In this post I am going to setup System Center Virtual machine Manager 2008 R2 (SCVMM) in a virtual machine and then use it to manage the physical OS on which it is running (parts 1 & 2 of this series will explain what I have done up to now to set this up).
To get SCVMM running on my shiny Dell Covet laptop, I actually need to do three installations:
I have a short video covering all three installations here..
Other things to note in the video are:
Next time I am going to add System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 (SCOM) into the mix (actually into the same VM) as this adds the vital capability to manage the contents of the virtual machine e.g updates and health of services like SQL server running in the virtual machine.
In the meantime here are some links for further reading and extra credit: