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System Requirements: VMM Console in System Center 2012 and in System Center 2012 SP1

Updated: July 9, 2014

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

Hardware requirements

The following requirements are the minimum and recommended hardware requirements for the System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) console, based on the number of hosts that you manage.

Managing up to 150 hosts

 

Hardware component Minimum

Processor

Pentium 4, 1 gigahertz (GHz) or greater

RAM

2 gigabytes (GB)

Hard disk space

2 GB

Managing more than 150 hosts

 

Hardware component Minimum

Processor

Pentium 4, dual processor, 2 GHz or greater

RAM

4 GB

Hard disk space

4 GB

Software requirements

You must install the following software before you install the VMM console.

 

Software Notes

A supported operating system for the VMM console

For more information, see Supported operating systems in this topic.

Windows PowerShell:

  • For System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager: Windows PowerShell 2.0

  • For VMM in System Center 2012 SP1: Windows PowerShell 3.0

  • Windows PowerShell 2.0 is included in the Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 operating systems.

  • Windows PowerShell 3.0 is included in Windows Server 2012. Otherwise, you can install Windows PowerShell 3.0 from Installing Windows PowerShell.

Microsoft .NET Framework:

  • For System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1

  • For VMM in System Center 2012 SP1: Microsoft .NET Framework 4 or Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5

  • On a computer that runs Windows 7, Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 is installed by default.

  • On a computer that runs Windows Server 2008 R2, if Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 is not installed (it is not installed by default), the VMM setup wizard will install it.

  • On a computer that runs Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 is included.

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 is available at the Visual Studio Downloads page.

Supported operating systems

 

Operating system for System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager Edition System architecture

Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 or earlier (full installation)

Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter

x64

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or earlier

Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate

x86 and x64

 

Operating system for VMM in System Center 2012 SP1 Edition System architecture

Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (full installation)

Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter

x64

Windows 7 with Service Pack 1

Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate

x86 and x64

Windows Server 2012

Standard and Datacenter

64-bit

Windows 8

Professional and Enterprise

32-bit and 64-bit

Additional information

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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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