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Monday, June 15, 2009

Exploring System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2

Hi,

SCVMM 2008 R2 RC just released few days ago. As usual, I've deployed in the production environment and currently managed 1 Host machine running on Hyper V.

Here is some features that i have explored:-

a) Management:-This product is almost similar as Vmware Virtual Center.The cool thing about this product is it allow us to manage Hyper V, Vmware Virtual Center and Virtual Server host machine. It is a good tool to consolidate and manage virtual machine.

b) Intelligent Placement, we also can determine which host to store the VM.

c) Conversion:-I have test convert one Windows XP to VM. The process work fine and no error occur after the conversion. But the physical host need to Join to domain in order for the SCVMM 2008 R2 to connect. The chances to connect to workgroup is a bit slim success rate.

d) Centralize Management.Good tool to manage all the host machine in one console.

Will update this section once i explore more on the SCVMM features..

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