What is VMM 2008 R2 Beta and what are its new capabilities?

What is VMM 2008 R2 Beta and what are its new capabilities?

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VMM 2008 R2 Beta is a comprehensive management solution for virtualized infrastructure that takes advantage of many of the great new features of Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta including:

  • Live Migration: Enables the movement of running virtual machines from one virtual host to another with no downtime.
  • Clustered Shared Volumes: Helps enable Live Migration and eliminates the previous one LUN per virtual machine requirement thus simplifying SAN administration.
  • Hot addition/removal of storage: Allows the addition and removal of new virtual hard disks (VHDs) and iSCSI pass-through disks running on virtual infrastructure.
  • Networking optimizations: two new technologies -- Virtual Machine Queue (VMQ) and Chimney - provide increased network throughput while reducing CPU load.

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  • One of the most exciting new features in Windows Server 2008 R2 is the ability to live migrate virtual

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