Now that Microsoft has released a Beta version of their next virtual machine management software VMM 2012 lets take a look at the installation.

 

System Requirements/Prerequisites:

Supported Operating Systems:Windows 7 Enterprise;Windows 7 Professional;Windows 7 Ultimate;Windows Server 2008 R2;Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter;Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (full installation) Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter x64
  • Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate x32, x64
  • Windows Remote Management (WinRM) 2.0
  • Windows PowerShell 2.0
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows 7

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=696dd665-9f76-4177-a811-39c26d3b3b34&displaylang=en

 

If you are planning on installing the Web Portal you will need to install the following IIS components

  • .NET Extensibility
  • ASP.NET
  • Default Document
  • Directory Browsing
  • HTTP Errors
  • IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility
  • IIS 6 WMI Compatibility
  • ISAPI Extensions
  • ISAPI Filters
  • Request Filtering
  • Static Content

 

For this section of the blog I have already preinstalled SQL Server 2008 SP2 and will start with the VMM installation.

Installing WAIK

1. Launch setup to start the installation of WAIK

2. Select Windows AIK Setup from the left menu

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3. Click Next on the welcome menu

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4. Select the radius button to Agree to the usage terms and click Next

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5. choose the installation path for WAIK and click Next

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6. Click Next to confirm the installation

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7. Click close on the completion screen

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Installing VMM 2012

1.  Launch Setup.exe and select Install

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2.  Check the box stating you have read the EULA which we all read Smile and click Next

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3.  Select all three check boxes to install the VMM Server, VMM Admin Console, and VMM Web portal

** Note to install the web portal you will need to install the following IIS components

  • .NET Extensibility
  • ASP.NET
  • Default Document
  • Directory Browsing
  • HTTP Errors
  • IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility
  • IIS 6 WMI Compatibility
  • ISAPI Extensions
  • ISAPI Filters
  • Request Filtering
  • Static Content

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4. On the license page click Next

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5. Select the installation path for VMM and click Next

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6. VMM will now verify that your machine meets the installation requirements

7. Select the name of the SQL server that will host the VMM database and verify that correct SQL instance is selected.

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8. On the account configuration screen you need to select either the local system account for the service account that you will use for VMM 2012.

Just note that when you plan to create a VMM server cluster you will be required to utilize a service account and cannot use the local system account.

For this installation will will NOT be creating an HA VMM server however you can see the post located here to assist with that configuration. http://blogs.technet.com/b/scvmm/archive/2011/03/28/scvmm-2012-creating-a-highly-available-vmm-server.aspx

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Note: when selecting a service account, the user account select must be in the local Admins group of the VMM Server.

 

9. Select the ports that you want to utilize for VMM and click Next

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10. Input the name of the VMM Server that the Self Service Portal will connect too and Click Next

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11.  On the library configuration you can have VMM install a new library or select and existing share to host the library and click Next.

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12. Verify the information on the summary screen and click Install

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13. Click close on the installation screen

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14. On the connection screen validate the correct server name is listed and click connect

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15. Choose the user role that you want to open the console, since this if the first time the installation user has been added to the Administrators group.

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You have now successfully installed VMM 2012!!

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