How to Create a Virtual Machine Manager Connector
Updated: May 13, 2016
Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Service Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager, System Center 2012 - Service Manager
Use the following procedures in System Center 2012 – Service Manager to create a System Center Virtual Machine Manager connector and validate the creation of the connector.
In the Service Manager console, click Administration.
In the Administration pane, expand Administration, and then click Connectors.
In the Tasks pane, under Connectors, click Create Connector, and then click Virtual Machine Manager connector.
Complete these steps to complete the Virtual Machine Manager Connector Wizard:
On the Before You Begin page, click Next.
On the General page, in the Name box, type a name for the new connector. Make sure that Enable this connector is selected, and then click Next.
On the Connection page, in the Server Information area, type the same of the computer hosting Virtual Machine Manager (VMM).
On the Connection page, in the Credentials area, either select an existing account or click New, and then do the following:
In the Run As Account dialog box, in the Display name box, type a name for the Run As account. In the Account list, select Windows Account. Enter the credentials for an account that has rights to connect VMM, and then click OK. On the Connection page, click Test Connection.
Special characters (such as the ampersand [&]) in the User Name box are not supported.
In the Test Connection dialog box, make sure that The connection to the server was successful appears, and then click OK. On the Connection page, click Next.
On the Summary page, make sure that the settings are correct, and then click Create.
On the Completion page, make sure that you receive a “Virtual Machine Manager connector successfully created” message, and then click Close.
In the Connectors pane, locate the System Center Virtual Machine Manager connector that you created.
Review the Status column for a status of Running.
Allow sufficient time for the import process to finish if you are importing a large number of virtual machines or clouds.
In the Service Manager console, click Configuration Items.
In the Tasks pane, click Create Folder.
In the Create New Folder Wizard, do the following:
In the Folder name box, type a name for the folder. For example, type Test.
In the Management pack area, make sure that an unsealed management pack of your choice is selected, and then click OK. For example, select Service Catalog Generic Incident Request.
In the Configuration Items pane, click the folder you just created. For example, click Test.
In the Tasks pane, click Create View.
In the Create View Wizard, do the following:
On the General page, in the Name area, type a name for this view. For example, type VMMTemplates.
In the Management pack area, make sure that an unsealed management pack of your choice is selected. For example, select Service Catalog Generic Incident Request.
In the navigation pane of the wizard, click Criteria.
In the Advanced Search area, click Browse.
In the drop-down list (located to the right of the Type to filter box), select All basic classes.
In the Type to filter box, type virtual machine template, click Virtual Machine Template, click OK, and then click OK to save and close the form.
In the Configuration Items pane, expand the folder you created, and then click the view you created. For example, expand Test, and then click VMMTemplates
In the VMMTemplates pane, you will see the Virtual Machine Manager templates that have been created.