Creating a Private Cloud and Configuring Self-Service User Roles
A private cloud is a cloud that is provisioned and managed on-premise by an organization. The private cloud is deployed using an organization’s own hardware to leverage the advantages of the private cloud model. Through System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012, an organization can manage the private cloud definition, access to the private cloud, and the underlying physical resources.
In VMM 2012, a private cloud provides the following benefits:
- Self service. Administrators can delegate management and usage of the private cloud while retaining the opaque usage model. Self-service users do not need to ask the private cloud provider for administrative changes beyond increasing capacity and quotas as their needs change.
- Resource pooling. Through the private cloud, administrators can collect and present an aggregate set of resources, such as storage and networking resources. Resource usage is limited by the capacity of the private cloud and by user role quotas.
- Opacity. Self-service users have no knowledge of the underlying physical resources.
- Elasticity. Administrators can add resources to a private cloud to increase the capacity.
- Optimization. Usage of the underlying resources is continually optimized without affecting the overall private cloud user experience.
now first thing before creating a cloud setting up a share so that users can store their VMs in it
now move to vms and services
give it a name
select the hosts group
select logical network if any
select load balancers I any
select the storage
we select our created path and the read only sources
select the max resources for this cloud in the host group
we select hyperV as our profile
and we done
now our cloud is created
Creating a Self-Service User Role in VMM 2012
we go to settings
select create user role
we give it a name
we select self service portal user
we add members . can be users or groups
next we define the scope of the grope for the newly created cloud
next we set the levels for each user and the quota
next we select the needed resources and the path users will store in
next we select what the user can do
and we done