How To Install SCVMM 2012 SP1 By Using SQL 2012 SP1 Enterprise

May 31, 2013

Introduction

The following article cover a basic installation of SCVMM 2012 [System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)] SP1 by using SQL 2012 SP1 Enterprise.

1. Installation media that need to be use for completing the installation process:

a. Windows 2012 Standard (you can use also Datacenter edition).

b. SQL 2012 SP1 X64 Enterprise (you can use also standard / Datacenter edition)

c. SCVMM 2012 SP1

d. Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit that can be download for free from the following link.

2. Network Settings:

SQL & SCVMM Server Name: SCVMMSRV

Note: Its highly recommended to set a static IP address to the SCVMM/SQL Server.

Active Directory Domain DNS Name: scvmmdom.local

SCVMM Domain Service Account– SCVMMSRV – Member of Domain Admins & the Local Administrators Groups.

Note: In production environment its highly recommended to create customize the SCVMM Domain Service Account that a specific security privileges according to Microsoft best practice.

SQL Domain Service Account– SQLSRV – Member of the Local Administrators Group.

3. Main Installation Steps:

a. SQL 2012 SP1 Enterprise Installation.

b. Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit installation.

c. SCVMM 2012 SP1 installation.

d. Post Installation tasks.

 

Step A – SQL 2012 SP1 Enterprise Installation

1. launch the installation setup by double clicking on “setup.exe”.

2. In the left side of the screen press on “Installation” tab.

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3. Press on the tab “New SQL Server stand—alone installation or add features to an exiting installation”.

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4. Review the installation advisor report & press “Ok” button.

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5. Provide a valid “Product Key” & press on “Next” button.

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6. Mark the checkbox “I accept the license terms” & press on “Next” button.

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7. Press on “Next” button.

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Note: To complete this step successfully, the server need to be connect to the internet.

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8. Press on “Next” button.

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9. Press on “Next” button.

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10. Mark the relevant SQL roles (including management tools) & press on “Next” button.

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11. Press on “Next” button.

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12. Press on “Next” button.

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13. Press on “Next” button.

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14. Set “SQLSRV” as a service account for the SQL engine & press on “Next” button.

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15. Add the local Administrators group & the domain Administrator to the SQL Administrator group & “SQLSRV” service account & press on “Next” button.

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16. Press on “Next” button.

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17. Press on “Next” button.

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18. Press on “Next” button.

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19. Press on “Next” button.

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20. Review the installation summary & press on “Close” button.

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21. Optional: By using “SQL Server Management Studio” confirm that all the SQL system database exits.

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Step B – Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows® 8 Installation

1. launch the installation setup by double clicking on “adksetup.exe”.

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Note: To complete this step successfully, the server need to be connect to the internet.

2. Provide answer to the following question & press on “Next” button.

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3. Press on “Accept” button.

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4. press on “Install” button

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5. After completing the installation reboot the server.

 

Step C – SCVVM 2012 SP1 Installation

1. launch the installation setup by double clicking on “setup.exe”.

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2. Mark the checkbox “VMM management server” & press on “Next” button.

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3. Press on “Next” button.

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4. Press on the checkbox “I have read, and agree with the terms of the license agreement”  & press on “Next” button.

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5. Provide answer to the following question & press on “Next” button.

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6. Press on “On (recommended)” checkbox & press on “Next” button.

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7. Press on “Next” button.

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8. From the “Instance Name” dropbox mark “MSSQLSERVER” & press on “Next” button.

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9. Provide the following details:

a. SCVMMSRV Domain Service Account & Password.

B. Optional: Active Directory store path for storing decryption keys: “OU=DKM,DC=scvmmdom,DC=local”

Note1: Before moving forward Its highly recommend to read the post of Mr. Aidan Finn (MVP): VMM 2012 Distributed Key Management (DKM)

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Note2: You can use also the following store path:

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Note: In case that SCVMMSRV Domain Service Account isn’t belong to the Domain Admin group, the SCVMMSRV Domain Service Account would need to have a full control on the Active Directory store path & its sub objects.

Press on “Next” button.

10. Press on “Next” button.

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11. Press on “Next” button.

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12. Press on “Next” button.

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13. Review the installation summary & press on “Close” button.

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Step D – Post Installation Tasks

1. launch SCVMM Console:

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2. By using “SQL Server Management Studio” confirm that a new database named “VirtualManagerDB” was created:

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3. In case you decided to use Active Directory as a store for “VirtualManagerDB” decryption keys, please use “Active Directory Users and Computer” or “ADSIEDIT.msc’ to review the decryption keys:

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4. Install the following updates:

a.System Center 2012 SP1 Update Rollup 2 (UR2)

b. Update for Windows Server 2012 (KB2785094)

c. Update Rollup for SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 (KB2793634)

5. Upgrade from the Evaluation Version of VMM:

How to Upgrade from the Evaluation Version of VMM

For further information please review:

System Requirements for System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager

System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) Error Codes [2500-2999]

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