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  • Hello,

    We have deployed System Center 2012 suite in our environment and at the point to start customizing the products.  I have some few questions about App Controller.

    1. Is there a way to build multiple VMs at the same time in the private cloud?  I need to build about 100 VMS and it would be nice to build them automatically and at the same time.
    2. How would a user add a D drive to a VM in App Controller?   We create a basic Vm template with just a c drive.   Not everything will require a d drive. Also, the d drive will varies in size.
    3. Is there a way to configure App Controller to use Service manager for approval of creating a VM?  If a user builds a VM, we need some type of approval before the VM is build.

    Thanks


    Saturday, October 5, 2013 4:23 AM

Answers

  • Hi Audacioustrash,

    To build out multiple VMs at the same time, look at creating a service template and allow the template to be scaled. At deployment time you can specify a number of instances (e.g. 100) that you would like to be deployed.

    Within App Controller it is not possible to change the hardware profile of the virtual machine being deployed (e.g. to add a disk, change the CPU, memory). You can use two templates - one with no D drive and the other with a D drive to allow people to deploy the virtual machine they need. By using dynamic disks you can set a maximum size for the D drive and have only the space needed used.

    App Controller does not incorporate approvals for deployment of virtual machines. You can use the Cloud Services Solution Pack with Service Manager to handle deployment of virtual machines. App Controller can then manage the virtual machines after deployment. In VMM you can remove the 'Deploy' action from users to prevent them from using App Controller to deploy virtual machines.

    Hope this helps,

    Regards,

    Richard


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    • Marked as answer by Audacioustrash Saturday, October 12, 2013 3:59 AM
    Friday, October 11, 2013 4:13 PM

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  • Hello,

    Can someone question?

    Tuesday, October 8, 2013 12:26 PM
  • Hello,

    Can someone question?


    Anyone?
    Friday, October 11, 2013 12:33 PM
  • Hi Audacioustrash,

    To build out multiple VMs at the same time, look at creating a service template and allow the template to be scaled. At deployment time you can specify a number of instances (e.g. 100) that you would like to be deployed.

    Within App Controller it is not possible to change the hardware profile of the virtual machine being deployed (e.g. to add a disk, change the CPU, memory). You can use two templates - one with no D drive and the other with a D drive to allow people to deploy the virtual machine they need. By using dynamic disks you can set a maximum size for the D drive and have only the space needed used.

    App Controller does not incorporate approvals for deployment of virtual machines. You can use the Cloud Services Solution Pack with Service Manager to handle deployment of virtual machines. App Controller can then manage the virtual machines after deployment. In VMM you can remove the 'Deploy' action from users to prevent them from using App Controller to deploy virtual machines.

    Hope this helps,

    Regards,

    Richard


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    • Marked as answer by Audacioustrash Saturday, October 12, 2013 3:59 AM
    Friday, October 11, 2013 4:13 PM
  • Hi Audacioustrash,

    To build out multiple VMs at the same time, look at creating a service template and allow the template to be scaled. At deployment time you can specify a number of instances (e.g. 100) that you would like to be deployed.

    Within App Controller it is not possible to change the hardware profile of the virtual machine being deployed (e.g. to add a disk, change the CPU, memory). You can use two templates - one with no D drive and the other with a D drive to allow people to deploy the virtual machine they need. By using dynamic disks you can set a maximum size for the D drive and have only the space needed used.

    App Controller does not incorporate approvals for deployment of virtual machines. You can use the Cloud Services Solution Pack with Service Manager to handle deployment of virtual machines. App Controller can then manage the virtual machines after deployment. In VMM you can remove the 'Deploy' action from users to prevent them from using App Controller to deploy virtual machines.

    Hope this helps,

    Regards,

    Richard


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.


    Thank you for your answer. 
    Saturday, October 12, 2013 3:59 AM