Post-Installation Tasks for Service Provider Foundation
Updated: May 13, 2016
Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator
After installing, review Manage Web Services and Connections in Service Provider Foundation for important information about web services, credentials, and connections for using Service Provider Foundation.
As the administrator for a hosting provider, there are a few key tasks that you need to perform after you install Service Provider Foundation. You need to populate the Service Provider Foundation database sufficiently to start managing tenants. There are three ways to get started:
If you installed Service Provider Foundation to use with Windows Azure Pack for Windows Server, you can register the Service Provider Foundation web service endpoint and start provisioning virtual machine clouds and create plans for tenants. For more information, see Register the Service Provider Foundation Endpoint for Virtual Machine Clouds.
If you installed Service Provider Foundation to use with App Controller, you can connect to hosting provider. For more information, see How to Connect to a Hosting Provider in System Center 2012 SP1.
For detailed information about using portals, see Portals in Service Provider Foundation.
Service Provider Foundation Cmdlets
These Windows PowerShell cmdlets are suited for performing administrative tasks efficiently. For more information see Service Provider Foundation cmdlet Reference. For the most current help in the console, run the following command.
PS C:\> update-help –module spfadmin
Program applications that consume Service Provider Foundation web services
Populating the database
If you installed Service Provider Foundation to use with Windows Azure Pack for Windows Server, all virtual machines and clouds defined in System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager will automatically appear on the VM Clouds tab on the management portal for administrators. There is no need to use Windows PowerShell to define them.
A basic, general procedure for populating the SCSPF database using cmdlets is as follows:
PS C:\> # Create a server. PS C:\> $server = New-SCSPFServer -Name "server23G.contoso.com" -ServerType VMM PS C:\> # Create a stamp. A stamp is a logical container for a tenant's association with one or more servers. PS C:\> $stamp = New-SCSPFStamp –Name "StampA" –Servers $server PS C:\> # Create a tenant. A tenant is your paying customer or business unit. PS C:\> $tenant = New-SCSPFTenant -Name "email@example.com" PS C:\> # Associate the stamp to the tenant. You can set the stamp to the tenant and also to a different server if needed. PS C:\> Set-SCSPFStamp -Stamp $stamp -Tenants $tenant
Deploying Service Provider Foundation
Administering Service Provider Foundation
Architecture Overview of Service Provider Foundation
Integrating Service Management Portal and API with System Center 2012 SP1