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SCVMM 2012 review - Part 6: Self-service empowerment, service deployment and conclusion


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#1 Michael Pietroforte

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 08:34 PM

In this final part we cover how Self-Service users can use SCVMM 2012 to deploy VMs to private clouds, how the new Services construct allows deployment and management of a group of VMs as a unit and we conclude with a few final thoughts.

Whilst the concept of self-service users existed in SCVMM 2008 it’s been expanded in this new version. Self-service users can now use either the web based self-service interface (for backward compatibility) or a locked down version of the SCVMM console.


Self-service empowerment in SCVMM 2012
They can create VMs across all three hypervisors through SCVMM and they deploy their VMs to private clouds. Administrators create self-service user roles and assign these to clouds with each user role having specific quotas for their resources. There’s a simple network diagram that self-service users see when they deploy their VM(s) to a cloud. Unlike SCVMM 2008 self-service users can create their own templates and profiles if given permission to do so and they can now also create VMs from building blocks such as VHDs, rather than being limited to administrator provided templates.

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