SCVMM 2008 R2 downloadable docs are available now!

Greetings, folks!   I’m pleased to let you all know that our documentation team has just published the doanloadable version of SCVMM 2008 R2 documents at here:  http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=162764   Available documents for download are: ·         Deployment Guide ·         Guide to Operations Manager Integration ·         Security Guide ·         Operations Guide ·         Scripting Guide ·         Cmdlet Reference…

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It's here - SCVMM 2008 R2 RTM'ed.

Greetings folks! This is one of the very exciting mements that I have to drop whatever I’m doing and tell you about this. 🙂 I’ve been busy on a few things. So sorry for not able to post much information lately. And I’ll tell you about what I was working on in a few months. We’re…

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VMM Network Location and Network Tag

Hello there! Today I got a guest poster, my colleague, David Armour. David is a senior program manager responsible for SCVMM 2008’s Networking feature. Based on the questions he has seen on the Technet SCVMM forum, he wanted to post this information out to help clarify the concepts and usage of Network Location and Network…

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Got a "Bad Gateway"?

Greetings, folks!   Hope you had a great Easter on last Sunday, if you celebrate that holiday! My kids certainly enjoyed hunting eggs in a typical Seattle drizzling Saturday morning. J   This blog entry is for folks who use or plan to use VMM to manage VMware ESX hosts.   If this is your…

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What you need to know about Maintenance Mode

Hello folks,   As you can see from the news, we’ve released our beta for SCVMM 2008 R2, which offers support to Windows Server 2008 R2 (live migration, etc.) and a bunch of exciting new features.   Today, I wanted to introduce to you our new VMM Maintenance Mode feature in VMM R2.   What…

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SCVMM 2008 R2 Beta is released!

Greetings folks!   I’m pleased to announce that the public Beta of SCVMM 2008 R2 is now available for download at our connect site.  Since shipping SCVMM 2008 in last October, our team has been busy working on an update that supports Windows 2008 R2, takes advantage of the new features in the platform, and…

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When should I consider running my VMM Service by using a domain account?

Greetings folks!   Hope you all had a good Valentine weekend last week!   If you noticed, during your VMM Server installation, there is an option of allowing you to select a different account to run VMM Server service (VMMService) from the default computer account.         “When should I consider using this…

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Hyper-V Security Guide – beta now available

The Hyper-V Security Guide can help you elevate the security of virtualized Windows Server environments to meet your business-critical needs. This accelerator provides IT professionals like you with recommendations to address your key security concerns around server virtualization. The guide provides authoritative guidance that relates to the following strategies for securing virtualized environments:   ·        …

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VMM Configuration Analyzer 2008 is now available for download!

Greetings folks,   Today, I’ve got a guest poster, Carmen Asher, one of my colleagues in VMM team. Carmen is the program manager responsible for SCVMM Configuration Analyzer 2008. Her post below provides you with all the information you need to know on: what VMMCA is all about, where to download it, how to use…

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SCVMM 2008 RTM!

Finally, the wait is over! Today, we have released System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008. For more information about the product, you can check out Rakesh’s blog here, or the Window Virtualization team blog, or go to our technet home to download a trial version. To echo what Rakesh has said, a big THANK YOU…

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