Creating a Private Cloud in VMM


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager

A private cloud is a cloud that is provisioned and managed on-premises by an organization. The private cloud is deployed by using an organization’s own hardware to leverage the advantages of the private cloud model. By using Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), an organization can manage the private cloud definition and can manage access to the private cloud and the underlying physical resources. This section provides an overview of a private cloud architecture, and procedures for creating a private cloud from one or more host groups or from a VMware resource pool in VMM. Use the following procedures to create and manage a private cloud: