Managing Your Virtual World – Tech Focus November 2009 Part 2 | Media | TechNet Edge

 

In the previous post “Managing your Microsoft world” the focus was on management of Windows Servers and the applications that run on them regardless of if they are physical machines or virtual machines. This post focuses more on the virtualization infrastructure and looking primarily at Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager.

To recap the previous post, System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 or System Center Essentials 2007 are not particular about whether the servers they are monitoring are physical or virtual; both products happily manage servers in either configuration. When you implement virtualization, management of these virtualized servers does not change from when they were physical; maintenance tasks still need to performed, albeit some are handled differently. An example is the task of ensuring there is enough space on the machine’s discs. For a physical server this could mean cleaning up or compressing old files, or buying a new disk. For virtual servers this may mean moving the VHD file to a different storage device so it can grow, or simply creating and add a new VHD file to the virtual machine.

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Managing Your Virtual World – Tech Focus November 2009 Part 2 | Media | TechNet Edge

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