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Deploy VMM for high availability

rayne-wiselman|Last Updated: 11/22/2016
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Applies To: System Center 2016 Technical - Virtual Machine Manager

For resilience and scalability you can deploy System Center 2016 - Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) in high availability mode.

Before you start

You'll need to prepare for a high availability deployment

  • You can only set up one VMM deployment on a failover cluster. You can install VMM management nodes on up to 16 nodes but only one node can be active at any one time.
  • Requirement for computers running as VMM management nodes:
    • All the computers that will act as VMM servers must be running Windows Server 2012 R2 or later.
    • You'll need to install Windows ADK for Windows 8.1 on each computer. Install from setup or the download center. Select Deployment Tools and Windows Preinstallation Environment when you install.
    • If you plan to deploy VMM services that use SQL Server data-tier applications, install the related command-line utilities on your VMM management server. The command line utility is available in the SQL Server 2012 feature pack.
    • Each computer must be joined to a domain, and computer name shouldn't exceed 15 characters.
  • Don't install on a Hyper-V host. You can install VMM on a VM.

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