Before we start with Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager, we had the following blog posts :
We installed Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 and joined the server in our Testlab domain ICTCUMULUS.
We installed all Windows Updates and made the Machine ready for System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager with the following step-by-step guide:
- Install prerequisite .net Framework 3.5 via de command prompt. Make sure you mount the Windows 2012 DVD in D:
- Restart the server after you successfully enabled the features.
From here we install Microsoft SQL 2012 SP1 DataBase Server for the Virtual Machine Manager DataBase :
We installed a new SQL 2012 SP1 DataBase Server just for System Center 2012 R2 VMM in our TestLAB but of course you can install the SCVMM Database also on an existing SQL Cluster Instance.
We install the SQL Database on a local LUN but when you use an SQL Cluster you have to set the Windows Firewall rules with the right port access rules for SCVMM
We add here only the SQL DataBase engine and the Management Tools.
Here we set the instance on our provisioned I-SCSI LUN path D:\
Here you set your Service accounts
The Microsoft SQL 2012 SP1 DataBase Server is installed successfully.
To install Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager you have to install the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) for Windows 8.1
So far so good but now we are going to configure Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager with a Great step-by-step white paper of my fellow SCCDM MVP’s
To configure Virtual networks inside SCVMM you can follow this great White Paper.
We first configure the following items in the Fabric for networking :
- Create and Configure Logical Networks
- Create and Configure the IP Pools for the Logical Networks
- Create and Configure The UP Links Hyper-V Port profiles
- Create and Configure the Logical Switches
In VMs and Services we configure :
- Virtual Machine Networks
To do these steps follow the White Paper.
In the Edge Group is coming our Virtual Gateway with RRAS Server deployed by SCVMM.
Here we configured our Logical Networks with the right IP Pools.
After we created and Configured the UP Link Port profiles we could create the Logical Switches :
and after this we could Create and Configure the Virtual Machine Networks :
From here the virtual network configuration is ready for deployment.
We added Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Cluster01 to System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager by add Hyper-V Hosts and Clusters :
And after adding the Hyper-V Cluster we configured the hosts with SCVMM
We did this with all the Hyper-V Hosts with the following result :
Make the right configuration here.
We made two VM Templates for deployment.
With Service Template designer you can make your own service templates for tear deployments with Generation 1 VM’s.
We got the following message when we did the same with Generation 2 VM’s :
Hope this blog will work for you to, and the following blog post is on Cloud Computing with SCVMM and App-Controller.