Ramblings from another nerd on the grid
System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 is now available on the TechNet Plus Subscriber download center. All 3.5GB can be had in a variety of languages. If you aren’t familiar with the product, now’s the time to start trying it our with your Hyper-V, Virtual Server 2005 R2 and ESX servers.
See http://blogs.technet.com/keithcombs/archive/2008/10/21/system-center-virtual-machine-manager-2008-rtm-s.aspx for some information on the high level features of the product. It isn’t a complete list so for the full dump, see http://www.microsoft.com/scvmm. Before you go too crazy installing everything, you might consider the laptop post I did on the subject.
And of course if you aren’t a TechNet Plus Subscriber, now is a good time to consider making the plunge. Use my promo code TMSAM07 for 15% off.
Head on over to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/bb892754.aspx and check out the various subscription options. You can have DVD’s shipped to you or opt for the lower cost option of download only. Don’t forget each subscription includes two support incidents which more than pays for the subscription if you use them. Enjoy.