More about System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0

Q. Who is the customer for VMMSSP 2.0?

A. VMMSSP 2.0 is intended for the enterprise customer in an IT role, such as the following:

·         IT Decision Maker (ITDM)

·         IT Professional or IT Implementer

·         Line of Business/Infrastructure Specialist

These customers would be operating that include the following components:

·         Windows Server® 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition or Enterprise Edition.

·         Windows PowerShell.

·         Virtual machines supported by Hyper-V™ and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 (VMM),

·         System Center Operations Manager (optional).


Q. What’s the difference between the System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 and the existing VMM Self-Service Portal?

A. Like the self-service portal that is currently available as part of Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, the new self-service portal offers a web-based user interface for managing virtual machines. But it also differs from the existing self-service portal in many ways. One of the most important differences is that this self-service portal provides standardized workflows that gather data using web-based forms and support both manual and automated steps. This approach reduces the time needed to provision infrastructures and their components, and helps ensure consistency in the resulting infrastructures. Another difference is that the virtual machine actions are extensible, so datacenter administrators work with hardware vendors and partners to customize the actions to match their own capabilities or requirements.


Q. Is VMMSSP 2.0 the next version of the existing VMM Self-Service Portal?

A. VMMSSP is not an upgrade to the existing VMM 2008 R2 self-service portal.


Q. Does VMMSSP 2.0 provide the same actions that are provided by the existing VMM Self-Service Portal?

A. No. Currently VMMSSP 2.0 does not support the virtual machine actions Remote Desktop and Checkpoint..


Q. Do I need to install the existing VMM Self-Service Portal in order to use VMMSSP 2.0?

A. No. VMMSSP 2.0 does not depend on the existing VMM Self-Service Portal. You can choose to deploy and use one or both self-service portals depending on your requirements.



Please read the detailed FAQ for more details.

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