So what’s next?

Well, SCVMM VNext of course…..the team is already hard at work on the next release to align with the Windows Server 2008 R2 hypervisor update. Like this release, there will be a short gap between the platform update and the management update but we’ll align the releases as close as possible (incidentally, the reason it…

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SCVMM 2008 is released!

Well, if you’re wondering why this blog has gone “dark” for the past few weeks, now you know. We’ve been working very hard to get SCVMM 2008 out the door and today I’m proud to announce that we’ve officially released SCVMM 2008! I want to thank all of our early adopter customers (thousands of you)…

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Big Virtualization Launch Today

In case you hadn’t heard, we’re having a huge virtualization launch today in Bellevue, WA. You’ll be seeing lots of announcements etc. across many blogs so I won’t repeat all of them here. Instead, I’d recommend that you check out live webcast here. In particular, Bob is going to take the stage shortly and he’ll…

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Configuring SCVMM 2008’s PRO Feature with Ops Manager

Today I’ve got a guest poster from my team – Alan Goodman. Alan is the program manager responsible for SCVMM 2008’s Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO) feature. PRO functionality has been described at length on this and other blogs but this post provides you with exact step by step details on how to configure and…

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Changes between SCVMM 2008 Beta and the Final Release

Aside from overall performance, stability and reliability (things you might expect to improve from any beta), I thought I’d give folks a heads up on some of the things that we’ve added/changed for the final release next month which weren’t in the beta. While the beta was advertised as “feature complete”, we did take a…

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SCVMM 2008 Release Date

In case you missed it, we recently announced a more precise date for the final release of SCVMM 2008 –  September 2008. Previously we had said that it would be the second half of 2008 but Hyper-V shipped early and we’re coming down the home stretch as well. At this stage of the game, shipping…

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VMware Management and SCVMM – Why does SCVMM require Virtual Center in order to integrate?

A popular question that seems to be floating on various blogs and message boards is related to why SCVMM integrates with Virtual Infrastructure by proxying requests through Virtual Center Web Service APIs as opposed to talking directly to ESX. There are several reasons for this and I’ll go through them roughly in priority order to…

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SCVMM 2008 and Ops Manager

While SCVMM 2007 had good integration with Ops Manager, SCVMM 2008 has gone to the next level with our Performance and Resource Optimization feature (PRO). In a nutshell, PRO allows you to tie specific Ops Manager alerts to actionable remediation actions. For example, you might want to load balance VMs between physical hosts when specific thresholds…

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Hyper-V is released and what that means for SCVMM Beta

Big day for us today as Hyper-V hits the (virtual) shelves! Just a quick note about Hyper-V RTM and SCVMM beta – to date, we haven’t found any major issues with compatibility between the two releases provided you’re using the SCVMM patch that we put out for Hyper-V RC1 compatibility. If you do find issues,…

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SCVMM 2008 @ Tech Ed 2008

Last week we held the “super bowl” (or “world cup” depending upon which flavor of football you prefer) of IT Pro conferences at Tech Ed held in Orlando. If you were there, you know that virtualization and our investments across the board were a central theme. I had the privilege of demonstrating SCVMM 2008 with Hyper-V…

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