What's coming up with the next versions of SCOM and SCVMM

What's coming up with the next versions of SCOM and SCVMM

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Check out Anant's blog post over at Dynamic Datacenter Alliance blog. He writes about updates to System Center Operations Manager and SC Virtual Machine Manager. These updates were made this week at MS Management Summit. Here's an excerpt from Anant's blog:

System Center Virtual Machine Manager

·         Service lifecycle management, including creation, deployment and updates to cloud apps/services - Leverages app virtualization technology and service modeling to perform image-based service composition, deployment and updates.

·         Creation of private clouds - Enables “Infrastructure as a Service” for the enterprise datacenter and allows self-service scenarios; discovery and assignment of logical/virtualized network and storage pools to apps/services

·         Federation across clouds - Enables workload mobility between on-premises, service provider and public clouds (e.g. Windows Azure) in a secure manner

·         Policy-based dynamic resource optimization – Ensure optimal utilization of your datacenter resources (e.g. policy driven power management), deeper Operations Manager/PRO integration

·         Deeper Opalis Integration – Offers deeper integration with Opalis for enhanced orchestration and automation across multiple sub-systems



System Center Operations Manager

·         Unified on-premises and cloud monitoring - Enables hybrid cloud deployment scenarios with “single pane of glass” monitoring

·         Outside-in/end user experience monitoring for geo distributed cloud services (based on synthetic transactions)

·         Service oriented network and storage monitoring (e.g. monitor and troubleshoot network and storage resource pools assigned to services)


Also check out this video I recorded to get additional information on our Datacenter vision and SCOM/VMM vNext. 



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  • It continues to bewilder me that one particular niche in the virtualization market is pretty much left untouched: that of Windows as a "dom0" host. Especially in terms of software development environments, this is just strange.

    Consider the recent focus on virtualization-integration for the QA/software delivery process in Visual Studio 2010; the inclusion of Virtual PC as a compatability mode solution for Windows 7...

    These non-hypervisor solutions add to the demands of the desktop machine being used. And with CPU vendors going the more-cores route, surely there is a real opportunity for MS innovation here to be the first hyper-v desktop host OS out there.

    Working in the computer gaming industry, I know we are already looking at options like the new MOS capable GPUs, but we're still forced to use virtual boxes rather than a dedicated virtualization desktop.

    I suspect the major bottleneck is the video card. I envisage something of a cross between a user session and the old Amiga "screen"s concept (under Amiga OS in the 80s where the user could have multiple full screens and simply drag the current one down to reveal the screen behind it.

    Gaming is just one sector where huge advantages could be gained from the ability to host a single development and testing environment on the same machine with ability to transfer full-screen operation between host/guest, or to dedicate a VGA/GPU card to specific OSes without the need for multiple dedicated PCs.

    There are also countless cases where this would provide users with the convenience to have a Windows OS host running other operating systems as guests to facilitate and provide impetus for integration of and migration from legacy Linux apps, for example, to Windows alternatives.

    Has Microsoft considered a desktop hyper-v option?