The important thing here, is the ‘underlaying physical resources’ thing. This need to be available and proper configured, and it`s located in the Fabric.
- Configuring the library
- Configuring networking
- Configuring storage
The host groups:
The library is important, and a well configured library can save you a lot of time and work.
Here is the place to configure services templates, applications templates, VM templates, Guest/Host/HW profiles, and also SQL profiles.
Create logical networks/subnets/VLANs, IP-pools, MAC-pools, and make them available to your cloud.
VMM 2012 provides deep storage integration. For further detailed information, check out Hans Vredevoort`s post here: http://www.hyper-v.nu/blogs/hans/?p=673
After you have configured the underlying physical resources, you can start to create a cloud.
In VMM 2012 console, navigate to ‘VMs and Services’
Make sure the ‘Home’ tab is selected, and click ‘Create Cloud’.
(You can change the capacity any time you`d like, by navigating to the properties for you clouds)
You have now created your cloud.
If you already have VMs that is running on a host group, you need to power off the VM before you can assign them to a cloud.