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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Private Cloud using VMM 2012

 

I’ve shared about Private Cloud using VMM 2008 R2 and SSP 2.0 either in events or discussion sharing. Now it’s time to move up one level by looking what’s VMM 2012 has offered in term of private cloud.

I will start by describing what’s Private Cloud for those who is still news with virtualization. A Private cloud is a cloud that is provisioned and managed on-premises by an organization. The cloud is deployed using an organization own hardware to take advantages of the cloud model. Using VMM 2012, an organization can manage the cloud definition, cloud assignment, access to cloud and the underlying physical resources.

Let look how’s VMM 2012 configuration on Private Cloud. Some picture is shown as thumbnail as i think it is not important or already available in current version. But you can still view it by clicking on it.

3 Simple steps:

  • Cloud Definition
  • Assignment to Cloud
  • Access to the Cloud

This is the ribbon available for private cloud:-

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Cloud Definition

Compare to previous VMM 2008 R2 version, VMM 2012 has a another group special for Clouds and no longer using Hosts Group. Below is the sample of 2 Private Cloud which I've created. Each Cloud is dedicated according to hypervisor version .

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In Cloud definition, you can assign resources based on host group, identify logical network, load balancer, Virtual IP, storage and Library which can use in the cloud.

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Next, You can define the Capacity Limit for this particular cloud.

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Then Virtual Machine Capability Profiles based on hypervisor capacity. This can eliminate any mistake during virtual machine provisioning based on hypervisor platform.

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User Assigment to Cloud

To control access to Private Cloud, you need to assign user to the cloud. During assignment of  Private Cloud, you can configure extra setting such as roles, members, cloud assignment, quota, templates resources and actions to the managed Virtual Machine in the Private Cloud.

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This is the scope that you define to access based on Cloud (which you’ve configured above) and additional cool features is receive PRO TIPS in Self Service Portal.

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Then, quota assignment for the Private Cloud

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Access to Private Cloud

To Access Private Cloud, it is still remain the same layout. Just key in the URL of the self service portal

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Neat right. Once Cloud has defined you can look into next stage: Service Management. Check out Service Management using VMM 2012 in this link:_ http://www.ms4u.info/2011/04/deploy-services-via-vmm-2012-beta.html 

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