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Preparing the Fabric in VMM

Updated: February 24, 2014

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

This section explains how to prepare the fabric in System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). The term fabric is used to denote the infrastructure - the software, servers, high-speed connections and switches that enable access to storage devices in a network.

This section covers the following areas:

  • Preparing the Fabric Scenario in VMM

  • Creating host groups

  • Configuring the library

  • Configuring networking

  • Configuring storage

Other fabric preparation tasks, such as adding hosts, adding Pre-Boot Execution Environment (PXE) servers, and adding Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) servers, are covered in the Adding and Managing Hyper-V Hosts and Scale-Out File Servers in VMM, Managing VMware ESX and Citrix XenServer in VMM, and Managing Fabric Updates in VMM sections.

The topics in this section include example scenarios that will help guide you through the process. The example scenarios refer to a fictitious organization whose domain is contoso.com.

In This Section

Preparing the Fabric Scenario in VMM
Provides an overview of the example fabric resources that the fabric configuration scenarios use.

Creating Host Groups in VMM
Provides an overview of host groups in VMM.

Configuring the VMM Library
Provides an overview of the library in VMM, including a description of the new library features.

Configuring Networking in VMM
Provides an overview of the new networking features in VMM.

Configuring Storage in VMM
Provides an overview of the new storage discovery, storage classification, and storage allocation features in VMM.

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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