Change database server for SCVMM

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Changing SCVMM 2012 R2 database it is not as easy as you would think. It gets even more complicated when you run Microsoft SCVMM as failover cluster. Below is the procedure how to change registry on single Microsoft SCVMM server

  • Stop SCVMM services on server
  • modify below registry keys
  • HKLM –> Software –> Microsoft –> Microsoft System Center Virtual machine Manager Server –> Settings –> Sql
  • Keys:
    • Connection string
    • Database name
    • Instance name
    • Machine FQDN
    • Machine name
  • Restart SCVMM server

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Artur Krzywdzinski

Artur is Consulting Architect at Nutanix. He has been using, designing and deploying VMware based solutions since 2005 and Microsoft since 2012. He specialize in designing and implementing private and hybrid cloud solution based on VMware and Microsoft software stacks, datacenter migrations and transformation, disaster avoidance. Artur holds VMware Certified Design Expert certification (VCDX #077).

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Lars Rune Bjornevik

Thanks! Very useful ans saved me form reinstalling 🙂
Just a slight mod – one needs to delete and add the VMM service account on the new SQL server,

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