SCVMM 2008 R2 Beta available on Connect

Well there's a new beta in town. Feels like we are shipping thick and fast these days on many different products! But this one is a product I like very much and the reason for that is this is where the hardware virtualization battle is being thought on the front line! With the best management tool! Anyway SCVMM 2008 R2 is in beta and the virtualization blog announced the news.

Exciting news for Windows Server Hyper-V, System Center, and VMWare customers.  The beta of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 is now available on the Microsoft Connect site for download. If you don't already have access to VMM on the Connect site you can get to it here by simply filling out a quick survey, which will help us better understand your virtualization needs.  The new beta continues to extend the data center management capabilities of the System Center suite of offerings to build on the all up physical and virtual IT asset management features you already know, including the integration of Operations Manager and Virtual Machine Manager through the PRO functionality.

You can find current, full details on the VMM 2008 R2 beta in a post by Rakesh Malhotra at this location.

In summary, VMM 2008 R2 beta now supports new Windows Server 2008 R2 beta features such as Live Migration.  Some additional features include:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta Hyper-V host management
  • Enhanced migration including Live (Live Migration) and SAN migration in and out of clusters
  • Multiple VMs per LUN using Clustered share volumes
  • Hot add of VM storage

    Please go download the beta of Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 today from the Microsoft Connect site and let us know what you think.

  • 1) Sign in to connect
    2) Once logged in Select Connection Directory.

    3) Once in the Connection Directory section look for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 Beta and click Apply Now


    4) Fill in the questionnaire!

    5) And that's it your done!!! May this be the best Management Solution for virtual workloads ever!

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