Pop Quiz

Pop Quiz: System Center 2012: Exporting Service Templates

Applies to the "Configure and Deploy Virtual Machines and Services" objective of Exam 70-247.

Q: A company's network administrator needs to assign permissions to a self-service user in System Center to export a virtual machine service template.

Which self-service role user role can export and import service templates that they have access to irrespective of the owner?

  1. Operator
  2. Author
  3. Deploy (From template only)
  4. Deploy

Answer is B. In VMM, administrators can export and import all service templates. Self-service users whose user role is Author action can export and import service templates. When a self-service user imports a service template, that user becomes the service template owner.

Quick Tip: A service template can be exported to a file share or to a VMM library share. However, by storing the .XML file on a library share, administrators have access to the file for service template imports.

Reference: Exporting and Importing Service Templates in VMM

Bonus Question: Which components are required to provide end-to-end automation using System Center 2012? (The answer, of course, will be revealed next time!)

Answer to bonus question from last week: An answer file can be invoked by a script within a Virtual Machine Template to automate the installation of the virtual machine.

About the Author

Andy Barkl, MCT/MCITP/MCSA, A+, Network+, Security+, CCNA has been studying technology for 30 years. Of the last 15 years, he has spent much of his time parting the knowledge and experience he has gained through IT exams, over 300, to help others be prepared and successful. He teaches classes in Phoenix, Ariz. where he has lived most of his life. He can be reached by e-mail at andy.barkl@gmail.com.

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