Novidades do System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Release Candidate

VMM2012

Foi disponibilizada a versão Release Candidate de um dos produtos que irá revolucionar a forma de gerenciarmos nossos ambientes virtuais, sejam ele com Hyper-V, VMware ou Citrix. Imaginem a capacidade de criar, gerenciar e delegar controle para servidores hosts, virtuais, storage e load balancers em uma única console, com opções de criação de templates de máquinas virtuais, serviços e até criação e administração de nuvem privada. Pois é, isso é só uma porcentagem das funcionalidades do novo System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 RC.

Para comecar a ver algumas de suas novidades como instalação, configurações, criação de templates e nuvem privadas, dêem uma olhada nesta série de artigos sobre o VMM 2012: http://msmvps.com/blogs/msvirtualization/archive/2011/06/01/s-233-rie-de-artigos-sobre-system-center-virtual-machine-manager-2012.aspx

Pra quem já está acostumado com o SCVMM 2008, só pra ter uma idéia, a versão 2008 R2 tem praticamente 30% dos recursos que o novo SCVMM oferece. Veja abaixo alguma dessas novidades:

Lista dos recursos do SCVMM 2012 RC (em inglês)

  • Setup Upgrade
    • New in RC: Upgrade and setup will support the following upgrade paths:

- VMM 2008 R2 SP1 > VMM 2012 RC > VMM 2012 RTM

- VMM 2012 RC > VMM 2012 RTM

  • Fabric Management
    • Hyper-V and Cluster Lifecycle Management – Deploy Hyper-V to bare metal server, create Hyper-V clusters, orchestrate patching of a Hyper-V Cluster
      • New in RC:

- ISO or CD-based OSD for environments with DHCP without WDS

- OSD will now convert dynamic to fixed type of VHD destination

- All network adapters on host can be configured during provisioning

      • New in RC:

- Ability to bypass cluster validation during cluster creation

- Run cluster validation reports on-demand

- New Cluster status tab to view an aggregated status and a cluster validation report

- Ability to see current CSV owner in the properties of the cluster

    • Third Party Virtualization Platforms – Add and Manage Citrix XenServer and VMware ESX Hosts and Clusters
    • Network Management – Manage IP Address Pools, MAC Address Pools and Load Balancers
      • New in RC:

- Simplification of the logical networks in the Fabric workspace

- Ability to see IP addresses that are in use from a IP pool

- Added support for Microsoft Network Load Balancer

- Gateway and DNS are no longer mandatory fields for logical networks

- Load balancer can now support affinity to logical networks

    • Storage Management – Classify Storage, Manage Storage Pools and LUNs
      • New in RC

- Create persistent sessions to iSCSI array and logon initiator to array

- Better scalability of storage operations – LUN create, snapshot, clone, masking, and unmasking

- Option to create storage groups per cluster (BETA only supported creation of storage group per node in a cluster)

- Enablement of MPIO feature when provisioning a new Hyper-V server

- Automatic MPIO device claim

- Support for arrays that implement OnePortPerView

    • Update Management- Keep your VMM Fabric Servers (VMM roles, hosts, and clusters) up-to-date with patches.
      • New in RC:

- Share a WSUS root server between System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2/ System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Beta

- Hyper-V Cluster Orchestration- Nodes put into VMM Maintenance Mode can be set to trigger Maintenance Mode in Operations Manager.

  • Resource Optimization
    • Dynamic Optimization – proactively balance the load of VMs across a cluster
    • Power Optimization – schedule power savings to use the right number of hosts to run your workloads – power the rest off until they are needed.
      • New in RC:

- Set Operations Manager Mode for powered down hosts

    • PRO – integrate with System Center Operations Manager to respond to application-level performance monitors.
      • New in RC:

- Support added for System Center Operations Manager 2012 Beta

- VMM will ship two sample PRO Packs: Cluster scale out and Service scale out MPs

  • Cloud Management
    • Abstract server, network and storage resources into private clouds
    • Delegate access to private clouds with control of capacity, capabilities and user quotas
    • Enable self-service usage for application administrator to author, deploy, manage and decommission applications in the private cloud
  • Service Lifecycle Management
    • Define service templates to create sets of connected virtual machines, OS images and application packages
      • New in RC:

- Service Designer and Specialization UI enhancements

- Added ability to use Service Template Patterns

    • Compose operating system images and applications during service deployment
      • New in RC:

- IP-based provisioning

- New application instance view

    • Scale out the number of virtual machines in a service
    • Service performance and health monitoring integrated with System Center Operations Manager
    • Decouple OS image and application updates through image-based servicing
      • New in RC:

- Streamlined ability to enable OS VHD updates to a Service Template

- Publish updated Service Templates in order to update Service Instances

    • Leverage powerful application virtualization technologies such as Server App-V

Para download do produto acesse este link: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27252

Para download do disco virtual (VHD) com o SCVMM já instalado, acesse http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=10712

Para acesso a toda documentação disponível do SCVMM 2012, use o link http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg610610.aspx

LeandroCarvalho
MCSA+S+M | MCSE+S | MCTS | MCITP | MCBMSS | MCT | MVP Virtual Machine
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