How to Connect to a VMM Management Server by Using the VMM Console
Updated: May 13, 2016
Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager
You can use the following procedure to use the Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) console to connect to a VMM management server.
To use the VMM console, you must be a member of a user role in VMM.
To connect to a VMM management server by using the VMM console
On a computer on which the VMM console is installed, if the Virtual Machine Manager Console icon is displayed on the desktop, double-click it. Otherwise, click Start and search by typing virtual. When the Virtual Machine Manager Console listing appears, click it.
In the Connect to Server dialog box, do one of the following:
If you installed the VMM console on the same computer as the VMM management server, the Server name box contains the local VMM management server (localhost) using the port that you assigned during the installation of the VMM management server. The default port setting is 8100.
To use the VMM console to connect to a VMM management server that is installed on a different computer, in the Server name box, type the name of the computer on which the VMM management server is installed, followed by a colon, and then the connection port that you assigned during the installation of that VMM management server. For example, type
If you want to connect using an account other than the current account, select Specify credentials and then enter a User name and Password.
If you want to connect to another VMM management server the next time that you open the VMM console, ensure that the Automatically connect with these settings check box is not selected.
If your account belongs to more than one user role for this VMM management server, the Select User Role dialog box appears. In the Select User Role dialog box, select the user role that you would like to use for your session, and then click OK.