System Requirements: VMM Self-Service Portal in System Center 2012


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager


As of System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1), the Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) Self-Service Portal has been removed.

Hardware Requirements

The following tables provide the minimum and recommended hardware requirements for the VMM Self-Service Portal based on the number of concurrent connections that are maintained on the Web server.

Maintaining up to 10 concurrent connections

Hardware component Minimum Recommended
Processor Pentium 4, 2.8 GHz Pentium 4, 2.8 GHz
Hard disk space 512 MB 20 GB

Maintaining more than 10 concurrent connections

Hardware component Minimum Recommended
Processor Pentium 4, 2.8 GHz Dual-Core 64-bit, 3.2 GHz or greater
Hard disk space 10 GB 40 GB

Software Requirements

The following software must be installed prior to installing the VMM Self-Service Portal.

Software Requirement Notes
A supported operating system For more information, see Supported Operating Systems later in this topic.
Web Server (IIS) You must install the Web Server (IIS) role and the following Web Server (IIS) features:

- .NET Extensibility
- Default Document
- Directory Browsing
- HTTP Errors
- IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility
- IIS 6 WMI Compatibility
- ISAPI Extensions
- ISAPI Filters
- Request Filtering
- Static Content
Windows PowerShell 2.0 Windows PowerShell 2.0 is included in Windows Server 2008 R2.
At least Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 (SP1) On a computer running Windows Server 2008 R2, if the .NET Framework 3.5.1 feature is not installed (it is not installed by default), the VMM setup wizard will install the feature.

Supported Operating Systems

Operating System Edition Service Pack System Architecture
Windows Server 2008 R2 (full installation) Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter Service Pack 1 or earlier x64


Installing the VMM Self-Service Portal on a computer that is running Windows ServerĀ® 2012 is not supported.

Additional information

  • Installing the VMM Self-Service Portal on a domain controller is not supported.

  • To use the VMM Self-Service Portal, client computers must be running Internet Explorer 8 or Internet Explorer 9.

  • For better performance, it is recommended that you install the VMM Self-Service Portal on a separate computer from the VMM management server.

For information about installing the VMM Self-Service Portal, see Installing and Opening the VMM Self-Service Portal.