Adding Hyper-V Hosts and Host Clusters, and Scale-Out File Servers to 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
This section shows how to add Hyper-V hosts, Hyper-V host clusters, and as of System Center 2012 R2 Scale-Out File Server clusters, to Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). This section also includes information about how to configure Hyper-V host properties, such as networking and storage settings.
You can add the following types of servers as managed Hyper-V hosts:
Windows Server computers or Windows Server failover clusters in an Active Directory domain that is trusted by the domain of the VMM management server
Note This includes Windows Server computers in a disjointed namespace.
Windows Server computers or Windows Server failover clusters in an Active Directory domain that is untrusted by the domain of the VMM management server
Windows Server computers in a perimeter network or in a workgroup (stand-alone computers only)
Physical computers that do not have an operating system installed
Note Through the VMM console, you can deploy an operating system to the physical computers, and add the computers as managed Hyper-V hosts. You can also use this method to overwrite an existing operating system on a physical computer.
The topics in this section are organized according to the different methods that you can use to add Hyper-V hosts, Hyper-V host clusters, or as of System Center 2012 R2 Scale-Out File Server clusters. The topics include example scenarios that will help guide you through the process. The example scenarios refer to a fictitious organization, contoso.com.
|When adding hosts or host clusters, you must perform all procedures in this section as a member of the Administrator user role, or as a Delegated Administrator whose management scope includes the host groups where you add the hosts or host clusters.|
Before you begin the procedures, review the information in the overview topic that applies to the type of servers that you plan to add as managed Hyper-V hosts, host clusters, or Scale-Out File Server cluster.
Provides an overview, links to the operating system requirements, and links to the procedures for adding existing Windows Server computers and failover clusters as managed Hyper-V hosts.
Provides an overview, describes the Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) requirements, and links to the procedures for how to discover physical computers and convert them to managed Hyper-V hosts, or to a Scale-Out File Server cluster.
Describes the different host properties that you can configure in VMM. Includes detailed information about how to configure storage, networking and baseboard management controller (BMC) settings on a Hyper-V host.
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