Installing and Evaluating VMM2012 RC

I’m just running through another SCVMM 2012 install and this time thought to capture the steps.

System requirements and prerequisite information for the release candidate is available in the official TechNet deployment documentation here.

Step by Step

*Note I’m using the Release Candidate here and at this time am not creating a Self Service Portal

Extracted the installation files from VMM.EVAL.RC, choose a path then launch setup from there.

Select Install

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Select VMM management server (*note I will install the self service portal elsewhere)

VMM console is automatically selected, select Next

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Enter the company registration information and the product key (no key required for RC)

Select Next

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confirm the licence agreement and select Next

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choose whether you will join the CEIP then select Next

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choose if you want automatic updates from Microsoft, select Next

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Select the installation location then select Next

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Review and resolve and issues with perquisites, in my case we see not enough memory but as this is my lab I’ll leave it and continue, when done select Next

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Enter the SQL server name and port if not using default. Enter the user name and password for connecting to the database. Enter the SQL instance name and Select either New database or existing database. Select Next.

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This screen is where you decide what user account will be used to run the VMM service. For a Highly available installation you must use a domain account. Also for a Highly available installation you must store the encryption keys in Active Directory.

I would suggest that this is better option for future proofing your installation. If you need to rebuild the server then the keys will be available in AD.

For a detailed article on VMM key management requirements and setup you can read the VMM 2012 Encryption Management article on SCVMM team blog. Additionally there is a link on the screen to the online documentation.

When ready select Next

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Here you can modify the default ports used, for more information on ports look at the TechNet Wiki here. When done select Next.

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Here you can select to enter a name for the library share or accept the default. Alternatively select an exiting share. Note if you are installing SCVMM on cluster these option will be greyed out and you can setup a library share later.

When done select Next.

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Optional: as my install is on a Hyper-V VM? I’m taking a snapshot, if there’s any issue I won’t have to fill in all the details again!.

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Review your settings and select Install

That’s it, it worked for me. Now onto some hosts…

Check out the TechNet Wiki VMM 2012 Survival guide for lots more on SCVMM

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Posted on October 4, 2011 at 11:26 am by Ronnie · Permalink
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  1. Written by Ronnie
    on October 5, 2011 at 1:23 am
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    oops, in my infinate wisdom I posted this incomplete. It’s now updated.

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