Just a quick FYI that Robert Larson published a cool step-by-step on installing and configuring the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Self-Service Portal over at VirtualizationAdmin.com. So who is Robert Larson? He’s the co-author of the Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 Resource Kit, and the upcoming Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Resource kit, both published by Microsoft Press. Robert has over 20 years experience in the engineering and IT field. Currently an architect with Microsoft Consulting Services, Robert focuses on helping customers design and deploy optimized data center and server infrastructures using physical and virtual approaches.
Here’s Robert’s intro as well as a link to the source:
Self-Service Portal is an optional component of SCVMM 2008 that allows users or server administrators to create and manage their own virtual machines using a web interface. The portal utilizes SCVMM 2008 self-service user roles which determine or limit the scope of the users’ actions. The following article provides the steps for installing and configuring the Self-Service Portal component.
To continue reading see Installing and Configuring SCVMM 2008 Self-Service Portal.