VMM & Turbo Configuration Overview

Document created by Matt Ray Expert on Jun 30, 2016Last modified by Matt Ray Expert on Mar 20, 2017
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I put this list together for a customer recently and wanted to share it for anybody configuring VMTurbo with VMM as a way of consolidating all of the articles useful for getting things up and running.


  1. Configure VMTurbo instance

    1. The time on VMTurbo needs to match the time on the VMM server, this can be configured using “yast timezone” and either setting the timezone manually or pointing to the NTP server.
  2. Configure the VMM instance
    1. The following article covers setup of the VMM instances: How To Configue Microsoft Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) server for use with VMTurbo Operations Manager 
    2. The process is:
      1. Set WinRM parameters on the VMM instance
      2. Set SPN: setspn -A WSMAN/<VMTurboIP> <VMM host name>
    3. Repeat this process for every VMM node in the VMM cluster
  3. Configure Hyper-V hosts
    1. The Hyper-V hosts need to be configured with WinRM in order for VMTurbo to communicate
    2. The easiest way to configure is with GPO: WSMan service configuration using domain GPO
      1. If GPO is not available PowerShell can be used: Enable/Disable WinRM on remote hosts
  4. Configure VMs for additional insight (optional for dynamic memory, required for static memory)
    1. Enabling APM gives an advanced view of VM process level information
      1. VM configuration instructions:
        1. GPO: Application Discovery: GPO for necessary Registry Changes
        2. Remote PowerShell: Turbo Tip: Powershell ISE Trick for Hyper-v
      2. VMTurbo configuration instructions (first section): Application Discovery Setup
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