How to Create a Hardware Profile
Updated: January 15, 2013
Applies To: System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Virtual Machine Manager
You can use the following procedure to create a hardware profile in System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). A hardware profile specifies the hardware settings that you want the virtual machine to use when the virtual machine is created and deployed.
To create a hardware profile
Open the Library workspace.
On the Home tab, in the Create group, click Create, and then click Hardware Profile.
The New Hardware Profile dialog box opens.
On the General tab, in the Name box, enter a name for the hardware profile. For example, enter 8 GB 2 processor server.
Click the Hardware Profile tab, and then configure the desired settings. For example, you can configure the following settings:
The number of processors
The amount of static or Dynamic memory
The logical network
Whether to make the virtual machine highly available
Which capability profiles to use
Note If you want to deploy the virtual machine to a private cloud, you must select a capability profile that is supported by the private cloud. For more information about capability profiles, see How to Create a Private Cloud from Host Groups.
After you have made your selections, click OK.
- The number of processors
To verify that the profile was created, in the Library pane, expand Profiles, and then click Hardware Profiles.
The hardware profile appears in the Profiles pane.
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