Picked this little beauty up via the Virtualization Planet blog, and it leads on nicely from the introductory post I wrote a month or so ago around SCE2010.  For those not familiar with System Center Essentials 2010, it’s Microsoft’s IT management solution specifically designed for midsized businesses. From one console, SCE allows you to monitor and manage your servers, clients, hardware, software, and IT services.  With the 2010 release, SCE now includes virtualisation management.  Think of it as the best bits of System Center Operations Manager, Configuration Manager and Virtual Machine Manager, all rolled into one.

I’ve still not had chance to play with it just yet, but it’s definitely on my list of things to do, however, in the meantime, if you want a brief look into what it’s all about, and how it operates, you’d be hard pressed to beat this short video:

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All being well, I should get chance to install and configure this over the next few weeks, but time will tell on that one!