How to use VMM Network Builder #scvmm #azure #cloud #winserv #NBT


Anjay Ajodha and Matt McGlynn are Program Manager Interns on the System Center VMM team.

They spent their summer analyzing customer pain points regarding networking in VMM and have developed a small tool that should help ease the frustration with setting up VLAN-isolated networks in VMM. To help you get started quickly with networking in VMM and to simplify the process of creating new networks, we have created a UI add-in.

An entire basic networking setup can be created with this tool that can either be applied to hosts directly or used as a generic networking object base to be modified for customization to your configuration. VMM Network Builder compresses the steps required to build a logical switch. This tool will create networks that utilize VLAN isolation and is not purposed for creating NVGRE networking configurations.

and this is to bad the creation of a NVGRE network is often not easy.

Download the VMM Network Builder tool here :

An quick installer Takes you to the next step. You need to import the Console or just run this from the installation folder.




import add in console in the settings you can pick the import console add in.


Normally you would go to the installer folder but now the .Zip is on your desktop odd place ( I was looking in the installed folder )



After the import there is an extra Icon in the title bar “ build a network “



Starting the VMM Network Builder



I already have a management Network and the VMM Network Builder won’t create a second one.


I’ll pick my creative name VMMBAD VMM Builder Address Device



Create a IP pool and a if you want a static pool.



then make a choice, I’ll pick to a host.


I pick a host for this network.


And in VMM you can see this network as created, with the vlan and the IP subnets


A lot more options are in the tool. Play with the tools and maybe it is the right thing for you.

Download the VMM Network Builder tool here :



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#scvmm VMM 2012 SP1 book published @edvaldocardoso

Fellow MVP Edvaldo Alessandro Cardoso made a great Cook Book about Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012.
You can order this excellent Cook Book here

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Microsoft Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) is a management solution for the virtualized datacenter, enabling Administrators to configure and manage their virtualization host, networking, and storage resources in order to create and deploy virtual machines and services to private clouds.

Covering the VMM 2012 SP1 and Windows 2012 features, architecture design, deloyment planning this book is full of tips, techniques and solutions. It will guide to create, deploy and manage your own Private Cloud with a mix of Hypervisors: Hyper-V, Vmware ESXi and Citrix XenServer.

What you will learn

  • VMM Architecture and planning for a real word deployment
  • Network Virtualization, Gateway integration, Storage integration, Resource Throttling, Availability options
  • Operations Manager (SCOM) deployment and integration with VMM
  • SC APP Controller (SCAC) deployment and integration with VMM to manage Private and Public Cloud (Azure)
  • Cluster deployment with VMM Bare Metal
  • Create and deploying Virtual Machines from Templates
  • Deploy an High Available VMM Management Server
  • Managing Hyper-V, Vmware and Citrix from VMM
  • Upgrade from SCVMM 2008R2 to SCVMM 2012 SP1
  • Monitoring VMware with Veeam Management Pack

Currently, no other book offers thorough coverage of System Center VMM 2012 SP1 and integration with App Controller and SCOM.

We are very excited to announce the Release Candidate of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 (VMM)

Release Candidate Available

We are very excited to announce the Release Candidate of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 (VMM) and the correspondingEvaluation VHD. This is a great step forward in enabling our customers to create Private Cloud Solutions, and will allow you to begin creating your Private Cloud environments. Virtual Machine Manager delivers industry leading fabric, virtual machine and services management in private cloud environments. We have made many improvements since the Beta of VMM, and our Product Team has summed up the improvements on theVMM Team Blog.


System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 delivers industry leading fabric managment, virtual machine management and services deployment in private cloud environments. Virtual Machine Manager 2012 offers key new features that include hypervisor creation and management, network management, storage management, private cloud creation, self-service usage and service creation. It features deep investments in server application virtualization, service design and service modeling all of which can be used to efficiently offer an on-premises private cloud.
Feature Summary

  • Fabric Management
    • Hyper-V and Cluster Lifecycle Management – Deploy Hyper-V to bare metal server, create Hyper-V clusters, orchestrate patching of a Hyper-V Cluster
    • Third Party Virtualization Platforms – Add and Manage Citrix XenServer and VMware ESX Hosts and Clusters
    • Network Management – Manage IP Address Pools, MAC Address Pools and Load Balancers
    • Storage Management – Classify storage, Manage Storage Pools and LUNs
  • Resource Optimization
    • Dynamic Optimization – proactively balance the load of VMs across a cluster
    • Power Optimization – schedule power savings to use the right number of hosts to run your workloads – power the rest off until they are needed
    • PRO – integrate with System Center Operations Manager to respond to application-level performance monitors
  • Cloud Management
    • Abstract server, network and storage resources into private clouds
    • Delegate access to private clouds with control of capacity, capabilities and user quotas
    • Enable self-service usage for application administrator to author, deploy, manage and decommission applications in the private cloud
  • Service Lifecycle Management
    • Define service templates to create sets of connected virtual machines, os images and applica tion packages
    • Compose operating system images and applications during service deployment
    • Scale out the number of virtual machines in a service
    • Service performance and health monitoring integrated with System Center Operations Manager
    • Decouple OS image and application updates through image-based servicing
    • Leverage powerful application virtualization technologies such as Server App-V

Load Balancer Providers


  • Setup Upgrade
    • New in RC: Upgrade and setup will support the following upgrade paths:

– VMM 2008 R2 SP1 > VMM 2012 RC > VMM 2012 RTM

– VMM 2012 RC > VMM 2012 RTM