Following on from my previous posts on Creating a Private Cloud Part 1 and Part 2, System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 (SSP)  is now available.

For those who have not read the two posts yet, briefly the System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 (SSP) is a fully supported, partner extensible solution that enables you to dynamically pool, allocate, and manage compute, network and storage resources to deliver a private cloud platform in you datacenter. Installed with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008 or 2008  R2 the self-service portal consists of three components:

  • VMMSSP website component. A web-based component that provides a user interface to the self-service portal.
  • VMMSSP database component. A SQL Server database that stores information about configured assets and other information related to tasks performed in the portal.
  • VMMSSP server component. A Windows service that runs default and customized virtual machine actions that the user requests through the VMMSSP website.

To Learn more about the System Requirements Visit the SSP page on TechNet.

Key Features:

· Automation and Guidance: To assess, plan and design your private cloud foundation infrastructure

· Customer/business unit on-boarding: Automated workflows to onboard business unit IT departments onto to your virtualized shared resource pool

· Dynamic provisioning engine: To rapidly provision virtualized infrastructure in conjunction with System Center and Hyper-V

· Self-Service portal: To empower consumers of IT to request and provision infrastructure for their apps/services

· Partner Extensibility: Enable partners to expose their unique hardware capabilities through familiar Microsoft scripting technologies while providing variety and flexibility to IT

You can download today.

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Questions or Comments?

· Feel free to send your comments and feedback to sspfeedback@microsoft.com, or visit www.Microsoft.com/SSP.