configured for the logical switch (and associated port profiles) and applies them to the network adapter. By applying logical switches, you can consistently configure identical capabilities for network adapters across multiple hosts.

How to Add a Top-of-Rack Switch in VMM in System Center 2012 R2

Describes how to add a top-of-rack (TOR) switch as a resource in VMM. This helps you keep the settings in the TOR switch synchronized with the settings that you see in VMM.

How to View Compliance Information for a Physical Network Adapter on a Host in VMM

Describes how to see whether the settings on physical network adapters on a host are consistent with the configuration in VMM. For example, you can see whether all the IP subnets and VLANs that are included in a network site in a logical network are assigned to a physical network adapter.

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