Today, is the public release of the System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal (VMMSSP) 2.0 Release Candidate.
What is VMMSSP?
VMMSSP is a fully supported, partner-extensible solution built on top of Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V, and System Center VMM. You can use it to pool, allocate, and manage resources to offer infrastructure as a service and to deliver the foundation for a private cloud platform inside your datacenter.
VMMSSP includes a pre-built web-based user interface that has sections for both the datacenter managers and the business unit IT consumers, with role-based access control. VMMSSP also includes a dynamic provisioning engine. VMMSSP reduces the time needed to provision infrastructures and their components by offering business unit “on-boarding,” infrastructure request and change management. The VMMSSP package also includes detailed guidance on how to implement VMMSSP inside your environment. VMMSSP is not an upgrade to the existing VMM 2008 R2 self-service portal. You can choose to deploy and use one or both self-service portals depending on your requirements. The self-service portal provides the following features that are exposed through a web-based user interface:
· Configuration and allocation of datacenter resources: Store management and configuration information related to compute, network and storage resources as assets in the VMMSSP database.
· Customization of virtual machine actions: Provide a simple web-based interface to extend the default virtual machine actions; for example, you can add scripts that interact with Storage Area Networks for rapid deployment of virtual machines.
· Business unit on-boarding: Standardized forms and a simple workflow for registering and approving or rejecting business units to enroll in the portal.
· Infrastructure request and change management: Standardized forms and human-driven workflow that results in reducing the time needed to provision infrastructures in your environment.
Self-Service provisioning: Supports bulk creation of virtual machines on provisioned infrastructure through the web-based interface. Helps business units to manage their virtual machines based on delegated roles.
Hi, I tried last night for many hours to install SCVMM Self-Service Portal 2.0 and I still didn't get it works. If I understand right, I need to install SQL 2008 (not SQL 2008 Express R2). Right? When I install SCVMM 2008 R2 server, I installed SQL 2005 Express database. So do I need to creat another database when install Portal 2.0? It is any possible some expert can make a step by step document? Thank you.