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.
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
Documentation for VMM can be found in the System Center Virtual Machine Manager TechCenter. The following resources are available:
Yes!! There is a FREE EVALUATION available for download.