What's New in System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager

 

Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager

This topic provides a categorized list of several tasks that you can perform in System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager (VMM).

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Install a highly available VMM management server.Installing a Highly Available VMM Management Server
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Create Run As accounts to provide the necessary credentials for performing operations in VMM.Configuring Run As Accounts in VMM
Use the new capabilities available to the Delegated Administrator and Self-Service User roles to give users the ability to perform tasks that are new to VMM.Creating User Roles in VMM
Create a Read-Only Administrator user roleConfiguring Run As Accounts in VMM
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Configure network options such as virtual network adapters and logical switches during the discovery of physical computers on the network (for example, bare-metal computers) and automatic operating system installation in order to convert them into managed Hyper-V hosts.Adding Physical Computers as Hyper-V Hosts or as Scale-Out File Servers in VMM Overview
Use the VMM console to create a Hyper-V cluster from two or more standalone Hyper-V hosts that are managed by VMM.Creating and Modifying Hyper-V Host Clusters in VMM
Use Citrix XenServer as a virtual machine host.Managing Citrix XenServer Overview
Use the VMM console to configure networking resources , such as logical networks, IP address pools, and load balancers, to be used to deploy virtual machines and services.Configuring Networking in VMM
Use the VMM console to configure the storage resources, such as storage classifications, logical units, and storage pools, to be used by Hyper-V hosts and host clusters.Configuring Storage in VMM
Scan servers, such as Hyper-V hosts and library servers, for update compliance based on an update baseline, view update compliance status, and perform update remediation by using a Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server.Managing Fabric Updates in VMM
Perform resource balancing by migrating virtual machines within host clusters that support live migration (Dynamic Optimization).Configuring Dynamic Optimization and Power Optimization in VMM
Turn off hosts that are not needed to meet resource requirements within a host cluster and then turn the hosts back on when they are needed again (Power Optimization).Configuring Dynamic Optimization and Power Optimization in VMM
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Create a private cloud by combining hosts and networking, storage, and library resources together.Creating a Private Cloud in VMM Overview
Use Server Application Virtualization (Server App-V) to sequence applications to be deployed by VMM.Microsoft Server Application Virtualization
Create a custom capability profile to limit the resources that are used by virtual machines that are created in a private cloud.How to Create a Private Cloud from Host Groups
Create an application profile that provides instructions for installing Microsoft Server App-V applications, Microsoft Web Deploy 2.0 applications, and Microsoft SQL Server data-tier application framework (DAC Fx) 2.0, as well as for running scripts when you deploy a virtual machine as part of a service.How to Create an Application Profile in a Service Deployment
Create a SQL Server profile that provides instructions for customizing an instance of Microsoft SQL Server for a SQL Server DAC application when you deploy a virtual machine as part of a service.How to Create a SQL Server Profile in a Service Deployment
Deploy virtual machines to private clouds by using virtual machine templates.Creating and Deploying Virtual Machines in VMM
Use the Service Template Designer to create service templates that can be used to deploy services.Creating Service Templates in VMM
Deploy services to private clouds or hosts by using a service template.Creating and Deploying Services in VMM
Scale out a service: Add additional virtual machines to a deployed service.Scaling Out a Service in VMM
Update a service: Make changes to a deployed service.Updating a Service in VMM
Export and import service templates and virtual machine templates.Exporting and Importing Service Templates in VMM

What's New in VMM in System Center 2012 R2
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