Check out the great post that Tommy put together for System Center Virtual Machine Manager, nice work!

http://virtuallycloud9.com/index.php/2013/03/virtualization-experts-series-virtualization-from-a-single-pane-of-glass-system-center-vmm-an-overview/

Get the whole series at Dan Stolts’s post (0 of 20) at:
http://itproguru.com/expert/2013/03/become-a-virtualization-expert-with-20-days-of-server-virtualization-virtexpert-itproguru-part-0-of-20/

To download the 180-Day Windows Server 2012 evaluation bits go to:  http://aka.ms/msproducts