On Monday Microsoft announced the release to manufacturing (RTM) of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008. This is the next generation of Microsoft’s solution for managing the virtualized infrastructure. Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 is a key member of the System Center family and enables customers to configure and deploy new virtual machines and centrally manage physical and virtual infrastructure from one console.

What Are the Benefits of SCVMM? 

This latest version of System Center Virtual Machine Manager incorporates all the functionality of its predecessor and brings exciting new capabilities to the management of virtual machines. Here are 10 of the most valuable benefits that Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (VMM) can provide to your organization:

  • Designed for virtual machines running on Windows Server 2008 and Microsoft Hyper-V Server

  • Support for Microsoft Virtual Server and VMware ESX

  • Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO)

  • Maximize datacenter resources through consolidation

  • Machine conversions are a snap!

  • Quick provisioning of new machines

  • Intelligent Placement minimizes virtual machine guesswork in deployment

  • Delegated virtual machine management for Development and Test

  • The library helps keep virtual machine components organized

  • Windows PowerShell provides rich management and scripting environment

Want More Information?

Documentation for VMM can be found in the System Center Virtual Machine Manager TechCenter. The following resources are available:

Can I Try It Out?

Yes!!  There is a  FREE EVALUATION available for download.