I’m pleased to announce that the public Beta of SCVMM 2008 R2 is now available for download at our connect site. Since shipping SCVMM 2008 in last October, our team has been busy working on an update that supports Windows 2008 R2, takes advantage of the new features in the platform, and addresses key customers asks. This release coming within a few months of the SCVMM 2008 RTM (including the holiday season!) delivers several exciting new features and enables a few important functionalities requested by our customers.
Here are the highlights of the new features in this Beta release:
· Live Migration support
o Windows 2008 R2 supports Live migration, and now so does SCVMM 2008 R2.
· Clustered Shared Volumes (CSV) support
o Ability to place multiple VMs on a single LUN is a key customer request.
· SAN enhancements:
o SAN migration in and out of clusters (taking advantages of your SAN infrastructure to achieve a faster migration experience)
o Multiple LUNs per single iSCSI target which provides support for iSCSI products from Network Appliance and EMC.
· Networking enhancements:
o Support for VMQ & Chimney
o Support for MAC spoofing
o Support for reusable port groups in VMWare VirtualCenter.
· Maintenance mode support
o Maintenance mode is supported across all platforms: Hyper-V, VS and VMWare ESX hosts
o Putting a host in maintenance mode, triggers evacuation of all VMs on the host via live migration on Windows 2008 R2 and VMWare.
o PRO migrations to the host are disabled.
· Disjoint domains support
o With proper permission configuration, now with VMM 2008 R2, you can easily add hosts in a disjoint domain into VMM.
For more complete description of the R2 Beta release, check out the blog post from Rakesh.
Join our connect site and download our VMM R2 Beta now!