How to Add vCenter Server 6.5 in Microsoft SCVMM 2016

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Adding vCenter Server 6.5 in Microsoft SCVMM 2016

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2016 (SCVMM) is a management solution for the virtualized data center. You can use SCVMM to configure and manage your virtualization host, networking, and storage resources in order to create and deploy virtual machines and services to private clouds that you have created. SCVMM can also Manage and monitor heterogeneous and open systems, including Linux, Hyper-V, and VMware. Take a look at my detailed comparison article between VMware vs Hyper-v. SCVMM allows you to Add vCenter Server 6.5 in Microsoft SCVMM 2016. It gives the option to manage your VMware workloads from Microsoft SCVMM Management console.  In this article , I will explain how to Add vCenter Server 6.5 in Microsoft SCVMM 2016 to manage the VMware Virtual machines from Microsoft Management Console SCVMM 2016.

How to Add vCenter Server 6.5 in Microsoft SCVMM 2016

For communications between the VMM management server and the vCenter Server, encryption using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) requires a certificate to verify the identity of the vCenter Server. You can either use a self-signed certificate for the vCenter Server, or a third-party, verified certificate. If you are using a self-signed certificate, you can manually import the certificate to the Trusted People certificate store on the VMM management server before you add the vCenter Server, or you can import the certificate during this procedure when you are prompted to do this.

Login to the Virtual Machine Manager Console, Open the Fabric workspace. In the Fabric pane, Add Resources  and Click on VMware vCenter Server

Add vCenter Server 6.5 in Microsoft SCVMM 2016

In the Computer name box, enter the fully qualified domain name (FQDN), NetBIOS name, or IP address of the vCenter Server. In the TCP/IP port box, enter the port to use to connect to the vCenter Server. By default, VMM uses TCP/IP port 443 to connect to the server through Secure Socket Layer (SSL).

In the Security area, select or clear the Communicate with VMware ESX hosts in secure mode check box. If selected, a certificate and public key are required for each ESX or ESXi host that is managed by the vCenter Server. If you clear the check box, only Run As account credentials are required for communication. By default, this check box is selected (recommended).

You can use “Run AS Account” to specify the administrative account used to connect to the vCenter Server. Click on Browse.

You can make use of existing Run As account , if created already or click on Create Run As Account. Click on Ok.

Specify the Name for the Run As Account. Specify the username and password for the particular Active Directory Account. Click on Finish.

You can select the recently created Run As Account called “vCenter Admin” and click on OK.

Once all the inputs are entered, Click on Finish to Add vCenter Server 6.5 in SCVMM 2016.

If you are using a self-signed certificate for the vCenter Server, and you have not manually copied the certificate into the Trusted People certificate store on the VMM management server, the Import Certificate dialog box appears. In the Import Certificate dialog box, review the VMware certificate information, and then click Import to add the certificate to the Trusted People certificate store.

That’s it. I have added the vCenter 6.5 into SCVMM 2016 management console. I have also added another vCenter Server 6.0 too in the VMM Console.

That’s it. We are done and ready to manage the VMware Virtual Machines from SCVMM 2016 management console. I hope this is informative for you. Thanks for Reading!! Be social and share it in social media, if you feel worth sharing it.

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