When setting up a virtual machine template in SCVMM, a system administrator can add a Guest OS Profile directly to a Windows template by using SCVMM Console.

Some restrictions apply to SCVMM template and hardware profile names. Specifically, these names cannot start with the following words.


Temporary Template


Temporary Profile


Because of naming conventions that SCVMM and VMware use for temporary templates and hardware profiles, these words are ignored during data collection. A compute resource running under SCVMM can have multiple paths in the placement section that are collected and assigned in a reservation. On a Hyper-V cluster under SCVMM management, data collection is for Shared Volumes only, work loads can be provisioned on a shared resource of a cluster only.

When running data collection on Standalone hosts for storage used in the reservation, vCloud Automation Center collects the default virtual machine path. This can be configured through SCVMM Console under the Placement section.


View the SCVMM Console.


Right-click the Hyper-V cluster to select properties.


Browse to the Shared Volumes section to view the storage properties.


To configure the SCVMM for data collection on standalone hosts:


View the SCMVV Console.


Right-click the Hyper-V standalone host to select properties.


Browse to the Placement section to view the storage properties.