Walid Hegazy

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SCVMM 2012 step by step (Part4) VMM Private Cloud

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A private cloud is a cloud that is provisioned and managed on-premise by an organization. The private cloud is deployed using an organization’s own hardware to leverage the advantages of the private cloud model. Through VMM, an organization can manage the private cloud definition, access to the private cloud, and the underlying physical resources.

In VMM, a private cloud provides the following benefits:

¨      Self service—Administrators can delegate management and usage of the private cloud while retaining the opaque usage model. Self-service users do not need to ask the private cloud provider for administrative changes beyond increasing capacity and quotas as their needs change.

¨      Resource pooling—Through the private cloud, administrators can collect and present an aggregate set of resources, such as storage and networking resources. Resource usage is limited by the capacity of the private cloud and by user role quotas.

¨      Opacity—Self-service users have no knowledge of the underlying physical resources.

¨      Elasticity—Administrators can add resources to a private cloud to increase the capacity.

¨      Optimization—Usage of the underlying resources is continually optimized without affecting the overall private cloud user experience.

To create a private cloud from host group

¨       Open the VMs and Services workspace.

¨       On the Home tab, in the Create group, click Create Cloud

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¨       On the General page, enter a name and optional description for the private cloud, and then click Next.

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¨       Select the check box next to each host group that you want to add, and then click Next.

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¨       On the Logical Networks page, select the check box next to each logical network that you want to make available to the private cloud, and then click Next.

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¨       On the Load Balancers page, select the check box next to each load balancer that you want to make available to the private cloud, and then click Next.

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¨       On the VIP Profiles page, select the check box next to each VIP template that you want to make available to the private cloud, and then click Next.

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¨       On the port classification page, select the check box next to each storage classification that you want to make available to the private cloud, and then click Next.

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¨       On the Storage page, select the check box next to each storage classification that you want to make available to the private cloud, and then click Next.

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¨       In the Read-only library shares area, click Add, select the check box next to one or more library shares where administrators can provide read-only resources to cloud users, click OK, and then click Next.

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¨       On the Capacity page, set capacity limits for the private cloud, and then click Next. You can either accept the default values, or clear the Use Maximum check boxes

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¨       On the Capability Profiles page, select the check box next to each virtual machine capability profile that you want to add, and then click Next.

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¨       On the Summary page, confirm the settings, and then click Finish.

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¨       Done

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Configuring Self-Service in VMM

Create a Self-Service User role

¨       In the Settings workspace, on the Home tab, in the Create group, click Create User Role.

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¨      In the Create User Role Wizard on the Name and description page, enter a name and optional description of the Self-Service User role, and then click Next.

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¨      On the Profile page, click Self-Service User, and then click Next.

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¨      On the Members page, add user accounts and Active Directory groups to the role, and then click Next.

Note:

¨      If you want all role members to share ownership of all virtual machines that any member creates, create a security group in Active Directory and assign that group to the user role. An alternate method for sharing resources among Self-Service User role members is to use the Share and Receive actions, discussed later, which enable resource owners who are self-service users to share individual resources with one or all members of a Self-Service User role.

 

¨      If you plan to use this user role to test deploying virtual machines and services to a private cloud, be sure to add yourself as a member.

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¨      On the Scope page, select at least one private cloud for the Self-Service User role, and then click Next.

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¨      On the Quotas page, set quotas for each private cloud that is in the scope of the user role, and then click Next. If multiple private clouds are assigned to a Self-Service User role, you will see a Quotas page for each private cloud

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Quota Types Supported for Self-Service in VMM

Quota Type

Description

Virtual CPUs

Limits the total number of virtual machine CPUs that can be consumed from the private cloud.

Memory (MB)

Limits the amount of virtual machine memory (in megabytes) that can be consumed from the private cloud.

Storage (GB)

Limits the amount of virtual machine storage (in Gigabytes) that can be consumed from the private cloud.

Custom quota (points)

Sets a quota on virtual machines deployed on the private cloud based on total quota points assigned to the virtual machines via their virtual machine templates.

Quota points are an arbitrary value that can be assigned to a virtual machine template based on the anticipated “size” of the virtual machines. Custom quotas are provided for backward compatibility with self-service user roles created in VMM 2008 R2.

Virtual machines

Limits the total number of virtual machines that can be deployed on a private cloud.

 

¨      On the Network page, click Add select the allowed networks for self-service users to use

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¨      On the Resources page, click Add to open the Add Resources dialog box. Assign hardware profiles, operating system profiles, virtual machine templates, application profiles, SQL server profiles, and service templates for the self-service users to use during virtual machine creation.

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¨      Under Specify user role data path, use the Browse button to select a path on a library share where user role members can upload and share their own resources..

¨      On the Actions page, select the actions that the self-service users need to perform on their own virtual machines and services, and then click Next. To select all actions, click Select all.

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Actions Available to Self-Service User Roles in VMM

Action

Description

Author

Grants members permission to author templates and profiles. Users with authoring rights can create hardware profiles, operating system profiles, application profiles, SQL Server profiles, virtual machine templates and service templates.

Checkpoint

Grants members permission to create, edit, and delete checkpoints for their own virtual machines and to restore their virtual machine to a previous checkpoint.

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VMM does not support checkpoint actions on services.

Checkpoint (Restore only)

Grants members permission to restore their own virtual machines to a checkpoint but not to create, edit, and delete checkpoints.

Deploy

Grants members permission to deploy virtual machines and services from templates and virtual hard disks that are assigned to their user role. However, they do not have the right to author templates and profiles. (Expanded in VMM to include creation of services)

Deploy (From template only)

Grants members permission to deploy virtual machines and services from templates that are assigned to their user role. However, they do not have any authoring rights. (Expanded in VMM to include creation of services)

Local Administrator

Grants members permission to serve as a local Administrator on their own virtual machines.

clip_image045[8]Important

Be sure to select the Local Administrator action on any Self-Service User role that has the Deploy (From Template) action selected. This action enables those users to set the local Administrator password during virtual machine and service deployment. Self-service users who are granted the Deploy action do not need this action to be able to set local Administrator credentials.

Pause and resume

Grants members permission to pause and resume their own virtual machines and services.

Receive

Allows members to receive resources that are shared by members of other Self-Service User roles.

Remote connection

Grants members permission to connect to their virtual machines from the VMM console, the VMM Self-Service Portal, or App Controller.

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As of System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1), the VMM Self-Service Portal has been removed. If you need a self-service portal solution, we recommend that you use App Controller.

Remove

Grants members permission to remove their own virtual machines and services.

Save

Grants members permission to save their own virtual machines and services.

Share

Allows members to grant resources that they own to other Self-Service User roles. Sharable resources include hardware profiles, operating system profiles, application profiles, SQL Server profiles, virtual machine templates, virtual machines, service templates, and services. A self-service user must be the owner of a resource to share it. The Self-Service User role that receives the shared resource must be assigned the Receive action.

Shut down

Grants members permission to perform an orderly shutdown of their own virtual machines and services.

Start

Grants members permission to start their own virtual machines and services.

Stop

Grants members permission to stop their own virtual machines and services.

Store and re-deploy

Grants members permission to store their own virtual machines in the VMM library, and re-deploy those virtual machines. Virtual machines stored in the library do not count against a user’s virtual machine quotas.

¨      If you selected the Author action, the Run As accounts page opens. Select Run As accounts for the Self-Service User role to use in the templates and profiles that they use to create virtual machines and services, and then click Next.

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¨      Review the settings you have entered on the Summary page, and then click Finish.

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¨       Done.

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Install System Center 2012 SP1 – App controller

Hardware Requirements

Hardware component

Minimum

Recommended

Processor

Pentium 4, 2 GHz (x64)

Dual-Processor, Dual-Core, 2.8 GHz (x64) or greater

RAM

1 GB

4 GB

Hard disk space

512 MB

1 GB

 

Software Requirements

Software Requirement

Notes

Microsoft .NET Framework 4

If .NET Framework 4 is not installed (it is not installed by default), the App Controller setup wizard will install it.

Web Server (IIS)

If the Web Server (IIS) role and the following Web Server (IIS) features are not installed, the App Controller setup wizard will install them:

  • Static Content
  • Default Document
  • Directory Browsing
  • HTTP Errors
  • ASP.NET
  • .NET Extensibility
  • ISAPI Extensions
  • ISAPI Filters
  • HTTP Logging
  • Request Monitor
  • Tracing
  • Basic Authentication
  • Windows Authentication
  • Request Filtering
  • Static Content Compression
  • IIS Management Console

The VMM console feature in System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)

Only the VMM console feature is required for App Controller.

 

Supported Operating Systems

Operating System

Edition

Service Pack

System Architecture

Windows Server 2008 R2 (full installation)

Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter

Service Pack 1

x64

Windows Server 2012

Standard, Datacenter

None

X64

 

System Requirements—Client

This section provides information about supported operating systems for running the App Controller website.

  • A 32-bit browser that supports Silverlight 5
  • Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 9, Internet Explorer 10

In the next post we are going to install and play with the app controller Smile see you

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