Monday, 12 August 2013

70-247 Series: Part 18

Configure the Fabric (27%)

Configure VMM Library Servers


The System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Library Server is used to hold files for Virtual Machine Manager. The files stored on the library server include:

  • File-based Resources:
  • Virtual Hard Disks
  • Virtual Floppy Disks
  • ISO Images
  • Scripts
  • Drivers
  • Application Packages
  • Templates and Profiles:
  • Virtual Machine Templates
  • Hardware Profiles
  • Guest Operating System Profiles
  • Cloud Libraries
  • Stored Virtual Machines
  • Add a Library Server

    Create a Share on a File Server (see below)


    In the VMM Console, select the Library Workspace and click Add Library Server


    Choose a Run As account or Enter Credentials


    Choose a server


    Choose a share and choose whether or not to add default resources



    Associate a Library Server with a Host Group

    You can associate Library Servers with host groups, this allows for resources to be "close" to the servers the resources will be used on. For example, if you don't want 60GB VHD files transferring across your WAN.

    Right click the Library Server and click Properties


    Select the host group association


    Add resources to a Library Server

    Adding resources to a library server is as simple as copying and pasting the resources into the share. You can arrange the share however you want. You can copy any of the items listed above into the share.

    Create/Modify Equivalent Objects

    To view Equivalent Objects, you can select the relevant section in the Library Workspace


    To mark two objects as equivalents, select the two objects, right-click and select Mark Equivalent.


    View/Remove Orphaned Resources

    If Templates, reference resources that were located on a Library Server that has been removed, you can view the orphaned resources in the relevant section in the Library Workspace.


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