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Microsoft Private cloud part 2: VMM2012 Installation Requirements




VMM Management Server
The general requirements for the VMM management server include the following:
  •            The VMM management server must be a member of an Active Directory domain.
  •         The name of the VMM management server can have a maximum length of 15 characters.
  •       Startup memory should be 3 GB if the VMM management server runs on a Hyper-V R2 SP1 host with dynamic memory enabled.
  •     Running the VMM management server on a failover cluster requires Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise or Datacenter edition.


Recommended Hardware Requirements for the VMM Management Server
Hardware Component             Up to 150 Hosts                           More than 150 Hosts
Processor                                  Dual x64 CPU, 2.8 GHz                    Dual x64 CPU, 3.6 GHz
RAM                                                  4 GB                                                       8 GB
Disk                                     40 GB (without local VMM database)     50 GB (without local VMM database)
                 150 GB (with local, full version of Microsoft SQL Server) 150 GB (with local, full version of Microsoft SQL Server)

Software Requirements for the VMM Management Server
Software Requirement                                                 
A supported operating system                      
Windows Remote Management  (WinRM) 2.0
Microsoft .NET 3.5 SP1 T
Windows Automated  Installation Kit (WAIK) for Windows 7



VMM Console
Installing a VMM management server automatically includes installing the VMM console. The VMM management server must be a member of an Active Directory domain. Table 4.3 lists recommended hardware requirements for the VMM
console.

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Recommended Hardware Requirements for the VMM Console
Hardware Component                    Up to 150 Hosts                                                   More than 150 Hosts
Processor                                             Dual x86 or x64 CPU, 1.0 GHz                            Dual x86 or x64 CPU, 2.0 GHz
RAM                                                                1 GB                                                                     2 GB
Disk                                                                 2 GB                                                                     4 GB


VMM Self-Service Portal
The general requirements for the VMM self-service portal include the following:
·         Installation must be on a separate (virtual) machine.
·         The self-service portal cannot be installed on a domain controller.
·         Client computers accessing the self-service portal must use Internet Explorer 8 or later.
·         The requirements for the VMM self-service portal depend on the number of simultaneous connections to the web server.



Recommended Hardware Requirements for the VMM Self-Service Portal

Hardware Component                       10 Connections or Fewer                         More than 10 Connections
Processor                                                  Single x64 CPU, 2.8 GHz                            Single x64 CPU, 2.8 GHz
RAM                                                                       2 GB                                                         8 GB

Disk                                                                      20 GB                                                       40 GB


VMM Database

The general requirements for the VMM database portal include the following:
·         The VMM database server must be a member of an Active Directory domain. If that domain differs from the one containing the VMM server, a two-way trust relationship must exist between the two domains.
·         The name of the server cannot exceed 15 characters.
·         The SQL instance needs to be case-insensitive with collation type SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS. Types other than Latin1 are supported as long as the collation type is CP1_CI_AS.
·         The required server roles for the VMM admin account on the VMM database are dbcreator, process admin, and security admin.
·         Database role membership should be db_owner.


   Recommended Hardware Requirements for the VMM Database Server

  Hardware Component           Up to 150 Hosts                                                   More than 150 Hosts
  Processor                                            Dual x64 CPU, 2.8 GHz or faster                  Dual x64 CPU, 2.8 GHz or faster 
  RAM                                                    4 GB                                                              8 GB
  Disk                                                     150 GB                                                          200 GB

  Software Requirements for the VMM Database Server

Software                                            Requirement Notes
  A supported operating system          A full installation of Windows Server 2008 R2 (Standard, Enterprise, or
                                                                Datacenter) with SP1 or later. If SQL Server is clustered, only Enterprise and
                                                                 Datacenter are supported.
  SQL Server versions                           SQL Server 2008 R2 Datacenter (32-bit and 64-bit) with SP1 or later
                                                          SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise (32-bit and 64-bit) with SP1 or later
  SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard (32-bit and 64-bit) with SP1 or later
  SQL Server 2008 Enterprise (32-bit and 64-bit) with SP2 or later
  SQL Server 2008 Standard (32-bit and 64-bit) with SP2 or


  VMM Library Server
  The VMM library server is essentially a store for the physical fi les that serve as the building blocks for Hyper-V hosts, virtual machines, and services. The templates and metadata are actually stored in the VMM database. Examples include the following:
·         VM and service templates
·         Service deployment confi gurations
·         Virtual hard disks
·         ISO images
·         Scripts
·         Several types of profi les
·         Stored virtual machines and services
·         Update baselines and catalogs


  The general requirements for the VMM library server include the following:
·         The VMM library server must be a member of an Active Directory domain. If that domain differs from the one containing the VMM server, a two-way trust relationship must exist between the two domains.
·         The name of the server cannot exceed 15 characters.
·         VMM includes support for highly available library shares on a failover cluster.

·         VMM requires an SMB/CIFS-based fi le server. It does not support case-sensitive fi le servers such as Windows Services for UNIX or NFS.

   Hardware component                           Recommended Hardware Requirement
   Processor                                               Dual x86 or x64 CPU, 3.2 GHz or faster
   RAM                                                       2 GB
   Disk                                                       Depends on the number and size of library files

   Software Requirements
   Software Requirement                                                     Notes
   A supported operating system               A core or full installation of Windows Server 2008 R2                                                                           (Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter) with SP1 or later (x64). If                                                             the VMM library is clustered, only Enterprise or Datacenter SKU                                                            is supported.A core or full installation of Windows Server 2008                                                              with SP2 (x86 or x64). If the VMM library is clustered, only                                                                  Enterprise or Datacenter SKU is supported. Windows Server                                                                  2008 R2 with SP1 or later is the preferred operating system.
  Windows remote management
(WinRM) 1.1 or 2.0
                                                 WinRM 1.1 is included in Windows Server 2008 and the WS-                                                                 Management service is set to start automatically (delayed start).WinRM                                            2.0 is included in Windows Server 2008 R2, and theWS-Management service                                        is set to start automatically (delayed start).


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