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Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Cookbook by Edvaldo Alessandro Cardoso

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Installing a VMM management server on an additional node of a cluster

Now that we have our first node running, we are going to deploy the second node of the VMM cluster. This recipe will guide you on how to add the additional VMM nodes to an existing VMM management cluster.

You can install VMM management servers on up to 16 nodes on a cluster, but keep in mind that only one VMM management service will be active at a time.

The VMM console, in case of a failover, will reconnect automatically to the VMM management server as you are using the cluster service name to connect.

Getting ready

Before we start the installation of an additional node for VMM 2012, close any connections (VMM console, PowerShell, any web portal) to the primary VMM management node. ...

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