What is NOT supported in the SCVMM 2012 SP1 CTP version?

After reading this 65-page documentation for the CTP of SP1 for SC2012 i was a little disappointed.

A lot of things are not supported in this release, amongst them:
– installing the VMM Selfservice Portal
Yep. I tried it, but got a LOT of funky errors. Mainly to do with IIS not liking some multiple configuration settings in the web.config.

VMM user roles, anything except the Administrator role is not supported

Perimeter network based hosts. All computers must be in the same AD.

Hmm, but this seemed to work quite well. Just remember that when you install the VMM agent software on the Hyper-V host, you should choose for the SCVMM server to contact the Hyper-V host BY NAME, and not by IP Address. Otherwise you’ll get nasty certificate based errors when you want to connect to a VM on it.

Apparantly the choice for hostname- or ip based connection is written to the Securityfile.txt which is then used to import the host into SCVMM.

When you select IP based, the certificate used to connect to the console of the VM won’t match with the issuer. Bummer. When re-installing the SCVMM agent and choosing the hostname option, all works fine.

– ALL servers, need to run Windows Server 8 Beta.

All? Well, the hyper-v host, the guest VMs, the vmm library server, the vmm management server, even the VMM console must run on it. Only exception is the vmm database server, this can be a 2008 r2 server.  No, Windows 8 Consumer Preview is also not supported.

Well, this makes this CTP really a ” Windows Server 8- only”  release.

To be continued.. 🙂

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