Adding and Managing Hyper-V Hosts and Host Clusters in VMM
Updated: January 15, 2013
Applies To: System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Virtual Machine Manager
This section shows how to do the following in System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager (VMM):
Add existing Hyper-V hosts and Hyper-V host clusters to VMM, and configure host and host cluster properties.
Convert a physical computer without an operating system installed to a managed Hyper-V host.
Note A physical computer without an operating system installed is often referred to as a “bare-metal computer.”
Create a Hyper-V host cluster, add or remove nodes, and uncluster a host cluster directly through the VMM console.
|This section focuses on how to add Hyper-V hosts and Hyper-V host clusters. Be aware that VMM also enables you to add VMware ESX hosts and Citrix XenServer hosts to VMM management. For more information, see Managing VMware ESX and Citrix XenServer in VMM.|
In This Section
- Adding Hyper-V Hosts and Host Clusters to VMM
- Describes how to add an existing Windows Server computer or a Windows Server failover cluster as one or more managed Hyper-V hosts in VMM. Covers adding Hyper-V hosts that are in a trusted domain, an untrusted domain, a disjointed namespace, and in a perimeter network. Additionally, this section covers how to convert a physical computer without an operating system installed, or a computer where you want to overwrite an existing operating system installation, to a managed Hyper-V host.
- Creating and Modifying Hyper-V Host Clusters in VMM
- Describes how to create a Hyper-V host cluster through the VMM console by using the Create Cluster Wizard. This section also includes procedures about how to use the VMM console to add and remove cluster nodes, and to uncluster a Hyper-V host cluster.
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