Microsoft Virtual Academy: Virtual Machine Manager in System Center 2012 SP1

In this module you will learn how System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) supports Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012. You will see improvements around the configuration and deployment of the fabric, compute resources, storage, networking components and clusters. Specifically you will learn about automated bare-metal Hyper-V deployments, storage allocation and management, software defined networking (SDN), network virtualization, and cluster manageability enhancements. Next you will discover the new Hyper-V virtualization improvements for Windows Server 2012, including support for VHDX file types, SMB 3.0 storage, synthetic fibre channel HBAs in the guest, and live storage migration. Finally you will see the improvements in private cloud concepts of new user roles, App Controller self-service integration, and simplified VM service template deployments.

This video is part of the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA). The MVA is a free program delivering structured learning paths for IT Professionals on various Microsoft products and solutions.

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Related resources

Hyper-V labs in here

System Center 2012 labs in here

More self-guided learning resources are here

To download a Windows Server 2012 Evaluation, go to

To download System Center 2012 SP1 Beta, goto

Additional resources

Ken Sim, MCT,  Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation - SEA 


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