Creating Service Templates in VMM
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
In Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), a service is a set of virtual machines that are configured and deployed together and are managed as a single entity—for example, a deployment of a multi-tier line-of-business application.
A service template defines the configuration of a service. In VMM, you use the Service Template Designer to create a service template. The service template includes information about the virtual machines that are deployed as part of the service, which applications to install on the virtual machines, and the networking configuration needed for the service (including the use of a load balancer).
Before creating a service template, review the information in Preparing to Create Services in VMM.
The following topics provide information to help you create a service template in VMM:
For an overview of services, see Creating and Deploying Services in VMM Overview.