The new System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 manages not only Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 and Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V installations, but it also supports VMware Infrastructure 3 (ESX/ESXi) servers. With VMM 2008, you now have an integrated management interface that works with your entire virtual infrastructure—including both Microsoft and VMware systems. In this article, Edwin Yuen introduces VMM 2008  and the new features it brings to IT administrators. He goes on to detail the requirements and steps involved in a VMM installation, and then takes a look at how to use some of the new features of VMM 2008.

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