Using SCVMM only for templates
Posted on 2013-06-05
I'm reading the book SCVMM 2012 cookbook. It is not only highly recommanded but almost a prerequisite to run VMM in HA as well as SQL.
Private cloud or hybrid cloud is not something we're working with, we don't need it. But SCVMM 2012 SP1 seems to be built for large organizations. All the virtualization networking is managed from SCVMM. This is how Microsoft is advertising SCVMM.
SCVMM is useful to create and manage Template from the Library. But I'm not interested to create a Private cloud, having a Gateway.
I figured out something to use SCVMM but I'm not sure whether it's safe or not.
1 - Hyper-V 2012 is clustered. So far so good.
2 - 2x 10GbE NIC Team, switch dépendent, hash, 6x VLAN (cluster, csv, live migration, management, LAN, DAG)
3 - 2x 10GbE NIC team for iSCSI
4 - I use VLAN ID to select the VLAN to be assigned to the VMs
But as soon as the cluster is added to SCVMM 2012 SP1 I have to:
1 - add the VLAN network in the logical network site
2 - check the VLANs in vswitch hardware properties of every host.
It works. I can select the VLAN to use in the network adapter of the VMs.
But I didn't configure all the other features in the Fabric. In the event that something goes wrong, like loosing the VMM server, Am I in trouble? SCVMM seems to take over the Hyper-V servers.