SCVMM 2012 R2 In A Lab – How to Create a Host Group Structure in VMM

This is an extension to my SCVMM 2012 SP1 in a Lab series, as was requested by one of my blog subscribers.

 

To create a host group structure

Open the Fabric workspace.

SCVMM - Create Host Group - Fabric

In the Fabric pane, expand Servers, and then do either of the following:

  • Right-click All Hosts, and then click Create Host Group.
  • Click All Hosts. On the Folder tab, in the Create group, click Create Host Group.

SCVMM - Create Host Group - Servers (All Hosts)

SCVMM - All Hosts - Create Host Group

SCVMM - Folder - Create Host Group

VMM creates a new host group that is named New host group, with the host group name highlighted.

Type a new name, and then press ENTER.

SCVMM - New Host Group Folder

NOTE: To rename a host group, do either of the following:

  • Right-click the host group, and then click Rename.
  • On the General tab of the host group properties, enter the host group name in the Name box

SCVMM - Rename New Host Group

SCVMM - New Host Group Properties

Repeat the steps in this procedure to create the rest of the host group structure.

TIP: To create a host group at a specific location in the tree, right-click the desired parent node, and then click Create Host Group.

 

To move a host group to another location

Open the Fabric workspace.

SCVMM - Create Host Group - Fabric

In the Fabric pane, expand Servers, and then expand All Hosts.

SCVMM - Expand All Hosts

To move a host group to another location in the tree, do any of the following:

Drag the host group that you want to move to its new location in the tree.

Right-click the host group that you want to move, and then click Move. In the Parent host group list, click a parent host group, and then click OK.

SCVMM - Host Group - RightClick Move

SCVMM - Move Host Group

Click the host group that you want to move. On the Folder tab, in the Actions group, click Move. In the Parent host group list, click a parent host group, and then click OK.

SCVMM - Folder - Move

SCVMM - Move Host Group

0 thoughts on “SCVMM 2012 R2 In A Lab – How to Create a Host Group Structure in VMM

  1. ramg1967

    I am about to install VMM (Home Lab) to set up Cloud for future use. VMM uses various ports during the installation. Do, I need to change any of the default ports – asking because, I have SCCM 2012 R2 installed. I saw VMM used port 443 during the install. I did not go any further with VMM install. Appreciate your input on the above.

    1. Adin P. Ermie

      Hi Ram, good to hear from you again. For the ports used by VMM I’ve never had to change any of them, whether in installing it in a LAB or in production. You shouldn’t have any issues just because SCCM is installed. Let me know if you do though.

  2. ramg1967

    Thanks Adin – I will carry out the install on Friday night. Will keep you posted.
    Task to complete during this weekend:
    1. VMM 2012 R2
    2. DPM 2012 R2
    If possible other products relating to Cloud (ORCH, App Controller & Service Mgr).

  3. ramg1967

    Very strange – during the installation of DPM R2, I did not have the option to enter lic key. Now the install is in Eval for 180 days. There is no option to enter lic key from the console. I did have similar issue with Ops Mgr – but was able to resolve using powershell command to enter lic key. Not sure how to tackle DPM now. if you have any input please do share.

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