The Managing Services in SCVMM and App Controller module provides you with the instruction and server hardware to develop your hands on skills in the defined topics. This module includes the following exercises:

  • Add Hyper-V Servers to Virtual Machine Manager
  • Create Virtual Machine Manager Library
  • Store Virtual Machine in Library
  • Create a VM Template
  • Create a Service Template
  • Deploy a Service

Estimated time to complete this lab: 90 minutes.

Exercise 1 - Add Hyper-V Servers to Virtual Machine Manager

In this exercise, you will configure the firewall rules to allow Virtual Machine Manager to manage the Hyper-V hosts in the lab. After which, you will set up an SCRunAsAccount user that will be used for managing the Hyper-V hosts in the Virtual Machine Manager console.

Please note that you may have seen these tasks in previous modules. You need to perform this exercise again, because the Hyper-V servers are not managed by default in Virtual Machine Manager as per lab setup.

Exercise 2 - Create Virtual Machine Manager Library

System Center Virtual Machine Manager library is a compilation of resources that can be utilized to create and manage virtual machines. The library hosts components like virtual hard disks, virtual machine templates, hardware settings stored in VMM database.

A server running SCVMM is automatically designated as the library server and use a folder called MSSCVMMLibrary as a repository for Application Framework and virtual hard disks which can be used as storage for VM templates.

You may recall that this exercise is a repeat of earlier lab that you performed in a previous modules. You must complete this exercise to be able to deploy the service template that you will roll out in the later exercise.

Exercise 3 - Store Virtual Machine in Library

Virtual machines created in Hyper-V server are typically placed in a library for easy access and for the purpose of deploying VMs as a service to the network.

In this exercise, you will perform the required tasks to store virtual machines in a library.

Exercise 4 - Create a VM Template

When a service is about to be deployed in a network, the service must be based on a functional virtual machine in Hyper-V server. In this task, you will create virtual machine template based on a working VM in Hyper-V server.

Exercise 5 - Create a Service Template

Virtual Machines that can potentially run a network services can be used as basis for a service template. In this exercise, you will create a service template using PLABWIN811 virtual machine in Hyper-V.

Exercise 6 - Deploy a Service

After setting the requirements for deploying a service, the service can be rolled out as a working virtual machine in Virtual Machine Manager.

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