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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

VMM vNext or VMM 2012

Good News Guy! The next release of VMM is called VMM 2012 as what annouced by Microsoft in TechEd Berlin, last week. Before the VMM 2012 beta is out, Microsoft has make an announcement in TechEd Berlin 2010 about the new features of VMM 2012 to keep all of us excited. Here is the list of features going to be available on VMM 2012:

With VMM 2012, you can expect less integration with SCOM. The product has become independence and it is time to be itself..

[Updated: 23 March 2011]

Features summary:-
•Fabric Management
◦Hyper-V and Cluster Lifecycle Management – Deploy Hyper-V to bare metal server, create Hyper-V clusters, orchestrate patching of a Hyper-V Cluster
◦Third Party Virtualization Platforms - Add and Manage Citrix XenServer and VMware ESX Hosts and Clusters
◦Network Management – Manage IP Address Pools, MAC Address Pools and Load Balancers
◦Storage Management – Classify storage, Manage Storage Pools and LUNs
•Resource Optimization
◦Dynamic Optimization – proactively balance the load of VMs across a cluster
◦Power Optimization – schedule power savings to use the right number of hosts to run your workloads – power the rest off until they are needed
◦PRO – integrate with System Center Operations Manager to respond to application-level performance monitors
•Cloud Management
◦Abstract server, network and storage resources into private clouds
◦Delegate access to private clouds with control of capacity, capabilities and user quotas
◦Enable self-service usage for application administrator to author, deploy, manage and decommission applications in the private cloud
•Service Lifecycle Management
◦Define service templates to create sets of connected virtual machines, os images and applica tion packages
◦Compose operating system images and applications during service deployment
◦Scale out the number of virtual machines in a service
◦Service performance and health monitoring integrated with System Center Operations Manager
◦Decouple OS image and application updates through image-based servicing
◦Leverage powerful application virtualization technologies such as Server App-V