SCVMM 2012 R2 allows you to manage and control virtual machines running on the Hyper-V hosts. However, for this, you need to add Hyper-V hosts to SCVMM 2012 R2 Management server. Once you added the Hyper-V hosts to SCVMM Management server, you can create, delete, and manage virtual machines on the added hosts. We assume that you have already read the previous post in which we have explained step by step SCVMM 2012 R2 installation guide. In this post, we will continue to use the same VMM server to explain how to add a Hyper-V host to SCVMM 2012 R2 Management server. However, before proceeding to next, first, you need to ensure the following:
- VMM Management server and Hyper-V host are properly connected to each other.
- VMM Management Server and Hyper-V host are the members of the same domain.
- The Windows Firewall is configured to allow communication between VMM management server and Hyper-V host. You may turn off the Windows Firewall for the testing purpose.
Adding Hyper-V Hosts to SCVMM 2012 R2
In order to add Hyper-V hosts to SCVMM management server, the following steps need to be followed:
- Open the Virtual Machine Manager console on the VMM management server.
Note: Sometimes, you may get an error while opening the VMM console. To resolve this, you may need to reboot VMM management server. If the problem still exists, restart the Virtual Machine Manager service using the Services console.
- In the VMs and Services section, scroll down and right-click the All Hosts option, and then select the Add Hyper-V Hosts and Clusters option.
- On the Resource Location page of the Add Resource Wizard page, review all the available options that you can use. For the testing purpose, we will select the Windows Server computers in a trusted Active Directory domain option.
- On the Credentials page, select the Manually enter the credentials option and specify domain administrator account details in DomainName\Administrator format and then click Next.
- On the Discovery Scope page, select Specify Windows Server computers by names, type the IP address or computer name of the Hyper-V host that yu want to add and then click Next.
- On the Target Resources page, select the Computer name check box in the Discovered computers section and then click Next.
- On the Host Settings page, accept the default Host group (All Hosts) and then click Next. We will explain how to create and manage the host group in a separate article.
- On the Summary page, click Finish to complete the task. Monitor the status of the Jobs window and close it once the Hyper-V host is added.
- Now, you will see all the virtual machines, if any, of the added Hyper-V host. In the following figure, you can see that host1 is added in the Virtual Machine Connection console.
- Now, you can manage the added Hyper-V hosts using the Virtual Machine Connection console.
In this article, we have explained a step by step guide “how to add Hyper-V hosts to SCVMM”. Hope, you loved it. If you get stuck anywhere, please drop your queries in the comment box.