We just announced the Release Candidate for SCVMM 2012 and it brings some great new solutions to the table. You can download the Release Candidate bits here, and we have a good overview of what this Release Candidate brings to the table here. We also have a very comprehensive document here.
After reviewing the Release Candidate, here are the improvements that stand out to me:
Final thoughts: SCVMM 2012 does a much better job of creating a more integrated solution. SCVMM 2008 R2 is a good “tool”, but you still had to rely on Hyper-V manager and Failover Cluster Manager for a lot of functionality. SCVMM 2012 will reduce the number of times an administrator needs to leverage the Hyper-V manager and the Failover Cluster Manager tools, but I do not see SCVMM 2012 totally replacing their capabilities. I do see that SCVMM continues to drive the service oriented approach to delivering business solutions whether they are in your own data center or a cloud type infrastructure.
Until next time,