How to add Hyper-V Hosts in Virtual Machine Manager 2016?

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Adding hyper-v hosts in virtual machine Manager

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2016 (SCVMM 2016) 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. If you have multiple Hyper-V server, you need Virtual Machine Manager to manage the Hyper-V hosts . Virtual Machine Manger is required to perform all the advanced administrative tasks such as creating Virtual Machine template, creating virtual machines using templates, migrate virtual machines from one Hyper-V server to another Hyper-V host using Live migration, create and manage checkpoints, manage cloud, create services, etc. In the previous post, we have discussed about How to install Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM 2016). We will talk about how to add Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016 into Virtual Machine Manager 2016.

Adding Hyper-V hosts in Virtual Machine Manager 2016

To add Hyper-V servers into the Virtual Machine Manager, Login to your Virtual Machine Manager Console. Open the Fabric workspace, In the Fabric pane, click Servers >Add Resources ->Hyper-V Hosts and Clusters

In the “Resource Location” Page, select “Windows Server computers in a trusted Active Directory domain” and Click on next to continue. You can also add Windows Server computers in untrusted Active directory domain and in a Perimeter network. You can use physical computer profiles to be provisioned computers into Hyper-V hosts.

In the “Credentials” page, click on “Browse” to choose the Run AS account. If a Run As account is provided then it will be used while adding the host as well as for future access to the host during its lifetime. You can even manually enter the credentials. Manually entered credentials will only be used while adding the Hyper-v Server. One the Hyper-V host is added , VMM service account will be added as local administrator on the host and used to provide any future access for the hosts. I have manually entered the credentials , Click on Next to continue.

In the “Discovery Scope” Wizard, Enter the hostname of all the Hyper-V Servers that you want to manage using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2016. You can enter multiple Hyper-V servers computer name, Enter Hyper-V host computer name in a separate line.  You can also specify an Active directory query to search  for windows server computers. Click On Next.

In Target Resources wizard, VMM displays the discovered Hyper-V Servers  2016 based on the input provided in the previous wizard. Select the Computers to add and click on Next.

add Hyper-V host in Virtual Machine Manager

In the “Host Settings” Page, select the “Host Group” in which you want to add the Hyper-V hosts in Virtual Machine Manager 2016. If the selected hosts is currently managed by another Virtual Machine Manager, You can select the option “Reassociate this hosts with this VMM environment”. As of now, I am adding the servers under “All hosts” host group. You can also define Virtual machine placement paths. Click on Next.

In the summary Wizard, verify and confirm the selected settings and click on Finish.

Under Recent Jobs, you can notice the progress of the Job “Add Virtual machine host”. There are multiple steps will be executed as part of “Add Virtual Machine host” Job.

Once “Add Virtual Machine host” task is completed,  you will be able to see the added Hyper-V Server 2016 under Servers and All Hosts group. You will be now able to manage the Hyper-v hosts from Virtual Machine Manager 2016.

Adding hyper-v hosts in virtual machine Manager

That’s it. We are done with adding Hyper-V server 2016 into Virtual Machine Manager 2016. 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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