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How to Create a Virtual Machine Manager Connector

Updated: May 7, 2012

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Service Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Service Manager

The System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) connector is important because it imports virtual machine templates, service templates, logical networks, virtual IP profiles, and VMM user roles to System Center 2012 – Service Manager to provide automation in the infrastructure when provisioning virtual machines. Use the following procedure to create a VMM connector.

To create a System Center Virtual Machine Manager connector

  1. In the Service Manager console, click Administration.

  2. In the Administration pane, click Cloud Services.

  3. In the Cloud Services pane, under Getting Started, click Create a Virtual Machine Manager connector.

  4. Perform these steps to complete the Virtual Machine Manager Connector Wizard:

    1. On the Before You Begin page, click Next.

    2. On the General page, in the Name box, type a name for the new connector. Make sure that Enable this connector is selected, and then click Next.

    3. On the Connection page, in the Server Information area, type the name of the computer hosting VMM.

    4. On the Connection page, in the Credentials area, either select an existing account or click New, and then do the following:

      1. In the Run As Account dialog box, in the Display name box, type a name for the Run As account. In the Account list, select Windows Account. Enter the credentials for an account that has rights to connect VMM, and then click OK. On the Connection page, click Test Connection.

        noteNote
        Special characters (such as the ampersand [&]) in the User Name box are not supported.

      2. In the Test Connection dialog box, make sure that The connection to the server was successful appears, and then click OK. On the Connection page, click Next.

    5. On the Summary page, make sure that the settings are correct, and then click Create.

    6. On the Completion page, make sure that you receive a “Virtual Machine Manager connector successfully created” message, and then click Close.

To validate the creation of a System Center Virtual Machine Manager connector

  1. In the Connectors pane, locate the System Center Virtual Machine Manager connector that you created.

  2. Review the Status column for a status of Running.

    noteNote
    Allow sufficient time for the import process to finish if you are importing a large number of virtual machines or clouds.

  3. In the Service Manager console, click Configuration Items.

  4. In the Tasks pane, click Create Folder.

  5. In the Create New Folder Wizard, do the following:

    1. In the Folder name box, type a name for the folder. For example, type Test.

    2. In the Management pack area, make sure that an unsealed management pack of your choice is selected, and then click OK. For example, select Service Catalog Generic Incident Request.

  6. In the Configuration Items pane, click the folder you just created. For example, click Test.

  7. In the Tasks pane, click Create View.

  8. In the Create View Wizard, do the following:

    1. On the General page, in the Name area, type a name for this view. For example, type VMMTemplates.

    2. In the Management pack area, make sure that an unsealed management pack of your choice is selected. For example, select Service Catalog Generic Incident Request.

    3. In the navigation pane of the wizard, click Criteria.

    4. In the Advanced Search area, click Browse.

    5. In the drop-down list (located to the right of the Type to filter box), select All basic classes.

    6. In the Type to filter box, type virtual machine template, click Virtual Machine Template, click OK, and then click OK to save and close the form.

  9. In the Configuration Items pane, expand the folder you created, and then click the view you created. For example, expand Test, and then click VMMTemplates

  10. In the VMMTemplates pane, you will see the Virtual Machine Manager templates that have been created.

 
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