For those of you who have been awaiting this moment, we have announced the RTM for SCVMM 2008 R2…

System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 R2 has Released to Manufacturing – EVALS AVAILABLE

“Take full advantage of platform enhancements in Windows Server 2008 R2 including Live Migration, Clustered Shared Volumes (CSV), hot add/remove of storage, network optimization and remote desktop services (RDS). VMM 2008 R2 also adds functionality to migrate storage for running VMs, SAN-based migration across clusters, template based rapid provisioning, maintenance mode to automate the evacuation of VMs off host and Live Migration host compatibility checks. Please experience for yourself what 10,000+ IT Professionals have previously downloaded through the early ‘Release Candidate’. A 180-day evaluation version is now available on the Microsoft Download site. “

The long and short of this is that you can now get your hands on the eval so go download and have fun!

Bruce