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System Center - Virtual Machine Manager 2012 : Installation

1 - Presentation

SCVMM 2012 is a Microsoft tool, part of the “System Center” suite that allows for a centralised management of your virtual and physical IT infrastructure and increase server usage, dynamically optimise resources via different virtualisation platforms. The necessary features are included to allow you to manage, plan, deploy and optimise your virtual infrastructure from top to bottom.

2 - Overview

- SCVMM 2012 installation must be based on a Windows Server Standard 2008 R2 SP1system or higher.
- It is necessary to install Windows Automated Installation Kit for Windows 7 on the server.
- SCVMM 2012 requires at least the use of a SQL Standard 2008 SP2 or 2008 R2 SP1 server to host the VMM database.
- It is preferable to have at least two network interfaces to separate their use ( one for VM Management, one for host server management, and eventually one for live migration, and one for communication in a Cluster).

3 - Procedure

Server preparation (account creation, shared folders, creation of the necessary files)
Creation of the Active Directory
Installation of SCVMM2012 prerequisite
Installation and configuration of the SCVMM 2012 server (SCVMM 2012 installation, access rights modification)

4 - Server preparation

Get SCVMM2012 sources : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/hh505660.aspx?prod=SC%25tech=CL%25type=DL
Get WAIK 3.0 sources : http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=5753
Drop the sources and necessary scripts on the servers (SQL source, license, installations scripts)
Create the folders that will be shared.
Define IP addresses that will be attributed to each server of the infrastructure.

Create the "sysadmin" account on the server that will host your Active Directory, and give it "administrator" rights.
(adapt depending on your OS's localisation)

net user sysadmin * /add
net localgroup administrateurs sysadmin /add

Then create an "agent" account

net user agent * /add

5 - SCVMM 2012 prerequisites

5a - Active Directory

Create a .txt response file for DCpromo.exe
example (modify according to your needs) :


Save file as c:\dcpromo-cfg.txt
Then install your Active directory with the following command:

DCPROMO.exe /unattend:c:\dcpromo-cfg.txt

The server will automatically reboot after AD configuration.

5b - SQL server 2008 R2 std

Install 3.5 sp1 Framework
Open a DOS Terminal as administrator and enter the following command :

start /w pkgmgr.exe /iu:NetFx3

Install SQL2008 R2 std

- Click on "OK".

- Enter your SQL license.

- Agree to the license terms.

- Click on "install"

- Click on "Next"

- Select "SQL Server feature installation".

- Check the necessary services and eventually add the required services.

- Click on "Next"

- Click on "Next"

- Click on "Next"

- Enter the "agent" account information (specify your domain)

- Enter the SQL server administrator password and add the "sysadmin" account

- Click on "Next"

- Click on "Next"

- Click on "install"

- Wait during installation.

- The installation ends successfully, click on "close"

5c - WAIK 3.0

Install the WAIK3.0 IOS with a virtual dirve if necessary
Run the installation with StartCD.exe

The framework having already been installed for SQL you can directly click on "Windows AIK setup"

6 - SCVMM 2012 server installation and configuration

- Click on "install"

- Wait during data implementation

- Check "VMM manager server" and "VMM console"

- Enter your name and your organisation

- Accept the terms of use

- Choose whether or not you want to participate in the Customer Experience Improvement Program

- Microsoft Update "ON"

- Click on "Next"

- Enter the Sysadmin account information and choose your MSSQL instance

- Select "Local account", then click on "NEXT"

- Click on "Next"

- Click on "Next"

- Click on "Install"

- Wait during installation

- The installation ends successfully, click on "close"

For the user guide of SCVMM2012: https://wikiedit.ovh.pl/tiki-index.php?page=en_SCVMM2012-utilisation