VMM 2008 MP is available for download!

Greetings, My colleague, Alan Goodman, has published a blog entry about the release of VMM 2008 MP, which consists of the following exciting reports: ·         Virtualization Candidates – Helps identify physical computers that are good candidates for conversion to VM. ·         VM utilization – Provides information about your virtual machines. ·         Host Utilization – Shows…

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All about refreshers ...

If you have been using VMM for a while, you’ve probably figured out that we use various “refreshers” to pull data from the hosts and VMs that we manage. When deploying VMM in various sized environments, depending on the perf/scale requirements, you might need to tweak the refresher schedule to achieve the best performance.  …

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Introducing SCVMM 2008 Performance & Resource Optimization (PRO)

What is PRO? PRO stands for Performance & Resource Optimization (in some of our Beta documentation, you may also see it referred to as “Physical Resource Optimization”), which: Is a powerful and valuable feature as the result of integration between SCOM (OpsMgr) and SCVMM; Is a software package that leverages the System Center Operations Manager framework, which…

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VMM 2008 Architecture

If you are in MMS 2008, you’ve probably seen this architecture diagram:   For folks who did not get a chance to go, here are some of the key architectual characteristics that I’d like to point out: On the top-left corner, notice that the UIs (admin console and self-service portal) are all 100% built on…

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