Provide self-service user with information about his/her VM?  IP address at a minimum?

Just setup a private cloud using VMM 2012 Sp1 as well as app controller 2012 SP1 fresh installs on Server 2012.  Since it's a lab, app con is installed on VMM server.

I have the cloud and templates and service templates and self service working as well as an IP pool handing out IPs.  I was wondering if there was a relatively simple way to provide at least the IP address of the self-service provisioned VM to the self-service user who requested it, preferably through the app con site somehow.  

There's 2 reasons behind this:

1.  I'd like to avoid having them console in, get the IP, and then log out and RDP in.  I'd prefer they just RDP directly to the IP the first time and go about their day.

2.  Our DNS is not MS and does not allow auto registering, so connecting via RDP through the app controller site doesn't work because the FQDN is not reachable after VM is provisioned.  

Any way to get that info easily to the user?  

May 10th, 2013 7:56pm

Is this not possible or does nobody just not know the answer?  Frustrated that the App Con portal won't/can't simply provide the IP address that VMM allocated from an IP pool.
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May 31st, 2013 5:26pm

Hi C. Baum,

App Controller doesn't have the ability to provide the IP address of virtual machines.

My recommendation is to have the name of the virtual machine register in DNS -- its much easier for most people to deal with hostnames rather than IP addresses.

Kind Regards,

Richard 

June 25th, 2013 8:20am

Am also facing same issue. With connecting console session I want to know the Ip address of private cloud deployed VM's. Since its training setup. I do want to use domain and DNS for training vm's

Any body knows the solution

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July 24th, 2014 12:31pm

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