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

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Adding VMware ESX hosts or host clusters to VMM

Now that you've integrated vCenter with VMM, you can start adding the ESX hosts that are to be managed by VMM.

Getting ready

The following is a list of some prerequisites and recommendations that need to be taken into account when adding VMware hosts to VMM 2012 SP1:

  • The VMware vCenter Server that manages the ESX hosts must already be configured and integrated into VMM.
  • The host must be running a supported version of VMware vSphere. For more information, see Chapter 1, VMM 2012 Architecture.
  • If encryption is required for communication between VMM and the vSphere hosts, a certificate and public key for each managed ESX/ESXi host will be needed.
  • Although it is not a requirement, you can create a host group ...

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