Add-SCVirtualizationManager

Adds a VMware vCenter Server to VMM.

Syntax

Add-SCVirtualizationManager [-ComputerName] <String> [-Certificate <ClientCertificate>]
 -Credential <VMMCredential> [-Description <String>] [-EnableSecureMode <Boolean>] [-JobVariable <String>]
 [-PROTipID <Guid>] [-RunAsynchronously] [-TCPPort <UInt32>] [-VMMServer <ServerConnection>]
 [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Add-SCVirtualizationManager cmdlet adds a VMware vCenter Server to your Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) environment so that VMM can connect to the vCenter Server and import its data. After you add the vCenter Server to VMM, you need to add the VMware ESX hosts associated with the vCenter Server before VMM can manage the virtual machines deployed on those hosts.

The default port used to connect to a VMware VirtualCenter Server computer is TCP port 443.

Examples

Example 1: Add a VMware vCenter Server to VMM

PS C:\> $RunAsAccount = Get-SCRunAsAccount -Name "RunAsAccount03"
PS C:\> $Cert = Get-SCCertificate -ComputerName "vCenterServer01.Contoso.com"
PS C:\> Add-SCVirtualizationManager -ComputerName "vCenterServer01.Contoso.com" -Certificate $Cert -TCPPort 443 -Credential $RunAsAccount

The first command gets the Run As account object named RunAsAccount03 and stores the object in the $RunAsAccount variable. The required credentials for this operation are either a local Administrator account or a domain account with administrator rights on the vCenter Server that you want to add as a virtualization manager to VMM.

The second command obtains the security certificate from vCenterrServer01 and stores it in the $Cert variable.

The last command adds the virtualization manager object named vCenterServer01 to the VMM database, imports the security certificate object, and specifies that VMM will use TCP port 443 (the default port) to connect to that server. As the last command is processed, $Credential provides your Run As credentials to Add-SCVirtualizationManager.

Example 2: Add multiple VMware vCenter Servers to VMM

PS C:\> $Credential = Get-SCRunAsAccount -Name "RunAsAccount03" 
PS C:\> $Servers = "vCenterServer01.Contoso.com", "vCenterServer02.Contoso.com"
PS C:\> ForEach ($Server in $Servers) {$Cert = Get-SCCertificate -ComputerName $Server;  Add-SCVirtualizationManager -ComputerName $Server -Certificate $Cert -TCPPort 443 -Credential $Credential}

The first command gets the Run As account object named RunAsAccount03 and stores the object in the $RunAsAccount variable. The required credentials for this operation are either a local Administrator account or a domain account with administrator rights on the vCenter Server that you want to add as a virtualization manager to VMM.

The second command stores the strings "vCenterServer01.Contoso.com" and "vCenterServer02.Contoso.com", which are the names of two VMware vCenter Servers, in the $Servers variable.

The last command adds the two servers to VMM and specifies that VMM will import the security certificates and use TCP port 443 (the default port) to connect to the virtualization manager service on vCenterServer01 and vCenterServer02. As this command is processed, $Credential provides your Run As credentials to Add-SCVirtualizationManager.

For more information about the standard Windows PowerShell ForEach loop statement, type Get-Help about_ForEach.

Parameters

-Certificate

Specifies a security certificate object.

Type:ClientCertificate
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ComputerName

Specifies the name of a computer that VMM can uniquely identify on your network. The acceptable values for this parameter are:

- FQDN

  • IPv4 or IPv6 address
  • NetBIOS name

Type:String
Required:True
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Credential

Specifies a credential object or, for some cmdlets, a Run As account object that contains the user name and password of an account that has permission to perform this action. Or, in the case of Restart-SCJob, has permission to complete a restarted task.

For more information about the PSCredential object, type Get-Help Get-Credential.

For more information about Run As accounts, type Get-Help New-SCRunAsAccount.

Type:VMMCredential
Required:True
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Description

Specifies a description for the vCenter Server.

Type:String
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-EnableSecureMode

Indicates whether VMM communicates with VMware ESX hosts and Citrix XenServer hosts in secure mode. The default value is $True.

Type:Boolean
Aliases:SecureMode
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-JobVariable

Specifies that job progress is tracked and stored in the variable named by this parameter.

Type:String
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-PROTipID

Specifies the ID of the Performance and Resource Optimization tip (PRO tip) that triggered this action. This parameter lets you audit PRO tips.

Type:Guid
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-RunAsynchronously

Indicates that the job runs asynchronously so that control returns to the command shell immediately.

Type:SwitchParameter
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-TCPPort

Specifies a numeric value that represents a TCP port.

Type:UInt32
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-VMMServer

Specifies a VMM server object.

Type:ServerConnection
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Outputs

VirtualizationManager

This cmdlet returns a **VirtualizationManager** object.