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From Microsoft Private #Cloud to Hybrid Cloud Services Part 2 of 5 #SCVMM 2012 R2

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Before we start with Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager, we had the following blog posts :

SCVMM 2012 R2 ServerOur System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager Server in our TestLAB

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 Prerequisites with Dism

  • 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 :

SQL2012SP1-1

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.

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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

SQL2012SP1-7

SQL2012SP1-8

We add here only the SQL DataBase engine and the Management Tools.

SQL2012SP1-9

SQL2012SP1-10

SQL2012SP1-11

Here we set the instance on our provisioned I-SCSI LUN path D:\

SQL2012SP1-12

SQL2012SP1-13

Here you set your Service accounts

SQL2012SP1-14

SQL2012SP1-15Here you set the Data directorys

SQL2012SP1-16

SQL2012SP1-17Here you add the SQL Server administrators

SQL2012SP1-18

SQL2012SP1-19

SQL2012SP1-20

SQL2012SP1-21

SQL2012SP1-22

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

You can download the ADK 8.1 here

ADK81

System Requirements: VMM Console you can find here

SCVMM2012R2-1

SCVMM2012R2-2

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SCVMM2012R2-10We installed the Library share on our I-SCSI LUN D:\

SCVMM2012R2-11Ready to install

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SCVMM2012R2-13Successfully installed Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

SCVMM2012R2-14

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

In the Spotlight => Hybrid Cloud with NVGRE (WS SC 2012 R2)

To configure Virtual networks inside SCVMM you can follow this great White Paper.

We first configure the following items in the Fabric for networking :

Fabric

 

  1. Create and Configure Logical Networks
  2. Create and Configure the IP Pools for the Logical Networks
  3. Create and Configure The UP Links Hyper-V Port profiles
  4. Create and Configure the Logical Switches

VMs and Services

In VMs and Services we configure :

  1. Virtual Machine Networks

To do these steps follow the White Paper.

Logical NetworksWe made two host groups : Hyper-V Cluster and Edge

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.

Port Profiles

After we created and Configured the UP Link Port profiles we could create the Logical Switches :

Logical Switches

and after this we could Create and Configure the Virtual Machine Networks :

VM 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 :

Add Cluster

And after adding the Hyper-V Cluster we configured the hosts with SCVMM

HN01-1

HN01-2

HN01-3

We did this with all the Hyper-V Hosts with the following result :

Network ICTCUMULUSWe made a Windows Server 2012 R2 VHDX and Syspreped the image for in our SCVMM Library.

Hardware ProfilesWe Made two Hardware Profiles to deploy

questOS ProfileOne Guest OS Profile

2012R2 Profile

Make the right configuration here.

VM Templates

We made two VM Templates for deployment.

Service Template

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 :

GEN2 not supported in service template

Hope this blog will work for you to, and the following blog post is on Cloud Computing with SCVMM and App-Controller.

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Author: James van den Berg

I'm Microsoft Architect and ICT Specialist and Microsoft MVP System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management

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