Diese Woche wurde das SSP 2.0 SP1 für den SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1 in der finalen Version als Download zur Verfügung gestellt. Das SSP 2.0 SP1 ist kein Upgrade für die Vorgängerversion SSP 2.0, je nach Anforderungen können beide Versionen parallel betrieben werden.
VMMSSP (also referred to as the self-service portal) is a fully supported, partner-extensible solution built on Windows Server® 2008 R2, Hyper-V™ technology, and System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). You can use it to pool, allocate, and manage resources to offer infrastructure as a service and to deliver the foundation for a private cloud platform inside your datacenter. VMMSSP includes a pre-built web-based user interface that has sections for both the datacenter managers and the business unit IT consumers, with role-based access control. VMMSSP also includes a dynamic provisioning engine. VMMSSP reduces the time needed to provision infrastructures and their components by offering business unit “on-boarding,” infrastructure request, and change management. The VMMSSP package also includes detailed guidance on how to implement VMMSSP inside your environment.