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Microsoft SCVMM Providers

To use a Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) provider, add it to the appliance and set up the SCVMM server for authentication.

Note:

To use a SCVMM provider, you must have at least one network adapter available for communication between the host and the SCVMM management server. Make sure that Used by Management is checked for this network adapter in the SCVMM host properties.

Authenticating to Microsoft SCVMM

Before you can add a Microsoft SCVMM provider to your ManageIQ environment, you must enable WinRM to listen for HTTP traffic on Microsoft SCVMM servers. You must also set the appropriate execution policy on the Microsoft SCVMM server to allow PowerShell scripts from the appliance to run remotely.

  1. Log in to the Microsoft SCVMM server.

  2. Enable WinRM for configuration.

    winrm quickconfig
    
  3. Set the following options:

    winrm set winrm/config/client/auth @{Basic="true"}
    winrm set winrm/config/service/auth @{Basic="true"}
    winrm set winrm/config/service @{AllowUnencrypted="true"}
    
  4. For Windows 2012 R2 with PowerShell 4.0, use the following syntax to set these options:

    winrm set winrm/config/client/auth '@{Basic="true"}'
    winrm set winrm/config/service/auth '@{Basic="true"}'
    winrm set winrm/config/service '@{AllowUnencrypted="true"}'
    
  5. Enable remote script execution on the SCVMM server using the Set-ExecutionPolicy cmdlet.

    Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned
    

    For more information on SCVMM remote script execution policies, see Using the Set-ExecutionPolicy Cmdlet.

If PowerShell returns an error, search for log_dos_error_results in the evm.log and scvmm.log files for information.

Adding a Microsoft SCVMM Provider

After initial installation and creation of a ManageIQ environment, add a Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) provider to the appliance.

Note:

To authenticate the provider using a self-signed Certificate Authority (CA), configure the ManageIQ appliance to trust the certificate using the steps in Using a Self-Signed CA Certificate before adding the provider.

  1. Browse to menu: Compute > Infrastructure > Providers.

  2. Click Configuration, then click 1862 (Add a New Infrastructure Provider).

  3. Enter the Name of the provider to add. The Name is how the device is labeled in the console.

  4. Select Microsoft System Center VMM from the Type list.

  5. Enter the Host Name or IP address(IPv4 or IPv6) of the provider.

    The **Host Name** must use a unique fully qualified domain name.
  6. Select Kerberos or Basic (SSL) from the Security Protocol list.

    1. For Kerberos:

      1. Enter the user name and realm in the Username field.

      2. Enter the password in the Password field.

      3. Enter the password again in the Confirm Password field.

    2. For Basic (SSL):

      1. Enter the user name in the Username field.

      2. Enter the password in the Password field.

      3. Enter the password again in the Confirm Password field.

  7. Click Validate to confirm that ManageIQ can connect to the Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager.

  8. Click Add.