SCVMM2012: Adding a host from an untrusted domain or workgroup

This quick guide is for those that want to deploy the agents to a host that doesn’t share the Virtual Machine Managers domain.

There are two steps. Firstly we must install the agent on the host, then we must add the host to VMM and import the security key generated during the agent setup. Here are those steps in detail.

Step 1: Agent Setup

This article is using the Release Candidate.

On the host, Launch setup.exe, from the installation screen select Local Agent

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Select Next

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Read the terms, select I agree the terms of this notice then select Next

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You can select the path to install the agent then select Next

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Select This host is on a perimeter network then enter the encryption key

Select the directory to export the file to or leave the default.

Optionally you can choose to use a CA signed certificate. When finished select Next.

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Choose the network name or select IP address (You use when adding the host to SCVMM). Select Next

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Update or use the default ports used for communication and file transfer then select Next.

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You are ready to install the agent. Select Install.

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Select Finish

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Step 2: Add the host to SVMM

Copy the Security file generated in Step 1 to an area you can access from the VMM server.

Launch the SCVMM console, select Add Resources then select Hyper-V Hosts and Clusters

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Select Windows Server computers in perimeter network, then select Next

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Enter the Computer name or IP address that you used in Step 1, enter the Encryption key then browse to the Security File. Select the destination Host group then select Add. Select Next.

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If the host has already been managed by VMM you can reassociate the machine, add any virtual machine placement paths (note this can be done later) then select Next.

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Confirm the settings and select Finish.

*Note you can view the PowerShell script by select View Script.

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That’s it, the job window will launch and the results of installation will appear there. On completion you will be able to manage your hosts.

* This article is using the Release Candidate.

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Posted on October 4, 2011 at 12:21 pm by Ronnie · Permalink
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