SCVMM 2012–An Overview Possibly Due out H2 2012

So VMM 2012 is due out sometime this year. There are some great new features. Perhaps the most interesting new feature is management of applications as a service. The whole package enables you to configure and manage your virtualization host, networking, and storage resources in order to create and deploy virtual machines and services to private clouds that you have created.

Here are the component pieces of a VMM deployment:

Resource Description For more information

Virtual machine hosts

Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, and VMware ESX hosts and host clusters on which you will deploy virtual machines and services.

You can create host groups to organize your hosts based on physical site location, resource allocation, or some other criteria.

Adding and Managing Hyper-V Hosts and Host Clusters in VMM

Managing Citrix XenServer Overview

Managing VMware ESX Hosts Overview

Creating Host Groups Overview

Networking

Networking resources, such as logical networks, IP address pools, and load balancers that are used to deploy virtual machines and services.

Configuring Networking Overview

Storage

Storage resources, such as storage classifications, logical units, and storage pools that are made available to Hyper-V hosts and host clusters.

Configuring Storage Overview

Library servers and library shares

A catalog of resources (for example, virtual hard disks, templates, and profiles) that are used to deploy virtual machines and services.

Configuring the Library Overview

Source: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca/library/gg671827.aspx

Over the next bit I will be taking a deeper look at SC VMM 2012. Stay tuned.

Jeff Loucks
Chief Strategy Officer | Winrox | 425-577-7377