Configuration Control

One of the challenges of virtualization management is the sheer number of new configuration settings that get exposed to the IT administrator. IT orgs have always had problems with configuration drift but virtualization can make the situation worse if not carefully controlled. Point solutions that help ensure your virtual machine hosts are consistently configured but that’s…


Come and get it….SCVMM 2008 R2 is now available

Told you it was coming soon 🙂 You can get the eval bits here. Additional information: System Center Blog detailing the release information Our team blog highlighting the key new features


SCVMM 2008 R2 Release Date

I just wanted to clarify (incorrect) rumors/speculation about the release date for SCVMM 2008 R2. There is a lot of built up excitement for this release and we’ve added many features, none more anticipated than live migration. While it is true that our competition has had this feature for some time (and has made customers…


Clouds and Coffee – two things we know well in Seattle

Over the course of the next few months, I’m going to “repurpose” this blog a little bit. We’re going to start using our team blog to focus on product announcements, features etc. It’s just easier to keep all of that information centralized and I will continue to link to that blog when major news is…

Come and get it – SCVMM 2008 R2 Release Candidate now available

We just pushed out the RC for SCVMM 2008 R2 and you can get the bits at We’ve managed to add many significant new features to our RC since the beta release based on customer feedback and you can read about the details here on our team blog. Several of our early adopter customers are already running…


SCVMM 2008 R2 RC Feature Set Announced

Since the R2 beta was released, we’ve been at work incorporating some feedback from beta customers and our early adopters. As a result, we’ve added some pretty significant enhancements to SCVMM 2008 R2. Check out our team blog for the detailed feature breakdown.


New SCVMM 2008 QFE Released

This QFE includes several fixes including one with VMware resource pools discussed in a previous blog post of mine. You can get the QFE details here and download it via Microsoft Update using SCVMM 2008.


SCVMM 2008 R2 Beta is available NOW

Here we go again! Since shipping VMM 2008 in October, we’ve been busy working on an update that supports Windows 2008 R2 and take advantage of the new features in the platform. Today, we’re announcing the Beta of VMM 2008 R2 (it was actually released to our beta community on Friday March 13). There’s a…


SCVMM 2008 and VMware management – we must be doing something right…

It has come to my attention that some of our competitors are making various claims about SCVMM 2008 and VMware ESX management capabilities. I guess we have officially crashed the party but I thought I’d put together a blog post to address some of these claims.  Let me start by saying that no software is perfect and…


Updated management pack for SCVMM 2008 now available

We have just released an updated management pack for SCVMM 2008. This release includes updated reports for all platforms that we manage: ·         Virtualization Candidates ·         VM utilization ·         Host Utilization ·         Host Utilization Growth ·         VM Allocation You can download the management pack here Rakesh