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Configure Virtual Machine Manager Resources

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) resources, such as the logical networks and virtual machine templates, must be configured and made available in the Service Manager Self-Service Portal before users can request virtual machine provisioning.

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Before performing the procedures in this section, make sure that the connectors have been created.

Use the following procedure to configure VMM resources.

To configure a Virtual Machine Manager resource

  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 Configure VMM Resources.

  4. Follow these steps to complete the Configure VMM Resources Wizard:

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

    2. On the Logical Networks page, select which networks should be displayed on the Self-Service Portal and type a name for each network in the User Friendly Name box, and then click Next.

    3. On the VIP Templates page, you can click Next, or optionally, select which VIP Templates should be displayed on the Self-Service Portal, type a name for each template in the User Friendly Name box, and then click Next.

    4. On the Storage Classifications page, you can click Next, or optionally, select which storage classifications should be displayed on the Self-Service Portal, type a name for each Storage Classification in the User Friendly Name box, and then click Next.

    5. On the VM Templates page, select which VM Templates should be displayed on the Self-Service Portal, type a name for each VM template in the User Friendly Name box, and then click Next.

    6. On the Service Templates page, you can click Next, or optionally, select which Service Templates should be displayed on the Self-Service Portal, type a name for each service template in the User Friendly Name box, and then click Next.

    7. On the Placement Tags page, you can click Next, or optionally, you can add placement tags. Placement tags help decide where infrastructure requests should be placed (for example, in which data center, on which server). Examples of placement tags are: location, business impact, and compliance requirements. To create a placement tag, click the plus button. Then, type a name for the placement tag in the Display Name box, type a description in the Description box, and type any notes you have in the Notes box. Repeat the procedure for each additional placement tag and then click Next.

    8. On the Summary page, verify that the VMM resources are configured correctly, and then click Submit.

 
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