TLDR – I like it.
After bringing us IIS Administration API, Microsoft managed to do one more useful thing! Wooohoo! 😀
Let’s start with some shameless C/P from Microsoft’s website 🙂
– Honolulu is a locally deployed, browser-based, management tool set that enables on-premises administration of Windows Servers with no Azure or cloud dependency.
– Honolulu gives IT Admins full control over all aspects of their Server infrastructure, and is particularly useful for management on private networks that are not connected to the Internet.
– Honolulu is the modern evolution of “in-box” management tools, like Server Manager and MMC. It is complementary to System Center and Operations Management Suite, and is not intended to replace these products and services.
I also copied some pictures as well 🙂
You can use Honolulu on the following Windows operating systems:
|Version||Install Honolulu||Node/Cluster Mgmt||Managed HCI cluster (early preview)|
|Windows 10||Yes (local)||N/A||N/A|
|Windows Server, version 1709||Yes (gateway)||Yes||Yes, on Insider builds|
|Windows Server 2016||Yes (gateway)||Yes||Future|
|Windows Server 2012 R2||No||Yes||N/A|
|Windows Server 2012||No||Yes||N/A|
Now that we’ve gone through the “marketing” stuff, let’s see how to install and configure it.
- Download the installer from Microsoft’s website – http://aka.ms/honoluludownload
- Run the installer
- Choose the port you want to use for accessing the web interface
- Next, Next, Finish
On the server side, you need to configure WinRM and most importantly, your firewall rules.
Very nice troubleshooting guide can be found here.