Adding VMware ESX hosts in Virtual Machine Manager (Part 1)

As we have previously described, SCVMM integrates a centralized administration system of various virtualizors, including VMware ESX.

In this post, we’ll see just how to manage VMware ESX from SCVMM.

To do this, we need to have VMware Virtual Center in addition to VMware ESX.

The first step is to add Virtual Center to SCVMM.

To do this, we will use the Add VMware VirtualCenter Server option.

Once this step is complete, we will see the Virtual Center datacenter in our SCVMM as if it were a Host Group.

In this case, it is called Lab and it appears as Lab Datacenter.

Now we will add VMware ESX.

To do this, we will use the Add Host option.

In this wizard, we will use the Add VMware ESX Server Host (Any Location) option.

Put the appropriate credentials.

Next to the IP of the ESX Server, it is important to import the certificate with Retrieve.

Then, Add Host.

Click Next to get the summary.

And finally, Add Host.

Done!

Thanks to ponicke for providing the inspiration for this article.

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