SmartCode Hyper-V Server Manager allows an administrator to view, manage and establish remote desktop connections to virtual machines hosted on a Hyper-V host.
To launch the Hyper-V Server Manager, right click on a computer and in the context menu select the command. The window that opens will contain the list of the virtual machines registered on the server. The following information is available in the list:
- VM name
- Current VM state (running, stopper, etc.)
- IP addresses – the list of the IP addresses assigned to guest Ethernet adapters. In order to show this information Integration services must be installed in the VM
To Start/Stop/Pause/Save/Restore/Reset a VM, select the desired VMs and either use the context menu or the main toolbar.
The Hyper-V Server Manager supports several methods to establish a remote desktop connection to the virtual machine.
- Pass-through RDP Connection via the Hyper-V Host
This method is similar to opening a remote desktop connection to a VM inside Microsoft Hyper-V Manager. Note that the Hyper-V Host computer’s firewall must have port 2179 open. The Hyper-V server uses this port to accept pass-thought RDP connections to the virtual machines on the server. When you use this connection method you may receive the following error: “A connection will not be made because credentials may not be sent to the remote computer. For assistance, contact your system administrator.” See the following Microsoft KB to fix this problem: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954357
- Direct VNC or RDP Connection
The SmartCode Hyper-V Server Manager allows you to open a RDP or VNC connection to a VM if it has Integration services installed and has either one or multiple virtual Ethernet adapters configured.
APPLIES TO: SmartCode VNC Manager (Enterprise Edition) v1802 or newer