SuccessFailureThe Infrastructure Planning and Design team is pleased to announce that the System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager guide is now available for download.

Download the guide now: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=245473

This guide outlines the elements that are crucial to an optimized design of Virtual Machine Manager. It leads you through a process of identifying the business and technical requirements for managing virtualization, designing integration with Operations Manager if required, and then determining the number, size, and placement of the VMM servers. This guide helps you to confidently plan for the centralized administration of physical and virtual machines.

Infrastructure Planning and Design streamlines the planning process by:

  • Defining the technical decision flow through the planning process.
  • Listing the decisions to be made and the commonly available options and considerations.
  • Relating the decisions and options to the business in terms of cost, complexity, and other characteristics.
  • Framing decisions in terms of additional questions to the business to ensure a comprehensive alignment with the appropriate business landscape.

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Download the guide now: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=245473

Join the IPD Beta Program
Subscribe to the IPD beta program and we will notify you when new beta guides become available for your review and feedback. These are open beta downloads. If you are not already a member of the IPD Beta Program and would like to join, follow these steps:

  1. Go here to join the IPD beta program:
    https://connect.microsoft.com/InvitationUse.aspx?ProgramID=1587&InvitationID=IPDM-QX6H-7TTV&SiteID=14
    If the link does not work for you, copy and paste it into the web browser address bar.
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  3. Enter your registration information.
  4. Continue to the IPD program beta page, scroll down to Infrastructure Planning and Design, and click the link to join the IPD beta program.

Stay tuned for other System Center 2012 guides releasing for beta feedback!

Already a member of the IPD beta program? Go here to get the latest IPD beta downloads:https://connect.microsoft.com/content/content.aspx?ContentID=6556&SiteID=14

Related Resources
Check out all the Infrastructure Planning and Design team has to offer! Visit the IPD page on TechNet,http://www.microsoft.com/ipd, for additional information, including our most recent guides.

J.C. Hornbeck | System Center & Security Knowledge Engineer

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