How to Connect to Private Clouds
Updated: June 1, 2015
Applies To: System Center 2012 - App Controller, System Center 2012 SP1 - App Controller, System Center 2012 R2 App Controller
Connecting a System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) Server to App Controller
To connect App Controller to a VMM server
On the Clouds page, click Connect, and then click VMM Server.
In the Connect dialog box, enter a name for this connection. This name is displayed in the Name column of Clouds page.
Add an optional description in the Description text box.
In the Server name text box, enter the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the VMM management server.
In the Port field, enter a port number that matches the port used by the VMM management server (default: 8100).
If you plan to copy files and templates to and from VMM cloud libraries, do the following:
Check Automatically import SSL certificates.
SSL certificates must be imported to the App Controller server in order to copy files or templates to and from VMM cloud libraries. In order for the import to succeed, users need to be part of all of the following roles: the local administrator of the App Controller server, local administrator of the VMM server, and VMM administrator.
Grant the App Controller server access to the VMM library shares. This needs to be done in order to copy resources and virtual machines from the VMM library into Windows Azure the App Controller server.
Using the VMM Console, add the machine account (e.g. AppControllerServer$) or the domain user account to the VMM User role with access to the library share:
If the "App Controller Windows Azure Provider" (cmazure) service is running as "Network Service", then the App Controller machine account needs read-only access to VMM library shares.
If the "App Controller Windows Azure Provider" (cmazure) service is running as a domain user, then that domain user needs read-only access to VMM library shares.
Click OK to create the connection.
You may then be asked to select which VMM user role to use from the new VMM server connection for the current session.