Normally, I get my release information from internal sources, however on this occasion, Patrick, from the MVUG blog, emailed me with the news! The SCVMM 2008 R2 (Beta) signup process is now online! You can sign up to be one of the first to get access to the beta bits, by going to this link. Before you do that though, don’t you want to know what the R2 is all about?
Well, as Patrick details in his post:
System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (VMM) is a comprehensive management solution for managing virtualized infrastructure running on Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V, Virtual Server 2005 R2 and VMware ESX through Virtual Center. Recently, Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta was released which included significant feature improvements to Hyper-V - the underlying hypervisor platform. A corresponding beta version of VMM R2 – the next version of VMM – is due for release shortly. VMM R2 Beta leverages the new platform enhancements and extends the feature set of VMM 2008. This overview highlights the most important new and significantly enhanced features in the VMM 2008 R2 Beta:
Support for new features of Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta
Enhanced storage and cluster support
Streamlined process for managing host upgrades
Other VMM 2008 R2 Beta enhancements
Again, you can sign up for notifications here.
Following up from my previous post , announcing that you could sign up to be notified when the Beta was