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Installing and Opening the VMM Self-Service Portal

Updated: February 19, 2014

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager

As of System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1), the Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) Self-Service Portal has been removed.

You can use the VMM Self-Service Portal in System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager to perform the following tasks:

  • Create a new virtual machine from a template and deploy the virtual machine to a private cloud to which you have been assigned.

  • Perform actions on a virtual machine, such as start, stop, and shut down. Your administrator determines the actions that you can perform on a virtual machine.

In System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager, you can also use the VMM console to perform these tasks. Your administrator might grant you additional capabilities when you use the VMM console—capabilities that are not available when you use the VMM Self-Service Portal. For example, your administrator might grant you the ability to create and share virtual machine templates.

The procedures in this section describe how to install and then open the VMM Self-Service Portal.

Before you install the VMM Self-Service Portal, ensure that the computer meets the minimum hardware requirements and that all prerequisite software is installed. For information about hardware and software requirements for VMM, see System Requirements for System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager.

In this section

Follow these steps to install the VMM Self-Service Portal.


Task Description

Step 1: How to Install the VMM Self-Service Portal

Describes how to install the VMM Self-Service Portal

Step 2: How to Open the VMM Self-Service Portal

Describes how to open the VMM Self-Service Portal

For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012. For instructions and examples, see Search the System Center 2012 Documentation Library.
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