Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Cookbook

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Cookbook
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Table of Contents
Sample Chapters
  • Create, deploy, and manage Datacentres, Private and Hybrid Clouds with hybrid hypervisors by using VMM 2012 SP1, App Controller, and Operations Manager.
  • Integrate and manage fabric (compute, storages, gateways, networking) services and resources. Deploy Clusters from bare metal servers.
  • Learn how to use VMM 2012 SP1 features such as Windows 2012 and SQL 2012 support, Network Virtualization, Live Migration, Linux VMs, Resource Throttling, and Availability.

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 342 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : March 2013
ISBN : 1849686327
ISBN 13 : 9781849686327
Author(s) : Edvaldo Alessandro Cardoso
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Microsoft Other, Oracle Other, Virtualization and Cloud, Cookbooks, Enterprise, Microsoft

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: VMM 2012 Architecture
Chapter 2: Installing SCVMM 2012
Chapter 3: Installing the VMM Management Server
Chapter 4: Configuring Fabric Resources in VMM
Chapter 5: Deploying Virtual Machines and Services
Chapter 6: Upgrading from SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1
Chapter 7: Scripting in Virtual Machine Manager
Chapter 8: Managing VMware ESXi and Citrix XenServer Hosts
Chapter 9: Managing Hybrid Clouds, Fabric Updates, Creating Clusters, and New Features of SP1
    • Introduction
    • Understanding each component for a real-world implementation
    • Designing the VMM server, database, and console
    • Planning for high availability
    • Specifying the correct system requirements for a real-world scenario
    • Licensing the System Center
    • Troubleshooting VMM and supporting technologies
    • Introduction
    • Creating service accounts
    • Deploying a Microsoft SQL Server for VMM implementation
    • Installing VMM dependencies
    • Configuring distributed key management
    • Installing a VMM management server
    • Installing the VMM console
    • Connecting to a VMM management server by using the VMM console
    • Creating a Run As account's credentials in VMM
    • Configuring ports and protocols on the host firewall for each SCVMM component
    • Introduction
    • Installing a highly available VMM management server
    • Installing a VMM management server on an additional node of a cluster
    • Connecting to a highly available VMM management server by using the VMM console
    • Deploying a highly available library server on a file server cluster
    • Uninstalling a highly available VMM management server
    • Introduction
    • Creating host groups
    • Setting up a VMM library
    • Networking – configuring logical networks in VMM
    • Networking – VM network and gateways with VMM
    • Networking – configuring ports and switches with VMM
    • Configuring storage with VMM
    • Provisioning a physical computer as a Hyper-V host – Bare Metal host deployment
    • Adding and managing Hyper-V hosts and host clusters with VMM
    • Introduction
    • Creating private clouds
    • Creating hardware, guest OS, application, and SQL profiles
    • Creating user roles in VMM
    • Creating and deploying virtual machines
    • Creating virtual machine templates
    • Creating and deploying service templates
    • Rapidly provisioning a virtual machine by using SAN Copy
    • Introduction
    • Reviewing the upgrade options
    • Checking the VMM system requirements and preparing for the upgrade
    • Upgrading to VMM 2012 SP1
    • Reassociating hosts after upgrading
    • Updating the VMM agents
    • Performing other post-upgrade tasks
    • Introduction
    • VMM PowerShell overview
    • Finding the command to automate tasks in VMM
    • Creating a script from VMM wizards
    • Storing and running scripts in VMM
    • VMM sample scripts
    • Introduction
    • Adding a VMware vCenter Server to VMM
    • Adding VMware ESX hosts or host clusters to VMM
    • Configuring network settings on a VMware ESX host
    • Configuring host BMC settings
    • Importing VMware templates
    • Converting VMware virtual machines to Hyper-V
    • Managing Citrix XenServer hosts and pools
    • Converting Citrix virtual machines to Hyper-V
    • Introduction
    • Creating Hyper-V clusters with VMM
    • Managing fabric updates in VMM
    • Configuring Dynamic Optimization and Power Optimization in VMM
    • Live-migrating virtual machines with VMM 2012 SP1
    • Linux virtual machines in VMM 2012 SP1
    • Configuring availability options and virtual NUMA for VMs in VMM 2012 SP1
    • Configuring resource throttling in VMM SP1
    • Deploying SC App Controller 2012 SP1 for hybrid cloud management

Edvaldo Alessandro Cardoso

Edvaldo Alessandro Cardoso is passionate about technology, an evangelist, and a subject matter expert on cloud, virtualization, and management. He is an author and also a speaker at key technical events in Australia and New Zealand.

He has been the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Hyper-V since 2009. He leads major virtualization, UC&C, and AD and Exchange projects for large customers in APJ, closely collaborating and liaising with presales and sales teams to ensure client satisfaction and IT synergies. He has experience working within multigeographic and virtual teams.

He has in-depth knowledge across the Microsoft and VMware technologies stack. He holds the Microsoft MCSE+S and VMware VCP certifications. He also has experience leading complex global projects in his 24-year career in IT; he has worked in segments spanning the government, health, education, and IT services sectors.

He is an established manager with extensive leadership experience in all facets of IT management and functional management practices.

He recently authored the book, Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Cookbook (, and reviewed the books, Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Cookbook, Microsoft Hyper-V Cluster Design, and VMware vSphere 5.1 Cookbook, all by Packt Publishing.

He is a blogger at You can also follow him on Twitter: @cloudtidings.

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What you will learn from this book

  • How to use VMM Architecture and plan for a real word deployment
  • Utilize Network Virtualization, Gateway integration, Storage integration, Resource Throttling, and Availability options
  • Deploy Operations Manager and integrate with VMM
  • Integrate SC APP Controller with VMM to manage Private and Public Clouds (Azure)
  • Cluster deployment with VMM Bare Metal
  • Create and deploy Virtual Machines from Templates
  • Deploy a highly available VMM Management Server
  • Manage Hyper-V, Vmware, and Citrix from VMM
  • How to upgrade from SCVMM 2008R2 to SCVMM 2012 SP1

In Detail

Microsoft System Center 2012 is a comprehensive IT infrastructure, virtualization, and cloud management platform. With System Center 2012, you can more easily and efficiently manage your applications and services across multiple hypervisors as well as across public and private cloud infrastructures to deliver flexible and cost-effective IT services for your business.

This cookbook covers architecture design and planning and is full of deployment tips, techniques, and solutions designed to show users how to improve VMM 2012 in a real world scenario. It will guide you to create, deploy, and manage your own Private Cloud with a mix of Hypervisors: Hyper-V, Vmware ESXi, and Citrix XenServer. It also includes the VMM 2012 SP1 features.

This book is a cookbook that covers architecture design, planning and is full of deployment tips, techniques and solutions designed to show users how to improve VMM 2012 in a real world scenario. It will guide you to create, deploy and manage your own Private Cloud with a mix of Hypervisors : Hyper-V, Vmware ESXi and Citrix XenServer.


This is a Packt Cookbook, full with over 75 recipes for VMM users to carry out vital tasks quickly and easily.

Who this book is for

This book is written for solutions architects, technical consultants, administrators, and any other virtualization lover who needs to use Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager in a real world environment.

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