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:

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 "" -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 ""  
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  

See Also

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