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System Requirements: VMM Self-Service Portal in System Center 2012


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.

The following tables provide the minimum and recommended hardware requirements for the VMM Self-Service Portal based on the number of concurrent connections that are maintained on the Web server.

Hardware component




Pentium 4, 2.8 GHz

Pentium 4, 2.8 GHz


2 GB

2 GB

Hard disk space

512 MB

20 GB

Hardware component




Pentium 4, 2.8 GHz

Dual-Core 64-bit, 3.2 GHz or greater


2 GB

8 GB

Hard disk space

10 GB

40 GB

The following software must be installed prior to installing the VMM Self-Service Portal.

Software Requirement


A supported operating system

For more information, see Supported Operating Systems later in this topic.

Web Server (IIS)

You must install the Web Server (IIS) role and the following Web Server (IIS) features:

  • .NET Extensibility


  • Default Document

  • Directory Browsing

  • HTTP Errors

  • IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility

  • IIS 6 WMI Compatibility

  • ISAPI Extensions

  • ISAPI Filters

  • Request Filtering

  • Static Content

Windows PowerShell 2.0

Windows PowerShell 2.0 is included in Windows Server 2008 R2.

At least Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

On a computer running Windows Server 2008 R2, if the .NET Framework 3.5.1 feature is not installed (it is not installed by default), the VMM setup wizard will install the feature.

Operating System


Service Pack

System Architecture

Windows Server 2008 R2 (full installation)

Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter

Service Pack 1 or earlier



Installing the VMM Self-Service Portal on a computer that is running Windows Server® 2012 is not supported.

  • Installing the VMM Self-Service Portal on a domain controller is not supported.

  • To use the VMM Self-Service Portal, client computers must be running Internet Explorer 8 or Internet Explorer 9.

  • For better performance, it is recommended that you install the VMM Self-Service Portal on a separate computer from the VMM management server.

For information about installing the VMM Self-Service Portal, see Installing and Opening the VMM Self-Service Portal.

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