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  • Question

  • Dear NC,
    is it possible to change the Hardware Settings of Virtual Maschines in App Controller, like increasing/decreasing RAM, CPUs and so on?
    Monday, June 25, 2012 11:29 AM

Answers

  • I was really surprised to see that "basic" functionnality wasn't avaible.

    Anyone knows if we could achieve that by using Services to deploy VM and by upgrading thoses services ?

    EDIT : I found a "workaround" :

    - create a cloud and self-service user-role and user.

    - install SCVMM console (not AppC) on a server.

    - give rdp access to self-service user.

    - make him login to VMM with his self-service account.

    He can now manage his cloud with the same rights restrictions than using AppC, but with better interface (no useless rss on mainpage) and more functionnalities (modify ram/proc, ofc within the limit of his cloud capacity).

    Monday, September 3, 2012 1:24 PM

All replies

  • Hi Bernd,

    Currently a self-service user cannot change hardware settings such as RAM and CPU using App Controller.

    Personally I'm a big fan of Dynamic Memory in Hyper-V as it will adjust the amount of memory used by the virtual machine, within constraints set by the template author, to ensure virtual machines have sufficient memory.

    Kind Regards,

    Richard


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    Monday, June 25, 2012 8:15 PM
  • Hi,
    thanks for reply.

    This is not my idea from a private cloud. The user (me) should decide how to distribute the cloud resources to his several virtual maschines.
    And if a single maschine needs more ram - i want to increase it by myself. Now i have to call the admin or add a complete new VM with more ram :-(

    Tuesday, June 26, 2012 10:59 AM
  • I second the above on adding this as a feature request. Assuming quotas are configured appropriately, we would like users to be able to adjust their virtual hardware as a self-service action, rather than have to resort to a service request. Thanks,

    Noah

    Tuesday, June 26, 2012 5:52 PM
  • I was really surprised to see that "basic" functionnality wasn't avaible.

    Anyone knows if we could achieve that by using Services to deploy VM and by upgrading thoses services ?

    EDIT : I found a "workaround" :

    - create a cloud and self-service user-role and user.

    - install SCVMM console (not AppC) on a server.

    - give rdp access to self-service user.

    - make him login to VMM with his self-service account.

    He can now manage his cloud with the same rights restrictions than using AppC, but with better interface (no useless rss on mainpage) and more functionnalities (modify ram/proc, ofc within the limit of his cloud capacity).

    Monday, September 3, 2012 1:24 PM
  • Thanks for the feedback.

    I've logged this as a feature request for the team to triage.

    Kind Regards,

    Richard


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    Thursday, September 6, 2012 4:11 PM
  • Hey Richard and everyone else,

    Any update on this? We are looking at allowing users access to VMs via app controller, but not being able to edit a VM's resources is proving problematic.

    Cheers,

    Max

    Monday, September 30, 2013 7:09 PM
  • Hi Max,

    The 2012 R2 release of App Controller does not allow editing of a virtual machine's resources.

    Regards,

    Richard


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    Tuesday, October 1, 2013 6:58 PM