Have a say on the future of System Center

The System Center leadership team is looking to hear from you on the challenges you face with your Management tools and where you would like to see us invest going forward. We put together a short survey to gather your feedback and an option to join a discussion panel around this topic. We are counting… Read more

Application Management Track on Building Clouds

Kurt Scherer from the VMM Team here, I wanted to bring attention to some awesome work around Service Templates in VMM. Over on the Building Clouds Blog, there have been a few recent posts that you should definitely check out. First, Jim Britt has released a series of blog posts around the deployment of a… Read more

An in-depth look at Virtual Machine Manager Services – Part 1

Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 had support for Virtual Machine templates (VM templates). At their core, VM templates consist of three main artifacts: one or more virtual disks, a hardware profile (define hardware characteristics of the virtual machine) and a guest OS profile (define Windows Operating System specialization values for the virtual machine). VM templates… Read more

Services Overview

One of our System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management MVPs, Kristian Nese, wrote up a great article on his blog describing services in System Center Virtual Machine Manager.  I definitely recommend taking a read through that if you are new to services in Virtual Machine Manager. Here is a link to the article on Kristian’s… Read more

TechNet Wiki: Understanding the Service-concept in VMM 2012

Here’s a heads up on yet another cool article I found over on the TechNet Wiki today regarding System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012. This is another one written by MVP Kristian Nese and it talks about the concept of services in SCVMM 2012: For those of you that have tested and played around with… Read more