I have been actively engaging with a customer for a HYPER-V project. One of the key requirements is to test the features in the SCVMM. So first task is to install the SCVMM. Piece of cake went smoothly inside a HYPER-V guest OS. Now adding the physical host to the SCVMM console. Well it supposed to be few easy clicks and finish the job right?…..well no it isn’t if you have your HYPER-V host in a workgroup environment. In my scenario customer had several HYPER-V guest pc’s in domain environment but the physical PC itself in workgroup environment.
Finally found workgroup mode HYPER-V host can be added to the SCVMM console by selecting perimeter network mode. Under this mode you’ll need to create a secret shared key between the host and the SCVMM console. This might be a typical scenario if a customer wants to host several HYPER-V guests in DMZ zone. (Eg: WEB servers, DNS servers…etc)
The step by step guide article is located here