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The beta is now available to manage WS08 R2 Hyper-V and MS Hyper-V Server 2008 R2. Check out RakeshM's blog post. Rakesh is the principal group program manager for SCVMM, and can answer any questions you might have that he doesn't address. If you're looking for brevity, see Larry's post over at the System Center team blog. You can download the beta of Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 from the Microsoft Connect site. On a related note, join Microsoft's sr. technical product manager, Edwin Yuen, in a live web chat on March 31, 8am-noon PST [11am-3pm EST]. Edwin will answer your questions about Hyper-V, SCVMM, App-V, MED-V and other items. See more here. A reminder also that the Microsoft Management Summit is April 27 - May 1 in Las Vegas. Patrick
For those of you who’ve enabled the Hyper-V role in WS08. It has been determined that a certificate error can occur resulting in the inability to start or connect to virtual machines running on Windows Server 2008 or Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008. The Hyper-V virtualization host and the existing virtual machines will continue to operate without disruption. A hotfix designed to prevent/resolve this error has been created and is available for download starting today. The following is a brief description of the issue as well as a link to the KB Article that provides the resolution. Even if you are not currently experiencing this issue, we recommend you download and install this update. Symptoms and resolution: § You may be unable to start or connect to virtual machines running on Windows Server 2008 or Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008. § KB Article 967902 has been created that details the symptoms and resolution. This KB article provides a direct link to download the quickfix to resolve this error.