Introduction

The Snow Integration Connector for Microsoft Hyper-V is used for gathering of datacenter information into Snow License Manager.

Prerequisites

  • A supported version of Microsoft Hyper-V is required. Refer to Snow Compatibility Matrix for versions supported by the Snow Integration Connector for Microsoft Hyper-V.

  • When running Snow Integration Manager on Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008, Windows Management Framework 3.0 must be installed.

  • Logon credentials for standalone Hyper-V servers:

    • Use either a domain user account or a local user account.

    • The user account must be member of the Hyper-V Administrators group of the Hyper-V server.

    • The credentials must have access to the server’s WMI interface.

  • Logon credentials for VMM servers:

    • Use a domain user account.

    • The user must be member of the local Administrators group of the VMM server.

    • The user must be assigned a role that has the Read-Only Administrator profile with the All Hosts scope assigned to it.

      To create the role and set the scope, open the Virtual Machine Manager Console on the VMM server, and then go to Settings|Security|User roles.

  • For VMM servers: Make sure that PowerShell Remoting is enabled on the server.

    Example of PowerShell script:

    Enable-PSRemoting -Force
    

If the connection fails to a server that is not a member of the domain, or if connection by IP address is used, the server’s IP address (or name) might need to be added to “TrustedHosts” on the local computer. Example of PowerShell script:

set-Item wsman:\localhost\Client\TrustedHosts -Value “xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, …”

Tip

The recommendation is to either install the Snow Inventory Client for Windows on the virtual machines, or gather inventory data from the virtual machines using another SIM connector. The Hyper-V connector does not perform software scan on the virtual machines.

Dependencies on other Snow products

The following Snow product versions are required to support the integration connector for Microsoft Hyper-V:

  • Snow Inventory 5 Server (or later) for processing of inventory data into Snow Inventory