Friday, March 27, 2009

Using VMRC Plus to manage your Microsoft Virtual Server

In one of my previous blogs it was about how to access VMware Server using a GUI and today I am presenting a nice tool if you want to manage your MS Virtual Server using GUI; this tool is VMRC Plus it is enhanced version of VMRC Client but the VMRC Client is used only to connect to your VMs without giving you access to configure your host server( adding VM, create disks, create networks …. )

this tool is downloadable though this link https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=80ADC08C-BFC6-4C3A-B4F1-772F550AE791&displaylang=en

it requires that your Virtual server to be Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1

once you launch the tool you will get the application window which allow you to connect to the desired Virtual Server by name or IP

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Once you are connected you will get a list of your VMs and their status, you can start stop save  modify configuration as below.

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if you would like to see the VM you can choose VM Console from the context menu or from the icons on the right

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You can modify settings like add disk, NIC or even change VM name.

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when you select the memory input box you will get information about the maximum allowed based on the system you are connecting to.

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if you would like to see the Windows Event logs related to Virtual Server it self you can launch Event Viewer from tools

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to create disks you can use tools –> create Disk

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You will get window like the below

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