What is PRO?
PRO stands for Performance & Resource Optimization (in some of our Beta documentation, you may also see it referred to as "Physical Resource Optimization"), which:
How does it work?
To explain how PRO works, let me use a simulated scenario to describe the system behaviors and the user experience.
From the powerpoint demo below, you can see how VMM PRO reacts to the event that is monitored and reported by OpsMgr:
Once the migration is completed, all the physical and virtual system states go back to normal, and the alerting state is also cleared for the VM that is now migrated to a new host. Business continues as usual...
How do I set it up?
Well, you might say, this thing looks pretty cool and I want to give it a try. Do I need to go through two hundred manual steps to get it working?
Actually, the installation and configuration is pretty straightforward.
In addition to the information above, Michael has posted a nice blog entry on how to enable PRO in VMM here. You might want to check that out for some additional tips.
What else do I get by integrating SCOM and SCVMM?
Now, this is our "Better Together" story for System Center product family. When you integrating SCOM with SCVMM, because Microsoft's virtualization technology does not stop at hypervisor level (unlike other hypervisors on the market today, which only virtualize the hardware layer and hence only understand / monitor hardware or OS layer), and because the virtualization management tool is integrating with our monitoring tool at various levels, the monitoring capabilities are extended from VMM Server to the managed hosts, and to the virtual machines on the host, and to the OS platforms running on the virtual machines, and to the software stack running on top of the OS. All these combined offers you a complete view, from your physical resources to your virtualized business services.
The following picture shows you, as an example, how we are able to monitor both your physical and virtual environment, from the physical host, all the way down to your SQL server DB stores, even with applications running on a VM in VMware ESX host. BTW, this is something VMware is unable to provide to their customers today.
Feeling excited by the power of PRO?
If you have gone this far to this last paragraph, I hope that I've shown you enough gadgets to get you excited with PRO? :-)
If so, what are you still waiting for? Download our Beta today and give it a try!
Thanks for reading,
We, at SCVMM team, have made our automation and integration stories super easy and fun through the powerful
Refer to blogs.technet.com/.../scvmm-2008-performance-resource-optimization-pro.aspx
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Is the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Management Pack released how can we download it?
Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 provides a comprehensive, cross-platform management
VMM 2008 ships with a management pack. PRO is part of our entire VMM 2008 Management Pack.
To install the VMM management pack and setup PRO, you use the Configure Operations Manager option from the setup screen.
Instructions are available at here:
Again, the instructions for configuring PRO are really the instructions for configuring VMM-OpsMgr integration with which you get Health Monitoring and PRO.
Hope this helps.