How to create a private cloud step by step with System Center part 7: Adding our hosts

Hi all, thanks for being so supportive with this series, I’m really glad I can help and your support is keeping me going at a fast pace to deliver to you this series of posts. Now let’s get to the fun technical part, we will be adding 3 hosts, two of them doesn’t even have…

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How to create a private cloud step by step with System Center Series

I’m adding an index post so it’s easier for you to browse through this series of posts. How to create a private cloud step by step with System Center part 1: Lab Setup How to create a private cloud step by step with System Center part 2: VMM Setup How to create a private cloud…

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How to create a private cloud step by step with System Center part 6: Bare Metal Deployment

Now let’s check the prerequisites for the Bare Metal Deployment: Your motherboard should support BMC (Baseboard Management Controller), I am actually using an old 2nd generation Xeon I had around to test this. you can get a SuperMicro MB and a Xeon CPU for less than $400, because my newer workstations doesn’t support it. Intelligent…

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How to create a private cloud step by step with System Center part 5: Setting up Networking

Go to the Settings tab, to have more options for our networking a quick tip is to avoid the automatic creation of logical networks when you add a host: Go to your SCVMM server and open the console. Under Generaldouble click Network Settings and uncheck the Create logical networks automatically option., click ok. Now let’s…

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How to create a private cloud step by step with System Center part 2: VMM Setup

In the second part of this series I will show you the basic installation of VMM, remember this is a test environment so you will need to separate SQL role and scale VMM to suit your needs. Prerequisites I always create a SCAdmin account for my labs, so I have an administration account for all…

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How to create a private cloud step by step with System Center part 1: Lab Setup

Today I decided to start a series of post while I'm building my home lab from scratch again, in this series of post I will cover all the basic knowledge you need to set a private cloud in a lab environment.   This series assumes you have a basic understanding of Hyper-V management and Virtual…

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