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Available documents for download
Use the links in the following table to find documentation that you can download and print to help you deploy, operate, and maintain System Center Virtual Machine Manager VMM 2008 R2. You can also browse the product documentation online in the Technical Library.
Date Released or Updated
Virtual Machine Manager Deployment Guide
This guide provides information essential for the successful deployment of VMM 2008 and VMM 2008 R2. The topics in this guide provide detailed information about system requirements, installing VMM, upgrading or migrating from a previous version, and additional deployment and configuration information.
September 11, 2009
Virtual Machine Manager Guide to Operations Manager Integration
This guide provides information essential for the successful integration of System Center Operations Manager 2007 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Operations Manager 2007 R2 with System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 or VMM 2008 R2. The topics in this guide provide system and security requirements, detailed procedures for performing a successful integration, and troubleshooting for integration issues, whether you are a new VMM customer or you previously integrated Operations Manager with VMM 2008 or VMM 2008 R2 Beta. Procedures also are provided for enabling Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO) and configuring reporting in VMM. A successful Operations Manager integration is a prerequisite for both the PRO and reporting configurations.
Virtual Machine Manager Security Guide
This guide provides the information needed to successfully configure security for VMM 2008 and VMM 2008 R2. Topics include security basics (role-based security, ports and protocols used by VMM, and account requirements for administrative tasks); instructions for hardening the VMM server, database server, virtual machine hosts, library servers, and self-service Web servers against unauthorized access; domain and account requirements for integrating System Center Operations Manager 2007 with VMM; and security requirements for managing a VMware environment by using VMM.
Virtual Machine Manager Operations Guide
This guide provides information essential for the successful configuration of VMM 2008 and VMM 2008 R2. For new customers, this guide explains how to configure the required and optional features of VMM after setup. The guide also provides information about creating, managing, and migrating virtual machines; performing maintenance on virtual machines, their hosts, and the VMM server; and managing a VMware Infrastructure 3 (VI3) environment by using VMM.
Virtual Machine Manager Scripting Guide
This guide provides an overview of the Windows PowerShell – Virtual Machine Manager command shell and sample scripts that explain how to use Windows PowerShell scripting to manage your virtual system infrastructure.
Virtual Machine Manager Cmdlet Reference
As an alternative to using the VMM Administrator Console to administer your Virtual Machine Manager environment, you can use the cmdlets in the Windows PowerShell - Virtual Machine Manager command shell, which is an administrator-focused command-line shell. This guide provides the Help topics for the VMM 2008 and VMM 2008 R2 cmdlets.
Building PRO-Enabled Management Packs
This document gives an overview of creating PRO-enabled management packs and walks you through the steps required to create a simple PRO-enabled management pack.
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